Executive Director - Vice President Polymer Operations
11 - 15 years experience • Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
Leading life science equipment company that develops, manufactures, and sells instruments, consumables, and services for liquid, sample, and cell handling in laboratories worldwide. Its product range includes pipettes and automated pipetting systems, dispensers, centrifuges, mixers, spectrometers, and DNA amplification equipment as well as ultra-low temperature freezers, fermentors, bioreactors, CO2 incubators, shakers, and cell manipulation systems. Associated consumables like pipette tips, test tubes, microtiter plates, and disposable bioreactors complement the instruments for highest quality workflow solutions.
products are most broadly used in academic and commercial research laboratories, e.g., in companies from the pharmaceutical and biotechnological as well as the chemical and food industries. They are also aimed at clinical and environmental analysis laboratories, forensics, and at industrial laboratories performing process analysis, production, and quality assurance.
responsible for a World-Class Polymer Injection Molding manufacturing operation. This position provides technical leadership, strategic direction and operational management to drive financial and operational success of a 24x7 manufacturing organization, constituting 60+ employees.
Our ideal candidate is:
A hands-on and strong technical expert (plastics technology/engineering, injection molding and automation) and problem solver who has the ability to challenge and debate technical and operational challenges with his management team and production floor operators and technicians
A strategic and analytical thinker ? ability to identify and think through critical technical and operational issues and provide creative, solutions-oriented and practical solutions
A manager who exhibits rational and sound reasoning in decision making, and who has the ability to articulate, communicate, and present complex issues effectively and in a data-driven manner.
A manager who has the sensitivity to recognize the nuances of the international culture and the ability to build relations across the global organization
A change agent and skilled facilitator with a high level of comfort, confidence and demonstrated effectiveness in dealing with ambiguity.
Required education, experience, and competencies:
PhD in Plastics Engineering or related discipline
Ten plus years' experience (starting with demonstrated hands-on technical and gradual progression towards management) in high-precision injection molding production environment and high-technology automation environment
Strong technical skills and knowledge in the field of automation and injection molding
Automation: concepts, suppliers, mechanical and electronics
Molding: process and plastics materials knowledge, suppliers and machinery
Strong project management skills
There will be an extended training period in the first year spanning several months, depending on prior experience and current level of hands-on expertise.
After the first year, international travel is anticipated once per quarter.