Manufacturing Manager I | (A393)

Manufacturing Manager I | (A393)

21 Dec
nordson corporation gmbh, germany

21 Dec

nordson corporation gmbh, germany


Job Description

Collaboration drives Nordsons success as a market leader in Industrial Precision Solutions and Advanced Technology. Our employees thrive in an environment where we help each other reach our personal best and enable our company to continuously improve and grow, and our customers to succeed. You will find Nordson employees sharing our success by giving back in the communities around the world where we live and work.

Nordson MEDICAL designs, engineers and manufactures complex devices and components with applications in wound healing, surgical and minimally invasive, fluid management, pulmonology and interventional and structural heart.

Our pioneering Advanced Polymers team was the first to manufacture and supply medical balloons to the medical device industry. Nordson MEDICAL works with doctors, start-ups and large medical companies around the world at any point in the product lifecycle, from concept to launch and beyond.


Owns production planning, multi department scheduling and maintains manufacturing systems that meet the needs of the production departments.

Plans, designs, prioritizes, and implements initiatives that result in continuous improvement of customer satisfaction, manufacturing efficiency, and profitability for the production departments over all shift schedules.

Manage department/shifts by providing daily coaching, oversight, and troubleshooting, training, performance reviews, and providing performance feedback to employees to ensure all performance goals of the plant in relation to safety, waste, quality, and productivity are achieved

Create and manage performance metrics delivering overall improvement in asset utilization, yield and overall machines effectiveness.

Coaches and directs the efforts of direct reports to develop and implement plans to continually evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of their areas of responsibility. Use the results of these assessments to improve departmental and company-wide processes.

Structure the operating department to enable the manufacturing of products that meet customer specification, On Time Delivery (OTD), and competitive costs.

Controls and reduces the cost of manufactured products by controlling material, direct labor, and overhead costs.

Creates increasing customer satisfaction via enhanced availability of key products, and reduced lead times while simultaneously minimizing the value of raw material, work in process, and finished goods inventory.

Oversees the maintenance of appropriate levels of manufacturing capacity.

Participates in and contributes to the strategic and operating plan processes at the plant level.

Creates, manages, and executes department level goals and objectives for self and team that align to the site and division strategic and operating plan

Leads and facilitates NBS Next business model in production environments with an emphasis on results and team engagement.

Drives improvement initiatives for value stream improvement and scrap reduction

Participates in the review of product designs and specifications to ensure that new products are designed for manufacturability. Supports overall product development efforts.

Ensures that a safe work environment is provided for departmental employees.

Manages personnel in a manner that creates positive moral, encourages initiative, and facilitates the attainment of employees full potential.

Practices GMP in accordance with regulatory compliance and requirements.

Leads customer calls in interest of partnership to scale product lines, resolve issues, and develop business opportunities.

Other duties as assigned.


Minimum of a High school Diploma or GED, Bachelors Degree preferred.

7 years manufacturing experience, medical device experience preferred

5 years of manufacturing leadership experience

Experience working collaboratively with cross-functional teams in a matrixed organizational structure.

Outstanding leadership competencies demonstrated through a solid history of career progression.


Ability to matrix manage at all levels, communicate a clear and compelling CI, utilizing business excellence platform, agenda, and influence others to support timely achievement of initiatives and goals.

High level of passion and enthusiasm to lead Customer Centric service manufacturing Team.

Strong written and verbal two-way communication skills

Forward thinking identifies and anticipates issues and brings others along to proactively address

Demonstrates professionalism, builds trust, and ensures Nordson meets its commitments

Approachable and relationship oriented

Ability to coach and develop others

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