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Senior Quality Manager (Case for Quality)

Company: Orthofix
Location: Lewisville
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Why Orthofix?

Come join our global team of dedicated professionals who through their extraordinary efforts demonstrate every day their commitment to our mission of improving the lives of patients. At Orthofix our culture is built around Integrity and the core beliefs we live by: Exceed Expectations, Work Together, Be Respectful, Get Lean and Have Fun! As an Orthofix employee, you will become an integral part of our culture by continually demonstrating the highest level of integrity and our beliefs while making an impact to our vision "To be a highly respected global orthopedic and spine company that delivers exceptional value to our patients, customers, team members, partners and shareholders."

Senior Quality Manager (Case for Quality)
How you'll make a difference?

This position is responsible for driving strategic direction, coaching and leadership on the global implementation of the Orthofix Lean Quality/Operational Continues Improvement Initiative. The Lean Champion is an experienced Lean Transformation Leader who demonstrates success in driving improvements across business units and incorporates best practices amongst operational Quality and administrative/support functions.

What will be your Duties and Responsibilities?

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

  • Develop, deploy and oversee Company's Case for Quality (CfQ) and continuous improvement program.
  • Train and mentor Orthofix staff through DMAIC methodology application including certification and training.
  • Develop and maintain continuous improvement program dashboards, initiative pipeline and management processes.
  • Communicate with Senior Leadership on program and strategy development across business units.
  • Participate and/or directly lead complex initiatives across business units and operations.
  • Influence change across diverse organization and operational units.
  • Work with and develop vendor/supplier partners to improve Quality, Delivery and Cost. Will include travel to vendor locations and leading kaizen events on their location.

    What skills you'll need?
    • A minimum of 10 years of progressive leadership experience implementing Lean principles and tools, driving change and leading continuous improvement initiatives.
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a preference for a bachelor degree in a technical engineering discipline (e.g. manufacturing, industrial, process, etc.).
    • Quality planning and risk management in an ISO 13485 quality system
    • Strong experience in implementing Lean tools such as Hoshin Kanri, A3, 5's, Standard Work, SMED, TPM, Poka-Yoke, Jidoka, Value Stream Map, Line Balancing, Visual Management, Kanban, Gemba, Heijunka, etc.
    • Root cause analysis, problem solving and corrective and preventive action as they related to complaints, non-conforming material, post-market surveillance or other quality data
    • Hands-on experience in converting a traditional operation (service or manufacturing) to a Lean Manufacturing Operation with a disciplined focus on customer satisfaction.
    • Ability to implement change at all levels of the organization and to drive projects and requests to completion through other people without having direct supervisory responsibility.
    • Strong change management and influence skills as well as ability to negotiate and communicate at different levels of the organization.
    • Proven problem-solving and negotiation capabilities along with a process-focused perspective.
    • Ability to simplify strategy into simple actions, make decisions effectively, create focus, pursue big ideas, encourage smart experimentation, and bring innovation to the organization.
    • Lean Black Belt certification.
    • Lean Bronze certification.
    • Advance computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft applications including MS Excel, Power Point and Word.

      Non Essential Skills, Experience and Qualifications (not necessary but preferred)
      • Experience in a medical device manufacturing environment.
      • Lean Master Black Belt Certification.
      • Lean Silver or Gold Certification.
      • Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.

        Supervisory Responsibilities
        • Manage indirectly the Lean Leaders at each location.

          Physical Demands and Work Conditions

          The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
          • Regularly required to sit for extended periods of time; frequently required to stand, walk and use business equipment daily such as P.C., copier, fax, telephone, etc.; occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 40 lbs.
          • Eyesight and hearing must be correctable to standard level.
          • Domestic and International Travel up to 50%

            Orthofix complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. Orthofix makes its employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by law. In addition to federal law requirements, Orthofix complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: Orthofix, Lewisville , Senior Quality Manager (Case for Quality), Executive , Lewisville, Texas

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