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Director of Operations, Caesarea, Israel

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Mazor Robotics  Ltd,  a Medtronic company since December 2018, is a global pioneer of robotics technology for use during spinal procedures. Our site is now focused on developing and supplying high quality, innovative surgical planning and robotic solutions/products.  Join us in working at a local and friendly site with global impact and reach.

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The Director of Operations, Medtronic Mazor businesses with the RTG Group.  Location , Israel.  This role provides the strategy, leadership and managerial oversight for the Operations departments, main activities are to lead the product engineering department within the Mazor CM Operations Team. Director of Operations will also be responsible for managing CM performance in liaison with Medtronic corporate and Medtronic Mazor site supply chain activities.


The Director of Operations will report directly to VP contract manufacturing in Medtronic corporate and dotted reporting to Mazor Site leader. will be part of the Mazor site leadership team and will have cross functional interaction with R&D and Quality organization in Israel and with the USA teams.


The Director needs to have strong leadership skill to lead the engineering and supply chain activities. 


The Director needs to have a wide breadth and depth of technical, product and business background, an ability to partner across functional, business and geographic boundaries, and must be a progressive and passionate change agent.  The role also requires a clear understanding and working knowledge of Continuous Improvement (CI) and Value Analysis and Value Engineering (VAVE) methodologies, program management practices, manufacturing/test processes and technologies, and product development and change processes.  The Director will serve as Operations single point of contact & key partner to the GM of the Mazor Business and will represent Ops in supporting business processes (such as AOP planning & budget review) for the GM



•Provide the vision, strategy, and leadership for the Engineering department to support the business needs.

•Provide the vision and leadership to mature the Mazor CTOR’s and Advanced Manufacturing technologies teams in the ID2MR transformation.

•Provide the vision and strategy to manage the CM and supply chain activities of the Israeli Mazor Site and full synchronization with MDT RTG CM team

•Be part of the Mazor site leadership team

•Cross functional interface and support with R&D and Quality teams.

•Lead Product Engineering groups including:

o             Sustaining Engineering

o             Supplier Excellence

o             Advanced Manufacturing. Engineering (NPI)

•Responsible to establish, maintain and improve process development capabilities to support new product development and product launches. Where necessary establish robust pilot line capabilities.

•Partner with the Design for Reliability and Manufacturability organization to ensure that Product Development teams prioritize highest quality, right cost, and shortest lead times.

•Develop and implement strategies to further transform Mazor Operations into a Global Operations organization supporting all Mazor Production.  Support includes process assistance, test strategy support, product improvements to reduce cost & improve quality, supplier (external and vertical) issues & improvements.

•This role also provides and interface between the suppliers and BU resources such as Released Product Management (RPM), Regulatory, Quality etc. to help troubleshoot issues, drive improvements, and execute cross functional projects requiring support outside the site. 

•Develop and implement strategies to deploy enterprise-wide Continuous Improvement/VAVE for Mazor products, and partner with business unit stakeholders to execute sustainable and measurable results.

•Collaborate on and influence activities in numerous organizations throughout Spine, Brain and Medtronic to achieve goals

•Define technical and program direction, priority, and processes necessary to support the products and business needs.

•Coordinate engineering functions and resources to implement tactical plans that are directly linked to business and operational objectives.

•Has overall responsibility for the execution of CI/VAVE projects, engineering-centric critical supply projects, a multitude of test support activities and equipment preventive maintenance for the Mazor campus.

•Manage department financials, projects, physical resources and personnel.

•Ensure the quality policy/system is planned, understood, implemented and maintained by ensuring compliance within the department.

•Ensure departmental compliance as well as appropriate departmental resources are available to effectively maintain the quality system (people, facilities, tools, and training).


Note: The following are meant to be representative but not necessarily all inclusive of the duties and responsibilities for this position title.

Must Haves


Bachelor’s degree in a related technical discipline, and 10+ years of experience with product development and/or support and continuous improvement OR

Master’s degree in a related technical discipline and 8+ years of product development and/or support and continuous improvement.

7+ years of leadership experience

5+ years experience in medical device industry or other highly regulated industry



Knowledge of quality systems, products, manufacturing and test processes, and general medical device marketplace.

Progressive leadership experience driving continuous improvement.

Professional demonstration and aptitude for coordinating large number of simultaneous priorities, projects, complex problems, and strategic initiatives

Willingness and ability to institute change, and inter/intra-organizational influence skills.

Professional experience in adjacent engineering roles such as Research and Development, Marketing and Manufacturing.

Professional experience in multidisciplinary, Robotics, mechanics instruments, test equipment and other internal and external medical device components and subassemblies.

Complex project, department and personnel management experience.

Deep understanding of Quality Systems including validation, change control, and regulatory submission

Excellent skills in Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Strong Project Management skills with PMP certification preferred

Strong knowledge of FDA and other global regulatory requirements for medical devices

Strong collaboration skills

Excellent financial acumen in operations finance including capital and expense management

Travel up to 25% of time including internationally.

Ability to use computer extensively


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