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Careers that Change Lives

Your dedication to quality is important to our customers and, most importantly, to their patients. As an important member of Manufacturing team you will lead the strategy development and continuous improvement deployment for OpEx across the North Haven Manufacturing Site Structure.  


Do meaningful work, make a difference, and improve lives — starting with your own.  


The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions. 

SURGICAL INNOVATIONS sets the standard for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) by creating innovative surgical products and services that focus on obesity and diseases and conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, lung, abdominal wall, pelvic region, and the head and neck.


We value what makes you unique.  Be a part of a company that thinks differently to solve problems, make progress, and deliver meaningful innovations.  

A Day in the Life

You will manage the Operational Excellence function for the North Haven Operating Site within Surgical Innovations, MITG providing policy deployment and lean operating systems structure to meet North Haven Manufacturing site’s short and long term goals for improved quality performance, increased service levels and reduced COGS, contributing to SI operational efficiency and EHS performance exceeding MITG goals.  This role supports ~$500MM cost of production which delivers ~$2.0B of revenue @ ~75% gross margin. 


You will:


  •        Report directly to the North Haven Site Engineering and Operational Excellence Director, and dotted line to the SI Operational Excellence Director with direct reporting responsibility for site Operational Excellence staff.
  •        Establish and maintain a site-wide culture of continuous improvement and Operations excellence including Site Leadership level policy deployment and tiered interactions.
  •        Lead site-wide cost reduction program targeted at reducing  operational costs by 5-7% yearly (~$30M)
  •        You will coach and train sustaining the OpEx structure as defined within  the Medtronic Operating System global operational excellence program
  •        Manage short & long term vision and execution plans for the Operational Excellence function at the North Haven Operations Site.
  •        Manage Operational Excellence programs and efforts at the site for short and long term goals achievment assuring culture and systems development in support of continuous improvement in cost and quality performance.
  •        Manage Lean Sigma Certification Programs (Green Belt/Black Belt) Site wide and assure resources are leveraged for site continuous improvement activities
  •        Manage Operational Excellence training programs and events throughout the site (DMAIC, A3 Problem Solving, First Time Quality, etc) assuring training and events support site goals for continuous improvement
  •        Ensure OpEx employees and efforts fully support EHS efforts site-wide assuring achievement of site/SI level goals and continuous improvement driving “best in class” results.
  •        Attract develop and retain a high performance technical staff.
  •        Coach, motivate and foster professional development of direct reports.
  •        Perform regular performance reviews with staff.
  •        Implement a recruitment strategy to maintain appropriate staffing level.



Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience with 5+ years of managerial experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with 5+ years of managerial experience

Nice to Have

  •  Masters Degree
  • Process improvement and cost savings success
  • Solid understanding of Engineering, Project Management, Lean Principles, Six Sigma, Financial acumen. 
  • Ability to manage cross functionally with direct and indirect influence
  • Ability to Coach and facilitate individually and at the large scale level
  • Advanced skills in statistical software packages
  • OpEx/Lean Six Sigma/PMI certifications  

Organizational Relationship/Scope:

The OpEx Manager for North Haven Site Operations is responsible for building site level goals and execution plans in support of the Manufacturing Focus Factories and other shared service organizations within the plant structure. Close working relationships and consensus building are required with all other Site management staff (FF Managers, Finance, Quality)


The Manager of OpEx for North Haven Site Operations is responsible for the coordination of processes and resources in cross-functional, operations activities within the North Haven site.


About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.  We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description 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. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

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