OPS Product Leader

Posted 30 September 2021
Job type Limited
DisciplineScience, Life Sciences

Job description

The world market leader in In vitro-Diagnostics in Rotkreuz (ZG), is looking for proactive personality with experience in highly regulated production, project management and working within a matrix organization

OPS Product Leader

A team of around 20 Product Leaders maintain over 45 products produced by Instrument Operations or by selected OEM Partners along the entire product life cycle, from the early concept drawing through pilot and series production till the market phase out.
Therefore, some Products Leaders are involved in development projects of new products assuring the implementation of Operations requirements and aspects including Design for Quality and Manufacturability (DQM) and Cost of Goods Produced (CoGP) targets. Others are involved in all technical aspects of a product and its continuous cost optimization in the post launch product care phase.
A central element to manage this broad span of complexity are the so-called Product Teams, which are led by the Product Leader. This cross-functional platform enables timely and close collaboration with all involved functions including Development, Quality, Global Customer Service (GCS), Case, Investigation & Resolution Unit (CIR), Regulatory Affairs and Global Supply Chain. As member of the Product Care & Quality Team (PCQT), the Product Leaders reports to the PCQT Head and is in regular contact with the Operations Functional Leads and the Business Area.

Your tasks

For R&D Projects (New Developments & Product Updates) and Transfer Projects

  • Leading the Operations sub-project team
  • Project leadership from concept to serial production in Operations Instruments
  • Responsible for delivery of prototypes and pilot instruments
  • Responsible for implementation of Design for Quality & Manufacturability (DQM) and for Continuous Process Improvements (CPI)
  • Responsible for providing the project- & product-documentation according to the product development process including Device Master Record (DMR)

For On Market Products (Product Care Phase)

  • Leading the cross-functional Product Team
  • Management and coordination of Product Care activities (triggered internally or from the field)
  • Driving the Product Care budget planning process & shared Product Care objectives
  • Interface to Development, GCS, CIR, Quality, Operations internal functions (Production Engineering, Logistics Support, Finance), Operations Functional Lead, PCQT
  • Maintain production and product quality including parts obsolence, Engineering Change Requests (ECR), change in regulatory requirements and Divisional Standards
  • Solve production and field issues (complaints, CAPAs)
  • Coordination of escalation
  • Continuous optimization of Cost of Goods Produced (COGP) by implementation of Design for Quality & * Manufacturability (DQM) and providing input for continuous process improvements (CPI)

Your qualifications

  • Degree in life sciences or engineering, preferably in biotechnology, biochemistry or molecular biology
  • > 3 years of professional experience in a manufacturing company in a highly regulated environment
  • > 3 years of professional experience in project management - experience in leading projects is of advantage
  • Professional experience in leading a team in a matrix organization
  • Professional experience in sequencing
  • Excellent communication skills in English and German

Your application
Please apply online. For further information about the position, please contact your Kelly consultant, Mr. Andreas Danner, Dr. med. Dipl.-Biol. (+41 44 225 41 07/ +41 76 310 760 9)

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