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Plant Manager

Leiden, Netherlands



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Job Summary:

Responsible for managing Mentor Leiden manufacturing facility. Overseeing all aspects of operations within the site, inclusive of talent development, managing production schedules, ensuring product quality standards are met, and optimizing efficiency to meet production targets. Plant Manager is also responsible of inventory management, maintenance of equipment, and implementation of safety protocols to ensure a safe working environment for all employees. Accountable for aligning all operations departments to achieve business goals and sustain the site fully operational. Designated as Top Management with Executive Responsibility for the site.

Duties & responsibilities:

Under general direction and in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws/regulations and Corporate Johnson & Johnson, procedures and guidelines, this position: Strategy:

  • Participate in formulating and executing operations-wide strategies and objectives. Takes the lead in developing plant manufacturing strategies and objectives.
  • Drive strategic projects to optimize supply chain and product and process quality and to reduce costs and move the organization to a world-class benchmark. Execution:
  • Develop, monitor and effectively utilize dashboards, control charts and operational indicators and take action to correct those situations which are not in line with established controls or targets.
  • Effectively manage and resource human, material, and capital resources to meet customer service, quality, financial, H, S&E and product and process improvement targets. Quality:
  • Work diligently to significantly reduce all forms of critical defects and as part of a wider integrated product recall prevention plan strive to completely eliminate “field-issues” on a permanent basis.
  • Develop and sustain a culture of waste reduction and, in conjunction with the above and first pass rolled throughput yield remediation, effect an ongoing and sustained improvement in product and process quality.
  • Responsible for ensuring personal and Company compliance with all Federal, State, local and Company regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ensure the Quality System is regularly audited/reviewed and that appropriate preventive and corrective actions are identified and executed to improve quality results.
  • Ensure fulfilment of all safety, industrial hygiene, environmental and labor regulatory requirements.
  • Overall risk management planning, including ongoing review of the effectiveness of risk management activities ensuring that policies, procedures and practices are established and documented for analyzing, evaluating and controlling product risk throughout product realization. Financial:
  • Develop and successfully monitor the plant to meet or exceed the agreed business plan.
  • Drive identification and successfully implement cost improvement projects (CIP’s).
  • Fulfill all business plan financial, cash flow, and other obligations. Organizational:
  • Personally use Six Sigma and Lean tools effectively and create a culture that ensures all levels of management are effectively using these tools along with credible and simple metrics to significantly improve business results.
  • Recommend and implement employee development programs to raise the associate’s capabilities. Develop solid succession plans that have “ready now” associates for all direct reports and other key position.
  • Create a compelling work environment in which every associate is valued and recognized for their contribution to our success Build and continue to develop a strong, solid, cohesive extended operations leadership team. Other responsibilities:
  • Ability to initiate and manage change as well as build effective teams across manufacturing and support areas.
  • Ability to master complexity and ambiguity in a dynamic environment.
  • Results driven and decisive, proactive, responsive.
  • Ability to create, communicate and deploy vision, strategies, and goals for the organization.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Ability to recruit and develop.
  • Responsible for communicating business related issues or opportunities to next management level.
  • Responsible for ensuring that subordinates follow all Company guidelines related to Health, Safety and Environmental practices and that all resources needed to do so are available and in good condition, if applicable.
  • Responsible for ensuring personal and Company compliance with all Federal, State, local and Company regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Performs other duties assigned as needed.





  • Director level position – 10-12 years of related experience and a bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • Previous experience in Operations to include six years of direct, hands-on production management. Experience in engineering, logistics and/or other related operations functions is preferred.
  • Experience in the Medical Device industry or medical field with knowledge of ISO and FDA requirements.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing principles and practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to perform duties in accordance with policies and procedures and in to comply civil rights requirements.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification or equivalent (preferred)
  • Requires practical, first-hand experience in successfully applying Lean tools such as JIT, 5S, Kaizen, and Value Stream Mapping to create value improvement gains.
  • Experience in using cost accounting methods, variance reporting and budgeting, balance sheet, cash flow, and investment analysis skills (cost/benefit) required. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES,


  • Leader.
  • Strong personality.
  • Teambuilder.
  • People oriented.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal as well as written.
  • Knowledge of and experience with conversation techniques.
  • Computer-literate in the use of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) is required.
  • Job schedule requires weekdays office hours
  • Ability to work in a Clean Room or Controlled Manufacturing Environment (CME).

Responsibility for others & internal interactions

  • This position reports to: E2E Leader.
  • Potential internal interface activities that the position may include:
  • Receiving and greeting visitors.
  • Participate in Management Review meetings.
  • Host business meetings with other functions.
  • Internal to operating facility.


  • Primary Location: Mentor facility at Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • Expected travel for domestic, international: 10%. EXTERNAL INTERACTIONS
  • External to other J&J companies
  • External to outside vendors/customers
  • External contact with Notified Bodies and/or Health Authorities.

Equal Opportunities:

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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