The Freudenberg Group, a global technology group with 48,000 employees in some 60 countries, develops leading-edge technologies, and excellent products, solutions and services for more than 30 market segments. Freudenberg & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, with its Headquarter in Weinheim, is the strategic parent company of the broadly diversified Group. Freudenberg Medical is a leading global manufacturer of components for medical devices, complex catheter systems for minimally-invasive surgery and total solutions for the biotech, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Medical Device and previous management experience necessary

Your tasks

  • Development and execution on a strategy for manufacturing capabilities to meet the current and future needs of the organization.
  • Allocation of adequately qualified resources to support Product Development and Manufacturing needs.
  • Mentoring and development of the manufacturing engineering team to meet the needs where they are deployed.
  • Facilitate the development of subject matter expertise for process development, process characterization, validation, and manufacturing.
  • Lead the development of a customer centric department that is highly responsive to customer needs.
  • Educate members of the team about the relationship between their work and achieving project and company objectives.
  • Act as the lead technical person for catheter / minimally invasive device manufacturing processes, equipment, and capabilities.
  • Develop and execute on a strategy for manufacturing capabilities to align with the FM MIS US strategic plan.
  • Deploy GROWTTH® tools to create simple, robust, and innovative manufacturing processes for new and sustaining products.
  • Allocate adequate resources within the group to support Product Development and Manufacturing requirements and other needs.
  • Effectively communicate to the manufacturing engineering team the project goals and objectives to align expectations both within the company and with our clients.
  • Ensure that manufacturing engineering teams clearly understand their duties and obligations regarding both their job function and the project work to be completed
  • Assist project teams in supporting client communications primarily by interfacing with clients during team meetings and in the resolution of critical project issues.
  • Collaborate with other Managers and with other departments to maintain alignment of corporate objectives.
  • Assist the development and change management of manufacturing transfer cost of goods sold (TCOGS) for new and sustaining products.
  • Participate as a member of the QRB board and ensure that the manufacturing engineering team executes on QNs and CAPAs effectively and on time.
  • Ensure that timecards are properly completed and approved on time

Our expectations

  • Bachelor of Science engineering degree, BSME or BSBME (or related discipline) and experience, in the medical device field.
  • 8 to 10 years relevant experience in a catheter / minimally invasive device process development and/or manufacturing role. 
  • A minimum of at least 2 years of previous experience managing engineering teams in a supervisory capacity.
  • Strong technical writing ability.
  • Leadership ability and organizational skills.
  • Strong team oriented professional with good interpersonal skills who is hands-on with a high energy approach to work.
  • Proficiency in the use of PC and programs, particularly Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to communicate ideas and information clearly, effectively, and frequently (oral and written) both to senior management, customers and associates
  • Execute tasks in a timely manner without direct supervision.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks.

Freudenberg Medical is a global partner for the design, development, and manufacture of innovative medical device technologies.  We offer the following services medical device, pharmaceutical and IVD clients worldwide − product design and development, silicone and thermoplastic molding and extrusion, complex catheter systems, assembly, packaging, and engineering services.

For nearly 30 years, medical device and healthcare companies around the world have looked to Freudenberg Medical to make a difference as the custom manufacturer medical industry leaders can trust. We operate FDA-registered, ISO 13485 certified medical device facilities with Class 7 & 8 cleanrooms. Freudenberg Medical maintains design and manufacturing centers in California, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Costa Rica, Europe and Asia. 

Freudenberg Medical manufactures minimally invasive, handheld and catheter-based devices out of our 93,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, strategically and centrally located in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Freudenberg Medical’s culture is positive and team oriented. In our environment we like to have fun while helping others with our cutting edge medical devices. Our company is very driven to lead in the medical device industry to improve the quality of life of the patients we serve.

Freudenberg Medical is a local, innovative, high growth company with a collaborative, high performance work environment. We develop and manufacture minimally invasive, single use medical devices in the endoscopy, cardiovascular, neurovascular, and urology markets. The products we develop and manufacture are typically market disruptive and displace higher cost procedures.

Location: Jeffersonville, IN  47130

We are looking for a Manufacturing Engineering Manager who is:

  • Driven and focused lead the process selection, process development, process characterization, and manufacturing engineering aspects of the business to support both Product Development and Manufacturing.
  • Determined to develop direct reports and indirect reports who are engaged in completing various projects, and providing both technical and professional leadership. They are accountable for achieving successful implementation of projects and sustaining manufacturing lines.
  • A team player focused on the success of the group along with a desire to continuously learn and develop.
  • Self-motivated and thrives in a fast –paced, cutting-edge environment with initiative to be proactive and seek out opportunities for improvement.

It’s an exciting time to work at Freudenberg Medical. We know our ability to succeed depends upon the people we employ. Leading-edge technology, the highest standards, and outstanding people make Freudenberg Medical the employer of choice in this industry. We offer a competitive salary plus a full range of benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as 401K Match. Learn more at www.freudenbergmedical.com or www.freudenbergmedical.com/MIS

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Freudenberg Medical Minimally Invasive Solutions
Rachel Peterson ∙ Human Resources ∙ 2301 Centennial Blvd. ∙ 47130 Jeffersonville, IN ∙ www.freudenbergmedical.com/MIS
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