Working at Freudenberg: "We will wow your world!" This is our promise. As a global technology group, we not only make the world cleaner, healthier and more comfortable, but also offer our 51,000 employees a networked and diverse environment where everyone can thrive individually. Be surprised and experience your own wow moments.

At Freudenberg Medical, we make products that save and improve the lives of people every day, all around the world. We are a global provider for medical device design and manufacturing with more than 2,500 employees. Innovation is at the core of our company, and we are proud of our industry-leading quality, lean manufacturing, and focus on innovation in products and processing technologies. Freudenberg Medical is an exciting place to work with lots of opportunity to learn, develop, and grow your career. Come join us and together we can make a difference in the future of healthcare.

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Company Pension

Company Pension

Company Pension
Company Pension: Save for retirement with the company's help.
Health Insurance

Health Insurance

Health Insurance
Health Insurance: Rely on comprehensive services whenever you need it.
Flexible Work Models

Flexible Work Models

Flexible Work Models
Flexible Work Models: We allow for flexible work models to ensure both professional and personal success.
Performance Related Bonus

Performance Related Bonus

Performance Related Bonus
Performance Related Bonus: When you have an impact, you can reap the rewards.
Personal Development

Personal Development

Personal Development
Personal Development: We offer a variety of trainings to ensure you can develop in your career.
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You support our team as

Operational Excellence Manager


  • Lead all aspects of the Operational Excellence (GROWTTH®) program.
  • Provide leadership and foster cross-functional teamwork to exceed Operational Excellence targets.
  • Lean the annual cost reduction project (IMPACT), to deliver planned year-on-year saving.
  • Lead GROWTTH® events (Kaizens, VSM, SMED, A3, 5S etc) and systemise the output.
  • Continuously improve the skills and behaviors of everyone in the company through training, coaching and mentoring in Lean Operations and EXCELL Behaviours.
  • Promote the GROWTTH® program across the company and providing updates and reports to the wider Freudenberg Medical community.
  • Ensure that the continuous improvement team has the required capabilities and competencies.
  • Instill and maintain a positive team atmosphere. Ensure that people management issues are effectively resolved in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that all changes are implemented in compliance with the QMS, (ISO13485 / FDA) and the OH&S, Environmental and Energy Management Systems (ISO 45001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001) and other regulatory requirements as relevant to the Company.
  • Contribute to the continual improvement activities of the EHS and Energy Management systems.
  • Ensure compliance will all EHS requirements to ensure the health and safety of yourself and others.
  • Ensure that EHS requirements are considered before implementing change so that potential hazards or risks are identified and mitigated.
  • Ensure compliance will all Quality Management System requirements.
  • Keep your skills current and be conversant with the latest developments in Operations Excellence.
  • Be flexible and take on other duties which the Company may assign you from time to time. These ‘other duties’ will be agreed with Management prior to any assignment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering or related field.
  • Qualification in Lean Operations (MSc, Black Belt or equivalent).
  • A minimum of ten years of progressive experience with medical device manufacturing in an engineering and production environment.
  • Five or more years in a leadership position leading the implementation of operations excellence.
  • Successful experience leading and developing cross-functional teams and organizational talent.
  • Experience in a metric driven culture.
  • Experience with ISO standards including ISO 13485, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001
  • Thorough knowledge of lean operations principles and practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of six sigma practices.
  • The applicant will be a passionate “Lean” practitioner,
  • Initiative and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated oral, written, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Trustworthy, discrete and a high degree of personal integrity.
  • Technical ability and acumen.
  • Accurate and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and lead a cross functional team.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to travel as required (20%).
The Freudenberg Group is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. Employment opportunities are available to all applicants and associates without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, protected military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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RecruiterEmma O'Hara
+353 (91) 504633

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