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Manufacturing Manager

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Work type: Permanent
Location: Chengdu
Categories: Asia Pacific, People Manager, Manufacturing & Logistics

The Role

In order to help Cochlear bring new products to market that help people with hearing loss, we are recruiting for a Manufacturing Manager to support our new manufacturing site in Chengdu China

You will be working with a collaborative and diverse group of people reporting to a supportive manager who will give you the autonomy you need to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic and customer centric environment. In this role you'll have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to Cochlear's successful history of innovation by applying your knowledge of Manufacturing Manager

Key Accountabilities

The Manufacturing Manager is responsible for providing daily direction to teams in their production area and shift responsibility, leading and motivating their production area as well as developing the capability of Production Trainers, production Team Leaders and Electronic Assemblers.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Engagement of production employees and team leaders to run Kaizen events
  • Collaboration with other departments such warehouse, supply, procurement, design and NPI
  • Point of Escalation for all production issues
  • Ensure effective use of common and standardised management processes such as rotation plans, shift start up/shut down, shift handover, 5S standards, pillar charts, pin mapping and flexibility matrix
  • Monitor overtime allocation and ensure process adheres to the overtime allocation process for production staff, including team leaders
  • Ensure performance issues are managed promptly and necessary actions are implemented

Key Requirements

To add value to Cochlear in this role you'll be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience in your application and at interview:

  • Demonstrated experience working in a manufacturing environment ideally in  medical device or pharmaceuticals
  • Tertiary qualification in Manufacturing Management or Trade
  • Demonstrated experience in managing people with strong communications skills
  • High attention to detail with capacity to multitask to ensure strong planning and organising and problem-solving skills
  • Ideally, experience working in global organisations with exposure to working within a QMS framework
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English

Cochlear will offer you the opportunity to continuously improve your skills in a globally active high-tech manufacturing environment. Our employees tell us that the number one reason they enjoy working for Cochlear is the opportunity to make a difference to people's lives.  Take the first step towards a career you can be proud of. Apply online today.

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