Vice President Manufacturing/Newark Delaware Site Lead

Job Description

Do you want to join us in helping to fight the world’s most threatening diseases and enabling access to care for more people around the world? At Siemens Healthineers, we pioneer breakthroughs in healthcare.  For everyone. Everywhere.


We offer you a flexible and dynamic environment with opportunities to go beyond your comfort zone in order to grow personally and professionally. Sound interesting? Then come and join our global team as Vice President Manufacturing/Newark Delaware Site Lead.


Our global team: We are a team of 66,000 highly dedicated employees across more than 70 countries passionately pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in healthcare to help improve people’s lives around the world. As a leader in the industry, we aspire to create better outcomes and experiences for patients no matter where they live or what health issues they are facing. Our portfolio, spanning from in-vitro and in-vivo diagnostics to image-guided therapy and innovative cancer care, is crucial for clinical decision-making and treatment pathways.


Our culture: We are part of an incredible community of scientists, clinicians, developers, researchers, professionals, and skilled specialists pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, to improve people’s lives around the world.  We embrace a culture of inclusivity in which the power and potential of every individual can be unleashed. We spark ideas that lead to positive impact and continued success. Check our Careers Site at

Siemens Healthineers’ business operations are divided into three segments:  Imaging, Diagnostics and Advanced Therapies.  Siemens Diagnostics business offers a portfolio of systems and assay menu in immunoassay, chemistry, hematology, hemostasis, molecular and urinalysis, as well as automation, informatics and services to support the essential role of laboratory diagnostics.

As an important part of this business, it operates a facility in Glasgow, Delaware, which produces more than 5 billion tests annually, supporting our critical Clinical Chemistry and OEM product portfolio. Specific operations include protein purification, antibody conjugation, reagent formulation and calibrators and controls (i.e., serum processing and analytical stock preparation).  Major investments are in process to support the insourcing and expansion of Clinical Chemistry production capability.

Siemens Healthineers is seeking an energetic, strategic leader and influencer to lead the Glasgow, Delaware site.  Reporting directly to the vice president, global reagent supply chain, the Vice President, Manufacturing, Glasgow Site Lead will be an integral part of Siemens Healthineers’ leadership team, providing direction and leadership to the site’s manufacturing, engineering, supply chain and logistics teams to achieve production targets and related business objectives.  He/she will lead an effort to create long-term strategic cultural changes and process improvements aimed at significantly improving efficiency and operational effectiveness.  This individual will set and articulate operational goals at the site and drive the organization to achieve stated goals and enable a sustained, long-term transformation.


Reports to

Vice President, Global Reagent Supply Chain


§  Develop and implement successful manufacturing, operational and maintenance strategies for Siemens Healthineers’ products to meet and exceed company production objectives as well as identify long-term strategic changes and process improvements that will significantly transform and improve operational efficiency and effectiveness.

§  Enable a sustained, long-term change and transformation process by explicitly laying out a clear strategic plan to drive change while monitoring continued progress and performance.

§  Analyze current business capability and other dynamics to identify key priorities for response, including leveraging internal/external resources to maximize production and output.

§  Develop, direct and implement strategic manufacturing management plans, policies, procedures and systems in order to best achieve overall manufacturing, quality and delivery targets, including:

§  Establish and monitor key performance metrics.

§  Assess and recommend operational changes.

§  Analyze forecasts versus actual.

§  Assess engineering process and design proficiencies unique to each area/department.

§  Optimize efficiency by championing leading-edge manufacturing techniques and all related principles.

§  Evaluate performance of direct reports based on operational activities.

§  Ensure excellence in product quality and on-time delivery; set targets and strategies for realistic new business objectives providing guidance to subordinate teams.

§  Guide teams in operational decisions, technical or engineering concepts and new operational potential outputs to meet demands for each.

§  Provide leadership and advice to the team in determining the "root cause" of issues, create solutions to address problems and role model leadership skills to provide effective coordination and direction.

§  Develop, direct and support the manufacturing team by implementing highly effective operational systems, tools and training programs to enhance internal capability.

§  Oversee capacity planning of operational resources (materials/tools/equipment/people) to fulfill department responsibilities, including negotiating cross-departmental dependencies and resource sharing.

§  Provide effective operations/maintenance management and ensure that all reports and related activities are within required guidelines and operational parameters.

§  Be accountable for all aspects of product manufacturing, including the development and implementation of short- and long-term tactical production and maintenance plans.

§  Ensure compliance with all regulatory issues related to operations by coordinating methodologies to provide oversight of operations for compliance with regulatory standards, company standards, timelines, budgets and other obligations.

§  Manage the interfaces between the manufacturing teams and the rest of the company within the scope of the position.

§  Provide strong safety leadership to create a culture where safety is a core value, and the team is driving for an injury-free workplace.

§  Create an organization that is passionate about operational excellence and continuous improvement with a drive to be industry-leading in all aspects of plant operations.

§  Lead the team, developing and engaging all employees through regular, clear and consistent performance management and individual development planning.

§  Develop a strong team that is inspired, motivated and organized to achieve strong results over the long term.

§  Foster an environment of employee engagement by embracing a culture that encourages teamwork, cooperation and continuous improvement.

§  Mentor, recruit and retain "best-in-class" talent.

The Vice President, Manufacturing, Glasgow Site Lead will be an innovative leader who blends strategy, operations, technology and analytics to produce outstanding business results.  The successful candidate will be a strong people leader, with a track record of leading plant operations at scale.  He/she will be a change agent with a track record of driving transformation and cultural change in manufacturing operations.  A broad operations leader, this individual will bring a proven track record of driving organizational change to achieve and improve on best-in-class supply chain performance.  He/she will excel at unlocking organizational talent, creating the platform and opportunity for team members to exceed performance goals and grow their careers.


Proven manufacturing leadership experience at scale

10-15 years of progressively responsible experience in a manufacturing/plant environment.  Broad experience overseeing end-to-end site operations, with experience leading on-site teams of 250+ employees.

Relevant industry experience

Experience in a large, global company environment or highly matrixed organization is ideal.  Experience with highly automated environments and FDA regulation is ideal.

Process engineering background

Background in process engineering and/or systems engineering with demonstrated experience in driving operational excellence initiatives, including process improvement and cost reduction, and taking operations from “good to great.”


Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, electrical or industrial engineering.  An advanced degree in a related field is highly desirable.


Leading People

§  Collaborates and openly debates with the team to manage projects, solve problems, discuss challenging issues or learn more about critical issues as a group.

§  Delegates roles thoughtfully to free self to work at a more strategic level.

§  Collaborates with each employee to establish clear, challenging performance goals and metrics for the year.

§  Designs a performance management process to monitor projects and deliver results that exceed expectations.

§  Periodically reviews team progress against plans and focuses attention beyond the project to the full year or more.

Driving Results

§  Enables higher performance by incrementally improving approaches based on calculated risks and benefits.

§  Benchmarks own performance against industry best practices.

§  Proactively seeks to improve processes and implement best-in-class solutions, raising quality and productivity in a calculated way.

§  Identifies new processes and/or systems to improve productivity and/or make the business more efficient.

Siemens Healthineers has recently announced the next steps in our continued commitment to prioritize colleague health, comply with customer/business partner requirements, and help preserve our business continuity.  Going forward, please be aware that Siemens Healthineers requires full COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires by their start date, except where prohibited by state law.  Accommodations may be requested for certain medical or religious reasons.  If you choose to submit an accommodation request it should be submitted within 3 business days of receiving a verbal offer.  Details on how to submit approval will be provided by your recruiter.  An accommodation approval must be confirmed prior to your start date.  A start date cannot be confirmed until the accommodation has been reviewed.  An accommodation is based on your role.  If you are a currently a Siemens Healthineers employee with an existing approved accommodation, it will need to be re-evaluated prior to starting a new role.

At Siemens Healthineers, we value those who dedicate their energy and passion to a greater cause. Our people make us unique as an employer in the med-tech industry. What unites and motivates our global team is the inspiration of our common purpose:  To innovate for healthcare, building on our remarkable legacy of pioneering ideas that translate into even better healthcare products and services. We recognize that taking ownership of our work allows both us and the company to grow. We offer you a flexible and dynamic environment and the space to move beyond your comfort zone to grow both personally and professionally.

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Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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