Senior Manager (Manufacturing Engineering)

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care
  • Groningen
  • Vast
  • HBO, WO
  • 40 uur
  • Thuiswerken mogelijk
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Job Description

Yacht Life Sciences has a vacancy for a Senior Manager (Manufacturing Engineering) to work at Johnson & Johnson Vision in Groningen (the Netherlands).

The purpose of this position is to lead the in Groningen located Manufacturing Engineering team with mechanical, chemical and metrology engineers:

  • enable product and process innovations in partnership with on-site R&D, and
  • scale, mature, sustain manufacturing capacity in Groningen, and transfer to sister locations in Anasco Puerto Rico and Limerick Ireland.

The manufacturing technology platforms are lean manufacturing designed and primary based on cryogenic singe point turning and automated molding capabilities.

  • The successful candidate will be an integral member of the Supply Chain Engineering Leadership Team driving a High-Performance culture enabling and supporting the growth of base business as well as new product introductions. This people leader will be part of the cross-functional Site Leadership Team. This role is recognized within the organization as being of key strategic importance in terms of enabling the business to remain competitive and grow market share.
  • A vital part of this success is the ability to not only maintain the complex manufacturing systems, but identify and drive technical solutions that deliver real improvement against business goals and objectives. This involves keeping up with the ever-changing technological environment and equipment changes, but also requires the skills to deliver seamless upgrades to respond to obsolescence and product changes.
  • The successful candidate will lead and oversee innovative change across all manufacturing assets through both equipment upgrades and equipment optimization. You will utilize Lean, Six Sigma, manufacturing asset management and reliability engineering tools and techniques to optimize manufacturing equipment throughput, cycle-time, yield as well as reliability, availability, longevity, operational safety and overall total cost of ownership.
  • As a Credo leader, you will proactively challenge existing paradigms, leading to breakthrough business improvement initiatives aligned to the strategic business plan. You will engage, inspire, empower, and coach a highly competent team, and collaborate both horizontally and vertically across functions, sites and the overall enterprise to enable year-over-year growth, new products, process simplification and technology development.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible for providing Engineering Management in the field of Manufacturing Engineering with specific ownership for the following:Provide overall leadership to the Manufacturing Engineering team setting operational strategies and establishing business focused goals and objectives
  • Conducts and serves as a lead/coordinator of investigations and corrective and preventative action (CAPA) recommendations related to Engineering to address Quality, Technical, and Manufacturing issues (Audit Actions, NC’s, etc.)
  • Applies data analysis techniques including statistical process control (SPC) and six sigma (6σ) methodology to resolve and prevent equipment failures and issues that adversely affect manufacturing in the areas of capacity, quality / compliance or cost
  • Development, recommendation and oversee management of capital investments and project spending budgets. Support project structure sanctioned by the business to deliver projects
  • Establishes and manages Key Performance Indicators to measure functional and / or asset base performance and effectiveness. Continually improves business and operative processes to reduce cost and improve compliance
  • Develop and maintain, quarter by quarter, individual engineering goals which align to the strategic business Goals & Objectives for the entire engineering team
  • Lead the development of the manufacturing asset replacement strategy, applying value analysis to repair/replace and repair/redesign decisions. Incorporate results into the Fleet Strategy, Site Master Plan and capital budget and five-year capital plan
  • Responsible for all technical and professional talent development for the Engineering team. Ensure the skills, capabilities and talents of the Engineering team are effectively leveraged
  • Recruits, develops, manages, and motivates highly trained Engineering Professionals to ensure an engaged and effective work force
  • Keep up to date on new developments and technologies in assigned disciplines and present on new ‘Best Practice’ methodologies, procedures, processes and equipment to the company proactively.


Job requirements

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biopharma, Process Technology or a related technical field from an accredited university
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of related work experience
  • Previous work experience in a regulated manufacturing environment
  • A minimum of five (5) years previous people management or matrix team leadership experience of engineers or high professional experts is  required
  • Change management, project management and the ability to work effectively and drive alignment in a global/cross-functional environment through strong communication and empowerment is  required
  • A proven ability to translate engineering goals and objectives into successful strategies that lead to tactical plans is  required


  • Previous work experience in a highly automated manufacturing environment  
  • Prior experience in a cGXP environment within the medical device or FDA-regulated industry is strongly preferred
  • Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing certification is a big  plus  for this role



  • People manager skills
  • Ability to work together in a multidisciplinary team over multiple sites
  • Good problem solving skills


Terms of employment

We offer a challenging permanent position at Johnson & Johnson which allows you to work in a dynamic and international environment, ensuring diversity in your work and creating plenty of opportunities for personal development.

This concerns a permanent contract at J&J Vision Care. Annual salary range : 115-135K gross yearly, based on 40 h p/w. Working full-time (40 hours p/w) is preferred (36 hours can be discussed)


About the Company
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical B.V. is committed to transforming eyesight in the world. Johnson & Johnson Vision (formerly AMO Groningen BV) has been set up as a Center of Excellence to develop, improve, prepare and produce innovative solutions for surgical ophthalmology - mainly intraocular lenses (IOLs). The organization is divided into 5 core teams that work largely on a project basis and according to strict quality guidelines in an international environment. The organization is growing strongly due to an increase in projects and production volume.
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.
Johnson & Johnson Vision, a member of Johnson & Johnson's MedTech Family of Companies, is a worldwide company with operations in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe/Middle East/Africa regions.  Research, innovation and new-product development are the focus of our organization. 
As pioneers in Ophthalmology, we develop and make innovative cataract solutions to deliver excellent patient outcome. 


Inclusiviteit en diversiteit

Uiteraard staat deze vacature open voor iedereen die zich hierin herkent. We geloven dat diverse teams van belang zijn voor ons als lerende organisatie, die voorop wil blijven lopen in de wereld van werk. Want juist verschillen tussen mensen zorgen voor groei. Van collega's, klanten, kandidaten en daarmee van Yacht. Heb jij een uniek talent? We ontmoeten je graag.

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