Head of Operations

Date: Jan 29, 2023

Location: Gaithersburg - Maryland, US, 20878

Company: Heraeus

Head of Operations
Location Gaithersburg - Maryland
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development, and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a broadly diversified and globally leading family-owned technology company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of around 16,200 employees brings forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare and renewable energy to e-mobility, high-tech, and telecommunications.


Your Role and Responsibilities:


•          Key member of management team and group Global Supply Chain team.

•          Leading the local Operations team with a mindset of coaching, development, and continuous improvement.

•          Proactive, effective and commercial business partner.

•          Responsible for budget performance for labor, manufacturing, maintenance, logistics overheads and capital expenditure.

•          Responsible for material purchasing and strategic procurement in close coordination with global procurement/global category management

•          Responsible for local Operations KPI's ensuring annual Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost targets are achieved.

•          Ensuring supply chain policies, procedures and systems support the drive for operational excellence and the Heraeus Production Systems program (HPS).

•          Driving cost reduction initiatives across operations.

•          Contribute to strategic initiatives, manage operational risks and support best practice sharing across the global supply chain

•          Ensure that the strategy for Operations is aligned with the business vision and future growth


What is Required for this Role:


•          Bachelor's degree in business, operations, logistics, manufacturing, or related field.

•          5 + years of experience in engineering, finance, or production management experience preferably in a manufacturing environment. 

•          Knowledge of EHS practices.

•          Thorough understanding of production planning and scheduling.

•          Proven leadership, staff supervision, and communication skills.

•          Experience in lean management. 

•          Ability to travel up to 15% of the time.

•          Well-developed influencing, negotiation and collaboration skills.

•          Highly experienced in Lean Six Sigma methodology and management.

•          Manage strategic and non-strategic supplier relationships effectively.

•          Excellent organizational, planning and project management skills.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC