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Duke Capital Partners
Duke Capital Partners

Sr. Manager, Material Flow Value Stream



Memphis, TN, USA
Posted on Sunday, May 5, 2024
Job Summary And Primary Responsibilities

Our unwavering commitment is to impact a patient's life every minute because our focus revolves around the patient. While it may sound ambitious, it's a goal we consistently attain, positively influencing over 500,000 patients annually.

We're on the lookout for individuals who share our dedication and passion, those who are eager to join us in making a meaningful difference in the lives of countless individuals. If you're driven by the same purpose, we invite you to be a part of our mission to transform healthcare and create a brighter, healthier future for all.

As a Value Stream Leader at NuVasive, you will tap into your expertise in order to perform at a high level as you manage day-to-day operations across several areas including: Shipping/Outbound operations, Receiving, Packaging, Material Handling and Material Flow, as you own your value stream from start to finish and run that business driving to success! You tackle the challenges each day offers you, as you perform a variety of tasks including:

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage Value Stream to deliver “Best in Class” distribution and material flow operations.
  • Lead team to achieve Value Stream, Site specific and Corporate KPI’s across all metrics of Quality, Cost, Delivery, Safety, Inventory and Morale.
  • Partner cross functionally to manage customer delivery requirements. Develop and maintain operational rigor for efficiency and productivity throughout these processes, ensuring daily commitments are achieved.
  • Develop new shareowner roles dedicated to value added operations, supporting material handling and material flow throughout all distribution operations.
  • Own material management strategy, optimizing inventory storage, presentation and visual management to drive at-a-glance abnormality.
  • Deliver predictable/capable processes to ensure best in class quality is built into each product.
  • Ensure facilities are maintained to support safety, production and customer fulfillment needs.
  • Ensure consistent communication to all shareowners related to expectations, performance and key company initiatives.
  • Drive Visual Factory, Continuous Improvement and Lean Principles within Value Stream, eliminating waste.
  • Drive achievement and sustainability of Lean Line Certification for Material Flow.
  • Ensure transactional accuracy is maintained and delivered through optimal material and inventory management; support cycle counts with root cause, resolution, inventory trend and analyses.
  • Develop optimum capacity, efficiency and profitability, in conjunction with cross functional resources, through the upgrading and modernization of facilities and equipment and improvements in material flow operations.
  • Develop and execute succession plan for all levels within the Value Stream and ensure training and development of all shareowners, driving engagement and empowerment to every level within the Value Stream.
  • Perform performance reviews, employee relations activities and corrective action in conjunction with Human Resources in a timely and effective manner.
  • Ensure company compliance with quality, regulatory and safety directives.
  • Performs duties in compliance with applicable regulations and standards such as FDA Quality System Regulation 21 CFR 820, 803, 1270 and 1271, ISO 13485, and the European Medical Device Directive.
  • Recommends and implements operations policies and programs in line with the overall business plan.
  • Explores and recommends changes to systems based on analysis of modern, cost effective methods.
  • Forms part of the leadership team and plays a role in the setting of the overall department policies and guidelines.
  • Focus on year over year cost improvements to support productivity targets.
  • Creates and manages department budget and related expenses.

Required Skills / Capabilities

  • Bachelor's degree plus twelve (12) years of related experience; a Master’s degree plus eight (8) years related experience; or a Ph.D. plus five (5) years related experience; or equivalent work experience.
  • At least 3 years of this experience in a management position including broad involvement in and demonstrated knowledge of operations, supply chain, planning, receiving, shipping, and material flow.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic accounting and financial practices in an operations or manufacturing environment.
  • Proven leadership and team-building experience including the ability to effectively drive change to drive the business forward
  • Bachelors or Masters in an engineering, supply chain, or operations management discipline preferred

Education And Experience

  • APICS Certification
  • Lean Six Sigma

For roles that require access to hospital facilities, must be eligible for and maintain credentials at all required hospitals, including meeting any applicable physical requirements or vaccination requirements (including the COVID-19 vaccine, as applicable).

NuVasive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. The “EEO is the Law” poster options are available here . NuVasive's EEO policy is available here .

About NuVasive

NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) is the leader in spine technology innovation, with a mission to transform surgery, advance care, and change lives. The Company's less-invasive, procedurally integrated surgical solutions are designed to deliver reproducible and clinically proven outcomes. The Company's comprehensive procedural portfolio includes surgical access instruments, spinal implants, fixation systems, biologics, software for surgical planning, navigation and imaging solutions, magnetically adjustable implant systems for spine and orthopedics, and intraoperative neuromonitoring technology and service offerings. With more than $1 billion in net sales, NuVasive has approximately 2,700 employees and operates in more than 50 countries serving surgeons, hospitals, and patients. For more information, please visit www.nuvasive.com .