General Manager
ZIMMER - Ponce, PR

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Overall responsibility for Zimmer Manufacturing, B.V. operations in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities •Develop, recommend, implement, and coordinate programs and plans as necessary to put into practice the general policies of the Division/Corporation utilizing principles of Zimmer Improvement Process and value added management.

•Provide support in the recruitment, development and retention of a competent staff.

•Set objectives for the operations, provide leadership and influence people to meet the desired goal.

•Coordinate product start-ups, short and long term operation strategy and execute such plans. Attention must be given to the effects of the plan on the division.

•Direct the plans and analyze and appraise them regularly. Take necessary corrective action.

•Ensure equitable and consistent treatment of employees. Recognize good performance and reward accordingly. Take disciplinary actions when appropriate.

•Establish and oversee Plant Quality Control Policies, Objectives and Procedures to ensure product quality and customer satisfaction. Assure compliance with FDA and ISO/MDD requirements and certifications.

•Review capital appropriations, expenditures and requests. Recommend actions needed.
•Ensure that each department maintains an organization, which suits the objectives and particular opportunities of the department.

•Ensure optimum utilization of managers and people. That departments are staffed with competent people and that they are delegated authority and compensated adequately.

•Communicate information at all levels as appropriate.

•Budget development and financial performance follow-up.

Expected Areas of Competence
•Hands-on experience in managing a plant, including all functional areas, e.g., finance, human resources, legal, engineering, etc., and with responsibility for profitability.

•Experience in setting and achieving realistic business objectives and goals. Strong business focus and orientation with history of successfully growing in productivity and earnings, and is the globally recognized business leader for Zimmer Manufacturing, BV.

•Sets a successful direction by establishing a clear and compelling vision. Instills a sense of urgency and motivates management and to meet deadlines, sets high expectations and holds others and self accountable for the results expected.
•Directs regular review of financial and operational status to management up to lower levels of the organization.

•Foresees how decisions may impact the financial state of the rest of the organization. Continuously refines work processes and suggests reallocation of resources to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of development and management.

•Understands how ideas are converted into successful development and continuously works to improve these processes and impact profitability and grow share.

Education/Experience Requirements Bachelor’s degree in Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering or Business Administration and 7-10 years experience in a leadership role in Engineering or Manufacturing department. MBA degree preferred. Proficient in English & Spanish.
Travel Requirements Travel to U.S. 25% of the time.

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