Production Supervisor-Syneture
Covidien - North Haven, CT

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Covidien is a leading global healthcare products company that creates innovative medical solutions for better patient outcomes and delivers value through clinical leadership and excellence. Covidien manufactures, distributes and services a diverse range of industry-leading product lines in three segments: Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies. With 2012 revenue of $11.9 billion, Covidien has 43,000 employees worldwide in 70 countries, and its products are sold in over 140 countries. Whatever your specialty or ambitions, you can make a difference at Covidien – both in the lives of others and your career.
We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Position Summary
Manage the coordination of departmental functions to ensure business unit is operating to the highest standard of safety, quality, customer service, and financial objectives. This includes leading hourly associates while working closely with others through mutually supportive contributions and effective interactions.

Principal Accountabilities

Must be Safety conscious and safety oriented
Display a disciplined approach to Process Management (Safety, Quality, Customer Service, Finance and Manufacturing)
Collaborate in a team based environment in resolving equipment and process related issues
Ability to communicate and document technical matters with Maintenance Engineering, Quality, Senior Management Team & Auditors
Work closely with all members of the Business Unit to ensure Business Unit objectives are met or exceeded. This includes working with the Business Unit leadership team in setting priorities and properly deploying resources.
Demonstrate a clear understanding of regulatory requirements and of GMP standards through compliance of the Covidien Quality policy.
Develop cooperation and teamwork while leading a diverse group of people, working towards solutions which balance business, customer, and individual needs. This includes an ability to work with others easily, establishing a climate of trust, confidence, and mutual respect.
Demonstrate a concern for meeting internal and external customers’ needs in a manner that provides customer satisfaction.
Strive to improve the skills of associates by providing clear performance expectations, specific feedback on behaviors, effective coaching and mentoring, identifying and providing developmental opportunities, and accurate, timely performance appraisals.
Demonstrate a commitment to Operational Excellence through fostering and promoting an environment of continuous improvement using Lean concepts and Six Sigma Methodology.
Use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to gain agreement or acceptance of the DuPoint STOP Safety principles.
Coach and develop team members working in team oriented work cells.

DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC/NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS : (List other functions) Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.
Prepare safety incident reports.
Write and/or update departmental S.O.P’s.
Timely completion of annual performance appraisals.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS/SCOPE : (Identify reporting structure)
Reports to Superintendent when applicable.
Work with Business Unit team supporting groups daily (i.e. Maintenance, Facilities, Engineering & QA).

Knowledge or equivalent training required to perform position duties:
Bachelor degree
Previous Leadership experience with positions of increasing responsibility.

Professional Competence and knowledge:
Actively acquire the necessary technical, functional, and interpersonal knowledge and skills to accomplish the expectations of the role.
Work closely with senior management and Human Resources in applying organizational policy, guidelines and procedures correctly and timely.
Develop and maintain knowledge of products, equipment, processes, regulatory requirements, and safety regulations.
Lean Manufacturing concepts and Six Sigma certification.

Length of necessary/required experience:
3-5 years in working in a manufacturing environment.

Other qualifications:
Understanding of Lean, particularly 5S and Autonomous Maintenance a plus.
Ability to solve problems – critical thinker.

Presentation and facilitation skills.
Personal computer skills.
Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
Work well in a “Team-based” environment.
Continuous Improvement mindset.

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As a global healthcare leader, we drive advances in medical devices and medical supplies. Thanks to our scale, scope and pioneering spirit,...