Value Stream Manager (REF980N)

  • Full-time

Company Description

 KMC Systems is a cutting-edge design services Company focused on solving complex engineering problems for medical OEMs and start-up companies using multidisciplinary expertise, collaborative teams, and proven processes. We have designed a broad range of medical devices and instruments ranging from clinical chemistry and immunoassay analyzers to minimally invasive biopsy systems and blood incubators. 

KMC Systems is looking for a Value Stream Manager to join our team in Merrimack, NH, but we are looking for more than an impressive skill set.  We are looking for the type of person who respects others for their knowledge, skills, and experience as individuals and as team members. If you are the type of person who has high integrity and would thrive in an inclusive environment of camaraderie and friendship with your fellow teammates, we’re pretty confident you’ll love it here

Job Description

The Value Stream Manager (VSM) is a strategic manufacturing partner for the product line business teams that is accountable and responsible for increasing the ratio of value to non-values activities in the production processes focusing on delivering high quality products while eliminating waste and reducing costs in the overall supply chain from start to finish. The VSM leads and collaborates with a diverse team of production, engineering, supply chain and commercial talent to ensure that the value stream meets or exceeds customer requirements. The VSM is responsible for all operations, processes and productions plans within Value Stream Manager production plans within the Value Stream and is accountable to ensure those plans and processes deliver on operational performance targets. The VSM ensures products are manufactured with the highest level of quality in a safe and timely manner that will meet or exceed customer expectations.

•    Provides leadership and direction to the production team including developing a culture of teamwork, continuous improvement, and collaborative action.
•    Working with product line management, engineering, quality and supply chain, drives continuous improvement and achievement of the team’s contribution to critical operational KPIs, including production, material and non-material productivity, on-time delivery, and quality matrix within the value stream.
•    Develop and utilize capacity plans to accurately understand resource planning and headcount requirements.
•    Develop, review, and present various work/management reports to accurately measure production processes and make improvements to produce improved results.
•    Participate with Quality, Supply Chain, R&D and Engineering on new product introductions, lead pilot and production trial runs.
•    Maintain positive employee relations using transparency, open communication skills and building an environment of trust.
•    Ensure that the standard work for methods and specifications are current and are followed
•    Ensure a balanced flow of work, prioritize work orders and capacity to meet customer needs and efficient use of resources
•    Communicate regularly with team members on Safety, Quality, Delivery, inventory and Continuous Improvement
•    Manage departments budget and costs
•    Define training and development requirements and ensure the appropriate training of personnel.  
•    Regularly provide constructive, verbal and written, performance feedback.   Proactively correct performance deficiencies using the Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) process through all the required steps, including out-processing employee if necessary.
•    Supervise the timely and accurate reporting of labor and production data. Monitor labor and expense budgets and institute necessary cost controls to meet company’s profit goal on assigned programs.
•    Prepare and conduct presentations to senior management and external representatives. Such as Program Reviews and Quarterly Business Reviews (QBR)
•     Ensure adherence to federal and state laws and company policies and procedures including: Human Resources, labor, safety and housekeeping practices, etc.


•    Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field is preferred
•    7+ years of progressive and varied technical and operational leadership experience in complex manufacturing operations, preferably within a recognized world class operating environment
•    Preferred experience:
o    Manufacturing: 10 years 
o    Management: 3 to 5 years 
•    Proven track record of delivering costs reductions, efficiency gains and eliminating waste using problem solving and continuous improvement methodologies, including DMAIC, DIVE, LEAN, and other tools
•    Strong ability to analyze complex situations and reach conclusions through disciplined problem solving and reasoned fact-based decision making.
•    Ability to conduct critical analysis and assessments to develop strategic action plans that ensure efficient, lean, and effective processes are in place to produce quality products.
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications and experience with ERP systems
•    Lean and 6-Sigma training
•    Effective employee management skills including dealing with difficult employee situations and providing constructive feedback. Ability to lead, coach, counsel and encourage subordinates
•    Familiar with Quality Management Systems
•    US work authorization without future sponsorship

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