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VP & General Manager

Company: Freudenberg Group
Location: Carpinteria
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Freudenberg is a global technology group that strengthens its customers and society long-term through forward-looking innovations. Together with our partners, customers and the world of science, we develop leading-edge technologies, and excellent products, solutions and services for 40 market segments. The Freudenberg Group employs some 50,000 people in 60 countries worldwide and generates sales of over 10 billion euros.

At Freudenberg Medical, we make products that save and improve the lives of people every day, all around the world. We are a global provider for medical device design and manufacturing with more than 2,000 employees. Innovation is at the core of our company, and we are proud of our industry-leading quality, lean manufacturing, and focus on innovation in products and processing technologies. Freudenberg Medical is an exciting place to work with lots of opportunity to learn, develop, and grow your career. Come join us and together we can make a difference in the future of healthcare.

You support our team as

VP & General Manager


  • Develop and achieve annual operating plans for sales, expenses, profitability, inventory and return on net assets
  • Develop and execute business strategies with product and market plans to achieve profitable sales growth
  • Provide leadership to meet or exceed customer requirements for quality, cost, on-time delivery, and customer satisfaction
  • Manage resources and foster cross-functional teamwork to allow for Operational Excellence targets and Policy Deployment goals to be achieved
  • Collaborate globally with other sites of the GBU Silicones
  • Manage and balance internal customers, i.e. InHealth Technologies and external Carpinteria Silicones customers
  • Plan and achieve continuous improvement targets by utilizing Lean Systems and Six Sigma (GROWTTH) for all operating activities
  • Provide leadership to support Division and Company goals and objectives
  • Support the Talent Management process to continuously improve performance and develop personnel skills and behaviors
  • Manage the operations to meet the requirements of regulatory agencies, as well as the requirements of all applicable safety and environmental agencies, including Freudenberg's Health, Safety, and Environmental Management System (HS&E) requirements
  • Provide leadership to ensure compliance with the Quality Systems and related standards, such as ISO and other standards
  • Develop and execute plans for capital expenditures in support of current and future production requirements
  • Provide leadership in a cross-functional team environment to ensure the flawless launch of new products and processes to production
  • Support development and implementation of new technologies to increase productivity and competitiveness
  • Maintain adherence to Company policies, safety/ergonomic standards and good housekeeping practices
  • Responsible for the overall safety of the site as Site Executive Manager (SEO)
  • Responsible for crisis preparation, crisis communication and deciding on the level of escalation in an incident.


    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Plastics Engineering, Polymer Science or related technical field.
    • Master's degree, such as an MBA is highly desirable.
    • Knowledge of LEAN and Six Sigma methodologies is highly desirable.
    • A minimum of ten years of progressive experience with medical device and/or healthcare products manufacturing in an engineering and production environment, with seven or more successful years in a leadership position
    • Experience with Annual Operating Plans including budgeting, financial statements, balance sheets, P&L; also Capital planning and execution
    • Successful experience leading and developing cross-functional teams and organizational talent
    • Experience in high volume thermoplastic injection molding processes, related mold design, and automation
    • Experience using SAP ERP software
    • Experience in a metric driven culture
    • Experience with good housekeeping practices and ISO standards including ISO 13485:2016
    • Demonstrated oral, written, presentation and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate throughout the organization
    • Trustworthy, discrete and a high degree of personal integrity to maintain sensitive and confidential information
    • Initiative and leadership skills
    • Accurate and attention to detail
    • Ability to work with limited supervision and lead a cross functional team
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Ability to travel as required (25%)

Keywords: Freudenberg Group, Santa Barbara , VP & General Manager, Executive , Carpinteria, California

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