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Sr. Manager, Manufacturing


Eden Prairie, MN, US

Job ID:  36741
Category:  Manufacturing & Operations

This position is responsible to lead the execution of the annual operations plan by managing all production, manufacturing engineering and technical activity for the assigned production area.  Responsible to defines Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), improvement of processes, and troubleshooting issues in concert with, quality assurance, global planning, and supply chain.   Will also require working globally with operations in other regions.  

Key responsibilities:


  • Build world-class processes, metrics, and reporting to improve efficiency, increase effectiveness, for operations for assigned production lines,
  • Managed Production deliverables of the product development processes to include all phases of in-house and/or outsources the manufacturing of high-level extrusion and compounding.
  • Manages workflow, people, processes, and resources for production and materials from floor to warehouse to meet established schedules
  • Partners with other functions and departments to formulate objectives and understand the requirements of our customers
  • Foster good communication and teamwork within the operations team and with other Stratasys departments to meet and execute annual and 3-year strategies.
  • Formulates and executes quarterly and annual production plans to improve processes, reduce costs, and increase yields
  • Support and implement alternate methods designed for improvement of work standards, quality, and lead time reduction through 5S systems

Manufacturing Engineering

  • Oversee the planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of manufacturing methods.
  • Develops systems to maintain reporting and record keeping of product line performance
  • Lead the operations engineers through the implementation of turnkey engineering activities for 3D filament and compounding both locally and globally
  • Continuously improving product quality, productivity, process efficiency, and customer satisfaction.
  • Partners with the quality team to define and monitor process equipment calibration and material performance.
  • Partners with Business Unit to plan transition of NPI to operations
  • Defines and ensures compliance to quality standards through FAI processes
  • Supports the development of a Statement of Work (SOW) for Turnkey suppliers

Contributes to the selection and development of sub-contractors to reduce cost, improve quality, effectively transfer assembly lines, subassemblies, and mechanical / electro-mechanical parts


  • Management of labor planning, budget, and capacity requirements; foster good communication with cross-functional teams including production, quality, supply chain, and sourcing based on production scheduling
  • Foster good communication and teamwork within plant environment to meet and execute on schedules
    • Ensure manufacturing procedures are followed and quality standards are maintained through the leadership of supervisors and leads
    • Provide input into production forecasting
    • Supporting and champion of continuous improvement to maintain and drive a safe work environment and regulatory requirements
    • Demonstrates commitment to Stratasys Core Values by leading, acting and behaving in a manner consistent with these values
  • Provide Leadership of supervisors and teams to include coaching and developing
  • Create and manage annual capital and expense budget
  • Provide work direction to the organization, communicate company expectation metrics, and manage performance and improvement activities.
  • Participate in the development and implementation operations workplace policies
  • Ensure procedures are followed and quality standards are maintained
  • Ensures a robust integration and change management process is in place to lead the team


Basic Qualifications

  • 4 year degree in mechanical/industrial engineering or manufacturing operations or related field
  • 20+ years leading engineering or production operations in a manufacturing environment
  • 15+ years of experience in a complex high technology hardware and software-based production environment
  • 6+ years of experience managing a team in engineering and production- Extrusion and Compounding


Additional Qualifications

  • Six sigma green or black belt including statistical analysis, quantitative and analytical problem-solving ability
  • Demonstrated experience working in global, cross-functional teams

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis