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With a thriving record of over 100 years of unprecedented innovation, our client is the foremost international leader in the dental industry. Due to a replacement of this role we are now exclusively looking for a highly experienced, talented, ambitious, pro-active, pragmatic, flexible and entrepreneurially-minded

Director Operations Treatment Units (m/f/x)

responsible for approximately 165 employees | plant in Warthausen close to Biberach

Are you attracted by these responsibilities and tasks?

This position will be responsible for approximately 165 employees with 7 direct reports at the plant in Warthausen. Operations Treatment Units is divided in two assembly departments, paint shop & upholstery production, material management, industrial engineering and picking & shipping of Treatment Units.

  • Overall management responsibility for Operations Treatment Units at the plant in Warthausen, Germany. This includes especially a variety of treatment units, dental simulation units, lights. 
  • Process lead to improve delivery, reliability and agility, while effectively leveraging others to support internal business team goals
  • Establishment and management of manufacturing policies and procedures; driving lean manufacturing and continuous improvements. 
  • Management of supervisors and qualified employees to ensure the monitoring of daily operations to guarantee the implementation of plans, deadlines and KPI’s
  • Establishment and optimization of Kanban throughout Operations Treatment Units as well as definition of the appropriate strategy and actions to improve OTD and to reduce inventories  
  • Development and optimization of organizational structure
  • Build the organization through talent acquisition, development and management at the staff level
  • Succeed initially by learning the culture and understanding the Company’s culture of collaboration
  • Provide leadership in measuring and improving results through a metrics-driven, continuous improvement culture
  • Drive and develop existing team to ensure a results-oriented focus

                              Your Expertise and Qualification from our perspective

                              Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering or any other technical study.

                              3+ years of relevant operations experience at a manager level in an industrial manufacturing company or as a Lean Consultant with proven leadership experience (4+ years). Demonstrated experience with initiating and execution of optimization measures in existing manufacturing processes. Detailed working knowledge with holistic production processes, Lean Management and Value Stream Analysis. 

                              • Strong quality awareness and structured as well as targeted working method
                              • Excellent communication skills and process oriented mindset and actions
                              • Brilliant analytical and problem solving ability and action-orientation
                              • Willingness to work in a complex matrix organization
                              • Enthusiastic
                              • Lives the “continuous improvement” and “GO TO GEMBA” philosophy and can drive change successfully
                              • Solution-driven
                              • Non-political
                              • Confident
                              • Ability to articulate the EBS philosophy
                              • Facilitation skills
                              • Results orientation – must deliver results
                              • Lean orientated – strong focus in initializing and leading of lean projects
                              • Communication – must be able to effectively communicate in both written and verbal forms
                              • Talent Development – must have track record of selecting and developing talent
                              • Followership – must be able to create followership
                              • Fluency in German language is a must criterion

                                                CONVINCE US OF YOUR TALENT!

                                                Are you interested in the role of Director Operations Treatment Units*, and have the appropriate above-mentioned qualifications? Then, as the next step, we should hold a detailed discussion about your ideas and talent.

                                                How to get in touch:

                                                If this responsible task appeals to you, our General Manager, Mr. Joachim Kerger would be glad to hold an initial personal discussion with you by phone Tel. +49 89-20 70 42 250. Please send your complete application documentation including your salary expectations and availability by email to: We assure you of confidentiality, discretion and equal opportunity, and look forward to your approach as well as a personal discussion with you.

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                                                *always in the intention of (m/f/x)

                                                Joachim Kerger – Geschäftsführer von Executive Circle

                                                Joachim Kerger

                                                Tel. +49 89 20 70 42 250