Head of Global Operations, Specialty EyeCare Division

CooperVision, a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc.(NYSE:COO), is one of the world's leading manufacturers of soft contact lensesand related products and services. The Company produces a full array ofmonthly, two-week and 1-day lenses, all featuring advanced materials andoptics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest visionchallenges such as astigmatism and presbyopia; and offers the most completecollection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through acombination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, thecompany brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating realadvantages for customers and wearers. For more information, visit www.coopervision.com.
JOB TITLE: Head of Global Operations, Specialty EyeCare Division
DEPARTMENT: Operations
Toprovide leadership to the Global Specialty EyeCare Division Manufacturing sitesto achieve quality, cost, delivery and other operational targets and to drive aculture of continuous and sustainable operational improvements.
Drive Specialty Manufacturing efficiency andcapacity planning across multiple manufacturing sites worldwide.
Align Specialty Eyecare BusinessUnit objectives to Global Manufacturing overall objectives.
Provide leadership, direction and focus to theSenior Plan Managers, Senior Manufacturing Managers and Operational Leaders.
Ensure the Specialty Eyecare Business Unit meets allregulatory, legal and quality requirements.
Work with the Specialty Eyecare Leadership Teamensuring that short term and long-range business targets are established andmet.
Generate accurate budgets, forecasts andlong-range plans for Specialty Eyecare Manufacturing operations.
Responsible for ensuring every member ofthe manufacturing operations has a performance review and equal opportunitiesfor development and advancement.
Responsible for the smooth and effectivemanagement of change programs including new product introductions, expansion orcontraction of existing product ranges, introduction of new technology,facilities re-organization and organizational realignments.
Member of the Specialty Eyecare SeniorManagement Team.
Anyother related duties connected with the Company's business as may be required.
Core competency ? Leadership Level
Leadership,motivation and management
Professional Competence & Knowledge
Problem Solving
Planning and Organizing
Continuous Improvement
Excellent listening and negotiation skills
Significant management experience in a complex manufacturingenvironment.
Experienced in communicating with various roles functions andlevels.
Budgeting, objective setting and change management experience.
Sound knowledge of medical device regulatory requirements
Office environment for general day to day duties, but the position requires travel between different sites globally to attend meetings and other related visits.
The position may require some travel outside of the US to attend global business and HR related meetings. To support 24/7 Business Units, the employee might be required to attend site after hours when needed.
Generally, works in a closed environment, in office conditions, with normal level of noise and controllable changes of temperature
Needsto stand, walk and may be seated for a long period of time
Willbe required to travel to other Company sites globally
Degrees in industrial or mechanical engineering. MS in a related Field or MBA preferred
Aminimum of ten years of management experience in high/mix low volumemanufacturing operations, preferably in the medical device industry.

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