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Director, Production Operations - Cardiovascular/Osteobiologic

Company: LifeNet Health
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Director, Production Operations

Location: Virginia Beach, VA (Bayside Dr.)

Department: Production & Logistics (Cardiovascular and Oteobiologics)

Job Type: Full-Time

Shift: Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM

LifeNet Health is searching for talented individuals who will embrace our mission of saving lives, restoring health, and giving hope.

LifeNet Health, headquartered in Virginia Beach, is the largest nonprofit organ procurement organization ("OPO") and tissue processor in the United States, as well as a leading innovator in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Our goal is to improve the quality of human life through the provisions of organs, tissues and cells for transplantation; to provide innovation in the field of bio-implants, regenerative medicine and research; and to serve the community with educational and support services that enhance the donation process. LifeNet Health has over 1200 employees and has a growing global presence.

This role is critical to the LifeNet Health mission because it is an important step in taking the donor's gifts and transitioning them to the lifesaving and health restoring allografts for patients around the globe.

Why work at LifeNet Health?

We have a fierce drive for our mission of Saving Lives, Restoring Health, and Giving Hope. You won't find another company with a culture as strong as ours.

  • Industry leading Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Employer paid Basic life Insurance, Short term and long term disability
  • 4 weeks' vacation
  • 403(b) employee contributions and Pension Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 annually
  • Corporate sponsored events (Chili Cook-Off, 5K, Celebration of Life Gala, and many more!)
  • Personal career and skill development opportunities
  • Wellness Program
  • Food Truck Thursday (at participating locations)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Dedicated and passionate co-workers

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Vet. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

What you'll do:

  • Directs the supervisory staff regarding day-to-day execution of production operations (multi-site 24/7 environment), support operations, and production enhancement and improvement initiatives.
  • Oversees the Production Operations QSR systems and implements departmental changes as needed to meet the regulatory requirements for all affected allografts.
  • Develops departmental goals and objectives and annual budgets (operational and capital) that support corporate strategic goals and objectives. Monitors monthly financial performance indicators, investigates variances, and recommends or adjusts operations using Lean techniques.
  • Serves on new product development and design control teams to ensure proper validation/qualification/compliance requirements are assessed and met. Makes recommendations for improvements in product specifications.
  • Ensures effective training of Production and Production Support technical staff.
  • Achieves departmental goals while maintaining costs within budget.

What you'll bring (Minimum Requirements):

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Ten (10) years supervisory/management experience; Twelve (12) years preferred
  • Seven (7) years related experience in operations, manufacturing or production environment; Previous experience in tissue banking, medical devices or related industry preferred
  • Certified Tissue Bank Specialist (CTBS) Certification - obtained within two (2) years of employment and maintained while in the position.
  • White or Green Belt Lean Certification obtained within two (2) years of hire

These would be nice too (Knowledge Skills and Abilities):

  • Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Able to identify problems, collect and review related information, develop and evaluate options, and implement solutions
  • Able to convey information orally and in writing as well as deliver presentations to an audience
  • Able to motivate and inspire the team to achieve production goals; able to manage conflict and drive change
  • Able to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Able to prioritize multiple, competing priorities and manage time/workload
  • Able to learn new skills, grafts, and adapt to developing product lines


Keywords: LifeNet Health, Virginia Beach , Director, Production Operations - Cardiovascular/Osteobiologic, Other , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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