Abbott Team Leader Production - Medical Devices in Machelen, Belgium

An exciting opportunity has come up for an experienced and TEAM LEADER - PRODUCTION to develop and coordinate a team of 15 operators responsible for manufacturing, final packing/labelling activities in the Medical Devices Supply Chain Department of our European Distribution Centre in Machelen, Belgium .

Roles & Responsibilities

The Team Leader Production will be responsible for leading a team carrying out activities according to the applicable guidelines (including ISO 13485): receiving, picking, labelling, packaging and shipping, lifting of material boxes in and out of the department, inventory count, maintaining the warehouse, etc... They will be accountable for the productivity and service levels, KPI performances and Quality compliance measured through internal and external audits. He/she will;

  • Prioritize and delegate own tasks and tasks of the team.

  • Ensure the work environment is kept clean and safe and that equipment used is maintained in good condition and can be operated safely.

  • Act as a role model with regards to communication, customer orientation, accountability, flexibility, accuracy and work ethics.

  • Monitor the team's performance, perform goal setting and performance evaluations, as well as, support and evaluate the training/development of the operators.

  • Identify and propose process improvements (continuous improvement) to increase the productivity or cost-efficiency without jeopardizing quality compliance. Ensure the follow-up of KPIs and promote a continuous improvement culture.

  • Ensure that activities are carried out according to applicable internal and external processes, procedures and guidelines (quality, safety, health).

  • Problem-solve with the help of available instructions or by developing new methods or techniques

Qualifications & Skills

  • Demonstrated skills as a team leader to build, coach and develop employees.

  • Detailed knowledge of a major ERP system (SAP preferred).

  • Proven experience in leading operations in a highly-regulated distribution environment.

  • Knowledge of ISO13485 is a strong asset.

  • Good level of Dutch and French, written and spoken; English is a strong asset.

  • Strong team player to build relationships with colleagues in diverse departments.

  • Strong customer orientation with excellent communications skills both oral and written.

  • Good ability to plan and prioritize own work and the work of the team.

  • Quality minded with the appropriate focus on accuracy, order and cleanliness.

  • Calmness under pressure.

If you recognize yourself in this profile and you would like to know more, please apply online.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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