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Vice President of Manufacturing & Advanced Engineering

Posted on: Monday, January 25, 2021
Organization: CONMED
Location: Largo, FL

This high visibility, mission critical role will be responsible for leading and directing the multi-site manufacturing and engineering programs that ensure CONMED’s position as an industry leader. The ideal candidate will have broad background spanning manufacturing, supply chain and R&D and the ability to get results in a complex, dynamic business environment. This global executive will bring strategic thinking with a hands-on approach to change management.

The Vice President of Manufacturing & Advanced Engineering reports to our President & CEO and is an integral part of the Executive Leadership Team. Reporting into this position will be 3 manufacturing site leaders, the Sr Director of Advanced Engineering and the Sr Director of Supply Chain & Logistics with finance and human resources dedicated partners on the leadership team.  The position may be seated at one of our U.S locations, or remotely with the expectation of travel regularly. This is a unique role that will drive the strategic direction of the business and play a critical role in supporting CONMED’s growth.

CONMED is a leader in medical technology.  We empower healthcare providers worldwide to deliver exceptional outcomes for patients. If you are committed to making a difference and delivering exceptional results, you'll find a group of people here that shares your passion for meaningful work. You'll be supported by a leadership team that promotes engagement through professional development, new challenges and growth opportunities over the course of your career. Come inspire us through your dedication, creativity, and exceptional performance - we'll do the same for you!


  • Own driving the CONMED Mission and Vision globally through leading manufacturing and advanced engineering strategies. Communicate a compelling and inspired vision of future possibilities and direction to team; create a climate that encourages open communication, customer centric thinking, learning, a focus on quality, continuous improvement, and ethical conduct.
  • Build, lead and develop a highly motivated and world-class team to achieve the goals of the company’s manufacturing initiatives.
  • Promote a culture of high performance, engaged talent and continuous improvement.
  • Develop talent for current and future needs of the business. Includes attracting, retaining and transitioning talent within CONMED’s manufacturing function and throughout the organization.
  • Provide daily strategic counsel, guidance, and leadership through example to staff, ensuring the team's success by managing work quality and productivity levels
  • Identify objectives and opportunities to continuously improve efficiency, consistency, and synergy throughout the manufacturing sites and across functional areas.
  • Lead the development and implementation the annual manufacturing budget and operating plan.
  • Champion organizational safety culture with respect to behaviors, processes, and environment.
  • Collaborate with the management team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel designed to accommodate the rapid growth objectives.


  • BS in Business Management, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering, or related field. Advanced degree strongly preferred.
  • 15+ years direct experience in manufacturing (preferably medical device) with hands-on experience in multiple disciplines. Experience managing multiple facilities preferred.
  • Demonstrates strong results orientation.
  • Proven track record of implementing change, driving cost improvements, and increasing efficiencies.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills. Ability to effectively network and interface with all levels of the organization.
  • Experience within a highly regulated industry is required.
  • Travel expectation: ability to travel in excess of 50% of the time
  • Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for employer-visa sponsorship.

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