Director of Manufacturing

Posting Date: 05/09/2019
Closing Date: 07/09/2019
Posting Level: Executive/Senior Level

Wilson Wolf Manufacturing Corporation is a privately held, fast-growing Class 1 medical device company in New Brighton, MN with a staff of about 25 people that invents and makes critical cell culture technology that is enabling the field of T Cell Therapy to provide incredible results for cancer patients. They provide cancer patients with the real prospect of a cure with every device that they deliver.

Due to the high market response to their patented product portfolio, the company is experiencing 100% year over year growth in revenue and product demand. To scale accordingly, the company is implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System of Traction, expanding into a 50,000 sq. ft. facility, and increasing the size and competencies of its staff.

They have engaged Talencio in the recruitment of a Director of Manufacturing. They are seeking an individual with a proven history of being a go-to person, routinely making others around them better, taking on hard challenges and making them look easy, and consistently rising to any occasion.

Reasons to Apply:

• You’ll be an instrumental part of a team that will play a critical role in providing society with
widespread access to T Cell Therapy, which many believe is one of the most important
advances in the history of cancer treatment.
• Wilson Wolf is highly profitable with no debt, and its liberal profit-sharing plan has paid out
an increasing amount of money for 4 consecutive years, providing employees at every level
of the organization with substantially higher compensation than they would have the
potential to earn elsewhere.
• This combination of meaningful work and potential for exceptional compensation is a rare
• Wilson Wolf’s founder has a strong track record, having already created two T Cell Therapy
companies with a combined value of $800M, one of which includes the 2018 Nobel Prize of
Medicine recipient.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Manufacturing is responsible for overseeing the entire manufacturing process from late-stage product development all the way to product delivery, including purchasing and facility management. The company is currently transitioning from QSR into ISO13485. This position requires strong leadership ability, interpersonal skills, hands-on capability and exceptional problem-solving skills.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Providing critical input into Company objectives.
• Oversight of manufacturing engineering, purchasing, production supervisor, facility manager.
• Ensuring that production output meets plan.
• Maintaining a high level of efficiency in day-to-day aspects of manufacturing operations.
• Transitioning new products into manufacturing.
• Creating and implementing formal operational processes, procedures, and ongoing
• Developing and implementing strategies to scale operations for growth and efficiency.
• Overseeing manufacturing engineering, purchasing, production, facility personnel.
• Evaluating operational performance regularly according to company goals and objectives .
• Evaluating, monitoring, and reporting overall performance through key performance
• Effectively building and motivating staff from multiple departments.
• Overseeing and assisting personnel that are responsible for facility maintenance and
• Establishing and maintaining efficient process for purchasing, inventory control and shipping
and receiving functions.
• Responsible for the development, maintenance and simulation of a Business Continuity
Plan for the Wilson Wolf Manufacturing Operations Organization.
• Work with component and finished device suppliers to evaluate their Business Continuity

Essential Qualifications:

• B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or a related field.
• 10+ years of manufacturing operations experience in an FDA regulated environment.
• 5+ years of management experience.
• An energetic and collegial professional capable of identifying issues and working
collaboratively to propose and implement practical solutions.
• Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with all levels of staff within the organization,
as well as customers and vendors.
• Enjoys a variety of work in a fast-paced, high growth environment.
• Self-motivated with ability to handle, organize and prioritize multiple tasks.
• Thorough and detail oriented without losing the ability to see the big picture.

Helpful Qualifications:

• Familiarity with Traction’s Entrepreneurial Operating System.
• Experience with SolidWorks.
• Experience with ERP selection and use.
• Experience in Quality Control or Quality Assurance.
• Direct experience in product development.
• Direct experience in manufacturing tool and equipment development.
• A strong network of vendors related to disposable plastic medical devices.
• Oversight of outsourced Contract Manufacturing Organizations.

To apply, please send resume to

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