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Operations Manager - Manufacturing

Mikkeli, FI

Ref. number:  2255

Do you have what it takes to make a difference? 


If the answer is yes, welcome to join us! In our daily work, we create unique medical solutions to improve quality of life. We enjoy what we do because it makes a difference in people’s lives – for real.  

Although we’re a global company, we’re still small enough for you to make your mark. Our leaders are accessible and trust us to make the right decisions. As a Mölnlycke employee, you’ll thrive when you take on the responsibility. 

We are recruiting for an Operations Manager - Manufacturing, a function that is part of the local factory management team in Mikkeli, Finland. What makes you stand out is your passion for what your work means – coupled with your ability to listen to customers and respond with appropriate urgency. 


Your key accountabilities:

  • Contribute operations information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; prepare and complete action plans; implement production, productivity and quality; resolve problems; complete audits; identify trends
  • Communication of strategic and annual targets that have been set for the operation area and achievement of those targets
  • Obey laws, statutes, directives and standards relevant to the production site
  • Organize quick industrialization processes for new products
  • Secure fast, flexible and economic implementation of new processes and/or equipment
  • To foster a problem solving culture
  • Maintain and develop the factory’s CI (continuous improvement) in the operation area
  • Plan and execute an effective and economic production according to customer needs
  • Continuous and profitable development of methods and equipment in the operations area
  • Follow up and guidance within preventive maintenance, repairing, hygiene and cleaning and carry out corrective action
  • Annual budget creation for operations area, taking competitiveness and continuous improvement into account
  • Secure Health and Safety of personnel and good work environment in the operations area
  • Define and plan the need of personnel to secure efficient and sufficient amount in the operations area
  • Ensure efficient collaboration and co-ordination between relevant departments including procurement,  R&D and management


Your qualifications and competencies:

  • Master’s degree related to Operations, Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics
  • General knowledge of Finance
  • Continuous Improvement (CI) knowledge and mindset
  • A track record of managerial experience


Applications will be reviewed continuously. Please apply at your earliest convenience.


About Mölnlycke

Mölnlycke is a world-leading medical solutions company. We design and supply solutions to enhance performance at every point of care – from the hospital to the home proven it every day.

We specialise in:

• Wound management: including dressings with Safetac® such as Mepitel® and Mepilex®

• Preventing pressure ulcers: with Mepilex® Border used prophylactically and devices to help turn and re-position patients

• Surgical solutions: including Mölnlycke trays, HiBi® antiseptics and Biogel® surgical gloves

Mölnlycke was founded in 1849. Nowadays our solutions are available in around 100 countries; we’re the number one global provider of advanced wound care and single-use surgical products; and we’re Europe’s largest provider of customised trays. Our headquarters are in Gothenburg, Sweden and we have about 7,800 employees around the world.


About Mölnlycke Mikkeli

We manufacture many of our wound care and prevention products in Mikkeli, such as the Mepilex® Border family, including Sacrum and Heel, Post-Op and Flex – as well as more conventional products like Mepore®. Staffed by over 500 people and operating 24 hours a day, the factory is located some 2.5 hours from the Finish capital, Helsinki. In total the site is over 40,000 square meters and produces more than 500 different SKUs (Stock keeping units). We have invested in past 5 years approx. 35 M€ to new machines and we will continue our growth journey.