Operations Director for a Lean Initiative in Medical Diagnostics

Project status
Project posted
12th October 2016
Project duration (approx.)
6.0 Months
Budget (approx.)
€1500 / day
Level of Experience
Senior
Industry
Hospital & Health Care , Management Consulting , Pharmaceuticals , Medical Devices / Technology
Area of expertise
Executive / C-Suite , Operations , Strategy
Required market experience
Germany (Nice to have)
Consultant location
On-site
Location
Germany
Languages
German (Essential)

Background & Objectives

We are a leading German medical diagnostics company, with approximately 50 sites, who are looking to bring on-board an Operations Director.

This is an interim to perm role, although we request all candidates are interested in a permanent position.

The initial role will involve launching a lean initiative to:

1) Rationalise and optimise the site network
In our current process, samples are sent from doctors to local labs for diagnostics, with samples requiring more complex tests then passed on to a central lab.

2) Following network optimisation, review of lab performance
Review and optimisation for best-in-class performance, adhering to new operating model. Aim to facilitate creation/expansion to larger facilities.

As Operations Director there will be the opportunity to build your own team and progress into an executive leadership position.

The position will be based in Hamburg but given our national coverage, there is some flexibility. We are looking to bring the right person on as soon as possible.

Key deliverables

Lead business operations through creation of own team.

Initial Role:
1) Network optimisation
2) Review of lab performance

Consultant requirements

Corporate operations management experience
Senior Manager to Partner level consulting background
Lean manufacturing/optimisation experience
Healthcare/diagnostics background
Fluent in German
Flexible for travel to sites across Germany

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