Director of Operations

Xeltis is looking for a Director of Operations to lead the Operations team. This position is an excellent opportunity to develop in a broad operations role. A start-up culture is at the core of the company, enabling opportunities and growth pathways.

Xeltis is a clinical stage medical device company with the world’s most advanced polymer-based platform of restorative cardiovascular devices. Xeltis has five clinical trial ongoing. Xeltis’ devices naturally evolve into living blood vessels or heart valves within the body through patient’s own tissue. The company has a team of 40 employees from all over the world. “Improving patients’ lives” is what drives us to work with joy on a daily basis.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and grow operations team to successful output in time
  • Maintain compliant ISO 13485 MDR, GMP operations
  • Lead continuous improvements efforts from R&D to manufacturing
  • Oversee ongoing processes, improve activities to a more robust manufacturing process
  • Build systems to facilitate supply chain and manufacturing planning
  • Manage production schedules, supply chain (material forecasting, ordering, and inventory)
  • Manage vendor relationships
  • Lead facility development and planning
  • Manage Operations budget
  • Report analyses and oversee performance metrics & COGs
  • Strategize scaling activities and execute
  • Cross functional coordination with Quality, R&D & Clinical to achieve business goals
  • Report operations updates and metrics in project team meetings

This position reports to the CEO

Skills and Education:

  • Relevant Bachelor degree (e.g. Engineering, Business supply chain, etc), master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 8 -10 years working experience in medical device or pharma operations management. Start-up environment experience
  • Hands-on, analytical, accurate, eager to learn and grow attitude
  • Excellent communication skills and team player
  • English fluency; Dutch a plus, not a must-have
  • Solid skills in business software tools (Excel, Word, etc)

Offer:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Personal and professional development options
  • Full-time in Eindhoven

Working at Xeltis

At Xeltis, we recognize that people make a difference. We are a young, dynamic, international team of 40 professionals dedicated to improving patients’ lives through innovation.
To submit your CV and motivational letter, please contact: recruitment@xeltis.com

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