Vice President, Global Operations
Job Details
Bird and Cronin LLC - Eagan, MN
Full Time
4 Year Degree

The Vice President of Global Operations has executive oversight for maintaining and implementing strategies to ensure that operations and quality functions of the Company meet current and future needs of Dynatronics and the market place they serve. This includes shaping the overall vision and direction of the manufacturing operation, engineering, quality assurance and quality control. In addition, directs all initiatives of manufacturing process improvements and motivating teams to strive for high quality performance.


The VP of Global Operations is responsible for the development and maintenance of the company’s global approved supplier base, distribution channels and policies and procedures for direct and indirect spending. This position will develop, document, and execute a global, integrated Sales and Operations Planning capability and a comprehensive planning, procurement, logistics, distribution and inventory management strategic plan which will drive alignment with the sales and marketing teams and an efficient and cost-effective supply chain to optimize customer service and profitability. This position also works closely with the Legal department to execute strategic sourcing agreements and with Quality Assurance to develop and lead supplier relationship management programs and optimize our global supply chain logistics network with multiple distribution centers and consignment at distributors and hospitals.


  • Lead and manage all aspects of manufacturing in the plants located in the United States including regular visits to each site.  This includes health, safety, and environmental stewardship; material control, labor/overhead planning, forecasting, budgeting, engineering, capital planning and expenditures, plant-level production planning and control, quality assurance/inspection, facilities planning and maintenance
  • Ongoing evaluation and process improvement of plant reliability and productivity. This includes identifying, developing, implementing and managing innovative, effective and economical production methods, systems and processes
  • Implement strategic and tactical manufacturing and quality plans
  • Maintain solid and effective rapport with all levels of customers (internal and external)
  • Coordinate activities of all management staff as related to manufacturing operations
  • Produce safely and in an environmentally-responsible fashion the highest quality products at the lowest costs in accordance with the policies and objectives established by Dynatronics’ Executive Management and in accordance with all federal, state, and local environmental, safety and health laws and regulations
  • Build, lead and develop a highly motivated and world-class team. This includes developing an organization to meet Dynatronics’ goals and manufacturing initiatives and ensuring the needed training and development of subordinate managers and other employees to help them reach their highest level of competency
  • Consistently monitor operations and analyze costs to maximize opportunities to contain costs and increase quality, efficiency and profit margins. This includes recommending and managing capital improvements to capitalize on business opportunities, increasing plant reliability, lowering production product cost, rationalizing manufacturing processes and sites as necessary to meet corporate objectives
  • Encourage and facilitate productive and effective communications and information exchanges throughout the manufacturing and Dynatronics organization
  • Perform additional related duties as needed


Directly supervises all site leaders; indirectly responsible for all employees under site leadership


  • In-depth and demonstrated knowledge of implementing and leading quality and process improvements throughout a manufacturing organization
  • Strong problem-solving, strategic-thinking, and critical-analysis ability; able to make effective decisions and execute an appropriate course of action that complies with quality and regulatory requirements while supporting business objectives
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements for medical devices in global markets, including US, EU and Canada; FDA Quality System Regulation, ISO 13485, MOD 93/42/ECC, CMDR certifications, and Current Good Manufacturing Principles (cGMP)
  • Proficient in continuous improvement and other lean manufacturing techniques, including, but not limited to, applying statistical process control (SPC), modern quality tools such as Design of Experiments (DOE) and Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA), Kaizen, “5 S,” and Six Sigma methods for analyzing data to evaluate current process and process changes
  • Skilled at creating and shaping “best-in-class” manufacturing environments and developing staff and driving succession planning. Strong understanding of performance management and conflict resolution principles, able to lead others and translate skills through training and mentoring
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and customer service management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software
  • Strong verbal and written communications; able to speak, read, and write English fluently; able to draft policy and procedures relative to management responsibilities
  • High level of integrity and ethics, able to handle sensitive and proprietary information with discretion and confidentiality
  • Alignment with DYNA mission, vision, and core values



  • Minimum of ten (10) years of proven experience in a manufacturing environment along with QS 13485-2003, MOD 93/42/ECC and CMDR certifications, preferably as a plant manager and senior management responsibility for multiple plants throughout the U.S. with meaningful involvement in profit planning, budgeting, and material planning
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field. A Master in Business Administration or equivalent advanced degree is preferred; or equivalent knowledge and experience


Requires travel 20-30% of the time, including overnight, to other Dynatronics sites