Senior Director, Operations

Waters Corporation

Overview For Colorado Based Applicants: Please reach out to for additional salary information on this role. Additional resources located at for Benefits related information. This role is a key leadership position at the Golden CO, and Nixa, MO manufacturing sites with specific responsibility for leading and developing the Operations, Engineering, Supply Chain and CI/Lean functions while also leading the strategic development of the sites. The position also contributes to Worldwide Manufacturing, Global Operations, and Corporate strategies for Waters. The position provides leadership & direction to the teams responsible for the manufacture and technical/process support of a diverse portfolio of Waters products including ASR and ERA product lines. The position is responsible and accountable for the Quality Management System. It provides leadership and commitment to continually improve and maintain the effectiveness of the QMS to consistently produce safe and effective products. Promote a risk-based / process approach within the company. This role will also lead cost-saving initiatives and improvement projects (productivity, quality) in support of the annual operating plan. To provide leadership and strategic direction to Golden Operations in the manufacturing and delivery of high-quality products on time and within financial targets in a safe, sustainable, and responsible manner. Perks of working for us Paid vacation time, paid sick time, and paid holidays All benefits begin day 1 Tuition reimbursement Team environment Eligible for overtime Competitive pay Responsibilities • Oversight of day-to-day business operations• With Waters Functional area leadership, develop and communicate the business vision, strategy, objectives, policies and values• Allocate resources to optimize business growth and overall performance• With relevant functional area leaders, establish and achieve performance targets • Anticipate internal and external drivers of change to strategy, and respond by making appropriate adjustments• Develop and support a culture of product/service quality management and safety• Build capability by recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and mentoring new talent• Establish and/or implement policies and performance standards • Work in concert with Waters’ Human Resources to address hiring, performance management and termination • Review and authorize sales bids, commercial contracts and purchase contracts within signature authority seeking legal or other support where appropriate• Evaluate employee performance management, employee development and support Qualifications Experience required: Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in a relevant field Minimum 10 years of Industry work experience in a high volume/complexity ISO 9001, ISO13485 or GMP, Operational Excellence/Lean environment, with at least 5 years at senior management level. Strong operational and technical skills.A proven track record of people management/leadership and project management is essential.Specialized training required:Leadership / Management skills training Project Management skillsProduct/Process Technologies skillsQMS training to ISO9001, ISO13485 and 21CFR Part 820 regulatory standards Aptitude/skills required: Authentic – Operates with integrity, transparency, and humility Enterprise Minded – Acts as a true company owner to advance the overall interests of Waters Outside-In Thinker – Carries a broad global perspective of markets technologies and trends Agile – Balances clear strategic thinking and accountability in execution to deliver results People Focussed – Actively creates the conditions for Waters people and teams to succeed • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, presentation and communication skills, both written and oral.• Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.• Strong technical ability. • Be self-motivated and have excellent problem-solving and analytical capabilities coupled with effective planning and execution rigor. • Strong project management skills.• ‘Change Agent’ focused on continuous improvement of the business.• Open-minded, positive, and enjoys working in a high-energy and fast-paced environment. Company Description Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world’s leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality. Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We’re the problem solvers and innovators that aren’t afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We’re all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status. Key Words General Management, GM, Leadership, Operations, Site Leadership

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