General Manager - Medical Device


The Freudenberg Group, a global technology group with 48,000 employees in some 60 countries, develops leading-edge technologies, and excellent products, solutions and services for more than 30 market segments. Freudenberg & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, with its Headquarter in Weinheim, is the strategic parent company of the broadly diversified Group. Freudenberg Medical is a leading global manufacturer of components for medical devices, complex catheter systems for minimally-invasive surgery and total solutions for the biotech, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.


Previous experience in medical device industry for a manufacturing company with a focus on leadership


Your tasks

Provide leadership, goal-setting, communications, and facilitation skills to guide and motivate project personnel.

Develop and achieve annual operating plans for sales, expenses, profitability, inventory and return on net assets

Develop and execute business strategies with product and market plans to achieve profitable sales growth

Provide leadership to meet or exceed customer requirements for quality, cost, on-time delivery, and customer satisfaction

Manage resources and foster cross-functional teamwork to allow for Operational Excellence targets and Policy Deployment goals to be achieved

Plan and achieve continuous improvement targets by utilizing Lean Systems and Six Sigma (GROWTTH) for all operating activities

Provide leadership to support Division and Company goals and objectives

Support the Talent Management process to continuously improve performance and develop personnel skills and behaviors

Manage the operations to meet the requirements of State and Federal regulatory agencies, as well as the requirements of all applicable safety and environmental agencies, including Freudenberg’s Health, Safety, and Environmental Management System (HS&E) requirements

Provide leadership to ensure compliance with the our Quality System and related standards, such as ISO and other standards

Develop and execute plans for capital expenditures in support of current and future production requirements

Provide leadership in a cross-functional team environment to ensure the flawless launch of new products and processes to production

Support development and implementation of new technologies to increase productivity and competitiveness

Communicating department goals and objectives to others, ensuring workload is distributed appropriately to achieve goals and objectives

Maintaining two way dialogues with direct reports on work and results including collaboratively creating development plans and coaching individuals in achieving them


Our expectations

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Manufacturing or related field

A minimum of 10 years of progressive experience with medical device and/or healthcare products manufacturing and product development in an engineering and production/assembly environment

7+ successful years in a leadership position with responsibility for multiple department functions

Experience with Annual Operating Plans including budgeting, financial statements, balance sheets, P&L; also Capital Knowledge of LEAN and Six Sigma methodologies is desirable

planning and execution

Successful experience leading and developing cross-functional teams and organizational talent

Experience using SAP ERP software

Experience in a metric driven culture

Experience with ISO standards including ISO 13485:2016

Strong team oriented professional with good interpersonal skills who is hands-on with a high energy approach to work.

Trustworthy, discrete and a high degree of personal integrity to maintain sensitive and confidential information

Accurate and attention to detail

Leadership ability and organizational skills.

Proficiency in the use of PC and programs, particularly Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint.

Ability to communicate ideas and information clearly, effectively, and frequently (oral and written) both to senior management, customers and associates

Ability to travel as required (25%)


Preferred Qualifications

MBA degree or the educational equivalent


Freudenberg Medical is a global partner for the design, development, and manufacture of innovative medical device technologies.  We offer the following services medical device, pharmaceutical and IVD clients worldwide − product design and development, silicone and thermoplastic molding and extrusion, complex catheter systems, assembly, packaging, and engineering services.

For nearly 30 years, medical device and healthcare companies around the world have looked to Freudenberg Medical to make a difference as the custom manufacturer medical industry leaders can trust. We operate FDA-registered, ISO 13485 certified medical device facilities with Class 7 & 8 cleanrooms. Freudenberg Medical maintains design and manufacturing centers in California, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Costa Rica, Europe and Asia. 

Freudenberg Medical manufactures minimally invasive, handheld and catheter-based devices out of our 93,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, strategically and centrally located in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Freudenberg Medical’s culture is positive and team oriented. In our environment we like to have fun while helping others with our cutting edge medical devices. Our company is very driven to lead in the medical device industry to improve the quality of life of the patients we serve.

Freudenberg Medical is a local, innovative, high growth company with a collaborative, high performance work environment. We develop and manufacture minimally invasive, single use medical devices in the endoscopy, cardiovascular, neurovascular, and urology markets. The products we develop and manufacture are typically market disruptive and displace higher cost procedures.

Location: (Near Louisville, KY)

We are looking for a General Manager who is:

Driven and focused to facilitate the management of Production/Operations, Engineering, Quality, Regulatory, Product Management, Controlling, Materials, GROWTTH (Get Rid Of Waste Thru Team Harmony), and Human Resources including interfacing with customers and managing resources.

A leader with a strong sense of business acumen focused on the success of the group along with a desire to continuously learn and develop with responsibility over locations in Jeffersonville, IN and Minnetonka, MI.

An energetic, dedicated motivator with the experience to set a vision in developing innovative products and fostering accountable teams.

Self-motivated and thrives in a fast –paced, cutting-edge environment with initiative to be proactive and seek out opportunities for improvement.


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Executive / senior industry position


North America

Louisville , United States


United States



Executive / senior industry position