Senior Production Lead

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  • Groningen
  • Johnson & Johnson
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Johnson & Johnson Vision, a member of Johnson & Johnson's MedTech Family of Companies, is a worldwide company with operations in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe/Middle East/Africa regions. Research, innovation and new-product development are the focus of our organization. As pioneers in Ophthalmology, we develop and make innovative cataract solutions to deliver excellent patient outcome. More on our solutions for our patients here.

Role Summary

As Senior Production Lead you will drive Operational Improvement and grow further as a people leader.

The Production Lead holds a hierarchical responsibility for a team of employees working in different shifts, closely overseeing the Team Leads who lead those shifts. This pivotal role plays a crucial part in advancing our operational results and upholding a culture of accountability. Additionally, it serves as a stepping stone for future management positions within our organization.

Main Responsibilities

  • As the Production Lead, you will be in charge of overseeing the overall production performance of the assigned teams during the day shift. While the Team Leads handle the day-to-day operations during their respective shifts, you will actively take ownership of the production process and line utilization.
  • You will be visible on the production floor, mentoring and developing the Team Leads and their teams.
  • Ensuring effective coordination and clear priorities for the production teams and support departments will also fall under your responsibility.
  • Being proactive, you will lead the way in meeting production targets, comprehending the underlying drivers, and devising plans to enhance overall efficiency.
  • You will encourage employee involvement, foster open communication, and facilitate knowledge sharing and the exchange of ideas.
  • Furthermore, you will promote behaviors that create a safe working environment and consistently deliver high-quality products to our customers, adhering to Johnson and Johnson's policies, procedures, and applicable legal requirements.
  • Finally, you will monitor, analyze, and continuously improve key performance indicators.


  • To successfully fulfill this role, you should possess a bachelor's degree in (bio) process technology, chemistry, engineering, or a related field.
  • Prior experience in a similar position, involving continuous improvement methodologies, is highly desirable.
  • Preferably, you should be trained in Lean Six Sigma.
  • Proven leadership abilities coupled with a people-centric management style will be crucial in driving collaborative success and achieving results.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are necessary for effective team coordination and stakeholder engagement.

Objectives: conducting business surveys, planning and coordination, collaboration, influencing.

At Johnson & Johnson, we value diversity and inclusivity. We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals.

If you are looking for an opportunity to make a significant impact in a world-class company, then this is the role for you. Join Johnson & Johnson and become part of our journey towards excellence and success.