Site Leader

GE - General Electric

Uppsala, Sweden

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Site Leader you will be responsible to lead and grow the Uppsala operations to support the manufacturing of our world leading chromatography resins, cell separation media, electrophoresis products and Biacore consumables for Life Sciences. The site currently supports 40% of the total LS revenue & the incumbent should be able to influence and communicate well with all levels due to the strong connection between business P&Ls, Supply Chain and LS customers. GE is currently investing on its factory in Uppsala up to 70 million annually through 2017-2022 that nearly doubles the production capacity.

  • Driving manufacturing team towards execution of Business Goals using Six Sigma and Lean;
  • Manufacturing methodology;
  • Maintaining and development of QMS and EHS excellence at site level;
  • Ensuring sufficient capacity exists to achieve all customer commitments;
  • Driving Product Quality, Six Sigma and Lean so that internal business metrics are met;
  • Continue to develop the Business Continuity Plan and drive other ERM initiatives;
  • Collaboration with business P&L, functions within LS to support NPI's, customer and product initiatives;
  • The role reports to the General Manager, Life Sciences Global Supply Chain-Core Imaging and Downstream Bio Process.


  • Master’s degree in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering or similar;
  • Significant experience working with proven leadership in manufacturing or supply chain management;
  • Demonstrated leadership, energizing global teams & global project management;
  • Proven business/financial acumen, including demonstrated ability to motivate, influence, solve complex problems, and drive change at all levels of the organization;
  • Proven ability to meet deadline in a fast-paced changing environment;
  • Proven ability to drive & manage change initiatives in a matrix environment;
  • Ability to successfully motivate, and maintain high moral, employee involvement, safety and teamwork;
  • Lean and Six Sigma trained with demonstrated ability to apply tools and process rigor as a change agent. Demonstrated capacity to get maximum benefits by applying Lean and Six Sigma tools and processes;
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results in an ambiguous environment;
  • Great presentation skills, demonstrated both internally and towards customers;
  • Willing to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of time.

Desired Characteristics:

  • MBA or MS;
  • Proven ability to work on cross-functional, multi-cultural teams;
  • Excellent project management, communication and analytical skills;
  • Creates energy to deliver company goals through creation and comprehensive communication of practical "hands-on "operational plans and strategies;
  • Proven growth leadership skills demonstrating clear perspective and understand factors impacting GEHC businesses and our suppliers;
  • BB/MBB experience;
  • Good level of Swedish language are desired.

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