Operations Manager

Brett Fisher Group - Chicago, IL

Why Join?

Work for one of the most well-regarded medical device firms, and 7x award winner in the airway and respiratory space. Sold to over 9 million patients in 75 countries worldwide, our client's groundbreaking technology is a category leader and has seen 20-25% YoY growth. Since March of 2020, our client has been at the forefront of medical response to the pandemic with their products being used with over 3 million hospitalized and critically ill patients. This is a unique and rare opportunity for someone with an entrepreneurial mindset to join an established, rapidly growing, dynamic company with exceptional leadership at a critical stage of their growth. We are seeking an accomplished Operations Manager responsible for establishing and managing North American operations, including logistical and back-office functions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate cross-functionally and cross-culturally with stakeholders in different countries.

What you get to do in this role:

  • Work with our U.S. and overseas team to scope and build out our U.S.-based operations, logistical, and back-office function teams
  • Develop a plan for setting up operations for our U.S. organization and necessary move requirements
  • Determine the optimal operations setup based upon financials, strategy, and timeline requirements
  • Build and manage back-office teams to include, but not limited to, customer service, logistics, and warehouse (if applicable)
  • Work with regulatory to ensure compliance with OSHA, DOT, FDA, and any other necessary regulations or regulatory bodies
  • Manage operations directly or through a 3PL relationship
  • Lead cross-functional groups that work on an international team
  • Lead conference calls for project management and new facility implementation team
  • Recruit, hire, and train team members as appropriate


Work environment:

  • Frequent standing and walking
  • Sitting occasionally to frequent
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds occasionally
  • Ability to travel at least 20% of the time



Skills and experiences that we seek:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years of experience leading the operations function to a high degree of operational excellence including modernizing processes and continuous improvement efforts that drive significant EBITA improvement
  • Experience supervising others (preferred)
  • Proficiency in use of desktop software applications such as MS Office and project management applications


To be successful, you have:

  • A proven self-starter with good logic skills
  • Hands-on, entrepreneurial spirit, leads by example, with high involvement
  • Proven track record of driving change across value streams and demonstrated ability to be an effective change agent within the organization (preferred)
  • Strong cross-functional collaboration, including successfully working with an international team
  • Outstanding project management skills with the ability to plan and coordinate workflow, while rolling up sleeves to contribute value
  • Ability to work within a team environment to achieve agreed company goals
  • Flexible approach, enthusiastic and confident
  • Ability to communicate effectively within all levels of the company, multi-task, and be comfortable with change
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, written and oral communication skills
  • Cross-cultural experience (a strong plus)

Posted On: Friday, May 13, 2022
Compensation: $120,000.00

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