Site Director

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Date: May 25, 2024

Location: Twinsburg, OH, US, 44087

Company: Datwyler

In billions of syringes and in every second car worldwide, Datwyler components make an important contribution to the safety of patients and drivers. The high-tech company focuses on high-quality, system-critical elastomer components and holds leading positions in attractive global markets such as healthcare, mobility, connectivity, general industry and food & beverage. With over 25 production sites on four continents, sales in more than 100 countries and over 8,000 employees, the company, headquartered in Switzerland, generates annual sales of more than CHF 1,000 million.

Our employees are the heart of Datwyler - we treat each other with respect, trust and appreciation. We have strong roots and values that have been well established in our 100-year corporate history. Become part of our great team as a...


Site Director

with the the following most important tasks: 

1. Site strategy

  • Establish and execute a long-term site strategy, aligned with Datwyler strategy
  • Establish and achieve financial performance as per company OKR’s including financial and operational excellence targets (SQDCEP)
  • Setup targets for the site team contributing to the company OKR’s 
  • Deliver timely launches, quality products and on-time deliveries (in close cooperation with sales, engineering and operations)

2. Site Management

  • Responsible for all activities / business operations of a site
  • Drive profitable growth in close cooperation with all functional areas
  • Promote customer service mentality 
  • Maintain personal contact with key customer representatives relevant for the site or Datwyler 
  • Coordinate relevant activities between operational, engineering and sales teams 

3. Deployment Operational Excellence/DPS/Agility

  • Promote and deploy Operational Excellence/ DPS and Agility within own site
  • Improve on operational excellence and the maturity level of DPS 
  • Apply DPS Continuous Improvement for cost optimization/control, reduction of waste, improving OE a.o.

4. People development

  • Lead, coach and mentor the team to live the Datwyler values,  to embrace the leadership culture and improve employee satisfaction
  • Use the talent development tools to enhance skill levels, identify and coach talent. 
  • Ensure the talent pipe line for the site is secured
  • Foster a diverse and engaged working environment whilst  considering labour legislation and health & safety guidelines


Responsibilities derived from the most important tasks

  • Drive/implement the site strategy process 
  • Achieve site and team targets contributing to company OKR’s
  • Deliver the profitability and growth per set targets
  • Establish and deploy the resource plan needed to achieve targets
  • Build a culture of ongoing improvement
  • Deploy DPS / Agility in line with the global requirements 
  • Deploy best-in-class practices for the production processes of the site
  • Provide regular reports to the organization as per established operating mode
  • Keep all relevant stakeholders informed about the business plans and their progress 
  • Validate the site forecast
  • Ensure site compliance in view of EHS, quality standards, labour law, internal guidelines and regulations
  • Deliver the logistics and quality performance as per customer requirements
  • Approve cost calculations and strategic pricing for open opportunities
  • Represent the company in relationship with unions, authorities and regulatory bodies
  • Approve as per DOA’s: hiring, investments, purchases, quotes, etc…
  • Deliver on-time product launch and investment realization projects in close cooperation with all stakeholders
  • Act as a crisis manager for the key emergencies or designate the appropriate crisis manager
  • Lead and coach site team in their areas of responsibility
  • Create a self-learning environment where employees can reach their full potential 
  • Ensure industry leading engagement score of the site team 



  • A proven track record of successfully managing a large organization
  • A high level of business awareness and acumen
  • Excellent leadership, communication and organisational skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong crisis management and conflict mediation skills
  • Able to work with diverse and international teams
  • Proficient in English


Be yourself at Datwyler

We are convinced that people make the difference. At Datwyler, you will experience diversity and a wide range of career opportunities that only an international company can provide. Together, we are increasing our agility, accelerating digitalization and fostering sustainability. For motivated and talented employees, we offer interesting development opportunities with training and assignments in a global environment. With us, you can contribute with all of your creativity and all your ideas.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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