Head of Patient Care Operations (d/f/m)

Business Unit: 

Duderstadt, DE, 37115 Berlin, DE, 10405

Contract Type:  regular
Scope of employment:  full-time
Contact Person:  Lea Urbanczyk
Contact Information:  lea.urbanczyk@ottobock.de
Job ID:  6274

Summary Statement


For our company site in Duderstadt near Göttingen, we are looking for a Director Patient Care Operations (d/f/m). In this role you will define and implement the central manufacturing strategy. You will establish a global manufacturing presence, use the production resources in the patient care network efficiently and effectively and ensure the leadership role of ottobock.care in manufacturing technology.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • You capture the status quo of global patient care production (available production resources, tools, processes, etc.)
  • You identify, among other things, best-in-class processes, tools and cost advantages per manufacturing step/product type
  • You will identify processes, products and solutions to be moved to a centralized manufacturing facility
  • You develop a centralized manufacturing strategy or footprint (short/medium/long term)
  • You build and extend an integrated production and process chain - including the required systems/tools such as ordering and communication platform
  • You transfer the local and heterogeneous manufacturing processes into an integrated central manufacturing process chain
  • You have the technical leadership of the local units in all topics related to production processes and tools (harmonization/standardization of the remaining local processes and tools to a global standard according to the cfab strategy)
  • You will work with international development project teams to ensure a seamless production launch of new products



  • You have completed your specialist studies with a Master's degree
  • You have at least 8 years of experience in managing a medical device manufacturing facility
  • You have already gained extensive experience in setting up and operating a centralized production structure
  • You have in-depth knowledge of production processes and tools for batch size 1 products
  • Your mindset is strategic and far-sighted and you have persuasive and assertive skills
  • You are numerate and have an affinity for key figures



  • Flexible working time models and a home office option
  • Open corporate culture, regular team events and an exciting, very international working environment
  • Attractive salary package
  • Individual promotion and further development through in-house and external training and continuing education offerings from the Ottobock Academy
  • Company pension plan and capital-forming benefits, health management offers and many other benefits

Diversity at Ottobock

For us, the focus is on treating each other with respect and enjoying our work. We value diversity and therefore expressly welcome all applications regardless of gender, age, nationality, disability, ethnicity and social origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. This includes special consideration for severely disabled individuals with equal suitability.

Your future at Ottobock

Ottobock's products and services in the areas of Prosthetics, NeuroMobility, Patient Care, Exoskeletons developed by 'SUITX by Ottobock' and Business Solutions ensure independence and quality of life when personal mobility is restricted. With over 9,000 employees in almost 60 countries, our company is the world market leader in technical orthopedics.

Your ideas and commitment will inspire your colleagues and staff, and will further the interests of Ottobock. Be part of a dynamic, growing company with flat hierarchies. We offer a richly diverse field of work, individual development opportunities and extensive qualification programs in our Ottobock Academy.

Please only apply via our online job portal at jobs.ottobock.com. Please quote the Job-ID for the position in question, and also state your earliest starting date and salary requirements. We look forward to receiving your application!