• Director, Global Variable Cost Productivity (VCP) Petah Tikva
  • Align in Petah Tikva, , Israel
  • jobs
  • 3 weeks ago

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Join a team that is changing millions of lives.

Transforming smiles, changing lives.

At Align Technology, we believe a great smile can transform a person’s life, so we create technology that gives people the confidence to take on whatever’s next. We revolutionized the orthodontic industry with the introduction of the Invisalign system, and we have never lost sight of that spirit of innovation. Our diverse and collaborative teams are constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

Ready to join us?

About this opportunity

As the Director of Global VCP at Align Technology, you will utilize your expertise in business strategy, COGS management, Operations management, negotiation and contractual process, and market analysis, to enhance organizational profitability on a global scale, In order to provide E2E cost optimization for iTero products and services and improve gross margins of the business.

Your role will involve collaborating with senior management and... cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for improving variable costs short and long term, and enhancing efficiency across the organization's value chain.

In this role, you will…
• Lead profit expansion across the organization
• Lead the development and implementation of strategies to optimize variable costs across all aspects of the business.
• Strategic Planning: Work with the relevant stakeholders to develop and implement strategic plans to optimize costs while maintaining product quality, customer satisfaction, and regulatory compliance
• Inspect E2E COGS for all iTero products future product COGS reduction, Should Cost modeling and analysis from design drawings/specs, BOM and material spend, and manufacturing process to competitive cost tear down
• Establish and lead rigors with iTero leadership staff – propose strategic guidance to leadership regarding business decisions
• Develop key cost performance indicators (KPIs) for all departments to track progress and performance against targets
• Process Improvement: Lead cross-functional teams to streamline processes, eliminate waste, and improve productivity, reducing variable costs and enhancing organizational efficiency
• Collaborate with Procurement function to set the roadmap for negotiation, bring business insights, and actively participate with the supplier’s negotiations meetings if needed
• Cost Reduction Projects: Bring insights to cost reduction projects, including standardization, value engineering, and cost-out initiatives, to achieve targeted savings goals and improve profitability
• Risk Management: Identify and mitigate risks associated with variable cost fluctuations
• Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including finance, R&D, quality, procurement, product marketing and services, engineering, and production teams, to align variable cost strategies with overall business objectives and priorities
• Lead VCP workouts with internal and external functions to create a funnel of initiative to take cost down. Monitor the execution phase of those initiatives to maximize value to the company
• Provide leadership and guidance to the team to ensure alignment with company goals and objectives, including global manufacturing sites, locations strategy, ETC
• Participate in design reviews and significant design change events, competitors’ reviews and tradeshows

In this role, you’ll need …
• Experience in leading cross-functional teams and driving business strategy to optimize organizational performance
• Experience in liaising with senior management and setting executive level targets
• A bachelor's degree in a relevant field: business administration, finance, economics, accounting, or supply chain management, MBA or relevant advanced degree preferred.
• Minimum of 10 years of experience in leading operations, finance, or related field, with a focus on cost management and productivity improvement, preferably in the manufacturing or healthcare industry
• Proven track record of developing and implementing successful cost-saving strategies
Strong leadership abilities, Excellent communication, presentation, negotiation, and stakeholder management skills
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to think strategically and drive results in a fast pace environment
• Strong understanding of financial analysis, budgeting, and variance analysis. Strong financial and business acumen

Sound like a good fit?   

Great! Click the "Apply" link to let us know you are interested. Not the right fit? Don’t worry, Align is quickly growing so we are creating more opportunities to expand our Align family. Please consider joining our Talent Network to receive notifications about future jobs or sharing this opportunity with others in your network.    

About Align  

Align Technology is a publicly traded medical device company that is transforming smiles and changing lives. Our global team of talented employees develop innovative technology, tools and treatment options to help dental professionals worldwide achieve the clinical results they expect. Our digital ecosystem combines the power of technology to create beautiful smiles through the integration of AI and machine learning, digital imaging and visualization, biomechanics and material science to develop the Invisalign system, the most advanced clear aligner system in the world; iTero Intraoral Scanners and OrthoCAD digital services. Did you know? Align is the world’s largest manufacturer of custom 3D-printed materials.   


By joining Align, you will be part of a global, fast-growing company in one of the most dynamic industries. Great people, innovative technologies, and meaningful work – these are just some of the things employees say make Align Technology a great place to work.   


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Global Diversity Statement:

At Align, we believe in the power of a smile, and we know that every smile is as unique as our employees. As we grow, we will continue building a workforce of diverse cultural backgrounds and life experiences and fostering a culture of open-mindedness and compassion for all our employees. We live our company values by promoting healthy people and healthy communities. All with the intent of changing millions of lives, one unique smile at a time.

Equal Opportunity Statement

It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity in all of our employment practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, age, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression or any other legally protected category. Applicants for positions with Align must be legally authorized to work in the country which they are applying for and verification of employment eligibility will be required as a condition of hire
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