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Vice President of Manufacturing

San Francisco, CA, USA

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About the Company

Openwater is creating next-generation open-source medical technologies that can enable us to diagnose and treat potentially 100s of diseases with a single device . With this advancement comes the promise of treatment of debilitating diseases including cancer, mental disease, stroke, COVID/Long COVID and longevity treatments. We already have a trove of clinical data demonstrating the promise of our technology, and now Openwater is the world’s first open-source, open-patent, open-clinical-data, and open-safety-sharing company, centered on the new idea of the Silicon Hospital.

About the Role

As a VP of Manufacturing at Openwater, you will be responsible for the development of our contract manufacturing pipeline for our next generation medical components and devices. This includes subcomponents like cutting edge semiconductor lasers, detectors and ultrasonic array manufacturing as well as assembly of these component systems into products and quality management systems. We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated individual who wants to lead a transformation in healthcare making it better and more affordable for all.



  • Develop manufacturing vision and strategy particularly around our open source manufacturing efforts particularly strong in photonics and ultrasonics as well as high volume contract manufacturing.

  • Scope International manufacturing opportunities to drive lower landed costs and deliver on them

  • Strong business acumen to drive contracts with the help of the executive timea and ability to effectively manage communications and expectations with all.

  • Continue to develop operations innovation jointly with the Research & Innovation organization

  • Manage manufacturing relationships including regular touch points with executive level.

  • Manage manufacturing operations driving accountability for commitments and action plans to meet or exceed deliverables.

  • Develop and implement robust co-manufacturing performance measurement and continuous improvement plans.

  • Work jointly with Quality lead to ensure compliance to quality program.

  • Available for frequent travel to manufacturing facilities


  • BS in Business/Operations/Engineering or similar

  • 15+ years of relevant industry experience inclusive of contract manufacturing experience with multi-plant network responsibility.

  • Must have demonstrated experience with evaluating and improving supply chain performance and effectively managing CM relationships to drive performance in support of company objectives.

  • Cross-functional leadership and experience presenting to Executive teams.

  • Leadership experience setting and delivering organizational strategies, initiatives, objectives, and plans.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and an ability to deliver results in a highly dynamic and evolving environment

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, at a management reporting level

  • Demonstrate strong negotiation skills.

  • Lead complex programs and projects to completion.

  • Handle diverse and complex customer interactions and issues, coordinating with internal and external cross-functional teams to solve challenges and meet/exceed customer expectations.

  • Ability to exercise judgment and handle ambiguity within generally defined practices and policies selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally.

  • The job is in our San Francisco office and in person

  • Salary Range: $200,000 - $350,000

Equal Opportunity Employer

Openwater is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate and encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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