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Manufacturing Manager

Posted: 06/09/2024

The Manufacturing Manager holds broader leadership responsibility for the overall success of their focus area and, as such, is a cultural champion, executes on the strategic plan, develops talent, leads positive change, and continuously contributes to organizational improvement.
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
More specifically, the employee owner will:
Lead and inspire team performance and productivity in alignment with broader division and corporate goals and strategy.
Supervise assigned plant managers and their teams to meet production requirements specific to safety, quality, delivery, cost, and continuous improvement in alignment with company values
Monitor, analyze, and manage areas to meet key performance indicators (KPIs) and audit process compliance.
Work and collaborate with the Manufacturing Engineering manager to ensure that all the manufacturing facilities are receiving the appropriate support.
Partner with the Corporate CI, Quality Manager, and Plant specific CI Managers to develop, teach, and lead value stream improvement initiatives.
Engage with HR to ensure that PPI policies are consistently and fairly administered including evaluations and pay for performance processes.
Define and implement capacity planning strategies to proactively and profitably meet the sales growth opportunities and initiatives of the company.
Oversee both short-term and long-range operational planning and resource management through one or more levels of direct reports to optimize productivity and results that are aligned with corporate strategy and objectives.
Champion, utilize, and apply TWI principals (JR, JI and JM) at all locations.
Identify and develop new manufacturing processes to support new products.  Involvement in business segment product teams may be required.  Lead continuous improvement teams and projects as needed. 
Domestic travel will be required weekly and international travel may be required periodically as needed.
Continually participate in additional training related to the job.
Perform extra assignments in other areas and related task assignments in the work area.
Demonstrate regular, consistent attendance.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Excellent leadership and communication skills; proven collaborator able to establish and foster effective professional relationships, internally and externally.
Ability to articulate message, to be persuasive, and explain position to target audiences who may possess varying levels of technical knowledge.
Extensive knowledge of manufacturing practices, processes, and standards.
Able to build and develop high performance teams through innovative and effective management techniques.
Able to work autonomously but within parameters of corporate policy and standards.
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
Ability to adapt effectively to changing priorities.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; or 
3-5 years related experience and/or training; or
Equivalent combination of education and experience. 

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