Responsible for leading operational execution and growth strategy for a manufacturing plant.
Direct and manage plant operations to run production, maintenance, quality, and shipping and receiving in an optimum manner to exceed customer expectations.
Manage manufacturing staff, typically of 6-12 direct reports, across EHS, Quality, Continuous Improvement, Maintenance & Engineering, Purchasing and Planning.
In the matrix structure, collaborate across cross-functional leadership team with Operations Staff, Supply Chain, Sales & Marketing, R&D, HR and Finance to drive short-term execution and long-term strategy to meet business plan commitments.
Drive improvements in safety, quality, delivery, productivity, cost and morale while ensuring continuous improvement, talent development and innovation execution.
Implement cost effective systems of control over capital, operating expenditures, manpower, wages, and salaries.
Manage capital asset maintenance. Control and minimize labor overtime and repair expenses.
Maintain existing plant facilities and equipment; replace or adjust plant facilities and equipment when necessary.
Champion safety, health, and environmental issues.
Maintain good working Union/management relationship, including leading labor management meetings and participating in grievance resolutions.
Remain in compliance with facility ISO and/or TS standards and all HSE guidelines.
Some domestic and international travel as required
Bachelor’s degree in related field, engineering/business management preferred.
Five (5) to ten (10) years of related experience within Operations Management, particularly in continuous operations and capital-intensive operations.
Exposure with managing a union environment.
Track record of safety dedication and driving/supporting safety improvements.
Knowledgeable of supply chain, quality, safety, planning and logistics activities.
Experience of practical application of Lean, TPM, and/or Six Sigma tools.
Ability to interact with vendors and internal customers.