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Manufacturing Manager in Hendersonville, TN at ITW Specialty Products

Date Posted: 3/26/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities:
Safety Leadership
• Drives a strong safety culture ensuring a safe and healthy workplace.
• Actively manages a safety program that supports a positive safety culture. Delivers superior EH&S performance.
• Ensures incident investigations are completed. Leads incident investigations as needed.
• Manages site compliance with all local, state, regional and national laws, regulations and directives.

Manufacturing Management / Planning
• Develops and delivers robust manufacturing plans to ensure the production operates at optimum levels with efficient utilization of people, equipment, and resources.
• Pro actively directs the resolution of operational, manufacturing, maintenance and plant services issues to ensure mimimum costs and prevent operational delays.
• Ensures superior customer service and quality through effective plant scheduling and cross department communication.
• Minimizes scrap and material losses; maximizes throughput yields. Continously seeks and implements cost and waste reduction initiatives.
• Ensures that the maintenance and engineering organizations are operating to support the needs of the plant.
• Participates in the planning processes for the division, assisting in the development of the annual and long range plans.

Continuous Improvement / ITW Toolbox Implementation
• Champions the ITW toolbox and exhibits relentless focus on our 80 customers, products and processes.
• Reduces complexity in all processes using ITW tools (USa, MRD, In-Lining, etc.).
• Conceives, prioritizes and delivers operational improvement opportunities.
• Supports the Global Director of Operations in creating an 80/20 culture throughout the division and in developing global manufacturing standards, processes, and KPIs. Manages to those KPIs.

Team Management & Development
• Manages a direct team of 2 and total team of 30 employees.
• Identifies, manages and develops talent to maximize individual, team and organizational effectiveness. Fosters a culture of engagement and accountability.
• Coaches through feedback, development planning and performance management.
• Provides training to new and existing staff and support them in their career goals.
• Uses effective change management skills to effectively plan, implement and evaluate change.
Manufacturing Support Activities
• Supports management of quality systems. Ensures compliance with ISO requirements. Utilizes quality management systems to support continuous improvement efforts within the plant.
• Supports complaint investigation; ensures customer needs are met during complaint investigation process.
• Provides feedback to Engineering team activities. Develops and implements short term and long term capital plans.
• Ensures capital projects are delivered to scope, on time and within budget.
• Partners with and supports strategic sourcing team. Works with local suppliers to develop relationships as needed.

Job Requirements:
• Degree in Business Management, Business Administration or Engineering (engineering or technical degree preferred).
• 5 years’ experience in industrial manufacturing and 2 years manufacturing leadership preferred (production manager or above).
• Experience in a world class manufacturing organization. Experience utilizing tools such as Kaizen, Kanban, visual workplace, 5S, etc.
• Demonstrated success delivering results in a continuous improvement environment (6 Sigma, operational excellence, etc.).
• Working knowledge of OSHA requirements.
• Non-union work environment experience
• Working knowledge of financial management as it applies to plant operations. Experience with standard costing systems preferred.
• Excellent communication skills, including working across the organization from the shop floor to executive management. Ability to work across all divisional disciplines (HR, sales, finance and innovation)
• Demonstrated success in selecting, developing and coaching staff.
• Demonstrated success in delivering change in a manufacturing environment
• Travel Requirement – Occasional travel (domestic and international) - 10% to 15%.