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, including but not necessarily limited to the following:
Capacity Planning - Develop manufacturing capacity strategies consistent with planned sales growth, where feasible utilizing lean tactics, available CS capacity. Manage execution of approved strategies.
Develop a change driven continuous improvement culture, asset utilization and working capital reduction
Develop metrics scorecard to drive the same.
Lead continuous improvement processes (including cost management). Continually evaluate manufacturing processes and implement changes to create greater efficiencies while conforming to a high level of customer and quality standards.
Interface with key vendors to insure superior supply chain management.
Continually monitor, drive improvements and partner in evaluating the Company's ERP system as necessary.
Insure adequate systems are in place to provide optimum levels of direct labor staffing and inventory to meet production needs.
Insure all shop employees are properly trained and evaluated on a timely basis, and timely corrective action is taken as necessary.
Identify, develop and upgrade talent
Communicate regularly with shop employees to insure mutual understanding of Company policy and culture, and all matters affecting their performance, attitude, and results.
Collaborate with Engineering and Product Management to bring new products from concept, to pilot, to full production and launch.
Partner with Sales, Engineering, and the Company's sales rep organization to gain a strong understanding of the needs and wants of the marketplace and where possible incorporate this understanding into the products and production processes.
Performs other duties assigned by management
KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE/ EDUCATION: (Minimum Education and/or Experience required)
BS Degree in Business, Operations, Manufacturing or Supply Chain or related field; with five to seven years manufacturing related experience and/or training
Understand and adhere to regulatory requirements ( OSHA, safety, environmental, quality)
Demonstrated strength in leading and managing others.
Demonstrated understanding of end-to-end supply chain (including budget management)
Experience in Continuous Improvement environment
Demonstrated Change Agent
Understand and be able to drive scorecard metrics
Effectively communicate with large and diverse populations, influencing cross-functionally across the Company
Positive labor relations management and union avoidance experience