Primary responsibility for meeting production goals and high-level oversight of related functions including: inventory, forecasting, build plans, capacity analysis, yields, expenses, scheduling etc. Regular participation in daily production meetings and understanding of relevant metrics and drivers.
Provides coordination with planning, engineering, quality and other support functions.
Performs high-level reviews and leads strategic planning for major process area performance indicators including: flex variance, budget, S&OP, OOV, QRB, exceptions, safety, etc.
Maintains active involvement in employee selection, training and development. Performs related hiring, performance reviews, corrective actions, etc. for direct-line employees and provides strong oversight for employees reporting under supervisory staff. Process area champion for employee safety and overall employee morale.
Understanding of materials, facility, process, procedures and equipment under management. Strong involvement and presence in work areas to monitor efficiency and compliance; performs periodic audits.
Actively involved and leader of specific process / operational improvement programs including: QRB, CRB, complaint reviews, etc. Leads problem solving activities in process area and drives effective corrective actions.
Involved member of the Operations Leadership Team, including attendance at meetings and ownership of initiatives. Develops positive relationships and outcomes both along the value stream.
Other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: (list required and preferred separately)
Knowledge of and leadership experience in Lean/Progressive Manufacturing techniques, production and inventory control financial principles, Quality principles and Safety practices
Project management skills
Effective oral & written communications skills
Ability to effectively utilize common computer software including: MS Office, database, Excel, MS Project, and SAP