Production Manager

Danaher Orange , CA 92856

Posted 3 months ago

Job Description: Job ID: KAV003166

About Us

KaVo Kerr is a cohesive organization comprised of two global leaders, united to provide dental excellence and serve as a single premier partner for the dental community. KaVo Kerr operates with a common vision inspiring and helping our customers, their patients and our own associates realize their potential. KaVo Kerr offers solutions for endodontics, restoratives, treatment units, infection prevention, imaging, rotary and instruments.

Description

The Production Manager is responsible for streamlining manufacturing operations across the value-stream by balancing material supply, equipment and workforce. In each of the three areas, the manager is expected to understand the key constraints and gaps, in order to develop and execute a clear improvement plan working with stakeholders across the organization. There will also be a strong emphasis on cost and lead time reduction, which will mean a 'right the first time' mindset in production. The safety of employees and temps is paramount, so the Production Manager will have to drive best-practices in terms of engagement and participation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The primary responsibility for this role is drive continuous improvement in product delivery value-stream, by making sure equipment, people and material is used in an efficient and productive fashion. This will require focusing on a number of areas such as bottlenecks, operator skillset, load balancing and use of Lean Manufacturing principles. This should be done in a manner that creates an energized workforce with high morale and low turnover.

  • The secondary responsibility for this role is the effectiveness and efficiency of the operations, measured by on-time delivery, late sales order backlog, scrap and rework, safety, quality, delivery, inventory, manufacturing variance and overtime.

  • The Production Manager will be a key enabler in changing the Plant Operations from a reactive way of executing, to being Proactive, Lean, Cash Flow and Cost efficient.

  • Responsible for hiring and maintaining a high performing team, including but not limited to interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

  • Regularly and visibly leads at daily management and in Kaizen events to get business results

  • Charismatic in nature and able to create followership in team environments.

  • Works with plant management and functional managers on developing policy deployment action plans and helps coordinate Kaizen funnel to support

  • Drives skill advancement with DBS training matrix for site growth

  • Devises monthly, weekly, and daily schedules and communicates job assignments to other manufacturing associates including supervisors, leads, and cell personnel

  • Leads the performance review assessment and development plan strategy for the manufacturing associates

  • Manages the customer Master Build Plan activities for the cell product lines including:

  • Estimate Ship Dates for Open Orders and way to improve so we minimize late shipments

  • Understand total inventory and WIP so we don't buffer with a lot of inventory

  • Reduce unfavorable workorder variance by understanding and tackling the root caused such as lack of clear work instructions, operator proficiency etc.

  • FG shipment commitment dates

  • Critical stock out communication

  • Work order prioritization and scheduling

  • Responsible for material presentation continuous improvement

  • Designs and implements standard processes to create flow within the cell

  • Maintain GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), training records, and other documentation as needed within operations

  • Adhere to all safety standards on the manufacturing floor

  • Develops employees directly reporting to, as well as influencing others, with lean tools

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

KEY PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS:

  • Operator Training Matrix Score and Progression

  • EHS Risk Score

  • Scrap and Rework

  • OTD and late order backlog

  • Inventory Turns

  • Manufacturing Variance

  • Cost indicators such as Overtime

  • Employee attrition and turnover

Job Requirements

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Four Year College Degree in Engineering or Supply Chain

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in a lead role, overseeing the day to day job activities of 10+ team members. Experience managing hourly workforce a plus.

  • Excellent analytical aptitude including statistical analysis

  • Strong communication in English (Reading, writing, and verbal)

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast pace environment

  • Self-driven nature to solve day-to-day problems and solve long-term problems

  • Ability to act independently and make the appropriate decisions with minimal supervision as necessary

  • Ability to follow instructions and guidelines set forth by the Supervisor and management

  • Ability to meet daily production goals in regard to Safety, Quality, and Productivity

PREFERRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

  • 2-4 years of manufacturing/production leadership experience

  • Experience with completing Oracle Manufacturing transactions or similar system

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time (8 hours per day)

  • Kerr Corporation reserves the right to change, amend, add, delete and otherwise assign any and all duties, responsibilities, and position titles as it deems necessary to meet the needs of its business

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The "EEO is the Law" poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.

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Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and industrial solutions. Our globally diverse team of 59,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #144 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 2,000% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.


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