Production Manager

Saint-Gobain Corporation Worcester , MA 01601

Posted 2 months ago

Position description

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide supervision and coordination support to various departments of the plant.

  • Supervise daily department needs through teams, tasks, or projects relating to manufacturing processes.

  • Manage operations to optimize throughput.

  • Support manufacturing improvement initiatives including improvement teams to reduce costs.

The main functions of the role include:

  • Supervision and Team Management: Supervisor for various teams and their associated work centers. Provides support for area Group Leaders. Will be required to support off-hour/weekend operations as required. Carries out activities directed toward production continuity and balance to include approving shift schedules, ensuring requisition of materials, and monitoring of machine loading and equipment maintenance. Ensures Safety is top priority for all employees.

  • Operations: Integrates many production operations or processes in various departments over a multiple shift period. Coordinates and integrates with various departments to support in attaining output, productivity and quality. Monitors the performance of the organization and proactively initiates and carries out actions to alleviate problem areas.

  • Project Manager: Provide leadership, technical expertise, and knowledge to meet department and area goals and objectives. Manage various projects within areas supervised as necessary (can include Continuous/Process Improvement, Automation/Digitalization, New Product/Process Design).

  • Continuous Improvement: Identifies areas of opportunity and develops and initiates plans for longer-term improvements. Monitors and tracks area KPIs, deploys cost saving initiatives and projects, and is actively involved in WCM structure of plant operations. This could include leading a pillar.

  • Personnel Development: Mentor and coach younger leaders. Set SMART objectives and follow up on performance.

  • Other duties as assigned. This role includes supervisor, individual contributor, technical leadership, and project leadership responsibilities. Will handle multiple teams and projects at once varying in scope and complexity.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Operations, Business - Required

  • Master's Degree in Engineering, Operations, Business- Preferred

  • 5+ years progressive leadership and operational experience

  • Knowledge and experienced in managerial practices to develop high performing teams

  • Knowledge of ceramic processing or related technologies

  • Project Leadership experience

  • Lean Manufacturing experience, World Class Manufacturing, Understanding of ISO9001 and ISO14001

  • Strong troubleshooting and critical thinking skills

  • Knowledge of work areas supervised gained through experience

  • Skilled in organizing and coordinating diverse activities

  • High level of human relation and interpersonal skills

  • Skills in organizing and coordinating diverse activities; Will manage production/maintenance projects and supervise production support functions as well. Can develop high performing teams.

  • High level of human relation and interpersonal skills. Create and sustain key relationships quickly; communication and persuasion skills are necessary

  • Must possess very strong problem solving skills and the ability to solve problems in dynamic environments to ensure that all departments are secure.

Who are we ?

Saint-Gobain Industrial Ceramics is a worldwide manufacturer of high temperature specialised refractory materials. Our products are manufactured for the Ceramics, Metallurgy, Foundry, Chemical, Petrochemical, Power Generation, Waste Processing and Glass Making Industries. We specialise in products ranging from refractory bricks, tiles and blocks to mortar, cements, ramming and gunnable monolithics and trowelling mixes to low mass kiln furniture systems.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

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