Plant Manufacturing Director

Augusta, Georgia, United States

Columbia, South Carolina, United States


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Type: Permanent

Experience: Director Management (Director/Head of Organization)

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Category: Operations Management

Industry: Manufacturing & Dist / Other

Company: Iris Recruiting Solutions

Salary: Six Figure Salary, Commensurate with Experience, Salary + Performance Bonus

Reference ID: 1b4LbS

Date Posted: 04/18/2024

Shortcut: http://jobs.mrinetwork.com/Lj3W6n


The Director of Manufacturing will oversee the Manufacturing and assembly  of the operation with a staff of 250, including 5 Managers, and ensuring effective and efficient use of facilities and staff while achieving operational goals and objectives, while utilizing Lean Manufacturing tools.

 

Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and participates in the recruitment, hiring, and training of manufacturing employees, including management or 5 Managers with P&L ownership.
  • Oversees schedules and assignments for the location.
  • Conducts performance evaluations that are timely and constructive.
  • Handles discipline and termination of employees as needed and in accordance with company policy.
  • Provides a servant leadership environment for operational team and individual contributors.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the manufacture of products, ensuring production, performance, and quality standards are consistently met.
  • Work with manufacturing concepts to improve overall operation including Design for Excellence, Lean Manufacturing, Production Process development and validation.
  • Work to optimize high product mix, mid volume manufacturing and assembly operation, utilizing Lean Manufacturing methods and tools.
  • Advise the team on status of supplier management and procurement principles through supply agreements to ensure continuity of material supplier to support manufacturing output.
  • Reviews production reports to ensure safety, quality, financial, and delivery goals and standards are met.

 

 

 

 

  • Work across functional groups to understand key metrics that affect the overall business needs (output and financial) at the plant level, down to the work-cell level.
  • Develop meaningful manufacturing metrics that are aligned to the overall business needs for the goals and the plant, from Management to Work-Cell level.
  • Hold Managers and Supervisors accountable to developed metrics (output, Quality, Financials, throughput, etc.)
  • Ensures a healthy and safe working environment, and compliance with federal and state regulations, through collaboration with environmental, health, and safety staff.
  • Assists chief operating officer with long-range operating goals, expansion efforts, and implementation of new and advanced technology.
  • Identifies and shares training opportunities for staff to build and improve skills.
  • Organizes departmental management structure and teams for optimal, efficient operations.
  • Works with chief financial officer to develop operating budget.
  • Delivers progress and production reports to executive team members as requested.
  • Supervises equipment purchase, maintenance, and layout.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • High product mix, low volume manufacturing
  • Diverse Manufacturing experience.
  • Working knowledge of supplier management and procurement principles to ensure continuity and support manufacturing output.
  • Assembly and job shop type manufacturing and assembly.
  • Experience with manufacturing and engineering concepts including Lean-
  • Manufacturing, Design for Excellence (DFX), DFMA
  • Experience leading and directing others (team of 5 Managers)
    Managers) and 250 employees including Engineering, Product Assembly, and Production Planning.
  • Demonstrated success in developing a team, not just managing the team, and implementing a vision to support and achieve goals.
  • Experience with Production Process Development and Validation.
  • Ability to implement apply and implement best practices.
  • Experience with machining, electronic or electrical assembly.
  • Experience with workflow optimization and improvements.
  • Excellent organizational and managerial skills.
  • Thorough understanding of the policies and practices used in the manufacturing division.
  • Ability to set long-term goals and communicate them to others.
  • Ability to motivate and organize multiple efforts to accomplish goals.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least ten years of experience in industrial management required, within a high mix low volume manufacturing and assembly operation.
  • Experience Directing a Manufacturing and Assembly operation with direct manager reports, in a high product mix, mid to low volume manufacturing operation.
  • Demonstrated servant leader with measurable achievements in improving manufacturing operations.

 

 

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