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Role and Responsibilities
The Area Manager is responsible for setting direction for an operating area, ensuring goals and improvement plans are communicated and executed to plan by: developing associates, ensuring that the team consensus is used to thoroughly evaluate decisions, decisions are rapidly implemented, budget planning, employment decisions and performance assessment of all direct reports, team leaders and associates.
The area manager will provide a high level of leadership for the employees within their departments. The area manager will drive the overall performance of Manufacturing Units or Value Streams, defined by Product Line, Group or Family for multiple lines. Ensure a safe work environment, drive profitable growth, deliver outstanding customer service, develop a technically qualified workforce, and reduce operating cost and inventories through incremental & continuous improvements projects.
The focus of this role is to drive labor productivity, throughput and customer OTD. As a focal leader in the plant leadership team, this role will be critical in transforming the operations team into a customer centric focused engaged workforce.
Lead the operations team to meet the daily production KPIs that drive the needs of the customer and the 95% OTD goal. Lead departmental teams to develop/implement/execute the daily production plan and work with the operations team to execute the plan to meet the needs of the customer, while improving the processes and achieving the KPI's.
Develop/maintain the capacity model for the area production departments to ensure there are adequate resources & operators to meet the needs of the customer for both the short & long term. This also includes developing plans to expand the workforce and equipment as needed for future growth.
Develop the operations team within the various manufacturing methodologies to continue to improve/expand their skill sets and knowledge to meet the needs of the customer and continue to drive improvements. This includes developing and maintaining the training needs of the operations group.
The area manager will work hand-in-hand with Maintenance, Quality, Lean and Process Engineers to drive process improvements for the site; supporting Lean events and process improvements for the business. Working closely with management on lean process projects to reduce waste and improve efficiencies.
Develop and implement an action plan to improve their operations team through employee development.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Education & Experience Requirements
Six Sigma / Lean Manufacturing experience preferred
Qualifications and Preferred Skills
Go to Gemba mentality, hands-on
Strong manufacturing/operations background
Excellent computer skills required
Management experience required
Positive interpersonal and facilitation skills with excellent presentation and written/verbal communication skills to properly direct, assist and train personnel is needed
Proven experience in influencing, leading cross functional teams and driving change results
Knowledge of Quality practices and instructions
Demonstrated problem solving, manufacturing practice applications (e.g., SPC, Flow Charts, standardized work, KAIZEN, etc.).
Demonstrated ability to motivate others and achieve results.
Customer-focused in meeting commitments of quality and delivery.
Superior interpersonal skills, delivers information clearly and factually. Capable of adjusting to situation or audience.
Demonstrates personal leadership skills; high performance behaviors, self-initiative, excellent work ethic, exercises good judgment, influencing, mentoring, coaching, negotiation and collaboration.
Workplace safety, team building and financial awareness
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