Director, Manufacturing Operations

Serta   •  

Atlanta, GA

Industry: Manufacturing


11 - 15 years

Posted 148 days ago

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   Participates in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of strategic business and performance goals, short- and long-term objectives, plans, budgets, programs and policies for designated plants of responsibility and aligned to region's objectives.

   Champions Lean deployment and best practice implementation and sustainment for designated plants in region.

   Leads efforts designed to leverage and optimize capacity across designated plans in order to meet projected demand.

   Collaborate with Operations Project Management Office to implement manufacturing footprint objectives.

   Oversees talent development, succession planning, and performance management initiatives.

   Ensures the execution and adherence of safety policies in compliance with company safety program to prevent work-related injuries across plants.

   Reviews and analyzes production, quality control, maintenance, and operational reports to capitalize and optimize positive trends and determine causes of nonconformities for corrective action.

   Establishes production and quality control standards, plans and develops budget and cost controls, and coordinates with PPL for S&OP execution.

   Establishes Operations' priorities, balancing effective customer service, cost factors and optimizing utilization of people and equipment.

   Oversees the development and implementation of operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality and safety across plants.

   Collaborates in the planning and formulation of Operations policies and practices

   Consults with Engineering on equipment modifications and other continuous improvement efforts.

   Fosters positive and proactive working relationships across entire SSB network.

   Promotes ongoing communications and leads change management.

   Defines short- and long-term goals for cluster of plants within designated Region.


   Judgment, analysis, and decision making abilities in the solution of complex issues

   Effective communication skills, including active listening, oral & written comprehension, articulate presentation, and interpersonal exchange

   Time, financial, human, and materials resource management

   Develop objectives and strategies

   Interface with all levels of the organization and persons outside the company

   Conflict resolution and consensus building


   The position will be located in a desingated plant in Area of responsibility

   Travel more than 50%


   Ten-plus years of manufacturing leadership experience in Lean and union environments.

   Bachelor's degree in Business or Engineering preferred

   Prior labor relations and union experience.

   Experience with M&A integrations, plant restructuring, union, plant start-ups and closures.

   Complete commitment to safety and regulatory compliance.


   Master's degree


   Visioning and Championing Change

   Promote change initiatives and effectively implement them

   Decisive Judgment

   Consider all information, and take action

   Driving for Results Safely

   Achieve high results without compromising the organization or safety of its people

   Quality Customer Focus

   Listens to and values internal/external cstomers' needs, suggestions, and feedback

   Teamwork and Collaboration

   Build and maintain copperative work relationships with others

   Motivate Others

   Build a high performance culture by continuous people development and skill acquisition

   Relationship Management and Organizational Savvy

   Build and maintain effective partnerships and alliances

   Familiar with Microsoft Office applications with emphasis on Microsoft Access, Excel, and Word

   Manufacturing software

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties or responsibilitiesassociated with the job. Other job-related duties may be assigned.

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