Summary: The Minnesota Plant Manager is responsible for the overall management and direction of the day-to-day business operations, ensuring sales and production objectives are met at the lowest cost consistent with product quality requirements. Develops business plans, budgets and staffing requirements to support growth to annual sales volumes of $10M+ through delegating authority to key direct reports and utilizing inputs from cross-functional peers. This is an excellent opportunity for a solid Operations Manager ready for his or her first plant manager role or a seasoned plant manager who does not mind a smaller plant.
- Responsible for managing the site safety and environmental compliance programs and for ensuring that all employees adhere to these policies, including basic housekeeping and 5S.
- Direct functional responsibility for safety, quality, production scheduling, production, maintenance, tooling, and engineering
- Must possess and effectively apply intellect, judgment, and management skills to achieve desired business performance results.
- Determines facility policies consistent with corporate policies and directs/supervises the application of these policies for the site, while working in concert with onsite cross-functional peers.
- Ensure compliance with the production schedule to meet or exceed customer service requirements
- Carefully prepare, review and forward for approval all requests for capital equipment consistent with Company policy.
- Works closely with cross-functional peers in Sales, Customer Care, Quality and Human Resources to support local and Company-wide business initiatives.
- Responsible for the site's Quality Program
- Coordinates development of long and short-range plans with corporate operations staff including annual budgets and strategic plans.
- Ensure all personnel matters, including salary actions and disciplinary actions, are dealt with in a timely and appropriate manner and in accordance with Company policy.
- Represents the Company in the community and promotes the Company's goodwill and interest in community activities.
- May have direct contact with customers on complaints and service matters as required.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Direct reports include Production Manager, Quality Manager, Warehouse Supervisor and Process Engineer. Indirect (dotted-line) responsibility for Human Resources and Customer Care; close working relationship with Finance and Information Technology resources.
- Demonstrated excellence in driving continuous improvement across operations, engineering and administrative functions in an industrial product manufacturing environment.
- Strong analytical skill set and demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional teams to quickly analyze problems and develop effective solutions.
- Financial Acumen and driving year-over-year cost reductions.
- Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; proficiency in use of MRP systems (IQMSpreferred) and knowledge of MRP work flow.
Education Requirements/Work Experience:
- Bachelor's Degree in technical discipline; formal training in at least one continuous improvement discipline (i.e. Lean or Six Sigma).
- 5+ years leadership experience in industrial manufacturing operations with proven track record for high performance results.
- Experience from an industrial manufacturing environment. Experience with any solid manufacturing process that involves a lot of mechanical equipment and the technical aptitude to back it up.
- Lean manufacturing experience is a plus.