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Manager, Branch Production - Manufacturing
Knauf Insulation • Stockton, CA
Posted 1 month ago
SUMMARY OF POSITION The Manager, Branch Production will be responsible for directing and coordinating production operations of one or more production processes. Directly influencing plant results, this position must maintain a high level of responsibility and confidentiality, visibility and accountability of managing quality, significant safety performance and successful production operations. Builds and manages team capability to foster innovative ideas to create and maintain a high performance culture. Research and develop process enhancements for continuous improvement and continued customer satisfaction. Ensures all operational and employee policies, processes and procedures are followed according to corporate guidelines. This role is located in Stockton, CA. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Organization
•Provide leadership and daily guidance to ensure high levels of quality, identifying issues and resolution, productivity, and employee involvement and ownership.
•Coach, development and motivate employees to meet and/or exceed business’s objectives and employee goals
•Ensure timely and appropriate communication with sales team members to support effective customer service performance
•Manage plant related Quality issues (Product/Process related), to ensure proper error analysis and apply solutions
•Work closely with Human Resources to interview and select new employees and acquire temporary employees
•Adhere to and enforce all company policies, procedures and business ethics and ensure they are communicated and implemented by all employees Manufacturing/Operation
•Formulate plant strategy and annual goals and objectives that align with Company direction and overall business goals.
•Establish and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and high quality standards for each production process, and all finished product
•Achieve or exceed key performance indicators for Safety, Quality, Waste Control, Cost, and Production.
•Conduct visual inspection, basic troubleshooting and repair of mechanical and/or electrical problems as required on machinery. Keep machinery in good condition for best performance and highest efficiency through a basic preventive maintenance program
•Locate and engage local vendors to ensure proper high level maintenance of production machinery
•Operate all aspects of the plant in an efficient, cost-effective manner including waste management
•Oversee production schedule to maximize production efficiency to fulfill customer work orders
•Track daily, monthly and yearly production efficiency and optimize manufacturing KPI’s and processes
•Maintain inventory by cycle counts and work with procurement to manage inventory levels
•Implement and monitor FIFO based inventory rotation for stocked materials
•Monitor new and existing orders to maintain correct inventory levels and communicate with sales team to minimize slow turning products
•Oversee handling for all inbound shipments and scheduling of outbound shipments to minimize cost and meet customer requirements (i.e. utilize Silvercote equipment, LTL carrier, or truckload common carrier) to ensure Company Quality standards on product production, packaging, handling and shipping are met.
•Support Capital Investment projects in teamwork with central engineering team
•Manage implementation of new products, processes and work methods
•Provide plant information and support central teams during budget process with branch related KPI’s
•Coordinate processing and posting of credit cards, and checks received on account with accounting Health & Safety
•Create a safe, healthy and positive working environment for all employees.
•Overall responsible for the production performance including safety, quality, cost, productivity, and customer service.
•Provide required training and certifications for new and existing employees
•Conduct required weekly/monthly H&S reviews on equipment, buildings and organization POSITION REQUIREMENTS Education: Bachelor Degree in a management or manufacturing related field preferred or equivalent of 5+ years production operations, warehousing and managerial experience Experience:
•Basic understanding of accounting and financial statements
•Strong team oriented leadership style
•Aptitude for logistics
•Distribution/warehousing experience Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills
•Ability to maintain confidentiality of strategic business plans
•Ability to lead, motivate and prioritize
•Ability to analyze problems, make decisions and drive performances
•Strong attention to detail, organization, and sense of urgency
•Moderate to strong computer skills (Microsoft Office)
•Manufacturing experience, with some mechanical troubleshooting experience ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Special Tools/Equipment Used:
•Production line equipment
•Vehicle Physical Demands:
•Regularly required to walk, sit, stand, push pull, squat, lift and reach with hands and arms
•Must occasionally lift and/or move up to thirty (50) pounds
•Work with various hand and power tools
•Basic mechanics (electrical, mechanical, pneumatics)
•Drive vehicle and following rules of the road Working Conditions:
•Moderate to loud noise level
•Regularly exposed to a fast-paced environment
•May be exposed to extreme temperature changes and dusty conditions when in the plant/branch