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Production Manager at Americhem

Production Manager

Americhem Concord, NC (On Site) Full-Time
Position Summary:

The Production Manager coordinates the manufacturing operations, including inventory, workforce scheduling, and production and shipment of product to meet customer requirements within defined lead times, cost constraints, quality, and safety targets. The Production Manager serves as a key driver of the facility’s continuous improvement efforts and works closely with Quality Assurance and Engineering to develop and execute upon plans to ensure the facility’s competitiveness. The ability to transfer/relocate as part of career progression is required.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience required

Advanced degree of relevance a plus

Experience: 5-7 years of progressive, process manufacturing management within a similar industry (color/color additives/polymers/resins/paints/inks/plastics, etc.) required

Proficiency in implementation and application of lean manufacturing theory required

Extrusion process experience a plus

Skills: Working knowledge and experience using Oracle

Lean Six Sigma certification preferred

Essential Duties: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The duties listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
  • Leads and manages the production and logistics departments
  • Leads the HSE activities of the department and ensures associates are working safely;
  • Leads the continuous improvement efforts in his/her areas of responsibility and ensures alignment with other departmental leaders;
  • Drives a culture of accountability and ownership;
  • Manages daily operations to ensure productivity and financial goals are met;
  • Develops production schedules and coordinates production activity with other departments to meet customer service requirements;
  • Monitors production performance to establish efficiency and to meet quality standards;
  • Ensures the use of efficient resources and asset utilization;
  • Assists in the development and clarification of process specifications;
  • Determines, troubleshoots, and corrects operational errors;
  • Manages inventory activities to meet service expectations and inventory metrics;
  • Acquires the necessary equipment to ensure effective departmental operations;
  • Monitors and corrects/improves equipment effectiveness of production processes;
  • Using Oracle, reports and documents metrics for department performance (i.e., losses, yields, productivity, etc.);
  • Analyzes qualitative, statistical, and quantitative data to improve product quality and production output;
  • Manages workforce development site training program
  • Provides ongoing training, coaching and development for supervisors and leads;
  • Effectively participates and contributes as part of the plant leadership team;
  • Prioritizes and oversees multiple activities of assigned staff to maximize productivity;
  • Manages staff employment activities, including but not limited to, wage increases, succession plans, coaching, counseling, disciplinary action, performance improvement, performance evaluations,
  • Supports Plant Manager in execution of plant OEE program, ensuring systematic improvement in capacity utilization;
  • Participates in product and process development of projects and programs; and
  • Demonstrates financial responsibility by contributing to, and working within, plant budgetary guidelines.
Additional Position Responsibilities
  • Effectively communicates across all levels of the organization to meet weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual goals and deadlines;
  • Effectively communicates company policies and procedures;
  • Improves job knowledge by attending training and keeping relevant knowledge and skills current;
  • Demonstrates organizational skills by working independently and with a team and by effectively delegating workload and responsibilities;
  • Contributes to organization success by meeting team and company goals; and
  • Follows all quality system and safety protocols by safely operating equipment, wearing proper protective equipment (PPE), completing safety training, keeping work areas clean and organized, and contributing to established safety goals.
  • Walk and stand for extended periods of time in non-climate-controlled manufacturing plant.
  • Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds.
Required Qualities/Attributes
  • Exceptional organizational skills to include multi-tasking, planning, and time management;
  • Possesses a bias for action and operates with the appropriate sense of urgency;
  • Customer centric. Knows how to balance customer service with the realities of manufacturing;
  • Ability to adjust to ever-changing priorities;
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, relationship-building, and conflict management skills;
  • Results driven;
  • Capacity to own projects from inception to completion; and
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills.

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  • Customer Service
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