Great opportunity in Upstate SC to be a part of a Global Manufacturing Leader. Join the plant management team as the Operations/ Value Stream Leader, with strategic responsibility for developing and driving the manufacturing processes through continuous improvement to deliver and sustain profitable growth. Requires an Engineering degree with strengths in leadership, cost accounting/ financial acumen, Lean/ Manufacturing in high volume plant operations.
--- Bachelor Degree in Engineering (REQUIRED) with 5+ years Production/ Operations experience in LEAN manufacturing plants and at least 2+ years in a leadership capacity.
--- Experience with management of high volume, manufacturing operations; i.e. plastics, food processing, packaging, consumer products, etc.
--- Strong organizational and planning skills
--- Change Agent experience
--- Demonstrated ability to effectively apply MS Excel and other analysis tools to real-world problem-solving
--- Polished presentation, business acumen and facilitation skills
--- Good understanding of Lean manufacturing principles
--- US Citizen or Permanent Resident (green card) is required.
--- Green Belt Certification preferred
--- Develops and leads the implementation of operational initiatives in support of Performance Management Systems (PMS) (e.g., department utilization improvement, process capability enhancement, customer satisfaction, employee involvement).
--- Directs and manages the overall production plan for the operating area.
--- Leads Lean improvement projects and acts as the liaison between Lean improvement personnel and their respective groups.
--- Collaborates with Team Performance Leaders on the determination of materials, space, equipment and personnel needs as well as the development and implementation of processes, procedures, assignment and execution of functional responsibilities, and determination of budget and costs constraints.
--- Communicates KPI targets and results on a routine basis in hourly shift meeting. Coaches teams to develop action plans to achieve the KPI targets.
--- Collaborates with colleagues to achieve safety and environmental performance objectives for the department.
--- Evaluates performance against production goals and adjusts allocations of resources (e.g., personnel, equipment, materials) as needed to optimize quality and amount of equipment, machinery and components produced, market share of customers, quality of services provided, and cost-efficiency of operations.
--- Reviews and analyzes reports of key business performance data, collaborates with management team on operations, and maintains knowledge of current market trends and best practices for region and industry.
--- Provides strategic guidance and resources to troubleshoot highly complex issues related to departmental operations and customer service.
--- Sets and communicates standards, deploys resources, and achieves clear and measurable performance expectations for the operation.