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Production Operation Manager

Manage and ensure safety,product quality standards, efficiency, and financial results are met forassigned manufacturing area. Provide guidance to all staff regarding thecoordination of department standards with overall plant objectives. Provide budgetary input in regards to equipment/staffing needs, etc... Monitor output, cycle times, routings, and quality indicators for assignedmanufacturing area. Resolve issues that arise and reinforce positivefindings with all team members. Work with other departments and staffmembers to resolve difficult or recurring operational issues. Ensureemployees are trained and evaluated on safety procedures and policies. Emphasize importance of maintaining and operating equipment and keeping workareas clean and free of hazards. Respond to and report on injuries,investigate cause and ensure recommendations are brought forward and are inplace to prevent re-occurrence. Assess quality of product duringvarious stages of production. Communicate issues to appropriate staff tomake adjustments or corrections. Take corrective action on issues andengage appropriate departments to resolve issues.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages assigned department personal includingmanagement staff and other assigned staff to ensure compliance with budgetedoperational goals, downtime, policies and procedures, safety and quality.
Achieve division financial objectives through budgetadherence, staff management, waste control, productivity, quality standards,employee retention and department financial results. Monitors financial reporting for thoroughnessand accuracy.
Interact with customers to ensure their quality andservice expectations are met in order to retain existing business and securenew business by exceeding customer expectations.
Communicate performance to assigned departments throughregular reporting of goals and achievement including safety, quality,financial, and strategic goals.
Ensures maintenance costs, preventative maintenance,work orders, equipment installations, upgrades, and modifications, and othermaintenance issues are managed effectively.
Works closely with Digital Manufacturing Manager andStaff to evaluate process improvement opportunities and ensure effectivedelivery of customer product.
Develops improvement project recommendations andimplementation, equipment justification and purchase recommendations, staffinglevels and facility improvements, as needed.
Enforce compliance with all safety policies andregulatory entities within all aspects of assigned operations.
Ensure continuous improvement is part of eachdepartment's strategic goals and Quality standards (including ISO standards)are maintained.
Oversee facility management in the continuousdevelopment of employees through goal setting and implementation of appropriatetraining plans. Appraise performance anddevelopment of direct reports.
Ensure employee training plans are developed as neededand are in place for new and existing employees to further expand staffperformance.
Maintain professional and technical knowledge incommercial print industry.
To perform this job successfully, anindividual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Therequirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/orability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individualswith disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
BS in Business Administration,Printing technology, or related degree. Minimum of ten year's experience in book manufacturing or other relatedprinting operations management. Past experience with both offset and digital printoperations preferred. Financial management, communications skills, computerskills (including COMN and Microsoft Office Suite), problem solving, conflictresolution, process improvement expertise.
LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, andinterpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technicalprocedures, budgets, governmental regulations. Ability to write reports,business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively presentinformation verbally and in writing both individually and to large groups, andrespond to questions from all levels of the organization including fromcustomers.
FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE
Ability to develop, analyze, andinterpret a budget, P&L statement, and solid business knowledge to developand implement the needed changes to improve financial results.
PROBLEM SOLVING
Ability to solve complicated problems,collaborate with others, prioritize variables, and balance various demands.
Internal Applicantsmust be in good standing with no current final warnings
Must meet minimumrequirements stated above



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