Solon, Ohio

Manufacturing Manager  (Solon, OH) 
Client in Solon, OH is in need of a Manufacturing Manager. This person needs to have a successful track record working in a fast-paced, large Manufacturing facility; Direct Hire role. 

Steel Manufacturing Division in Solon, OH currently has an opening for a Manufacturing Manager. This position reports directly to the Plant Manager.  This position also works closely with Engineering, Quality, and Customer Service for optimized customer satisfaction and manufacturing performance.

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the production process and influence all relevant support functions to achieve customer fulfillment expectations.
  • Responsible for the achievement of KPIs related to shipping volume targets, on-time delivery, past-due backlog, customer lead time, efficiency, utilization, and overtime premium expense.
  • Own and drive continuous improvements in manufacturing metrics including quality, yields, cycle time, productivity, and cost.
  • Generate current month and future months headcount requirements plan.
  • Quantify current state product cost standards with goals/plans for continuous improvement.
  • Rectify product cost variances to target (root cause and corrective actions).
  • Implement and drive continuous improvement activities through the implementation of change management processes and best practices.
  • Provide leadership and training to accomplish company goals and objectives.
  • Provide direction, development, and leadership to production supervisor and production leads
  • Develop and track improvement in the reduction of planned direct labor hours to earned hours.
  • Coordinate, set up, and implement standard operating procedures for all production operations.
  • Establish and monitor overall performance for product and quality standards.
  • Implements and maintain preventative maintenance programs.
  • Ensure complete compliance to prescribed QMS and Lean Manufacturing.
  • Working with your manufacturing engineers in setting / delivering labor and production quality standards
  • Ensure implementation and compliance of health and safety protocol.
  • Develop and implement business unit capital projects to meet plant and asset objectives.
  • Develop employees by conducting performance reviews, providing coaching, counselling, and effective training.

Competency Requirements

  • Driving for Results: Aggressively pursues challenging goals and objectives; will put in considerable time and effort to accomplish objectives; takes a highly focused, goal-driven approach toward work
  • Prioritizing and Organizing Work: Allocates time and attention based on what is the most important to achieve key goals and objectives; approaches work in an organized and systematic manner; effectively manages tasks, information, and requests
  • Solving Complex Problems: Breaks down large problems into smaller, more manageable components; identifies key factors that influence the viability of different solutions; clarifies information needed to solve problems
  • Developing Talent: Invests time and resources into building the capabilities of team members; helps people define career goals and establish development plans to achieve them; gives people constructively, developmental feedback and advice
  • Delegating Responsibility: Provides people with clear objectives and allows them to take ownership for their goals; gives people a mix of tasks that challenge but do not overwhelm them; acts as a resource people can utilize to help accomplish their goals

Position Requirements

  • 15+ years’ experience in production with a minimum of 5 years at a management level.
  • Experience in production management for high mix/low volume manufacturing environment
  • Ability to build teams and lead and mentor staff to achieve significant results
  • Leadership skill to lead, motivate employees to keep operations running smoothly, driving year-on-year improvement in performance metrics
  • Strong interpersonal skills to engage with employees, other department managers and senior management
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, identify and address problems, meet deadlines, and stay within budget
  • Hands-on individual driven towards team success with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Ability to create/manage the budget, driving appropriate cost control/reduction activities
  • Knowledge of supply chain including MRP and Master Scheduling skills
  • Strong computer literacy in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.) and ERP systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience as a CNC Machinist or leading in a CNC Machining operation
  • Experience with Lean manufacturing and ISO quality systems
  • Six Sigma Black Belt expertise (or equivalent) is an asset
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a relevant discipline such as Operations Management, Industrial Engineering, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering 

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