Manufacturing Manager

Our client manufactures a wide range of high-performance nonwovens, using the best technologies, practices and materials which are used across a wide range of applications and products. Over the years they have grown all around the world with over 25 production facilities and over 1,000 employees. This is a thriving global company – excellent time to join the team!

The Manufacturing Manager manages daily production functions and production supervisors/coordinators directly and hourly employees indirectly. This position will work closely with Production Engineering and Quality on release of production for new products and equipment.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensures compliance with plant safety rules, policies and procedures and established housekeeping practices
  • Promote the company’s principles and values by leading supervisors and teams to achieve goals
  • Leads, motivates, coaches, develops, instills trust, and holds employees accountable in a firm but fair and respectful way
  • Fosters a positive work environment built on fair and consistent treatment of all employees
  • Meet customer expectations
  • Ensures compliance with quality assurance, certifications and ISO-9001 policies, procedures and manuals
  • Initiate appropriate action for non-compliance
  • Responsible for daily adherence and corrective actions for production
  • Acts a plant representative during audits
  • Drive daily, weekly and monthly performance metrics to ensure budgetary requirements are achieved
  • Manages the hiring, training and performance of all direct reports and provides developmental opportunities as needed
  • Use of continuous improvement skills, such as Six Sigma, 5-S and Lean manufacturing, to drive improvement
  • Fosters a positive work environment and motivated workforce built on respect and trust

Background/experience required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related area or equivalent work experience
  • Strong leadership, communication and teamwork skills, with the ability to build a united team through personal involvement and trust
  • Minimum of five years leadership in a manufacturing environment, with progressive roles and responsibility
  • Spunlace, needlepunch and/or textile experience a plus
  • Experience applying Lean manufacturing, 5S, utilizing Six Sigma desirable
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office products
  • Good interpersonal, collaborative, and organizational skills

All Candidates must be able to provide work related references.

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