Deploy and lead team-based problem solving groups using modern methods (DMAIC, Value Stream Mapping, Brainstorming, etc.) to eliminate productivity issues.
Responsible for capital projects required to maintain the plant and/or operations from initiation of capital funds request to completion of the project.
Develop the operations plan and establish procedures for maintaining high standards of operations to ensure that products conform to established customer and company quality standards.
Role model and ensure company safety policies are adhered to and safe work habits are utilized by all department personnel and visitors.
Conduct regular plant and safety meetings by maintaining open communications with plant staff and supervision to ensure safe and efficient operations.
Identify and track all projects related to continuous improvement of plant indicators
Maintain open communication between all departments and operations by fostering teamwork and continuous improvement.
Responsible for meeting cost and throughput targets for operations and maintenance.
Encourage individuals and teams to see the big picture, draw on each other's strengths and experience to work collaboratively across the organization, set expectations, and provide accurate and helpful feedback.
Create an environment in which people are motivated to do their best work; recognizes examples of exceptional team results.
Display a good understanding of key aspects of the organization's mission and strategies; is able to convey this information so that it is relatable to direct reports.
Collect and understand important data used for financial metrics drawing accurate conclusions from information; makes sound decisions regarding expenditures.
Support individuals and teams through change.
Establish and maintain a high quality work force through recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, and ensuring accountability to enable the Samuel culture.
Actively lead and/or participate in continuous improvement activities and company-wide strategic planning and implementation.
Provide leadership in the upholding of Samuel Policies and Values.
Prepare and execute the Annual Operations Budget to ensure labor cost and expense targets are met; perform monthly Gap Analysis on budget variance, report root cause, and report corrective actions.
Ensure priorities of Safety, Quality, and Productivity are maintained at the forefront of all activities.
Other responsibilities as assigned
Completion of post-secondary education, with a major in Business Administration or Mechanical or Industrial Engineering preferred
Minimum of 7-12 years of operations management experience in a manufacturing facility
Knowledgeable about lean/six sigma operating principles
Recognized for exceptional communication skills
High EQ - Functions effectively under pressure, maintaining patience and flexibility.
Can manage multiple projects with under tight timelines
Experience in the application of lean principles such as 5S, visual systems, standardized work, kaizen, and the theory of constraints.
Must have general knowledge of all machinery in plant.