The Manufacturing Manager is responsible for directing and managing the daily operations of the paint manufacturing teams, reporting to the Director, Manufacturing. The Manufacturing Manager will work closely with direct reports and colleagues to promote a safe workplace, drive consistent quality, coordinate manufacturing purchasing, production and distribution operations and drive the continuous improvement process leading to operational excellence.
This position requires strong leadership skills and significant experience in developing people in a lean organization. Lean manufacturing experience and the ability to drive continuous improvement are critical components of the role. This position is responsible for managing the paint production and packaging, colorant production and packaging, materials management and inventory, and site continuous improvement activities.
*Management of all aspects of the paint, colorant, and warehouse operations including safety, product quality, service, cost efficiency, and overall operational excellence.
*Drive continuous improvement efforts throughout the plant ensuring operational excellence on a consistent basis.
*Communicate clear expectations to all direct reports across all departments in meeting overall company objectives.
*Ensure that policies and procedures are effectively implemented to continually optimize the plant’s performance in achieving key metrics.
*Implement and enforce all environmental, health, safety, and security programs to ensure compliance and effectiveness.
*Ensure the highest standards for product quality and drive the quality system within the paint, colorant, and warehouse operations.
*Strong leadership skills and significant experience in change management in a lean manufacturing environment are essential.
*Ensure that cost is controlled and tracking mechanisms are in place and reviewed for continuous improvement.
*Leadership is expected to be governed by developing and fostering a culture of transparency, collaboration, trust and respect as daily deliverables are executed.
*Ability to manage a diverse group of people and motivate staff to work together as one team.
*Is responsible for maintaining proper staffing levels by ensuring recruitment efforts are executed in a timely fashion.
*Ensures that established policies and guidelines for compensation, employee performance evaluations, performance improvement/corrective action, and employee recognition are followed.
*Communicates clear expectations to direct reports across all departments in meeting overall company objectives.
*Represents the site as backup to the Director of Operations Manufacturing
*Minimum of a Bachelor's degree (Mechanical / Chemical or Industrial Engineering) with 10+ years of experience and strong technical background. Advanced degree is preferred.
*Consumer Packaged Goods industry experience is required. Experience in a high-speed, high-volume manufacturing and packaging environment is required.
*Previous production or plant manager experience is essential.
*Must be able to drive Continuous Improvement initiatives utilizing lean manufacturing and/or Six Sigma techniques and lead a culture of Continuous Improvement. Strong track record of successful use of Lean tools.
*The ability to work in a matrixed organization is essential.
*Strong technical and computer literacy skills required.
*Strong written and verbal communication skills.
*Tracks competencies of direct reports and provides leadership and development as required to achieve the objectives.
*Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with employees at all levels.
*Understand business needs and opportunities and how to leverage staff to deliver business success.
*Demonstrated ability to handle employee relations issues and facilitate conflict resolution. Establish strong working partnership with HR.
*Position requires involvement within industry associations and travel to other locations for meetings and cross-functional/collaborative work
*Expert problem solver with the ability to define, diagnose and resolve issues.
*Collaborates with other directors and managers within the company to share best practices.
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
At Benjamin Moore, we believe diversity of culture, talent, and varying perspectives is key to a collaborative, innovative, and successful business. We are committed to driving change within our organization through purposeful Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) efforts, while also focusing on our customers and communities in which we serve. Our DE&I efforts allow each of us to authentically live our corporate values of Openness, Integrity, Community, Excellence and Safety. Our Social Impact programming of strategic local and national partnerships, in-kind donations, volunteerism, and more expands our ability to make a difference in the lives of all of our stakeholders. We hope you will join us and become an advocate for diversity and inclusion here at Benjamin Moore.
At Benjamin Moore, our people are the heart of the company and our number one asset. We are committed to providing safe working conditions at all of our locations and have invested heavily in measures aimed at keeping employees healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. With safety as one of our core company values, we’ve modified facilities and work schedules to support social distancing, established enhanced cleaning and sanitization protocols, and regularly provide personal protective equipment to all employees—including masks, gloves and hand sanitizer. Ensuring the well-being of our team members is a top priority.
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