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Manufacturing Plant Manager

Company: Springs Window Fashions
Location: Malden
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

SunSetter Products is hiring for a Manufacturing Plant Manager in Malden, MA -SunSetter Products, makers of SunSetter Retractable Awnings (manual and motorized) is -America's largest manufacturer of deck and patio awnings. We have earned this -leadership position -thanks to over half a million customers who are enjoying SunSetter Awnings all over America. - SunSetter was acquired by Springs Window Fashions in 2016.Springs Window Fashions has been part of the window treatments industry since 1939. Headquartered in Middleton WI, we have over 8,000 associates and 18 locations worldwide. - Our products are available in nearly every major retailer, in thousands of designer showrooms and showcased in large commercial buildings. - Our company is privately owned with products marketed across a broad portfolio of brands including Bali, Graber, SunSetter and Mecho. - We pride ourselves as "The Best Experience Company", striving to provide the best experience for our consumers, channel partners, and associates. -MissionThe Plant Manager is responsible for the overall performance of site operations. He/she has responsibility for setting the facility's strategic direction, creating ATO fabrication and component plans, and developing/overseeing tactical support plans. The Plant Manager will have profit and loss responsibility for all Plant operations. -Objectives40% ManufacturingResponsible for management, efficient operation, and continuous improvement of the Manufacturing Departments requiring diverse product, process knowledge, and interpersonal skills.Assist in leading the Maintenance and Tool Room departments in their supporting role as well as other facilities, manufacturing & product engineering, and New Product Development Department.Mentor, train and develop staff in BEx Guiding principles, Lean Mfg, continuous improvement, supply chain cost reductions, operating budgets, (Balanced Scorecards), and Quality @ Source initiatives.Insure that customer needs are understood and that quality and on time shipments are paramount.35% Cost ImprovementDevelop and Drive Cost Improvement initiatives.Work with Manufacturing Engineers to define improvement targets and design the process to meet target timelines.Utilize Lean Manufacturing Principles to Eliminate waste resulting in increased capacity.10% Facility SafetyResponsible for the overall associate safety and security of the facility. Achieved through collaboration between direct reports, leads, and safety manager by setting safety goals and emphasizing high expectations of awareness through the 5-S initiatives from all associates.Being proactive within compliance of OSHA and NIOSH laws affecting associates.Assure that staff resolves issues in a timely and equitable basis.10% Quality at the SourceResponsible for building quality into everything we do at every stage.Each manufacturing functional area is challenged with continuous improvement through improved process controls, departmental process teams, and action planning as we continue on our quality journey.Goals are set to reduce remakes and reduce waste. -5% TeamingWill participate as an active member in numerous cross-functional teams listening to Voice of the Associate, Voice of the Customer, and Voice of the Process to make continuous improvements.Work with cross-functional teams along with senior management to ensure company objectives are being achieved within the direction of the strategic plan.Actively support Springs objectives through associate engagement.

Education and ExperienceBachelor's degree in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent required8 years of relevant experience required -Experience with build-to-order or discrete manufacturingStrong background in lean manufacturingExperience leading a plant turnaroundKnowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesStrong leadership skills. Must be able to build trust and strong relationship with team. -Plant manager must be assertive and work with sense of urgencyStrong working knowledge of lean manufacturing and its applicationExperience working with ERP system -Added plus - bilingual in Spanish -Behavioral CompetenciesEnsures AccountabilityHolding self and others accountable to meet commitmentsDrive EngagementCreating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectivesInstill TrustGaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticityDrive ResultsConsistently achieving results, even under tough circumstancesConsumer/Customer FocusBuilding strong customer relationships and delivering on customer-centric solutionsCritical ThinkingMaking Sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problemsBeing ResilientRebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situationsOptimize Work ProcessesKnowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvementManage AmbiguityOperating effectively, even when things are not certain, or the way forward is not clearDecision QualityMaking good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forwardDevelop TalentDeveloping people to meet both their career goals and the organization's goalsPlan and AlignPlanning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with the organizational goals

Keywords: Springs Window Fashions, Malden , Manufacturing Plant Manager, Executive , Malden, Massachusetts

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