General Manager in Warsaw, IN at Tecomet

Date Posted: 1/30/2020

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Job Description

The General/Plant Manager will report to Executive Vice President, Global Operations.   Current reports to the Plant Manager include Director, Engineering, Supply Chain Manager, Production Manager, Business Unit Manager, Maintenance Supervisor and Customer Care Manager.  The population at the plant includes those who report directly into Operations and those who report functionally.  The General/Plant Manager has responsibility to drive continuous and significant improvements in safety, quality, delivery and cost by developing an excellent organization, and methodically & aggressively implementing a lean operating methodology based on Tecomet Business System techniques and tools. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining a culture where safety, quality, schedule and cost are the main focal points with a continuous improvement mentality.
  • Strategic planning for annual plans to ensure that the business complies with ISO, FDA, EPA, OSHA and all other legal requirements.
  • Drive rapid, significant and sustainable improvement in SQDC
  • Provide the leadership necessary for the development and execution of a strategy that supports the overall market‐driven business strategy
  • Lead regular KPI reviews for the plant team to ensure attainment of results and a sense of urgency with respect to implementation priorities
  • Passionately drive a lean operating system mentality and culture in a highly structured and prescriptive way leading the development and implementation of the roadmap to achieve breakthrough operating performance (5S, SMED, TPM, etc.)
  • Build, coach and mentor an outstanding team, including maintaining morale at a high level
  • Ensure key operational metrics and key performance indicator systems are consistently tracking the appropriate measures and provoking appropriate responsive behavior
  • Periodically present plans and actual results
  • Continually evolve operational efficiency and assess opportunities to reduce cost, taking aggressive action to drive financial performance in the areas of direct and indirect labor, and manufacturing overhead cost, as well as inventory levels
  • Ensure effective allocation of resources across all areas of the plant to accomplish customer‐driven priorities.
  • Coordinate effectively with sales, marketing, design engineering, and other functional organizations
  • Partner with the broader management team to ensure the best possible product, and customer satisfaction
  • Continually benchmark best practices and drive effective implementation
  • Provide close oversight of cost/price offerings through Estimating; understanding of conditions of sale, establish supplier expectations, and non-disclosure agreements; assist Sales/Mgt. with settling invoice disputes.        
  • Facilitate resolutions for customer production concerns or problems between sales staff and plant production staff as needed.
  • Help evaluate new opportunities for manufacturing business acquisition.

Qualification Requirements

Educational/Training Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, or related field, is required.  MBA is preferred.

Experience:

  • 15+ years manufacturing operations leadership experience with a demonstrated track record of significant performance improvement through the successful development of a lean culture, and implementation of the tools as well as a developer of people and teams.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Highly customer responsive and entrepreneurial
  • Very resourceful, combining strong manufacturing and technical abilities with good overall management acumen
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Effectively deploys resources to key priorities
  • Has, and sets, high expectations for him/herself and the organization; driven by metrics and countermeasures
  • Ability and passion to lean operating system culture
  • Selects great people and makes changes quickly when required
  • Ability to create followership and lead an organization through significant change and improvement
  • Tough‐minded but a welcome team member
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to effectively   communicate throughout all levels of the organization
  • Possesses a high sense of urgency
  • Low‐Ego/High‐Confidence
  • Thinks expansively/innovatively and targets breakthrough performance, not simply incremental gain
  • Is highly autonomous and self‐directed
  • High degree of credibility to be convincing and persuasive
  • Medical device industry experience, a plus

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