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  • Production Manager

    Job Location(s) US-PA-Murrysville
    Posted Date 1 week ago(10/9/2018 4:17 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-2794
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Operational Excellence
  • Overview

    We are looking for a Production Manager to join our team!  Reporting directly to the Murrysville Plant Manager, you will be responsible for all aspects of operations management for the Head Protection product group departments (Hat Factory), including planning, organizing and leading manufacturing departments to drive performance to stated goals. This will be accomplished by leading the Hat Factory in driving Continuous Improvement through the application of the MSA Operating System, and providing strategic direction to ensure associates at all levels are engaged in the process of continuous improvement, problem solving, lean initiatives, etc. It also requires significant interaction with corporate and functional support groups to ensure a safe work environment, timely new product launches, strong delivery performance and customer service, high quality levels, and continuous cost and process improvements in an effort to achieve Operational Excellence and favorable financial results. If this sounds like an exciting opportunity, we want to hear from you!

    Responsibilities

    • Leadership, Staffing, and Development – Lead the Hat Factory organization, continuously improving core competencies, executing a flexible workforce, and developing programs to achieve organizational objectives. Collaboratively set objectives for supervisors and group leaders, monitor progress, and provide coaching and support to achieve desired results. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with individuals at all organizational levels, both internal and external stakeholders;
    • EHS – Drive safe practices and behaviors at all levels of the Hat Factory. Engage associates to participate in proactive safety and ergonomic programs including VPP, Behavior Based Safety, etc. Ensure systems and procedures are in place to meet OSHA and other regulatory compliance;
    • Quality – Ensure products are produced in accordance with design requirements, production processes adhere to the MSA Quality Management System and regulatory agencies, and customer issues are resolved in a timely manner;
    • Delivery Performance – Establish production processes / systems to exceed customers’ delivery expectations;
    • Continuous Improvement / Product Cost Reduction – Drive continuous improvement activities; collaborate with supply chain, engineering and support functions to reduce product costs;
    • New Products – collaborate with NPD teams to introduce new products into serial production, on schedule and within budget;
    • Financial Performance – Develop and drive performance to the annual budget. Manage and report on Hat Factory performance for customer service, product / process quality, safety, employee relations, and other regulatory financial compliance as needed. Apply business analytics and financial analysis to drive decisions;
    • Capital Equipment – Identify short and long term needs for capital equipment for the Hat Factory;
    • Develop strong working relationships with other key company functions (Engineering, Marketing, Sales, etc.);

    Qualifications

    Special knowledge, skills and abilities required:

    • Demonstrated leadership to drive execution - Translate strategic priorities into operational reality, aligning communication, accountability, resource capabilities, internal processes, and ongoing measurement systems to ensure that strategic priorities yield measurable and sustainable results;
    • Excellent team-building skills, including the ability to select appropriate methods and utilize a flexible interpersonal style to help motivate and build a cohesive team, resulting in successful achievement of goals
    • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
    • Strong business and financial acumen to drive organization results
    • Proven ability to organize and prioritize a large number of diverse tasks
    • Proven ability to project a positive, professional image and drive associate engagement
    • Excellent decision-making skills and proven ability to delegate decision-making authority to others to maximize the organization’s and individual’s effectiveness
    • Demonstrated success in the development of individuals’ skills and abilities so they can fulfill current and/or future job responsibilities
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams to achieve stated goals and build strong working relationships with key stakeholders

    Special knowledge, skills and abilities preferred:

    • Familiarity with Lean and Six Sigma principles
    • Familiarity with the MSA Operating System in aligning performance for success to accomplish work objectives

    Education and experience required:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related technical field required.
    • This position is available at three different career levels depending on experience, education, etc.:
      • Level one: Three or more years of production supervision or project management experience required, plus four years of production or related experience; Masters, advanced degree, or relevant military experience may be substituted for up to two years of supervisory and/or work experience
      • Level two: Four or more years of production supervision or project management experience required, plus five years of production or related experience; Masters, advanced degree, or relevant military experience may be substituted for up to two years of supervisory and/or work experience
      • Level three: Five or more years of production supervision or project management experience required, plus five years of production or related experience; Masters, advanced degree, or relevant military experience may be substituted for up to two years of supervisory and/or work experience
    • Master’s Degree preferred

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