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Plant Manager

The Gerent Group, LLC - Sidney, OH

Job Description:
Lead the manufacturing team at the facility to meet customer expectations; and exceed our internal commitments in the areas of safety, quality, delivery and cost.
Responsibilities and Duties
• Direct and coordinate all manufacturing operations at the facility, while complying with company policies and procedures and legal requirements.
• Consistent with Crane’s Operational Excellence focus, lead Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen events that will eliminate waste and result in significant benefits (Growth, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost) throughout the facility.
• Develop a team of manufacturing professionals with the skill sets required to succeed.
• Maintain a clean plant, driving 5S throughout the facility.
• Actively drive your safety committee to continuously eliminate risk factors from the workplace, preventing safety incidents.
• Provide every manufacturing associate the tools and methods they need to build product that meets all customer specifications.
• Audit shop floor compliance to standard work and quality work instructions.
• Engage with the Quality and Engineering groups to work cross-functionally to improve customer satisfaction.
• Follow production instructions from Supply Chain personnel to build and deliver product on-time.
• Meet manufacturing expense commitments in the annual operations plan.
• Lead continuous improvement effort to increase people productivity ( pph and labor $ as % of sales)
• Develop preventive maintenance processes to eliminate the wasteful expense of catastrophic machine failures.
• Leverage technology solutions to maximize effectiveness and efficiency of the manufacturing operation.
• Provide effective support to new product introduction teams, proposal development and subcontracting opportunities as they develop.
Qualifications and Required Skills
• Minimum of 7 years experience in a manufacturing role, at least 4 of which were in a direct shop floor management role. Industrial or automotive knowledge is desired.
• Direct experience implementing lean concepts (Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen Leadership, 5S, etc).
• Demonstrated record of safety improvements, reducing safety related incidents.
• Proven ability to develop collaborative relationships and influence up, down, and across organizational lines.
• Business acumen commensurate with a future senior executive. Excellent teamwork and communications with suppliers, customers, customer service and associates.
• Excellent analytical, problem solving/decision making skills; ability to make timely, effective, fact based decisions.
• Knowledge of Microsoft office suite software (e.g. Word, Excel, MS project, etc.).
• BS/BA in business or technical discipline. An MBA is desired.
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The Gerent Group, LLC

Location: Sidney, OH

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