The Soap Finishing Manager is responsible for the production output of the organization’s soap finishing department. This includes, but is not limited to identifying, investigating and resolving production issues, both systemic and acute; directing operations personnel to ensure qualified processes and production requirements are met; provide training, support, and leadership for cross-functional problem-solving activities and methods.
Basic Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a related field.
Five (5) years operations management experience in a production manufacturing environment, preferably in a unionized setting with rotating shifts.
Strong business acumen
High-speed packaging experience in a fast-paced production environment, preferable in consumer products organization.
Must be able to respond to urgent or emergency situations outside of normal working hours as needed
Must have business and administrative knowledge (e.g. budgets, investment proposals, job estimating and scheduling, plant/corporate policies, collective bargaining agreement, etc.)
Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point
Must be able to work in a manufacturing plant environment.
Daily responsibilities may require working on elevated surfaces, climbing stairs/ladders, kneeling, bending, squatting, stooping, lifting to 30 pounds, crawling under equipment, wearing fall protection and required PPE
Ability to work in year-round indoor/outdoor conditions
Standing/walking for extended periods of time
Sitting for periods of time working in front of a computer screen
Provide direction to department supervisors, engineers, maintenance and production employees.
Direct and manage professional direct reports to deliver on all key metrics that include but are not limited to Safety, OEE, Material Yields, Quality, and Mechanical Changeovers.
Directs production in accordance with policies, principles, and procedures established by the company.
Reviews product quality and modifies production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance organizational metrics.
Respond to operational modifications and work closely with function leads to maximize customer satisfaction.
Responsible for the coordination of activities of production associates on their units
Responsible for meeting production output requirements per the production schedule
Responsible for the quality of output on each process.
Identifies material shortages or issues that may disrupt production activities
Responsible for minimizing production material scrap and reporting on defect trends
Communicates product and production issues to management or other appropriate individuals
Participate in the manufacturing safety and environmental programs to ensure a safe work environment.
Direct emergent maintenance work orders in priority to achieve production requirements.
Work closely with union leadership to ensure a collaborative relationship.
Other duties as assigned by management
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