Production Manager

CT, Wallingford
08-02-2019
Wallingford, CT
Depends on Experience  Annual
Full Time
1
Exempt

Summary

The Production Manager provides leadership to the manufacturing, planning and materials teams at the Wallingford, CT location.  This position utilizes cross functional leadership, technical knowledge and communication skills to ensure customers receive a quality product on time while continually striving to improve operational efficiencies and overall performance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the Manufacturing and Process Engineering functions within the Cable Assembly operation
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate the manufacturing of products in line with company goals and objectives.
  • Develop a strong and effective team.  Provide positive and objective coaching/mentorship of team members.
  • Implement a team structure to grow and support the business.
  • Plan and recommend necessary resources to ensure success, including capital equipment, trained team members, appropriate facilities, effective infrastructure and materials.
  • Focus on results and achieve shipment goals (revenue and OTD).
  • Coordinate with other manufacturing sites (West Palm Beach, FL, Mesa, AZ and Shanghai, China)
  • Deliver on targets for key performance metrics: quality, cost/productivity, inventory and on-time delivery.
  • Analyze and minimize inventory by working with Purchasing/Planning
  • Organize and direct workflow to meet production requirements in a cost-efficient manner.
  • Promote and drive compliance to all standard operating procedures.
  • Drive superior customer service (on-time delivery and responsiveness).
  • Advance a culture of continuous improvement by applying lean manufacturing, Six-Sigma and other appropriate techniques.
  • Promote environmental, health and safety philosophies and processes that reduce workplace injuries and environmental impact.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • High-level leadership and decision-making skills
  • Strong leadership presence to motivate, influence, and train people
  • Lean practices and tools – able to move from the theoretical to practical implementation
  • Able to interact with a variety of company functions and a diverse group of personalities
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to interact well with customers
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high growth industry; willing to be hands-on and take initiative
  • Familiar with a standard cost accounting system
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • High sense of urgency
  • Proficient in MS Office suite
  • Proficient with ERP software and reporting tools; Oracle preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer - Disability and Veteran