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Mfg Operations Manager (NE)

Confidential, Nebraska · Manufacturing
Provides leadership in developing strategies to improve safety, quality, service and cost. Applies positive associate relations practices in accordance with plant policies. Builds organizational capability at all levels.

• Compliance to production schedules/on-time delivery and products manufactured to meet quality expectations.
• Labor, waste, and expense budget objectives met in area of accountability.
• Continuous improvement and optimization of product flow/throughput.
• Associates in unit exhibit development, high involvement and empowerment.
  • Develop and communicate strategies and business plans. 
  • Function as a change agent, challenge the status quo, set goals and high expectations for all associates.
  • Focus manufacturing resources and activities on:  Safety, Quality, Service and Cost. Support the activities of the plant safety committee and/or teams.
  • Maintain communication and relationships with internal and external customers. 
  • Prepares annual and long range budgets including cost reduction projects, quality improvement, capacity and capital plans.
  • Develop methods to improve production responsiveness and product flow/throughput.
  • Develop skills and capability of employees within the manufacturing unit and foster high involvement and empowerment. 
  • Facilitate communication and teamwork. 
  • Encourage innovation by all associates.
  • BS/BA degree in Business, Engineering, Science or related subject required; MBA desired.
  • Minimum of 10-15 years manufacturing operations experience in a highly automated environment.
  • Management experience with people leaders, hourly production associates and technical associates required.
  • Experience dealing with customer inquiries, complaints and presentations.  Ability to respond to inquiries with technical data and detailed analysis.
  • Must have proven track record managing a business or sub-unit of a very large business.
  • A strong record of selecting and developing very competent professional staff, who are energetic and forward thinking.
  • Large team management experience.
  • A track record of delivering positive bottom line results.
  • A track record of delivering strong continuous improvement.
  • A track record of creating an effective, highly recognized and proactive organization well aligned with business strategy and needs and integrated with line operations.
  • Strong practical work experience; experience in medical device, food or drug industries preferred.
  • Proven record of implementing and operating within data driven management systems.
  • Computer proficiency
  • Working knowledge of FDA regulations & other medical device regulatory compliance requirements
  • Knowledge of both lean manufacturing and world class manufacturing principles.
  • Knowledge/application of Six Sigma & continuous improvement
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OFFICE:  920-428-4124
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