• Manufacturing Manager

    Location US-NH-Merrimack
    Posted Date 3 months ago(7/24/2018 1:14 PM)
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  • Overview

    Provide leadership through production team and/or production supervisor(s) within a major product line or manufacturing facility. Responsible for scheduling, staffing, and application of resources. Hold ultimate financial accountability for the program(s) and maintain customer satisfaction by ensuring quality and on-time delivery products delivered within budget. Champions Lean and Continuous Improvement culture. Promote ESA values and KMC Operation’s Vision through positive communication, employee relations and consistent application of company policies. Develop a bench strength and organization structure to run the business unit.


    • Financial P&L responsibility for labor, scrap, material usage, fixed and variable costs for assigned product(s)/program(s). Assure that product and process quality are compliant to internal, industry and customer quality standards.


    • Timely reporting and completion of Core Production Metrics, time studies, Labor Standards, Value Stream Mapping and Continuous Improvement Projects.


    • Collaborate with account manager/program manager to create and execute build plan for instruments, spares and RMA using validated load/capacity analysis.


    • Work with Supply Chain team by utilizing ERP reports to meet on-time delivery for instruments and spares on-time delivery.


    • Provide leadership and direction to promote Lean Manufacturing & Continuous Improvement culture through training and effectively driving the ‘Yellow Belt’ problem solving tools.


    • Coordinate with support teams to ensure timely and effective implementation of NCMR, TD and ECO.


    • Responsible for coordinating, preparing and presenting monthly progres.


    • Responsible for hiring, training and managing performance of production unit personnel. Regularly provide constructive, verbal and written, performance feedback.



    • Effectively communicate with and train direct reports regarding company policies and procedures and insure consistent application and administration.


    • Drive cross-functional teams to implement continuous improvement projects in lean manufacturing and appropriate quality standards/certifications.


    • Ensure compliance with appropriate regulatory requirements and make certain that production area is always ‘Audit Ready’.


    • Ensure adherence to federal and state laws and company policies and procedures including: Human Resources, labor, safety and housekeeping practices, etc.


    Bachelor’s degree in a technical or business discipline and 7-10 years leadership experience within the manufacturing area.

    • Industrial engineering degree strongly preferred.
    • Lean Manufacturing work experience in a manufacturing company required.
    • Must be proficient with Excel and ERP system (Oracle, SAP Infor) required.
    • $10 - $30M production P&L responsibility preferred
    • Supervisory experience required.


    Demonstrated effective leadership ability and business acumen along with success as a trend setter and strategic thinker, as well as a tactical expert. Requires strong analytical, inter-personal, written and verbal communication, and negotiation skills.


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