Operations Department Head

Company Name:
Scope of Position (i.e. projects involved with and role within group):
Manage production operations, plant-level operational improvement projects, and plant-level continuous improvement efforts. Achieve cost, quality, asset effectiveness, inventory, safety, service, and growth targets. This position will have supervisory responsibility for 6-8 salaried employees.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Champion process control and change management efforts to adapt to upstream and downstream operations changes, drive improvement to process capability and mitigate resultant process variation in own department.
Provide supervision to team leaders including effective management of key resources and overall talent management objectives.
Schedule resources and prioritize activities to assure efficient production schedule compliance to include product changeovers, upgrades, experiments, new product runs, training and maintenance activities.
Provide daily direction to production and maintenance employees and team leaders on established procedures and policies.
Communicate and report production and process performance metrics to production teams, plant staff division leadership and Manufacturing Effectiveness Council (MEC). Ensure production targets and delivery requirements are met on a daily and weekly basis.
Engage with plant teams and functional groups responsible for identifying and implementing process improvements and cost reduction projects.
Build and maintain close relationships with other departments to share and receive feedback on upstream and downstream operations (e.g. anticipated downtime) and, in turn, optimize performance of production operations.
Deploy Cornings talent management programs within the department to effectively attract, develop, and maintain manufacturing talent, ensures that all salaried employees have training and development plans.
Ensure the protection of Cornings Intellectual Property (IP).
Establish and define expectations for manufacturing competencies within the department.
Approve all process/equipment changes and experimental plans involving the production process, including process improvement, new product trial runs, equipment/tooling redesign, raw material, batch and/or component changes.
Travel Requirements (please note if international): Occasional
Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Flexible - hours during day, night or weekend shifts
Required Education (minimum required for consideration): Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts
Required Years and Area of Experience: (minimum required for consideration): 3+ years
Required Skills (These are skills that candidates MUST possess):
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts
Successful and proven supervisory, team leader and/or section supervisor experience in a manufacturing plant environment.
Experience and accountability for developing, implementing and driving results for MBOs and manufacturing line metrics.
Proven capability to manage, coach, direct and develop salaried exempt and non-exempt employees, training in employee effectiveness, conflict resolution, coaching, listening skills, and supervisory effectiveness.
Certified Green Belt or demonstrated Lean capabilities.
Training, understanding and demonstrated competence in plant manufacturing financials.
Trained and experienced in fundamentals of safety and health.
Experience managing the talent development strategy for the department, including programs to attract, develop and retain key talent.
Desired Skills (These are skills that would be nice for candidates to possess):
Exposure to multiple manufacturing processes and corporate network resources.
Has participated or led a cross-functional team in manufacturing environment responsible to deliver key improvement initiative or cost reduction program.
Experience and competence of innovation and new product development and delivery, has participated or led a project team responsible to develop and/or launch a new product into manufacturing.
Experience in collaborating, interfacing and communicating upward and outward (Plant, Business and Division).
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