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Manufacturing Site Manager

Company: Koozie Group
Location: Red Wing
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Have you ever seen a Koozie - can cooler with the name of your favorite band or performer at a concert? Have you ever seen a pen, a magnet, a calendar, a vacuum sealed tumbler, an award, a grocery bag, a ceramic mug, a backpack or duffel bag with a company logo or slogan? If you have, you very well may have seen products manufactured or decorated/imprinted by the amazing team at Koozie Group (formerly known as BIC Graphic). We are the behind the scenes company producing swag and promotional products for our customers. We have amazing brands and products, some of which include Koozie -, BIC -, Triumph -, JAFFA - and more---.and we want you to join our Koozie Group Family!

Why join the Koozie Group team:
People First culture
Climate controlled environment (Clean and Heat/AC!!)
Great Benefits (Health, Dental, Vision, 401k with match, and more!)
Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick, Personal)
Tuition Reimbursement
Advancement Opportunities (as soon as 6 months)
Employee Referral Bonus Program
Annual Performance Reviews
Employee Discount Program

Job Summary:
The Manufacturing Site Leader will be responsible for directly overseeing manufacturing, maintenance, quality, and logistics at our Red Wing Facility. Reporting to the Regional Director of Operations, you will be directly accountable for the P&L and Strategic Growth Plan of the entire site while partnering with the Site, Marketing, Sales, Customer Relations, Finance and Engineering teams to build a robust year over year Budget Plan. You will be an integral part of the overall success of the manufacturing operation and instrumental in improving processes in Safety, Quality, SIOP, Customer Experience, On-Time Delivery, Efficiency, Employee and Leader Development, Cost Management, Operational and Business Excellence.

Manufacturing Site Leader manages the successful operation of our Manufacturing Operating System (MOS) from demand and resource planning, plant scheduling through the order execution and shipping.
In partnership with Engineering and CI, will plan and direct improvement initiatives such as efficient layout of equipment, automation, flow of materials, capacity expansion and waste reduction
Ensures manufacturing performance, volume and quality goals are met by developing and driving the right Operational Excellence methods.
Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets
Assesses, manages, and mitigates operational risks in areas including budgetary, quality, human resources, and compliance (both internally for our industry compliance and externally via our supplier's compliance)
B enchmarks, tracks, and analyzes annual performance metrics and trends against budget and plant performance to demonstrate continuous improvement and progress against strategic objectives
Communicates on a consistent basis with executives and managers to establish and execute integrated initiatives throughout the organization
Obtain extensive knowledge of department processes and performance though visible floor presence and engagement with associates at all levels.
Utilize process, quality, and throughput improvement methodologies in directing the development & implementation of processes for new and existing products.
Develop & maintain a highly disciplined team committed to producing high performance products, accountable for the quality of their work, their communications with fellow stakeholders, and responsiveness in resolving issues.
Ensures department goals, objectives, and policy decisions are in line with the organization's strategy. Effectively communicates these, initiates corrective measures, provides recognition moments.
Provide day-to-day leadership, coaching, development and corrective actions.
Implements standard work, executes objectives, holds team accountable for optimal team performance.
Responsible for ensuring proper tools and controls are in place to maximize the performance of the group. Key metrics to manage are: Safety Observations, On Time & In Full, Customer Return $, Material Scrap and Loss, Efficiencies and Cost / Std Hr.
Identifies inventory obsolescence issues and work with management to address them
Identifies new ways to enhance and promote a positive workplace environment. Partners with HR on our People Experience, Onboarding and Reward Programs.
Recruits, develops, and retains a high performing and high achieving team
Maintain effective & collaborative relationships with other internal departments as well as client base. Provide customers with a "showcase" experience to promote business development.
Mentor the department's personnel to ensure professional, friendly, confident and capable with all aspects of internal and external customer interaction
All other duties as needed

Preferred 4+ year degree, in Engineering, Business, Operations Management, Supply Chain or other applicable field required or additional experience in lieu of degree
Must have minimum of 3-5 years of supervisory experience in a lean manufacturing environment
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
Expert Powerpoint, Presentation, Excel, Project Management skills
Can effectively utilize Oracle ERP system to manage business as well as assist co-workers and direct reports.
Solid understanding of safe work practices and OSHA
Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to lead operations initiatives and drive Sales, Revenue, Cost Management, Gross Profit and Budget
Demonstrates the adaptability to work independently, but also with a team.
S trong mechanical aptitude
Strong attention to detail and analytical skills
Preferred Qualifications:
5+ years of supervisory experience in a lean manufacturing environment
Familiarity with industry standard equipment and technical expertise
Exhibited leadership in your everyday work
Experience in managing 5 or more front-line supervisors
Proven success in large-scale improvements through Lean process, Kaizen, and Six Sigma
Ability to thrive in an ambiguous environment, and when given a deadline you know how to motivate yourself, your managers, and associates to meet it
Comfort in public speaking with strong verbal and written communication skills
Enjoy working with numbers and using data to provide thought-provoking and workable solutions
Data-driven problem to solver
Proven track record of taking ownership and driving results of individual and team goals

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm to Keep the Good Going, you will find your way at Koozie Group.
Koozie Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Koozie Group also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Koozie Group will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


Keywords: Koozie Group, Minneapolis , Manufacturing Site Manager, Professions , Red Wing, Minnesota

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