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Manufacturing Manager (35748)

WALLACE AVE - The Manufacturing Manager has managerial responsibility for the Production area, which consists of Imaging, Inserting, Materials Management, Quality and Maintenance. This position will also assist in the development of long and short-range business plans relating to equipment, training, hiring and new products related to the operation and production of customer products. This position will ensure the timely delivery and quality of products for these areas.
RR Donnelley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The company's policy is to select, place and deal with all its employees without discrimination based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, perceived disability, sexual orientation, protected Veteran status, genetic information or on the basis of any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
Required Skills
Manages day to day operations of the Production Operations area by:
Maintaining procedures and policies covering 160 full-time associates plus temporary staffing for six functional areas.
Establishing priorities and scheduling of production with VAST, Sales Production Control and Clients.
Report information relating to equipment statistics, scheduling/capacity, and key quality measurements.
Initiate and participate in cross facility communications and best practice activities with Prod. Ops Managers across BCS.
Gives performance reviews to six area supervisors using performance measures based on key budget action items identified by corporate and divisional management. Performance objectives are rated based on predetermined measurement criteria. Assists the area supervisors in setting new performance objectives based on divisional direction and individual goals.
Administers company policies relating to assigned areas and coordinates with Human Resources to develop training and educational programs for the associates.
Initiates purchase of new equipment based on new product development, new technology, facility capacity, and EVA contribution. Assists with the preparation of CER's and associated business cases as they relate to new equipment and/or capacity issues. Develop a day to day relationship with vendors and internal staff to ensure that the proper equipment is purchased and maintained.
Serve as production representative to support VAST, Sales and Clients during discovery and development opportunities. Represent VP of Manufacturing when requested to do so.
Assists in the preparation of the annual and quarterly budgets for electronic printing and production control to ensure that the best practices are being used in the purchasing area relating to costs and quality.
Assists and recommends salary and overtime policies for the area of responsibility.
OTHER POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
Works with Human Resources to resolve employee relations issues.
May include other duties as assigned.
JOB DIFFICULTY
The problem solving in this position involves resolving conflicting scheduling issues, determining the capacity for peak workload, and discussing customer requirements/problems with vendors.
The Manager works with vendors and associates in recommending solutions for solving day to day customer demands. This position must also make recommendations relating to associate performance.
ACCOUNTABILITY
This position strongly influences the quality process within the facility. The manager is directly responsible for the enforcement of QCPs and SOPs for the assigned areas. Managerial influence and control has a significant impact.
This position has a high degree of influence on the operating profits and company growth, as well as manufacturing of the products and the delivery of these products to market.
This position has complete responsibility for the Production area
Recognition, support and compliance with relevant company policies & recruiting and employing qualified job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability or veteran status.
Required Experience
This Position requires:
Bachelor's degree in a Business or Production related field or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Excellent knowledge of the laser printing, inserting, kitting industry, competition products & technologies.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Experience in forms design and general data processing and programming concepts is preferred.
This position requires an excellent knowledge of BCS policies, procedures, organization and industry practices to ensure that all functions are completed in the most effective and efficient manner. He or she must also be familiar with facility applicable QCPs, SOPs and safe work practices.
The Manager communicates with internal staff, VAST, sales staff, and clients for updates on production and improvements to the area. External contact relates to vendor and suppliers as to best price practices and negotiations on products suitable for the area.

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