Details for Job ID# M882

Date Posted - 10-7-2019

Category - Manufacturing

Position Title - Plant General Manager - Injection Molding

Location - New Haven, CT

Description -
Our client is a rapidly growing injection molder/tool maker serving the medical and consumer packaging markets with 10 molding facilities currently located in the U.S. and Mexico. Client is looking for a General Manager to manage two of those plants which are located in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Connecticut plant offers both clean room and white room molding used primarily for medical devices and disposables. It also offers "micro molding" , a relatively new injection molding technology. The Massachusetts plant molds packaging for Media and other Consumer Products. The plants have a combined workforce of over 150 employees. The preference is for the General Manager to be located at the Connecticut plant which is located in the greater New Haven area.

The General Manager directs critical company workflow and manufacturing operations. This position is ultimately responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the efficient operations of the production facility to produce high quality finished products. The GM is also responsible for evaluating financial information including budgets and resource planning based upon quoted pricing to manage daily operations including the use of materials and team member’s resources to ensure timely delivery. Duties include hiring, supervising, and reviewing the work performance of shop personnel. Continue to proactively plan for and quickly adjust company resources to rapidly changing customer demands. The result of these initiatives contributes to the overall health and financial growth of the company.

• Manage employees in our manufacturing facility. Team is comprised of engineers, QA staff, shop foreman, welders, shipping and receiving individuals.
• Coordinate across project management and engineering to facilitate the creation and implementation of objectives that enable the company to reach sustainable growth goals.
• Estimate and monitor production and labor costs, prepare company and project budgets to establish and enforce realistic and challenging delivery schedules all within quoted prices for equipment.
• Recruit, interview, hire, manage and evaluate manufacturing and production staff. Develop all team members to fullest potential and establish career progression opportunities within their department and organization. Conduct performance reviews to ensure team is operating efficiently and delivering the highest quality products.
• Monitor and optimize daily production performance in relation to company established goals.
• Create a safe and positive work environment by continuously communicating, resolving issues, and developing incentives and retention strategies.
• Responsible for a safe working environment by impressing on staff the need to maintain safe working techniques and monitoring employee behaviors to ensure compliance. Ensure all employees follow industry standard health and safety guidelines.
• Oversee and establish a routine preventive maintenance plan for all equipment.
• Creating production shifts that optimally utilize labor and capacity, responding to seasonality issues by adjusting headcount, workload or shifts accordingly.
• Review manufacturing processes, cost, labor, and machine utilization to proactively reduce expenses and increase productivity across all product lines.
• Lead weekly management production meetings to provide feedback on quality issues, internal and/or external customer feedback, determine impediments for project progression and be able to shift resources to overcome obstacles to meet delivery schedules.
• Provide company-wide motivation, support and guidance to all team members while communicating any problems or obstacles to upper management.

Requirements -
• BS degree in Engineering or 10+ years of relevant work experience supervising manufacturing operation to produce high quality products. MBA would be a plus.
• Must be able to manage multiple sites
• 10+ years’ experience leading teams to comply with ASME, AS9001, OSHA and EPA regulations.
• Must have experience managing multiple disciplines within a plant (Ops, QC, Customer Service, etc)
• Injection molding experience is preferred but not mandatory.
• Medical Device or Pharma products experience is also preferred.
• Must be able to read engineering blueprints, data, manuals, or other materials to determine specifications, inspection and testing procedures, adjustment methods, certification processes, formulas, or measuring instruments as required.
• Proven track record of successfully training employees in productivity and safety.
• Must have excellent project management skills and be highly detail oriented.
• Must be able to convey status of production to all levels of management. Must be a proven leader who can ensure that company quality policies are always adhered to for all projects on the manufacturing floor.
• Must be able to quickly adjust to rapidly changing product requirements to meet demanding customer and production deadlines.
• Needs to have demonstrated success in leading CI initiatives, driving change in an organization and building the team.

Compensation -
Salary depends upon experience presented with 180K targeted, plus bonus. Client will negotiate with highly experienced candidates. Local candidates are preferred but a Relocation Package is available for well-qualified candidates.

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