Springs Window Fashions

Manufacturing Plant Manager

Job Locations US-NJ-EDISON
Requisition ID
2020-6647
# of Positions
1

Description

Springs Window Fashions has been part of the window treatments industry since 1939. Headquartered in Middleton WI, we have over 8,000 associates and 18 locations worldwide.  Our products are available in nearly every major retailer, in thousands of designer showrooms and showcased in large commercial buildings.  Our company is privately owned with products marketed across a broad portfolio of brands including Bali, Graber, SunSetter and Mecho.  We pride ourselves as “The Best Experience Company”, striving to provide the best experience for our consumers, channel partners, and associates.

 

Mission

The Plant Manager is responsible for the overall performance of site operations. He/she has responsibility for setting the facility's strategic direction, creating ATO fabrication and component plans, and developing/overseeing tactical support plans. The Plant Manager will have profit and loss responsibility for all Plant operations.

 

Objectives

40% Manufacturing

  • Responsible for management, efficient operation, and continuous improvement of the Manufacturing Departments requiring diverse product, process knowledge, and interpersonal skills.
  • Assist in leading the Maintenance and Tool Room departments in their supporting role as well as other facilities, manufacturing & product engineering, and New Product Development Department.
  • Mentor, train and develop staff in BEx Guiding principles, Lean Mfg, continuous improvement, supply chain cost reductions, operating budgets, (Balanced Scorecards), and Quality @ Source initiatives.
  • Insure that customer needs are understood and that quality and on time shipments are paramount.

35% Cost Improvement

  • Develop and Drive Cost Improvement initiatives.
  • Work with Manufacturing Engineers to define improvement targets and design the process to meet target timelines.
  • Utilize Lean Manufacturing Principles to Eliminate waste resulting in increased capacity.

10% Facility Safety

  • Responsible for the overall associate safety and security of the facility. Achieved through collaboration between direct reports, leads, and safety manager by setting safety goals and emphasizing high expectations of awareness through the 5-S initiatives from all associates.
  • Being proactive within compliance of OSHA and NIOSH laws affecting associates.
  • Assure that staff resolves issues in a timely and equitable basis.

10% Quality at the Source

  • Responsible for building quality into everything we do at every stage.
  • Each manufacturing functional area is challenged with continuous improvement through improved process controls, departmental process teams, and action planning as we continue on our quality journey.
  • Goals are set to reduce remakes and reduce waste. 

5% Teaming

  • Will participate as an active member in numerous cross-functional teams listening to Voice of the Associate, Voice of the Customer, and Voice of the Process to make continuous improvements.
  • Work with cross-functional teams along with senior management to ensure company objectives are being achieved within the direction of the strategic plan.
  • Actively support Springs objectives through associate engagement.

Requirements

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent required
  • 8 years of relevant experience required 
  • Experience with build-to-order or discrete manufacturing
  • Strong background in lean manufacturing
  • Experience leading a plant turnaround

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong leadership skills. Must be able to build trust and strong relationship with team. 
  • Plant manager must be assertive and work with sense of urgency
  • Strong working knowledge of lean manufacturing and its application
  • Experience working with ERP system 
  • Added plus - bilingual in Spanish

 

Behavioral Competencies

Ensures Accountability

  • Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments

Drive Engagement

  • Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives

Instill Trust

  • Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity

Drive Results

  • Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances

Consumer/Customer Focus

  • Building strong customer relationships and delivering on customer-centric solutions

Critical Thinking

  • Making Sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems

Being Resilient

  • Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations

Optimize Work Processes

  • Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement

Manage Ambiguity

  • Operating effectively, even when things are not certain, or the way forward is not clear

Decision Quality

  • Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward

Develop Talent

  • Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals

Plan and Align

  • Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with the organizational goals

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