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Operations Manager

Company: Spectrum Brands
Location: Denison
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

Division Information

The Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) business of Spectrum Brands is a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders' hardware, faucets, and commercial locksets and doors, with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset, Weiser, Baldwin, National Hardware, Stanley, FANAL, Pfister, EZSET, and Tell. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders' hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (Fanal), #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister), and #1 in U.S. retail commercial locksets. Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia.

Job Summary

Plans, directs and oversees the daily operations of four main value streams in two high-volume manufacturing facilities. Responsible for the overall direction, supervision and performance of the production and tool room departments. Develops and implements strategies with production and tool room leaders to deliver customer expectations while achieving business commitments for safety, quality and cost. This is a great opportunity for a career minded engineer in a fast-paced organization. We're located in the city of Denison (one hour north of Dallas).

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • (40%) Oversees the day-to-day production in two high-volume manufacturing facilities, one with multiple shifts in accordance with established policies, principals and procedures. Directs and coordinates the work efforts of multiple production departments and the tool room to achieve daily plant operational targets while fulfilling customer commitments.
  • (25%) Plans, develops and implements methods and procedures designed to improve operations, quality and safety; minimize operating costs; and effect greater utilization of labor and materials. Collaborates with support departments to improve equipment up-time, product quality and process capability.
  • (20%) Ensures that the plant operations employees follow all prescribed EHS policies and procedures and actively ensures a safe and healthy workplace for all employees.
  • (25%) Plans, develops, and implements methods and procedures designed to improve operations, quality and safety; minimize operating costs; and effect greater utilization of labor and materials. Collaborates with support departments to improve equipment up-time, product quality and process capability.
  • (10%) Prepares and manages departmental labor and overhead budgets. Controls expenditures of funds to budget with appropriate countermeasures when variances to plan occur. Manages direct labor staffing model to ensure both budget cost requirement and customer demands are met
  • (5%) Reviews new product plans and provides approval on all equipment, tooling or staffing needs and modifications.

Education and Experience Profile

  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Business, Management or Engineering; or 10 years equivalent experience

Required Skills

  • 5-7 years' work experience in manufacturing including knowledge of world class manufacturing techniques.
  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience required
  • Understanding of industrial manufacturing operations, cell manufacturing process and statistics.
  • Strong business acumen
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Action oriented, with the ability to implement change quickly
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills are required
  • Leads and directs the work of others
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required
  • Outstanding communication skills are required
  • Lean manufacturing experience required
  • Six Sigma Black Belt certification preferred (minimum Green Belt certification required)

Work Environment

Working conditions are normal for an office environment and non-climate controlled manufacturing plant.

May require domestic and international travel 10% of the time.

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Keywords: Spectrum Brands, Allen , Operations Manager, Other , Denison, Texas

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