Posted on: January 13, 2022
ITW Pro Brands is a manufacturer of lubricants, cleaning chemicals,
and corrosion preventatives formulated to maximize equipment
productivity and product quality for customers. We go to market
through B2B with a focus on the automotive, aviation, fabricated
metal, food processing and machinery manufacturing market segments.
Offering a brand portfolio that is well recognized within these
industrial channels, our premium products address customer pain
points and our direct sales team provides expert, value-added
consulting at the customer level. ITW Pro Brands has 3
manufacturing facilities (Olathe, KS, Tucker, GA and DeWitt, IA)
and a formulation lab in Carol Stream, IL and employs 250+
This position is responsible for leading continuous improvement
initiatives and optimizing processes, by leveraging an
interdisciplinary team, to produce high quality products with
competitive costs and lead times. The ideal candidate will have a
strong understanding of the chemical manufacturing business,
customer relationship management, manufacturing opera-tions,
employee engagement, talent development, leadership and safety.This
position reports to the Operations Director and is based out of the
Olathe, Kansas facility. Operations Manager, Maintenance Manager,
Shipping Manager and Safety manager report into this position.
Plan, organize, direct and run optimum day-to-day operations to
exceed our customers' expectations
Increase production, assets capacity and flexibility while
minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality
Be responsible for production output, product quality and on-time
Allocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets to produce
Implement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives and
provide a clear sense of direction and focus
Monitor operations and trigger corrective actions
Share a trusting relationship with work group and recruit, manage
and develop plant staff
Collect and analyze data to find places of waste or overtime
Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity
and standards, met-rics and performance targets to ensure effective
return on assets
Address employees' issues to drive high engagement and inclusive
Drives plant-wide continuous improvement initiatives by developing
and reviewing manufacturing/cost information, utilizing 80/20
principles, researching and implementing best practice technologies
and processes and by actively promoting teamwork and em-ployee
Participate in establishing and executing on safety, environmental,
production, quality, and efficiency objectives.
Conduct and participate in production and management meetings.
Provide input and updates on monitoring metrics, production reports
and key initiatives. Develop necessary reports and data to monitor
and communicate progress toward goals/initiatives.
Contributes to annual budget and long-range planning development.
Manage opera-tions and direct labor costs within budget.
Develops and manages plant capital expenditure budget to include
identifying equip-ment, tools, technology and facility upgrades to
support company initiatives.
Establishes or adjusts work procedures, personnel assignments and
machine utilization to meet production schedules.
Coordinate with sourcing and scheduling personnel to maintain
optimal use and plan-ning of resources.
Manage and participate in inventory management activities to
include, but not limited to, raw material management and storage,
physical inventory, cycle counts, and finished goods storage
Manage activities of maintenance personnel and preventive
maintenance initiatives and programs.
Ensures that appropriate standard operating procedures (SOP's) are
developed, main-tained and followed.
Ensures all subordinates are properly trained, motivated, equipped
and are following environmental, health & safety regulations,
quality standards, production procedures, and work rules.
Collaborate with Division Compliance team to direct, maintain and
enforce the safety and regulatory programs. Ensure accidents are
handled immediately and per procedure / process.
Ensure city, county, state, and federal regulations relating to
process operations are met.
Is responsible for the legal and effective maintenance of proper
staffing levels within budget, employee performance evaluations,
employee coaching & development oppor-tunities and employee
relations management. Consult and coordinate with Human Resources
in all aspects of personnel management.
Bachelor degree in Business, Engineering` or Chemical technical
related degree pre-ferred
3-5 years of successful plant leadership experience. Preferably
Adequate knowledge of business and management principles
(budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation and human
Familiarity with industry standard equipment and technical
Be knowledgeable of safety, quality, productivity, demand creation,
inventory and stew-ardship processes
Computer proficiency within Windows based environment. Experienced
in Microsoft Of-fice Suite software (Excel, Word, Power Point,
Demonstrated understanding of regulatory laws and responsibilities
as it pertains to the position (i.e. OSHA, EPA, NFPA).
Knowledgeable of regulated good manufacturing processes (GMP and
cGMP) a plus.
Demonstrated experience in successfully leading and implementing
continuous im-provement and process and production management with
programs/principles such as: 80/20, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing,
Just In Time, 5S, KanBan, etc.
Previous supervisory experience managing operations personnel in a
ITW Pro Brands is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,
color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran
status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Keywords: ITW, Olathe , Plant Manager, Executive , Olathe, Kansas
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