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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Metals & Mining Company San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA
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COMPANY INFORMATION: Our client is one of the world's leading vinyl and aluminum siding and coil producers. They are a billion dollar corporation looking to hire top talent! They are in need of a plant manager/ production manager/supervisor.


The Production Manager will be responsible for the Production and Maintenance departments of the company's facility. They will play a key leadership role in developing, implementing, and maintaining operational efficiency, directing plant operations, motivating staff, and facilitating communication at all levels of the organization regarding plant operations.


* Develop and implement new strategies for creating and improving processes and procedures to improve overall performance.
* Manage day-to-day manufacturing operations.
* Monitor departmental goals to ensure that progress is being attained and that corrective action is taken if necessary.
* Coordinate production activities with procurement, maintenance, and quality control activities to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines, and equipment.
* Planning best allocation and utilization of space and resources for the facility.
* Responsible for ensuring appropriate staff levels meet requirements of the season and for all recruitment, termination, and performance management.
* Manage the morale in the facility by setting and demonstrating a strong business ethnic for dealing with employees, suppliers, and customers.
* Enhance and develop policies, procedures, and service systems to meet the goals of the company.
* Analyze and report on the plant's daily, monthly, and annual key performance indicators.
* Handle customer enquiries and complaints, which are escalated from the various departments.
* Ensure that all reporting employees adhere to company policies and procedures.
* Actively involved in all related projects.
* Ensure flawless execution of product manufacturing, including lean manufacturing, quality, Health & Safety, and inventory management goals.
* Develop day-to-day operating relationships as the primary senior customer contact for the operation.
* Build, direct, train, and motivate an effective team capable of achieving the established performance and financial standards that support the Company's goals.
* Plan and direct the business activities of the operation to achieve specific performance and financial targets.
* Implement best practices in all areas and champion cost and performance improvement programs.
* Manage the supply chain including the procurement of raw materials, outside processing, and outsourcing.
* Champion, develop, improve, and implement lean manufacturing techniques.
* Have full responsibility for purchasing, quality, production, and maintenance.
* Main all quality standards, requirements, and approvals.
* Develop staffing, equipment and facility resource plans to support growth.
* Support sales and customer service functions.
* Assist in the development of operational budgets.


* UNDISPUTED INTEGRITY - Makes decisions in the best interest of the company he/she serves.
* WORK ETHIC - Willing to invest an enormous amount of their time and energy into building this company and being an integral part of the future success of the company.
* SOUND JUDGMENT - A levelheaded and mature leader, respected for providing sound business judgment to difficult situations.
* INTERPERSONAL SKILLS - Will forge relationships easily with internal and external constituents. He/she will exude charisma and be likable.
* COMMUNICATION SKILLS - Excellent writing skills, also comfortable in making informal and formal presentations to large and small audiences.
* ENERGY / DRIVE / ENTHUSIASM - Projects this in his/her daily interactions with internal and external stakeholders


* 10years of plant management and operations experience in a manufacturing and union experience.
* Knowledge of basic machine maintenance and mechanics would be an asset.
* Proven track record of implementing lean manufacturing projects and programs would be an asset.
* Demonstrated leadership, initiative, and autonomy.
* Strong written and verbal communicator with the ability to lead and inspire people.
* Ability to interact with customers and suppliers at all levels to discuss requirements, resolve conflicts, and set priorities.
* Ability to schedule and prioritize work for self and others.
* A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills.
* Superior motivator with the ability to encourage others to maximize potential and achieve challenging organization goals.
* Self-starter and a team player that will thrive in an entrepreneurial environment with few layers of management.
* Proven analytical and organization skills.
* Very strong computer skills and experience with an ERP system.
* Practical expe4rience in the application of ERP systems to manufacturing.
* Strong MS Office and MRP skills.
* Bilingual English and French (reading, writing, and speaking) Preferred.

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