September 15, 2016

Sr. Manager, Manufacturing Operations

GSI Group, Inc. - Syracuse, NY

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  • Company
    GSI Group, Inc. GSI Group, Inc.
  • Location
    Syracuse, NY
  • Job Type
  • Job Classification
    Full Time
  • Experience
    Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
  • Education
    Bachelors Degree
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Job Description


Job Title
Sr. Manager, Manufacturing Operations
Organizational Unit
Novanta, Inc. - JADAK
Syracuse - Syracuse, NY US (Primary)
Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEW: This role is a key role within JADAK s Integrated Supply Chain and is responsible for order fulfillment of all manufactured customer orders. This leader will have responsibility for leading all domestic and international Manufacturing Operations. The scope of this role includes the entire manufacturing value stream from dock to dock; including, but not limited to production and production support, shipping and receiving, and inventory control.



30% - Global Operations Oversight

* develop & implement policies and systems that standardize and improve labor efficiency to yield consistent on time order fulfillment, quality of product, and mitigate in warranty and out of box returns. * develop & implement policies and systems to achieve near term and long term non-material productivity improvements.


30% - Workforce Development & Planning

* develop and execute short and long term human resource plans (talent acquisition, performance and leadership management) to mitigate skills gaps within aligned headcount requirements, ensuring current and future customer demand is sustainable * develop and maintain training programs to increase/maintain the knowledge, skills and abilities for direct labor and support personnel, thereby ensuring on time order fulfillment * create employee development plans for incumbents in critical organizational roles and/or high potential team members that will increase depth and breadth of knowledge.Examples include: Six Sigma, IPC, Professional Certifications, etc.


30% - Global Organizational Performance Management

* develop and monitor organizational KPIs * utilize KPIs to ensure current training, policies, and procedures directly translate to increased organizational effectiveness and continuous manufacturing improvement

* 10% - Self Development Work with JADAK Leadership Team to identify and participate on projects or special assignments to further your personal skill set and knowledge base (ex. Corporate Development-M&A, Remote MFG Site Development, & Site Transfers.)

Job Requirements


Knowledge: This role requires knowledge of the following areas:

* Operations Management * Strategic Planning * Capacity Planning

* Warehouse and Materials Handling

* Electro-Optical Systems

AutoID Technologies (I.e. Barcode, RFID, Machine Vision)

Skills: * Cost Accounting * Team Building * Employee Development

Lean Six Sigma (Continuous Improvement & Defect Reduction)



* Bachelors in Management or Engineering required * MBA or equivalent Master s degree preferred * Six Sigma Black Belt or Lean Six Sigma Certification preferred


* 8-12 years of progressive experience in leadership roles within operations & manufacturing environments

2-5 years of experience with electro-optical or electro-mechanical technologies preferred


This is a senior level manager and will report directly to the JADAK Chief Operations Officer


* Policy and procedure deployment related to internal order fulfillment * Talent acquisition and performance evaluation of manufacturing team members * Capacity planning in combination with the Operations Planning Manager

Direct influence over Stop Shipments and Failure Escalation Process

WORKING CONDITIONS / EQUIPMENT: Light manufacturing environment; ability to sit for long periods of time at desk and/or computer; ability to work on call; ability to travel on and off campus locations; ability to travel domestically and internationally.

Novanta is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to physical or mental disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected federal, state/province or local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.