Ascend Performance Materials Greenwood, SC, USA
Jan 20, 2019
The Production Manager has specific responsibilities to drive ESSH, Quality, Productivity, People Development and Cost Control within Ascend ??s manufacturing units. He/she must exhibit leadership and communication skills to create alignment and a teamwork environment in the unit. Additionally, he/she will have reasoning capability and the ability to apply sound logic and scientific principles to problem solving. He/she must demonstrate understanding and practical execution of Ascend to Excellence (A2E) concepts and provide the direction to implement these principles in the work unit. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: ESSH Ensure all regulatory and corporate requirements ?? this includes, but it not limited to ESSH core practices, environmental compliance, ISO 9001 and RC 14000 compliance. Additionally, the Production Manager is responsible for delivering and maintaining superior safety and environmental performance measured by lagging indicators (first aids, recordable injuries, near misses) and leading indicators (leadership audits, permit compliance, hazard recognitions, etc.) within the unit. People Development Provide leadership to ensure employees have the resources and direction to do their jobs. Establish clear objectives for each position, communicate them to the employees and provide feedback on performance. Encourage team work to drive department metrics and maintain a respective work place. Communicate overall direction and plant initiatives using effective communication tools. Provide personnel development opportunities for their staff, including manufacturing engineers, supervision and operations. Productivity & Quality Ensure resources are available to provide a productive, smooth operation. Continuously improve productivity, reduce waste and energy, and utilize Lean Manufacturing concepts and processes across the organization. Deliver SIOP commitments and coordinate SIOP changes and impact through the Business Operations Planner (BOP). Provide technical leadership to assist manufacturing engineers. Supply support to meet manufacturing and quality targets, RFI directing and prioritizing maintenance to achieve targeted OEE metrics, drive quality performance throughout the department to reach all quality metrics. Cost Control Achieve cost reduction targets through continuous improvement activities (A2E), yield and usage improvements and conversion cost reductions. Have complete knowledge of the cost drivers for the manufacturing unit and is responsible for meeting budgeted and forecasted cost targets. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor of Science in Engineering, preferably Chemical Engineering or 20 years ?? experience in leading people Minimum 5 years of experience in Chemical Manufacturing Demonstrate knowledge of Chemical processing fundamentals Training in Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing processes Thorough knowledge and understanding of environmental safety and health policies, procedures, guidelines, and regulations Thorough knowledge and understanding of cost accounting principles, accounting practices, reports and budgets Customer service and problem solving skills Demonstrate leadership and interpersonal skills Excellent oral and written communication skills Excellent coaching and facilitation skills Ability to apply sound logic and scientific principles to problem solving Relationships: Must communicate internally with peers on the Site Leadership team, direct reports, plant support personnel Must communicate externally with Production Planning; other Ascend site personnel; Company Leadership, etc At times will interact with customers on a technical basis about product/process and provide technical support. Independent Judgment: Candidate must possess the ability to analyze complex, varied and vast streams of information and make sound decisions based on data. Why work at Ascend? If you are looking for a career with one of the plastics industry ??s most enlightened employers, Ascend Performance Materials offers an opportunity to develop a true sense of fulfillment and pride in your achievements. Ascend provides an exciting platform from which you, your family and your community will benefit. You ??ll become a trusted member of an interdependent and safe working environment where your opinions and ideas will be encouraged and respected, regardless of your position. Working alongside a diverse range of renowned technical experts on a continuous stream of industry-leading products and technologies, you ??ll find a wide variety of opportunities within our growing business for both learning and career development. Our culture is built on a strong set of core values that foster innovation and collaboration across every level of the organization. It is a culture grounded in open relationships between every member of the Ascend team. All of this is driven by an inspirational leadership team, intently focused on maximizing the new investment in the business. The essence of our organization is embodied in the words ??inspiring everyday, ? and we have built a strong and confident business with performance at its core. It will be challenging but holistically rewarding, enabling you to achieve your personal and professional aspirations. Ascend is an organization that genuinely seeks to inspire our people to inspire others. We believe this gives us a higher purpose, making it a unique work environment for you to consider when choosing career options.