Operations Manager 4634 in Radford VA at Altra Industrial Motion Corporate

Date Posted: 9/6/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The successful candidate will be responsible for driving profitable growth, continuous improvement, and overall product line operations as well as all activities associated with facility sustainment and improvement.  The position is responsible for directing the manufacturing of quality products that are delivered on-time to customer request dates and within budget.  The Operations Manager is responsible for achieving goals through lean manufacturing initiatives and driving “best practices” in all areas of responsibility.  Manufacturing will be completed in a safe and clean work environment.  In addition, this position is accountable for achieving product cost targets, maintaining proper inventory levels, and minimum overhead structure.  This position will be joining the Kollmorgen team in Radford, VA.  Kollmorgen is part of Altra (AIMC).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Production Responsibilities:  Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment that is in compliance with all OSHA and EPA regulations and guidelines. Directly responsible for the manufacture of electromechanical motors in a timely manner according to customer request dates.  Accountable for providing accurate revenue forecasts; responsible for developing execution plans that deliver on those forecasts.  Responsible for all quality functions associated with multiple product lines with varying volumes in a high mix, short cycle environment.

Operations Management:  Responsible for operating within all budgets including achieving product cost/margin forecasts.  Accountable for maintaining minimal inventory levels to meet needs of a growth business.   Responsible for achieving operating performance targets and improvements including cost, cycle time, and lead time reductions. 

Associate Development:  Responsible for developing associates in a manner which meets the future needs of the organization and annually preparing an HR plan to identify key influencers, areas of organizational and individual development, and succession planning.  Motivation, development, and training of all product line and plant employees; encourage optimum productivity while advising team leaders on policy administration of company policies and procedures with accuracy and confidence.  Aggressively encourage open employee communications.

Supply Chain: Lead and influence appropriate members of the supply chain team including quality, production, planning, and sourcing.  Leadership in this area will drive further improvement in a cost-effective supply chain through structured planning, clear communications, year-over-year cost reductions and process improvements both internally and at supplier locations.

Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering:  Responsible for working closely with Design and Engineering leadership teams to develop and execute Accelerated Product Development (APD), a process that facilitates aggressive product launch and high customer satisfaction.  Also responsible for driving lower product costs through process improvements that include setup time, cycle time, and lead time reduction.

Business Management:  Work with the Commercial leadership teams and the customer support team to produce business forecasts.  Ongoing communication with the P&L finance team is required to maximize operational efficiencies and profit.  Other key interfaces include the Human Resources (HR), Finance, and Compliance Leaders in Kollmorgen.

Nature and Scope (Working Conditions): Limited travel.  Role requires significant factory floor presence (>50% of work time).  Must exercise continuous leadership that includes both daily and visual management to focus product line efforts on priorities and be technically proficient to “troubleshoot” mechanical, electrical, and operational interruptions.  A strong commitment to quality, on-time delivery, inventory and cost is required.  The incumbent must focus on customer expectations, problem solving, and striving for continuous improvement resulting in improved results for customers and employees. Directly reporting to this position are professional associates in quality and manufacturing engineering, area management, purchasing and planning, and ultimately operations management.


Job Requirements

Critical Competencies

  • Balancing risk and reward in careful analysis using hard and soft skills
  • Aligning tactics to strategy in planning and harmony with organizational culture
  • Promoting and bringing about change
  • Satisfying competing priorities and stakeholders on an ongoing basis

Education and Experience Requirements

  • 5-10 years of manufacturing management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Operations Management is preferred
  • Prior operations daily management, process development and organizational development experience in a Lean/Pull operations environment
  • Prior experience with utilizing lean methodology and tools to improve operations
  • Specific experience with cellular manufacturing, process improvement, and new product introduction
  • Excellent communications and instruction skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management
  • Familiarity with various technical manufacturing processes
  • Experience with a growing business is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately assess key business metrics and situations from a Senior Leadership perspective
  • Demonstrated aptitude in organization development through a combination of effective talent planning and associate development
  • Demonstrated mastery of a variety of Toyota Production System and Six Sigma (Lean Manufacturing) tools

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you have a disability and need assistance accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request assistance by sending an email to assistance@altramotion.com. 



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