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Production Manager

Location: 

Milford, CT, US

Req ID:  574
Job Type: 

We are a global team of 6000 visionaries, doers, and makers. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, beauty and bonding, confidence and determination.

 

 

Manages the manufacturing operations and all related activities of an Assembly/Packaging, Molded Components or Blade Manufacturing area through supervisors, superintendents and manufacturing engineers in order to make, assemble, or package Schick razor and blade products at the lowest cost consistent with quality requirements.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The essential functions of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Exercises direct supervision over production superintendents or supervisors with respect to carrying out production schedules, maintaining product quality, meeting factory cost standards and promoting employee relations.
  • Coordinates with Production Planning to set production schedules of both short and long range nature.
  • Stimulates, generates and follows up on factory cost reduction projects.  Administers programs to control and improve CIP performance.
  • Coordinates with Engineering, Quality Control and R & D staff departments on product and process development or improvement and provides key recommendations and steering based on overall knowledge.  Contributes to the development of and concurs with committal responses to product feasibility inquiries in regards to cost, timing and manufacturability.
  • Develops, coordinates and implements plans to staff operating departments with both direct and indirect labor based upon production schedules and manpower development plans to maintain and improve manufacturing efficiency and capacity flexibility.  Included are skilled maintenance machinists in order to carry out maintenance and service to complex automated operating equipment.
  • Develops and implements capacity plans and Capital Spending plans to provide operating departments with capital equipment necessary for production and to provide systematic cost improvements.

 

  • Develops and implements the departmental operating budgets.  Ensures realistic performance criteria and lowest standard cost of manufactured goods.  Completes periodic budget updates and analysis. (Mid-Year and September Rollout).
  • Approves Industrial Engineering Operating Process standards.
  • Responsible for maintenance of the respective manufacturing area and all production equipment, tools, fixtures and devices contained therein.
  • Administers within the respective manufacturing area all applicable Corporate and Government policies and regulations pertaining to safety, environmental matters, Affirmative Action and EEO issues, and the disposal of hazardous wastes.
  • Assures that materials, equipment and machines for delivery in the manufacturing area are hazard-free and that adequate control measures to protect colleagues have been provided.
  • Supports actively safety and health committees and follows up on approved recommendations. Keeps abreast of accident and illness trends in his/her area, and takes corrective action to reverse these trends.

 

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Working Relationships: Requires heavy contact with key personnel in nearly all other manufacturing and support areas.  Often decisions are made through contacts with other area/function managers or higher levels of management.  Other areas included are Plant Administration, Personnel, Material Planning, the various Engineering groups, Product Design, R & D, Quality Control, and Accounting.  Information and decision making contacts are made with less frequency with key personnel at SPG headquarters or at another manufacturing facility. Contacts with suppliers, contractors, and professional or technical service groups as required to fulfill position responsibilities.  Is sometimes involved with negotiating contracts with key outside suppliers or service groups.  Handles emergency outside contacts if necessary. Directly supervises 3 to 8 exempt persons including some who may hold higher grade position than first line supervision, including Superintendents and Engineers.
  • Supervises 1 to 2 clerical colleagues.
  • May indirectly supervise 2 to 3 exempt colleagues.  Indirectly supervises approximately 50 to 250 non-exempt colleagues.
  • Manage labor costs, fixed and variable overhead spending and other operating expenses to meet Profit & Loss responsibilities.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • B.S. in Engineering or Business with related technical courses.
  • Ability to plan and control the administrative and financial operation of a multi-department manufacturing area. Requires overall knowledge and understanding of manufacturing, assembly, tooling, processing, and financial systems. Developed administrative, supervisory and communication skills.
  • Six to 8 years of related experience.

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be aware of and follow the Environmental Policy and EH&S work instructions/procedures that apply to the job.
  • Perform every job safely, for the benefit of self, co-workers, contractors, and for the protection of facilities.  This includes the use of required personal protective equipment and use of safety equipment as well as safe work practices.
  • Immediately report every job-related injury or illness, regardless of severity, to a supervisor.
  • Assist in investigating incidents as directed by your supervisor.
  • Take necessary actions to correct or stop any unsafe conditions or practices.
  • Actively participate in safety meetings and training.
  • Review Material Data Sheet instructions before working with any chemical product.

 

QUALITY ASSURANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Colleagues are responsible for their own quality and that of colleagues within their span of control. 
  • Colleagues are responsible to follow all established Quality procedures and instructions. 
  • Notify supervision for corrective action if and when defects are found and/or parts/processes do not conform to specifications.

 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This description is based on management’s assessment of the requirements and functions of the job as of the date of this description was prepared.  It is a general guideline for managers and employees, but it does not purport to be an exhaustive list of all the elements of the job.  Management reserves the right to modify the description at any time, or to vary the duties and responsibilities of the job on a temporary or indefinite basis to meet production, scheduling or staffing needs.

 

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Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

 

 


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