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General Manager

Elkhart, IN 46514

Employment Type: Permanent Hire Industry: Industry Job Number: 7788 Pay Rate: 110,000

General Manager

The General Manager is responsible for daily operations. He/she will plan, organize, and direct the overall operation of the facility to ensure a high level of effectiveness to attain and satisfy Customer Demand.

The function leads operational improvements along with increasing optimal production output. It is responsible to lead, coach and mentor employees to new levels of skills, capabilities and performance. This Leader will model a commitment to Safety and Quality throughout the facility, and realize a significant impact to  business as part of the senior management team.

This individual will analyze operational business trends, implement metrics (KPI) to monitor progress, implement Corrective Action as required and provide adequate reporting top the owner.

Specific Responsibilities:
  1. Establish a Safety driven, Performance Based business culture to ensure a Safe and Employee friendly work environment resulting in a highly motivated work team.
  2. Lead and direct Customer Service levels through high performance on-time delivery rates and Internal Customer Service activity.
  3. Establish Market Leader Product Quality standards on all products manufactured within the facility. World Class Quality.
  4. Personally drive the Continuous Improvement Culture.
  5. Manage strict adherence to spending budgets in all departments and implement corrective action as required to ensure sound spending practices.
  6. Assist in generating annual business plans with the Plant Controller.
  7. Responsible to drive and create Revenue Opportunities through Operational means and support the Sales Function appropriately.
  8. Reviews and approves Production Scheduling to support Customer Demand.
  9. Direct and controls labor efficiency, material efficiency, transportation, engineering effectiveness, customer service, and order entry efficiency, along with human utilization.
  10. Reviews performance against operating plans and standards.  Provides reports as required and manage required action to ensure sound business practices.  
  11. Presents weekly/monthly reports on performance as requested.
  12. Defines and recommends objectives in each area of Operations.  Develops specific short-term and long-term plans and programs geared toward operational excellence.    
  13. Actively supporting the Company policies, procedures, and workplace rules including environmental, health, and safety objectives.  Promote universal and continuous improvement in these areas.
  14. Deliver profitability objectives through sound resource allocation decision and manage production costs by controlled divisional spending.
  15. Overseeing hiring, employee relations, and employee development activities, ensuring and effective and productive workforce.
  16. Maintain operational lines of communication to facilitate efficiency while enhancing the spirit of teamwork throughout the corporation’ s different departments and divisions.
  17. Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate department staff. 
  18. Other duties as assigned or needed.

Position Requirements:
  • B.S. degree in Business, Engineering or equivalent preferred.
  • 8 years of manufacturing management/leadership experience with full P&L background.  
  • Ability to work in a fast paced entrepreneurial environment while balancing competing priorities, complex situations, and tight deadlines.  
  • Ability to develop and implement improvement changes unaided.   
  • Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule.
  • A demonstrated leadership and commitment to high professional ethical standards. 

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