Operations Manager

Spectrum Brands - Denison, TX (30+ days ago)3.6


Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) is a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders' hardware, faucets, and commercial locksets and doors, with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Stanley®, FANAL®, Pfister™, EZSET®, and Tell. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders' hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (Fanal), #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister), and #1 in U.S. retail commercial locksets. Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia. HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.

Job Summary
Plans, directs and oversees the daily operations of four value streams in two high-volume manufacturing facilities. Responsible for the overall direction, supervision and performance of the production and tool room departments. Develops and implements strategies with production and tool room leaders to deliver customer expectations while achieving business commitments for safety, quality and cost.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities
(20%) Oversees the day-to-day production in a multiple shift, high-volume manufacturing facilities in accordance with established policies, principals and procedures. (15%) Directs and coordinates the work efforts of multiple production departments and the tool room to achieve daily plant operational targets while fulfilling customer commitments. (10%) Sets priorities for production schedules based on tool/equipment availability and materials supply. (10%) Develops plans to efficiently utilize available associates, while achieving plant metrics and satisfying customer demands. (10%) Plans, develops, and implements methods and procedures designed to improve operations, quality and safety; minimize operating costs; and effect greater utilization of labor and materials. (8%) Prepares and manages departmental labor and overhead budgets. Controls expenditures of funds to budget with appropriate countermeasures when variances to plan occur. (7%) Manages direct labor staffing model to ensure proper plant headcount to meet both budgeted cost requirements and customer demand. (5%) Leads operations cross-training program to ensure workforce flexibility to improve production output and labor efficiency. (5%) Collaborates with support departments to improve equipment up-time, product quality and process capability. (5%) Ensures that the plant operations employees follow all prescribed EHS policies and procedures and actively promotes and enforces a safe and healthy workplace for all employees. (5%) Reviews new product plans and provides approval on all equipment, tooling or staffing needs and modifications.

Education and Experience Profile
Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Business, Management or Engineering; or 10 years equivalent experience
Required Skills
5-7 years’ work experience in manufacturing including knowledge of world class manufacturing techniques.
3-5 years of supervisory experience required
Understanding of industrial manufacturing operations, cell manufacturing process and statistics.
A strong sense of business acumen
Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
Action orientated, with the ability to implement change quickly
Strong analytical and problem solving skills are required
Leads and directs the work of others
A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required
Outstanding communication skills are required
Six Sigma black belt certification preferred
Work Environment
Working conditions are normal for an office environment and non-climate controlled manufacturing plant.

May require domestic and international travel 10% of the time

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job/classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Spectrum Brands is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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