Manager, Distribution Operations - Hach, Ames, IA

Purpose of Position:
Provide leadership, direction and hands on involvement while managing personnel and processes involved in areas responsibility. The Operations Manager is responsible for driving the continuous improvement of our processes and systems in support of strategic and policy deployment objectives. The Operations Manager is responsible for production capacity planning, capital project justification, risk analysis, and new product/process definition with R&D. This position has a broader span of control than the Area Manager position.
Essential Functions:
Responsible for managing daily issues in their Areas
Responsible for managing and mentoring of Suprevisors, professional staff, and/or production associates
Drive process improvements to achieve PD goals for safety, quality, delivery and cost
Provide input and recommendations for the identification and selection of improvement projects
Participate in, facilitate, and/or train kaizen or improvement project teams
Responsible for establishing and meeting project quality, delivery, and cost objectives
Develop and implement effective means of communicating safety, quality, delivery and cost related metrics to Teams
Interface effectively with other Managers to achieve overall goals using shared resources
Complete performance and development reviews for direct report associates
Work with Design and Implementation teams on manufacturability, capability, reliability reviews
Manage labor availability to complete work load and work to enhance cross-training for increased labor flexibility
Assist in data collection and analysis for new business opportunities
Monitor departmental budgets and assist in defining annual operating and capital budgets. Has budgetary approval responsibility.
Maintain and support the Hach ISO9001-based quality system
Assist in achieving Policy Deployment and Strategic Plan objectives and participate in monthly PD reviews.
Perform benchmarking studies as required
Drive "best practices" in all areas of responsibility
Assist in the development of the strategic plan in support of area
Create and lead PD at Genba visual management process to support Level 3 PD objectives
Define manufacturing requirements for suppliers
Support key account and other special customer requests
Hach is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Education, Background and Skill Requirements
Bachelor's degree in a technical (physical science or engineering) or business related field
5-10 years of experience in direct supervisory or facilitation (also experience with cross-functional work groups)
Knowledge of quality principles and tools (problem analysis, statistical tools, design of experiments, control charts, and other quality methodologies)
Mechanical skills / abilities preferred
Working knowledge of various manufacturing/distribution processes preferred
Excellent writing and oral communication skills with the ability to effectively interface with a variety of people at various technical and management levels
Good computer skills (work processing, spreadsheets, graphics, statistical tools, etc.)
Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management
Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing a plus
Excellent presentation skills
All external hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, physical testing and a complete background check which could include credit history.
Hach is an equal opportunity employer.

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