Plastic Extrusion Manufacturing Manager – New Haven, Connecticut

A captive plastic profile extrusion company has an immediate opening for a Manufacturing Manager to manage all manufacturing related functions, including; production, scheduling, shipping, inventory control, purchasing, and quality control. Direct reports include, Production Supervisors, a Shipping Supervisor, and an Inventory Control/Production Scheduler.

Manufacturing Manager Responsibilities:

  • Leading Supervisors to coordinate daily activities of the Production and Shipping Departments totaling approx. 15-20 employees.
  • Determining proper staffing by working with the Human Resource Dept. to achieve appropriate levels and addressing other personnel related issues.
  • Interfacing with Customer Service regularly on shipping schedules and other issues impacting customer

Inventory Management Responsibilities:

  • Maintain Kanban inventory system and interface with Purchasing to ensure orders are placed for ongoing needs and for large customer orders.
  • Negotiate directly as needed with vendors and carriers for cost reduction and to address quality issues.
  • Monitor finished goods and raw material inventories for accuracy and appropriate stocking levels.
  • Determine root cause of inventory variances and make needed corrective actions.
  • Ensure accurate raw material and bill of material files in ERP system.
  • Interface with the Maintenance Department for equipment repair and preventative maintenance of all equipment.
  • Working closely with Production Department and Engineering/Tool Room on tooling issues, process improvement projects, and new product tooling/set-ups.
  • Coordinating trial run of new tools.
  • Monitoring quality, scrap, on-time shipments, and other metrics and take corrective action as needed.
  • Implement and/or maintain 5S and Lean manufacturing practices.
  • Improving and maintaining product quality as per specifications while minimizing cost
  • Reviewing products with sub-standard profitability and implement changes in process to correct.
  • Conduct performance reviews for all direct reports.

 Education/Experience Requirements:

  •  Bachelor’s Degree, preferred but, not required
  • Minimum of 5 years of production management experience preferably, in plastic profile extrusion.
  • Thorough understanding of plastic product manufacturing, ERP, and Lean principles.

In addition to an annual salary in the $80,000 to $95,000 range and an excellent benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, vacation, paid holidays, life insurance, currently a 40% match up to 5% on 401(k) plan.

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