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Manager Manufacturing

Location: 

Rogers, AR, US

REQ ID:  34865

With over 80 years as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 9,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $1.9 billion in revenues in fiscal 2020. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Job Title: Manufacturing Manager
Work site location: Rogers, AR.


Job Summary
Manages a work area, in a manufacturing or assembly function with the intent of achieving defined goals such as daily and monthly output schedules, quality levels, etc. 
Supervises work force directly or through the use of work leads/area supervisors. Develops production improvement and recovery plans in case goals are missed. 
Develops plans to instill improvements in productivity and efficiency and is responsible for safety. Ensures workforce is properly trained. 


Key Job Responsibilities
•    Manage day-to-day responsibilities of multiple cost centers & product groups.
•    Develop tactical plans to achieve business results and provide feedback and input on strategy
•    Monitor processes and provide reports on progress and achievement of business objectives
•    Optimize resources allocation and utilization
•    Lead the Safety Leadership Committee and develop the site Safety Flight Plan, and monitor progress and clear any organizational barriers that may prevent achieving goal of 100% Safe.
•    Establish and enforce safety environment with clear roles and responsibilities, and regularly monitor performance using Safety Reviews.  
•    Responsible for overall production goal attainment to defined metrics for safety, quality, cost, and delivery.
•    Manages team for overall performance including training, planning, scheduling, staffing, discipline through policy administration, and meeting production goals.  
•    Responsible for eliminating waste and non-value added activities through use of LEAN processes.


Knowledge & Skills
•    Knowledge of specialized field or expertise. Oversees execution of key cross-functional projects in support of strategy.
•    Overall understanding of business objectives and influence of department on achievement of those objectives.
•    Accountable for the performance of products and/or discipline within a small business unit or staff function.
•    Accountability for Revenue/Product/COGS range of $100M
•    Limited cost exposure impact on functional performance
•    Develops the tactical/strategical plan for the area of accountability as a reference point to execute strategy.

•    Strong organizational, interpersonal and hands-on problem-solving skills, and experience working effectively with cross-functional teams
•    Provides input into attainment of strategy for area of accountability.
•    Identifies emerging issues relevant to area of accountability and adjusts execution plan to address issues.
•    Determines how resources are allocated within area of accountability.
•    Provides input into organizational design for area of accountability, primarily with a focus on short-term
•    Accountable for development and adherence to a departmental budget.
•    Interacts with other departments to coordinate activities.
•    Makes decisions using detailed analysis, integration and constructive thinking.
•    Decisions are guided by set policies and procedures, business plan, resource availability and functional objectives.
•    Has responsibility for making decisions and managing risks that would have little or no impact on the assets of the Company.
•    Provides input on decision making within area of accountability.


Education, Work Experience, Skills, Certificates 
•    4 year secondary degree in engineering, business or related field is preferred

•    10+ years in discipline
•    8-10 years management
•    Automation knowledge or experience in a modern manufacturing environment

As part of our core values, Kennametal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all people.  We are an Equal Opportunity employer.


Nearest Major Market: Fayetteville

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