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Manufacturing Area Manager Greater Kansas City, MO area (South side)Salary dependent on years of experience plus 15% bonus potential, profit sharing, GREAT 401K match, excellent vacation and benefits day one of employment!


This position is due to an internal promotion of a candidate that we just placed three years ago...we can fast track your career too! 

📌 Work at a plant where you will be cool this summer...YES, an air conditioned facility!
📌 Continue to grow your career at a company that always has you in mind for your next step 
📌 Improvements  have been made at the site, including capital and facility investments 
📌 Teamwork really makes the dream work here...this plant has a solid leader and a cohesive, supportive team all focused on the same goal - WINNING
📌 Benefits are premier and include BONUS and PROFIT SHARING, great vacation and 401K match 
📌 The plant is poised for success and growth and you can be at the heart of it, leading a key manufacturing area
📌 Sleep better at night knowing that you are working in a recession-proof industry
If you have overseen direct and indirect reports while working in chemical, coating, plastics, refinery, food, beverage, packaging or other process-related environments....your opportunity for advancement is waiting for you! 
Fast-paced, process-related manufacturer is seeking a Manufacturing Area Manager to lead an assigned manufacturing area in a 24/7 operation with direct and indirect reports.  As the Manufacturing Area Manager, you will report to the Plant Manager and will have Production Supervisors reporting to you. Daily you will be responsible for the following tasks:
  • Taking ownership of safety, quality, KPIs, employee development, productivity and continuous improvement of a delegated area of the manufacturing site
  • Participating within the management team to meet plant objectives
  • Completing daily, weekly and monthly reporting and data collection 
  • Optimizing scheduling and changeover activities 
  • Developing and attaining goals, objectives and targeted measurables of the plant related to production
  • Holding others accountable to established goals and directives 
  • Identifying process improvements to decrease scrap, increase efficiencies and find cost savings
  • Coaching, mentoring, developing and leading direct and indirect reports
  • Adjusting manning as needed, based on production schedules and goals 
  • Completing root cause analysis and developing countermeasures 
  • Other duties as directed by the manager
Candidates should enjoy working in a team environment, be able to hold others accountable and enjoy floor presence.  Although more initially, individuals should enjoy spending up to 50% of their time on the manufacturing floor, supporting a 24/7 operation. 
The company offers EXCELLENT medical benefits (including dental and vision) day one of employment, profit sharing and 15% bonus potential, short-term and long-term disability, 401K, paid holidays, vacation and tuition reimbursement.  
REQUIREMENTS for the Manufacturing Area Manager:1. Bachelor's degree, ideally in a technical field
2. Minimum of five years of similar manufacturing operations management experience 3. Experience working in process-oriented manufacturing environments (examples include chemical, coating, plastics, refinery, food, beverage, packaging, etc.)
4. Passion for supporting a safety first mentality 
5. Experience completing CI functions, including scrap reductions, improving line efficiencies, etc. 6. Experience overseeing direct and indirect reports 
7. Supervision experience in non-union work environments 
8. Microsoft Office, specifically ExcelSkills preferred but NOT required:1. Bachelor's degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering 
2. ERP experience 3. Experience working in highly automated environments 
4. Lean Certification
5. Willing to relocate in the future for promotional opportunities 
Why work for this organization:📌 Company supplies a diverse, recession-proof product line to multiple industries 📌 EXCELLENT benefits, including 401K, profit sharing and bonus potential📌 No layoffs in the last 20+ years📌 Fast-paced work environment, focused on continuous improvements and Lean initiatives 
📌 You will have your own office
📌 Million dollar investments have been made to the plant
📌 Work with a cohesive management team; there is a lot going on RIGHT at this plant! 
📌 FREE product giveaways; save money on items that you use daily
Candidates are preferred to be local to the South side of Kansas City; a relocation package is being offered for regional candidates.
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