Innofiber

Plant Manager

Position Summary   The PlantManager at Innofiber’s Sterling, Ma site, you will play a critical role in overseeing our manufacturing operations and ensuring the highest standards of quality, safety and efficiency. You will lead a dedicated team and champion Kaizen principles to drive continuous improvement throughout the organization.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Leadership and Team Management
    • Provide strong leadership to a diverse team of engineering, production, and quality professionals.
    • Foster a culture of Kaizen by championing Kaizen workshops and improvement initiatives.
    • Develop operational and strategic initiatives to meet the Plant’s growth, EBITDA and Cash Conversion metrics as well as supporting the Innofiber Group initiatives and financial targets.
    • Set clear expectations and performance objectives for the team and provide regular feedback.
    • Provide support to Innofiber’s group sites as needed to support the group’s initiatives.
  2. Production Management:
    • Manage daily production schedules ensuring on-time delivery of high-quality fiber optic assemblies.
    • Optimize production processes, eliminating waste to improve product GM.
    • Implement lean manufacturing principles, with a particular emphasis on Kaizen, to drive continuous improvement.
    • Ensure standard work is implemented and maintained throughout the organization.
  3. Quality Assurance & Safety and Compliance
    • Collaborate with the Quality Assurance team to maintain and enhance product quality.
    • Implement quality control measures and ensure compliance with industry regulations and standards and maintain our ISO 13485 & 9001:2015 certification.
    • Prioritize workplace safety and ensure all employees follow safety protocols.
  4. Engineering/New Product Introduction (NPI)
    • Collaborate with the Engineering team to ensure NPI process is used to successfully validate new product introduction successfully. 
    • Ensure new product development projects are completed on time to support Innofiber’s YOY growth strategy.
  5. Cost & Cash Management
    • Collaborate with the Site Controller to achieve the annual budget objectives, identify and implement cost-saving opportunities.
    • Implement cost-effective strategies while maintaining high product quality.
    • Analyze variances and take necessary corrective actions.
  6. Supply Chain and Inventory Management
    • Collaborate with the supply chain to optimize inventory levels and ensure timely availability of materials.
    • Monitor supplier performance and address any issues that may impact production.
  7. Kaizen and Continuous Improvement
    • Lead Kaizen workshops and initiatives to drive continuous improvement in processes, productivity, and quality.
    • Train and mentor team members on Kaizen principles and encourage a culture of innovation.
  8. Reporting and Analytics
    • Work with the site Controller to prepare monthly reports on key performance indicators (KPIs) and financial results and provide insights for decision-making.
    • Analyze production data to identify trends and opportunities for improvement.

Qualifications/Experience/Education

  • Proven experience in manufacturing operations, preferably in a managerial role.
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes, quality standards, and lean principles.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills.
  • Proficiency in using relevant software and systems for production planning, inventory management, and reporting.
Job Category: Engineering management
Job Type: Exempt Full Time
Job Location: Massachusetts Sterling

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