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Manufacturing Manager
PDSI Technical Services, Inc.
PDSI Technical Services, Inc.

Job Location: Dayton, OH
Reference No: 7638
Job Description
We have an immediate opportunity for an experienced Manufacturing Manager in a production capacity. In brief, the Manager - Manufacturing will focus on operational efficiencies to include safety, quality, productivity, and delivery reliability. Incumbent will be part of an executive staff and will work inclusively with senior leaders to grow sales and market share.

Primary Activities/Duties:
Direct, administer and coordinate the activities of the plant in accordance with policies, goals, and objectives established by the President. Assist in developing plant policies and goals for operations, personnel, financial performance, and growth;
" Guide and direct plant management (Fabrication, Paint, and Assembly);
" Implement lean manufacturing methodologies
" Lead and develop processes utilizing Toyota Production Systems (TPS), Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing Principles, and strong problem solving skills;
" Optimize the manufacturing footprint through a strong and balanced approach to strategic and tactical planning;
" Direct plant operations to achieve budgeted profit results and other financial criteria and to preserve capital funds invested in the enterprise;
" Deliver annual productivity savings and assist with annual savings in product and supply chain;
" Deliver world-class performance in the areas of safety, quality, delivery and cost;
" Develop and maintain a sound plan of plant organization. Establish policies to ensure adequate management development and to provide for capable management succession. Recommend changes in plant organization required for development and growth of the Corporation;
" Develop and establish operations policies consistent with set objectives, and ensure their execution;
" Appraise and evaluate the results of overall operational objectives and achievement regularly and systematically and report to the Vice President, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management, NA;
" Collaborate with other Functional Department Managers to ensure sales growth through launch of new products;
" Drive 5S activities;

Work at a computer and keyboard for long periods and walk the manufacturing floor. Stand, walk, bend, twist, and reach frequently throughout the work shift. Occasional domestic and international travel to other Rittal locations, current and future customers or suppliers via air or ground transportation.

Mental Requirements:
Work in a fast paced environment, adapt to assignment changes easily, ability to multi-task, learn office procedures and learn and use new software. Must be detail oriented; communicate effectively via oral and written communications with all levels of employees, customers and vendors.

Direction & Decision Making:
Complete directives either given verbally or written, make and assist in determining logical decisions.

Knowledge & Experience:
" Minimum of a Bachelor`s degree in Engineering, Operations Management or related fields;
" At least 5-7 years of progressively more responsible manufacturing experience leading multiple complex manufacturing functions;
" Must have a strong background in lean manufacturing implementation principles;
" Must have strong problem solving skills;
" Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
" Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
" Must also have an understanding of MRP/ERP systems;
" SAP experience a plus

NOTE: Applicant must be presently authorized to work in the United States. This company does not sponsor individuals for the purpose of obtaining H-1 Visas.

Unless the body of this posting specifically states otherwise, NO relocation allowance or per diem is available. CANDIDATES WITHIN A REASONABLY COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE ABOVE WORK SITE ARE PREFERRED.


PDSI Technical Services, Inc.

PDSI Technical Services is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, military service or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, consideration of employment staffing submissions are based on demonstrated skills, qualifications, work experience, expertise and expectations meeting the position requirements as specified by the client, including compensation
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