SP is looking for a passionate, driven, and creative operations leader to take the Warminster, PA manufacturing team to the next level. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in operations management, project management, supply chain management, experience leading technically complex equipment manufacturing, fabrication/welding/machining operations. This leader must thrive on challenging the status-quo, and have a passion for designing, leading, and implementing cross-functional process improvements. This leader will have responsibility for leading the manufacturing, planning, and warehouse and logistics teams that support the manufacture of SP’s Thermal Management and Production Lyo products.
The Manufacturing Manager will lead the team in the achievement of daily production, quality, cost and delivery requirements in support of the business operating plan. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain adequate staffing and capacity plans to support SP’s growing market share. This leader should be able to positively manage a skilled workforce by focusing on talent development and succession planning. Most importantly, this candidate must create a culture that embraces change and focuses on continuous operational improvements that further enhance the customer experience with SP’s products and services.
This leader's primary task will be to inspire the manufacturing, planning, and warehouse and logistics teams to achieve new heights through the use of strengths based management, process improvement, and Lean techniques. This is a full time position within the Operations Department reporting directly to Plant Manager. The Manufacturing Manager will be responsible for the leadership and guidance of the Thermal Management manufacturing team and the Production Lyo manufacturing team which specializes in the fabrication, assembly, and test of our Production Lyophilization systems. The role will also cover providing daily guidance to the functional and business support roles including include purchasing, planning, warehouse and logistics, quality, and manufacturing engineering. The Manufacturing Manager will work with the cross functional members of the organization to implement continuous improvement tools, operational metrics, standardization of work flows, demand planning of materials/labor, schedule adherence to commitments, resource allocations, shift sizing, capacity planning and performance reporting.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
ESSENTIAL TECHNICAL SKILLS (EDUCATION, TRAINING, CERTIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE) include the following.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
“Must Have Experience” “Desired Experience”
*Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Manufacturing Operations with demonstrated supervisory experience
*Mechanical engineering Degree
*5+ years of experience leading technically skilled teams
* APICS, CPIM, or 5+ years in a Supply Chain Management position
*Experience leading the manufacture of automation/capital equipment
*Experience operating in an ISO 13485, or cGMP environment
*Experience as a Project Manager, or leading a team of Project Managers
*Experience leading a machine shop
*Experience optimizing supply chains
· Vendor selection/consolidation
· Second sourcing
* Must have strong working knowledge of MRP/ERP planning and execution concepts
* Experience with Inventory Management/Control systems
*Strong financial acumen
Earned hours, mfg cost statement, conversion cost, fixed vs. variable, working capital management
*Experience in an ISO 9001
ESSENTIAL PERSONALITY/LEADERSHIP SKILLS include the following.
The personality traits/leadership skills listed below are representative of those that are required to perform this job successfully.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While working on the manufacturing floor, the below working conditions may be present:
The shop contains mobile equipment, machinery, and high voltage
The shop noise level is variable and may require hearing protection in some areas
The shop is heated when required but many areas are not air conditioned