• Manufacturing Manager

    Job Locations US-PA-Warminster
    Job Code
    FLSA Status
    SP Industries Inc. [PPC5026]
  • Job Description

    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.

    1. Responsible for leading the manufacturing, purchasing, planning, and warehouse/distribution team in the achievement of the overall customer experience for the Thermal and Production Lyo products.
    2. Develop business plans, budgets, staffing plans, and forecasts, implements lean manufacturing concepts.
    3. Direct production and ensure cost effectiveness and consistency with safety, quality accuracy and performance standards.
    4. Expert "hands on" knowledge of manufacturing process.
    5. Manage Human Resources issues as needed.
    6. Continuously review and improve operational productivity.
    7. Facilitate problem solving within departments and cross functionally.
    8. Plan, organize and direct plant operations to ensure the Company's Strategic goals are met in a timely, cost effective manner that provides optimum quality, and on-time customer delivery.
    9. Prepare and submit operating reports to management to inform them of the current production status and make recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
    10. Promote employee engagement and talent development by: reviewing and providing timely feedback to reports regarding their performance; mentoring, developing and motivating them; developing an internal talent pool; helping resolve functional issues in order to achieve targeted performance; creating mid-term and long-term development plans for direct reports; and building transparent, cooperative, trustworthy working environment for the employees.
    11. Research, evaluate, recommend and implement investments in technology, equipment or systems that will enhance the plant's production capabilities in order to optimize production, improve efficiency and reduce conversion cost.
    12. Push the improvement of processes through use of Lean tools and by creating and sustaining a continuous improvement environment.
    13. Review manufacturing methods and develop product/process/system strategies to meet company objectives for quality, cost, responsiveness and growth.
    14. Ensure EHS compliance by: actively searching for potential risks and mitigate them; making the necessary reports in case of incidences; and implementing corrective and preventive measures in order to ensure the occupational health and safety of employees, as well as compliance with necessary regulations.
    15. Gain appropriate and necessary outside resources to ensure the annual business plan and planned projects are realized.
    16. Drive Operational Excellence, Lean tools, best practices and continuous improvement.
    17. Other tasks as assigned.




    • Supervisory responsibility includes management of employee performance, hiring, discipline, development and
      recourse planning.
    • Acts as a member of the Operations Leadership team and performs other duties as directed.
    • Responsible for creating a high morale workplace with the highest ethical standards.
    • Direct supervision and coordination of: Assembly/Fabrication/Machine shop, Supply Chain, Quality, and sustaining engineering
    • Immediately reports injuries to management



    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

    *PMP certification


    *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

    *Contract negotiations

    * 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





    The personality traits/leadership skills listed below are representative of those that are required to perform this job successfully.

    • Track record of building high performance teams
    • Track record and passion for implementing process changes/improvements
    • High level of accountability with self and team
    • Demonstrated perseverance throughout career
    • Hands on approach with a desire to teach and train others
    • Strong relationship building skills
    • Skilled at selecting high performers
    • Challenges the status quo
    • Excellent listening skills
    • Inquisitive/curious regarding how things work
    • Organized and process orientated
    • Able to take complex problems/situations and communicate them simply
    • High level of attention to detail
    • High energy/energetic




    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.

    • The employee is regularly required to talk and listen
    • The employee is regularly required to use color vision and adjust focus between near and far objects
    • The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, crawl, bend and sit
    • The employee is occasionally required to lift 25 to 50 pounds



    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






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