Jarden Corporation Extrusion Operations Manager in Columbia, South Carolina

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Jarden Applied Materials manufactures Military and Marine Antennas, Custom Resins, String Trimmer Accessories, Custom Monofilaments, and Conductive Fibers. The best part about our legacy brands and products is how we improve them for today’s competitive market place. Our strict quality standards and innovative manufacturing processes allow us to manufacture products targeted to specific customer needs. Jarden Applied Materials is a company of Newell Brands, a leading global consumer goods company.


The Extrusion Operations Manager is responsible for Strategic leadership, overall direction, and support of the Extrusion department. Proactively drives all aspects of the safety of associates, the quality of the product, and on time delivery expectations of the customer. This position has 36 hourly employees and 4 team leaders reporting in to them.

The successful candidate must have a passion for safety, be able to foster strong working relationships built upon trust and respect with direct reports, peers, and leaders, demonstrate the ability to motivate and train associates, and be viewed as a clear and creditable communicator and resource.

Major Duties

Essential Functions

  • 15% Safety - Act as a safety leader within the facility. Ensures associates perform all functions of the job in a safe manner and promptly addresses any unsafe behaviors or conditions.

  • 15% Quality of Production - Troubleshoot and perform root cause analysis to identify and resolve problems.

  • 15% Production - Establish a work environment characterized by mutual trust and respect, open and honest communications, teamwork and a passion for winning. Develop plans to drive the plant to new levels of production, drive employee engagement, and provide employees with the tools to do the job.

  • 15% Inventory Accuracy Ensure accurate inventory levels are maintained, and assist in root cause analysis for discrepancies uncovered during the cycle count process.

  • 40% Continuous Improvement - Act as a plant leader for the continuous improvement of costs, housekeeping, safety, environmental compliance, and inventory within the Extrusion department consistent with overall plant goals. Continually drive improvements with in the department that generate positive savings and contribute the profitability of the department.

Secondary Functions

  • Act as the team leader for the Extrusion Best Practice team. Lead and set direction for project teams to identify process Improvements and minimize machine downtime.

  • Design, improve, and implement new equipment and processes (includes, establishing project scope, anticipated gains, required resources, timelines, etc.) Act as primary contact with external vendors when needed for project implementation.

  • ERP System Experience Epicor a plus Close manufacturing orders and respond to material short/overage issues in a timely manner. Address labor variances as needed.

  • Work with the maintenance group to continually improve machine reliability and eliminate downtime by ensuring root cause analysis take place on all failures.


Required competencies and skills :

  • Excellent computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office software. Ability to manipulate spreadsheets, and create presentations that support the Internal Best Practice process.

  • Strong leadership, teamwork, communication, and project management skills.

  • Demand Flow/Lean experience is a plus

  • Ability to effectively interact at all levels of the organization. Must be able to translate engineering principles into practice and lead operator level training.

  • Decision Making, Initiating Action, Adaptability, Tolerance for stress, Flexibility

  • Ability to effectively manage projects to drive continuous which requires strong engineering, project management, and LEAN manufacturing skills.

  • Knowledge of machinery and facility maintenance is a plus.

Required education :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Operations Management or equivalent work experience.

  • Six sigma black belt or lean experience along with successful 5S implementation experience is a plus

Required Experience:

  • 5-8 years of related experience.

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COMPANY: Shakespeare Company, LLC

Requisition Id: 109479

Location: SC - Columbia