General Manager

DESCRIPTION

The General Manager drives leadership and execution of all plant operations, ensuring plant is aligned with overall corporate business objectives, has flexibility and capacity to support customer demand, and effectively balances and leverages fixed-cost structure with optimal variable resources. Uses effective organizational planning and development leadership to deliver targeted results for engagement, accountability, productivity, continuous improvement, growth, and profitability.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Analyze operations to evaluate company performance and to determine areas of potential cost reduction, program improvement, or policy change
  • Direct, plan, and implement policies, objectives, or activities to maximize return on investment (ROI), and to optimize efficiency
  • Establish and monitor overall plant performance for production and quality standards
  • Control and minimize labor overtime, premium freight, and repair expenses
  • Direct and coordinate activities to fund operations, maximize profits, or increase efficiency
  • Direct and coordinate budgets and forecasts to provide funding for new or continuing operations, special projects, and growth initiatives to maximize ROI and increased productivity
  • Maintain existing plant facilities and equipment; replace or make adjustments to plant facilities and equipment when necessary
  • Provide leadership and training to accomplish the company’s goals and objectives
  • Incorporate shop floor organization and plant cleanliness among plant personnel
  • Direct and coordinate activities related to product production, pricing, sales, and distribution
  • Negotiate and/or approve contracts or agreements with suppliers, distributors, customers, or other organizational entities
  • Improve revenues and profitability
  • Participate in the development of the strategic direction and leadership of the Division
  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the roles and responsibilities of all functional areas within the facility
  • Deliver operational excellence in all spheres of production and maintain consistent best-in-class product quality
  • Use analytical techniques and models to assist in business decision-making
  • Possess in-depth understanding of the finance/nonfinance operations to improve overall business understanding/results/procedures
  • Maintain ISO 13485 accreditation
  • Strive for continuous improvement; identify and implement continuous improvements in the areas of scrap and labor efficiency
  • Review, develop, and improve operational business processes and control in line with good internal control and governance principles
  • Manage innovation as well as new product development projects diligently in line with Divisional objectives
  • Maintain sound management-employee relationships and ensure managers apply proper people management processes
  • Motivate and develop associates; ensure development of successors for key positions

REQUIREMENTS

  • Manufacturing management experience with understanding of the impact factory performance has in delivery, cost, and service
  • Experience in plastic injection molding preferred
  • Proven skills in business and financial management
  • Working knowledge of budgets and financial statements
  • Strong track record of operational excellence
  • Knowledge of cost accounting fundamentals and labor reporting
  • Working knowledge of material master maintenance, bills of material (BOM), routings, and work centers
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office or equivalent

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related technical field or combination of education/relevant work experience
  • MBA preferred
  • Experience may be considered in lieu of a degree for a candidate who can demonstrate the combination of experience, training, and education to fulfill all duties and responsibilities

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects

VISUAL ACUITY

  • Worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as:
    • Preparing and analyzing data and figures
    • Transcribing
    • Viewing a computer screen
    • Extensive reading
    • Visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operating machines
    • Using measurement devices
    • Assembly or fabrication of parts at distance close to the eyes

CONDITIONS

  • Worker is subject to inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature change
  • Worker is subject to noise: Sufficient noise to cause a worker to shout to be heard above ambient noise level
  • Worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat, or exposure to chemicals

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ABOUT VIANT

At Viant, we focus on providing end-to-end solutions for medical device OEMs. Our deep materials expertise—combined with our experience in engineering, manufacturing, assembly, packaging, and sterilization—allows us to bring our customers’ healthcare solutions to market. We have facilities across the U.S. and around the world, including low-cost facilities in Costa Rica, China, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.

Viant provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Viant complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.