The General Manager provides strategic vision to all aspects of the Taylor Made Systems glass manufacturing operations. Provide oversight of functional activities to all Taylor Made Systems (TMS) operations.
This position will offer managerial direction and leadership to the Ohio operation consistent with Taylor Made core values and operating philosophies. This position requires implementation of world class processes as well as contribution to the TMS division’s financial goals.
The General Manager shall embody a high level sense of urgency, with a results oriented focus to drive Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Inventory performance, thereby driving business Growth.
Key Responsibilities: * Manage an appropriately sized staff to ensure the timely production of quality products through normal and seasonal business cycles. * Develop and implement methods/strategies to drive 10% productivity improvement each year. * Develop and implement capital plans that support business growth, operational necessities and the strategic vision for TMS. * Identify and drive appropriate goals and countermeasures in support of KPI (Key Process Indicators) objectives. * Actively participate in and/or lead continuous improvement teams (kaizens) in support of Ohio and company objectives. * Plan production capacity to ensure on time deliveries to internal and external customers. * Employ SQDIP boards and Gemba walks in the management of the operation. Visual management is a core philosophy. * Implement and maintain programs to staff and train all production and production support personnel as required to satisfy business objectives and KPI’s. Foster the development of a high performance team. * Responsible for department budget development and performance. * Provide motivational leadership and communication to all functional associates to ensure understanding and attainment of key performance (objectives safety, quality, delivery, cost and inventory) plans. * Ensure a safe working environment and administer compliance with company policies and procedures; and lead the deployment within the department. * Implement and maintain quality programs to insure the production of high quality glass and related products for TMS. Facilities must meet all government safety standards and must continue to maintain ISO 9000 certification. * Maintain all equipment in prime running condition and continually develop methods and products to help ensure the division’s competitiveness. * Communicate goals and results to all subordinates on a monthly basis. * Serve as a key member of the senior operations leadership team and help foster a positive spirit across the organization.
* 4-year college degree in Engineering or Business. * Master’s degree in Engineering or Business preferred. * 8 - 10 years of directly related operations experience. Glass related manufacturing experience a positive. * Proven track record of driving for results and continuous improvement in demanding production environment. * Expertise in operations management including: * Developing a world class organization. * SQDIP production application with value from Gemba walks. * Establishing competitive pricing strategies. * Kanban/JIT applications. * Quality orientation driving COPQ and PPM reductions. * Well versed in Microsoft Office applications. * ERP use. * Lead time reduction. * New Product Development process experience.
Taylor Made Glass, located in Payne, Ohio, is a manufacturer of marine glazing systems and framed glass windshields. The company is a regional sales office of Taylor Made Systems that offers a large selection of products, such as deck hatches, portlights, doors, and folding ladders. The company offers a range of other products, including doors, FastBack enclosures, and flat and curved glass. It us...es in-house glass tempering and furnace operations to transform raw glass sheets into curved, wraparound, tempered safety glass windshields that are aerodynamically designed in Clear Curve and CrosCurve compound curves or single axis curves. The company is a fully integrated original equipment manufacturer supplier.