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Manager - Manufacturing


Elk Grove Village, IL
ID: 47699

The Manufacturing Manager provides leadership to the Operation to attain budgeted economic and performance objectives while meeting customer requirements. Accountability includes employee safety, environmental compliance and reporting, product quality, schedule attainment, and departmental productivity. Responsibilities include departmental and employee goal setting, measurement of performance using common metrics, implementation of improvement actions, communication of results on a daily, weekly, and YTD performance, and cost management skills.  Functional responsibilities include direct mail print production of an in-line (print, ink-jet, and finishing) web press department, support areas, and equipment/facility maintenance. 

Required Skills:

  • Responsible for the overall planning, scheduling, and completion of work required to support all manufacturing activities in compliance with all regulatory requirements in a cost effective manner and in accordance with a planned budget.
  • Plans, directs, and controls activities of supervisors and area lead in order to meet overall departmental and plant objectives
  • Ensures that duties, responsibilities, accountability, and authority of all direct reports are defined and understood
  • Develops and implements consistent department procedures. Communicates methods, policies, and procedures to managers and supervisors. Anticipates, investigates, and evaluates future process need
  • Interfaces with all Management groups, including Customer Service, Quality, Materials, Finance, EHS, and Human Resources in order to meet production, quality, and compliance requirements
  • Ensures the use of ethical business practices in dealing with customers, employees, vendors, suppliers, and the community
  • Performs as a resource for customers by providing expert advice and technical support throughout the production of a job and customer tours
  • Analyzes trends to continually improve Operational Efficiency
  • Implements and manages cost reduction and profit improvement programs
  • Evaluates the current workflow, and creates improvements based on current needs
  • Participates in identifying continuous improvement goals in Quality, Safety, Cost Control, Scheduling, Personnel and Compliance for the organization and plays a key leadership role in attaining those goals
  • Responsible for pro-active people management. Sets the standards for performance assessment and feedback, effective communication, promoting positive morale and supporting team effectiveness
  • Assess employee talent and capabilities, including issuing employee performance reviews
  • Actively drives safety culture, ensures that safety policies and procedures are followed.
  • Maintains quality control at a level that meets or exceeds the demands of the individual jobs, maintains training in accordance with quality guidelines
  • Other duties as assigned

RRD is an EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled Employer

Required Experience

Required Experience:

Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Print Management or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience in a manufacturing environment is required

  • 5+ years of experience in the printing industry is preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required to exchange information with diverse types of personnel, customers, and vendors
  • Demonstrated success at managing a fast paced, highly transactional production operation
  • Demonstrated sound executive judgment and keen business acumen that includes strategic thinking
  • Proven ability to lead and guide others through high performance and participative management
  • Proficient with MS Office, Google Apps and electronic job tickets ( Monarch, PSI, etc)



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