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Value Stream Manager - Graphics

This position significantly impacts the Company's ability to be globally competitive in the areas of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Growth.  This position is also instrumental in the development of a base of Company associates with a solid understanding of our operating philosophy.  This position is a key leadership position within the Company, with high visibility, ideally suited to candidates with long-term promotability to a Director of Operations or General Manager position after achieving sustainable results at Pantone. II. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for all areas of Graphics operations (manufacturing, supply chain, quality control, and production scheduling/planning).  Communicate progress through focused meetings with staff and Director of Operations. Achieve Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, and Cost/Productivity targets through use of Danaher Business System (DBS) methods including active problem solving and Kaizen. Lead improvements in inventory and Purchase Price Variance (PPV) initiatives resulting in positive improvements in working capital and margins. Work with suppliers to ensure inventory and PPV goals are met. Build and develop a World Class Operations team capable of meeting current and future business objectives, to include providing mentoring, career development planning and succession planning for the operations organization. Use human resource processes/sytems for employee performance, development, etc.. Understand critical details and drive systemic, prioritized activities for goal achievement. Execute strategic plan and  policy deployment through the proper tactical processes, employee engagement and hands-on leadership. Professionally represent Pantone operations in customer-facing interactions. Maintain area, equipment, and facilities to provide and sustain a safe and quality-working environment supportive of maximum efficiency, productivity, and return on investment. Job duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to those listed. Qualifications III. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Undergraduate degree in Operations/Supply Chain Management or Engineering, is desired.  MBA is desired. At least 5 years of manufacturing management experience within a high mix and metric driven environment, required. Plant/Operations daily management, process development and organizational development experience in a Lean/Pull operations environment, required. Experience with utilizing lean methodology and tools to improve operations, required. Experience in directly managing multiple functions (supply chain, operations, facilities, quality), required. Experience setting and managing to budgets, required. Demonstrated success in a Supply Chain management role to include yearly material savings and inventory goals, required. Experience in a textile dyeing and/or printing operation, desirable. IV.  QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty exceptionally. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. A demonstrated track record of success in manufacturing management within metric driven, stretch goal environment with yearly improvement goals. Demonstrated success in using metric / Key Performance Indicator (KPI) review forums/meetings to drive accountability and execution through the team. Detailed understanding of Lean manufacturing tools and concepts with the leadership ability to drive their execution and sustainment. Success in managing through influence, persuasion, coaching and counseling and working effectively in as a team.  Demonstrated ability as a change agent. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly in a variety of settings and styles. Excellent leadership gravitas and followership. Demonstrated aptitude in organization development through a combination of effective talent planning, associate development, and "top grading," when necessary. Familiarity with various technical manufacturing processes.  Comfortable in a highly complexity manufacturing environment. Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management. EOE/e-Verify Job ID: PAN000106
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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