Conn-Selmer, Inc. is the leading U.S. manufacturer of musical instruments for student, amateur and professional use encompassing a brand portfolio of Vincent Bach, C.G. Conn, King, Holton, Selmer, Armstrong, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, Scherl & Roth; and is also the North American Distributor of Henri Selmer Paris woodwinds, and Yanagisawa saxophones.
Join our team of entrepreneurial leaders, innovative manufacturers and passionate music educators seeking to improve the music industry worldwide. With a focus on quality craftsmanship and superior musical performance, we empower the next generation of talent to make their mark on the future of the world's most-loved musical brands.
We have an opening within our Operations team for a Plant Manager. This position reports to the Vice-President of Operations. The role is based in Elkhart, Indiana. The successful candidate must reside within a commutable distance to Elkhart.
Effectively manages, through coordination of all resources, the processing, planning, org
Effectively manages, through coordination of all resources, the processing, planning, organizing, directing, and controlling of all stated objectives of the company.
Effectively leads and manages, through both direct and indirect reporting structure, Safety, Quality, Materials/Scheduling, Manufacturing Supervision, Lean Manufacturing Implementation, Purchasing/Procurement, Engineering, Data Administration, and the Human Resource functions.
Executes strategic initiatives for year over year performance improvement in safety, quality, delivery, productivity targets and employee engagement.
Executes implementation of capital expenses for new products, maintaining facility infrastructure, equipment and process improvements.
Develops highly effective salary & hourly teams through training, coaching and talent management
Ownership of the Elkhart North and South facilities P&L and financial performance.
Relentlessly and directly drives dramatic and continued improvements in Quality and Efficiency through radical waste elimination.
Direct leadership of manufacturing teams to consistently execute production schedule
Sets, defines and leads plant staffing structure to execute on-time customer delivery, best in-class quality and year over year cost reductions.
Counsels and sets direction for facility leaders
Ensures that facility operates efficiently and financially and morally wise
Continually improves and maintains a culture of collaboration promoting healthy and effective employee and labor relations.
Enforces the terms established by the collective bargaining agreement
Works cooperatively with management team to resolve grievances and to establish training requirements
Interfaces effectively with all departments to resolve production issues and coordinate a smooth workflow
Directs cost control and profit improvement
Directs implementation of CIP Initiatives (i.e. LEAN Implementation)
Leads Manufacturing Managers and Supervisors in developing and executing a production schedule in conjunction with the Materials/Scheduling group.
Manages and assists in development of the initial training and cross training of all departments in order to maximize production and minimize scrap
Personal and professional goals center around producing top quality instruments, raising the skill level of all employees, maintaining low employee turnover, and ensuring a safe and efficient work environment
Designated as Emergency Coordinator
Responsible for managing and implementing company safety program.
Assists the negotiation of the collective bargaining agreement
B.S in Engineering or relevant work experience
Minimum of 10 years manufacturing/operations management experience
Experience successfully leading dual site manufacturing facilities
Hands-on knowledge and development of departmental procedures and policies
Proven track record as a people manager, leading & development teams, with a "can-do" attitude.
Excellent communication skills
Extensive experience in direct LEAN/CIP Implementation
Requires long periods of sedentary work as well as long period on the production floor
Requires some traveling.
Requires repetitive upper body movement - keyboard and monitor use.