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Saint-Gobain Operations Manager in Norwood, Massachusetts

Operations Manager

Position Description

Job Summary

What’s the job?

The Operations Manager oversees all production and maintenance functions to ensure efficient and profitable manufacturing operations for both Roofing and Granule plants. Will prepare and control departmental budgets, provide leadership in safety, housekeeping, quality and improving cost reduction. Contributes to the accuracy and effectiveness of the planning and goal setting process by developing, recommending, implementing and achieving operational plans, goals, budgets, and supports planning for site capital requirements. This position will also help develop floor supervision, promote positive labor relations and provide communication feedback to all levels of the organization. The position will report to and work closely with the Plant Manager in strategic and capacity planning.

  • Maintains continuous dialogue and communication with the Plant Manager as needed to keep him apprised of the status of safety, quality, production, schedules, problems and opportunities available to maximize efficient operations and to enhance the overall operations of the company manufacturing operations.

  • Maintains open, candid and continuous communications with personnel from all functions to ensure that essential information is disseminated to insure accomplishment of critical business objectives and customer satisfaction.

  • Manage, direct, plan and coordinate manufacturing activities in order to meet plant objectives, annual Profit Plan and monthly forecast.

  • Determine effect of production load changes on plant operations. Take action(s) to adjust capacities (labor and/or equipment) to meet new production requirements.

  • Review plant-operating practices ensuring that safety, production and quality standards are maintained/enhanced.

  • Assure appropriate working climate by maintaining proper discipline, morale and employee relations in alignment with site Collective Bargaining Agreement and legal obligations.

  • Participate in planning and/or decision making in matters concerning financial and operational problems, inventory control, plant policy, Facility/Maintenance issues and staffing.

  • Support the identification, development, and drive implementation of new manufacturing methods, equipment, material planning, quality improvement, and WCM methods.

  • Report all EH&S incidents – Injuries/Recordables, Near Misses, First Aid, Environmental and Property/Equipment Damage.

  • Ensure adherence to Waste Management and Recycling responsibilities.

  • Participate in Incident & Near Miss Investigations to determine root cause and corrective actions.

  • Attend all plant safety meetings including Central EHS – participating members of a plant EH&S Team.

  • Conduct weekly SMAT Audits or any other requirements as requested by Manager.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

What do you bring?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering preferred and/or six to eight (6 - 8) years manufacturing experience in management capacity.

  • Prior first line shop supervisor as well as experience in at least two different manufacturing support functions such as Production, Warehouse Control or Quality Assurance.

  • Strong working knowledge of product structure, manufacturing processes as well as quality standards and modern manufacturing technologies and techniques, TPM. (autonomous maintenance, professional maintenance and early equipment management), quality and process control including Statistical Process Control (SPC), 5S, standardized work and other Lean principles.

  • Proficiency in Six Sigma, TPM and Lean Manufacturing concepts.

  • Human Relations Skills Ability to effectively interface with and engage the skills and talents of employees supervised to improve business performance.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Excellent organization and analytical skills.

Come be a part of our bigger purpose to change the world!

Company Summary

Why work for us?

At Saint-Gobain, our employees have pride in belonging to an organization whose culture is made up of these core values: Trust, Empowerment, & Collaboration. Our company encourages diversity and inclusion in all its forms while making the world a more beautiful and sustainable home.

Being a worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction, Saint-Gobain/CertainTeed designs, manufactures and distributes materials and services for the construction and industrial markets. Its integrated solutions for the renovation of public and private buildings, light construction and the decarbonization of construction and industry are developed through a continuous innovation process and provide sustainability and performance. The Group’s commitment is guided by its purpose, “ Making the World a Better Home ”.

What are our perks?

We provide unique options to fit your unique lives! Our Total Rewards Program is customizable to accommodate your needs. Ourmenu of flexible options ( includes, but is not limited to:

  • Excellent healthcare options: Medical, vision, prescription & dental

  • Family Focus & Balance: Parental leave, paid time-off and Employee Assistance Program

  • Financial Security: Competitive 401(k), Company-funded Retirement Accumulation Plan and Employee Stock Purchase Program (PEG)

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Continuing education for every season of your career

  • Pet Insurance options: Insurance plan & prescription discount program for your furry friends

  • Employee Recognition Programs

  • PerkSpot: Our exclusive one-stop online discount marketplace

  • LiveWell: Rewarding you for living a healthy lifestyle

Legal Statement

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

Operations Manager

Location: Norwood, Massachusetts

Posting Date: 03/27/2024

Job Code: USA08069

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