Saint-Gobain Production Manager, Process Team 3 in Buckhannon, West Virginia

The Production Manager is accountable for all aspects of Integrated Process Team (IPT) 3 performance in the areas of team development, safety, quality, throughput, productivity, and cost. The Manager must lead by example and coach IPT3’s leadership and production teams to establish and maintain a positive, engaged team sentiment through the application of Saint-Gobain’s Principles of Conduct and Action. This individual is expected to develop high morale and motivation of subordinates through positive reinforcement, sincere interest and recognition, reliable communication, fair appraisals of performance and sound counseling within established Corhart policies.

The IPT3 Production Manager is expected to develop innovative, independent thinkers and to foster a continuous learning environment through implementation of Saint-Gobain and World Class Manufacturing (WCM) principles. The manager must possess the ability to identify and define problems, take decisive action, delegate appropriately, and to ensure objectives are achieved in a timely manner. Drive, commitment, integrity, and respect for others characterize the leadership behaviors expected for success.

This position is accountable for all IPT3 metrics, area workspace organization (5S) and the maturation of WCM principles. Additionally, it is expected that the Manager will utilize lean manufacturing techniques on a consistent basis to manage costs in all areas.

High school diploma or equivalent required, post high school education preferred

Demonstrated understanding of Lean Manufacturing concepts or World Class Manufacturing (WCM) required

Strong knowledge of ISO 9001 requirements and relevant industry standard practices preferred

Demonstrated understanding of ceramic materials and applications preferred

Experience in change management and continuous improvement projects preferred

Lean/Six Sigma yellow or green belt preferred

Minimal travel required for corporate sponsored meetings, trainings, seminars and customer visits. This position will supervise four to five professional positions and 30-45 hourly production positions in a union environment.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, 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.