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Manager, Operations

Live, Learn, Work and Play
Lifoam is a leading manufacturer of custom and proprietary molded foam and protective packaging solutions. The company designs, manufactures, and distributes value added expanded polystyrene (EPS), polyurethane, and refrigerant products used in a number of applications from seven plants in the US. The company's products include premium temperature assurance packaging for the healthcare industry, disposable foam coolers and related products for the consumer market, cold chain packaging for the specialty food & beverage market, and custom & proprietary packaging solutions for a variety of commercial end markets. Its well-known brands include "Lifoam" promotional and imprinted disposable ice chests, "Freez Pak" reusable ice substitutes, "Propak" insulated commercial packaging, and the "EnviroCooler" line of Healthcare packaging, among others.
Since 2013, Lifoam is part of Jarden Home Brands, a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH), a leading provider of niche consumer products, with over 25,000 employees worldwide.
Responsibilities
Responsible for all activities in the Production, Materials Planning, Material Usage control and Scheduling area including personnel scheduling, MRP, forecasting, plant scheduling and inventory control.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
+ Manage, analyze and report key performance indicators on a daily, weekly and monthly basis - examine the entire manufacturing process to determine the correct performance measures for the company, change measures and put new ones in place where appropriate.
+ Finished goods and work in process inventory reduction and management - conduct analysis to determine slow moving and obsolete inventory, then initiate and manage the projects to properly dispose (sell, rework, write-off) of that inventory.
+ Inventory/service level optimization ? conduct analysis to determine optimum inventory and service level targets for our company, design process changes and execute supporting project work to achieve those targets.
+ Manufacturing process flow optimization ? conduct analysis to determine best manufacturing configuration for efficiency and flexibility.
+ New business/product planning ? manage new business planning process from conception through product sell-off.
+ Forecasting ? develop a forecasting system specific to the company?s needs that is timely, thorough, prevents surprises, and is statistically verifiable.
+ Capacity analysis ? plan for flexibility and responsiveness to near and long term requirements while reducing cycle times.
+ Cost/benefit analysis ? provide senior management potential courses of action on major decisions.
+ Supervisory duties to include planners, schedulers and clerical personnel.
+ Assists in successfully achieving Supply Chain objectives as evidenced by:
+ Development and implementation of continuous improvement efforts relating to costs, and customer value
+ Successfully manage and implement approved Capital Projects that obtain predetermined goals within budget
+ Work internally and externally to enhance processes
+ Development of financial and strategic plans
+ Development of direct reports to improve knowledge, skills, and abilities
Essential Functions and Responsibilities (continued):
+ Poses no direct threat to the health or safety of himself/herself, of others, or to property. Defined as a significant risk of substantial harm that cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by reasonable accommodation.
+ Requires regular attendance to perform essential element as contained herein between the assigned start and end times for work.
+ Performs such individual assignments as management may direct.
+ Establishes and maintains effective work relationships within the department, the Corporation and the community; and maintains the professional competence, knowledge and skill necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities.
+ Other duties as assigned
Qualifications
Education
+ Bachelor?s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business or related field
Experience/Knowledge
+ 2 to 5 years of experience
+ Knowledge of inventory and demand management such as forecasting, planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing.
+ Proficient; Microsoft Office Products: Excel, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Project, and Outlook, SAP Software
Preferred Experience/Qualifications
+ Lean Manufacturing and/or Lean-Six Sigma Certifications.
+ Bilingual; Spanish/English
Other Information
Pjhysical Requirements & Work Enviroment
+ Sitting at workstation approximately 50 percent of work time. Standing and walking approximately 50 percent of work time.
+ Must be able to travel 10-15 percent of work time.
+ Ability to work overtime or occasionally on weekends with short notice.
+ Typical office environment with shelves overhead and above work surfaces.
Equal Employment Opportunity
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
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