OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

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Production Manager

Production Manager

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Who is OMNOVA Solutions?

OMNOVA Solutions is a specialty chemicals and functional surfaces company, whose technologies enhance the performance of a wide variety of well-known products across the globe. We are proud to offer "The Science in Better Brands."

What are we looking for?

As the site lead, this position will provide daily leadership to plant operations to drive continuous improvement in the areas of Safety, Quality and Productivity. Reporting to the Director of Operations, the primary responsibilities include management of the production operations, facility and inventory management, leading the implementation of corrective actions and process changes, and overall leadership and direction of hourly and salaried workforce.  As a key member of the Plant Leadership Team, this position will work to drive change and develop projects to improve safety, production processes, costs, margins and quality issues.  This position will also develop a close working relationship with other OMNOVA departments and locations.  This position will also provide support for strategic planning and promote employee involvement.  This role is an important piece of our overall succession planning within the broader organization, so the preferred candidate will be interested in upward career mobility, and will be willing to relocate for their next opportunity.

Your tasks and responsibilities...

  • Responsible for promoting a workplace that has an unwavering commitment to safety, health and environmental compliance; and encourages total employee involvement in continuous improvement initiatives
  • Oversees production operations, assuring cost-effective processes that result in products of high quality and on-time delivery;
  • Analyze, develop and implement process changes, quality controls and corrective actions that are in compliance with internal and external specifications, and within the Quality Management System (QMS).
  • Assure accuracy of SAP inputs and adherence to management systems and processes
  • Implementation of and demonstration of commitment to OMNOVA policies and procedures
  • Directs production planning, inventory control, and shipping activities to assure cost-effective operations that meet customer needs.
  • Responsible for leading, motivating, and development of salaried (directly) and hourly (indirectly) workforce.
  • Establishes plans and objectives for manufacturing consistent with division goals and strategies.
  • Monitors and maintains optimal inventory of department supplies; developing and maintaining relationships with key vendors.

Who you are...

  • Bachelors Degree – Engineering, or equivalent experience in a Manufacturing environment
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Manufacturing Management
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with ability to function effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to implement and drive continuous improvement.
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills throughout the organization
  • Strong environmental, safety and health background with proven improvement results.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Goal setting
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Time Management/Change Management
  • Effective Communication
  • Six Sigma training and/or certified training in continuous improvement with documented success
  • Knowledge of ISO and PSM Systems
  • Project Management Experience
  • Strong SAP skills
  • Maintenance / Reliability experience


The science of better careers. Come formulate yours.

Bring your ingredients for success and together we’ll create a unique plan for your development and career growth. We recognize that without our talented employees and their passion and curiosity (which really are the backbone of our organization), we would not be where we are today. Click here to learn more about why you should join OMNOVA.