OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

  • Manufacturing Manager

    Job Locations US-OH-Mogadore
    Posted Date 6 months ago(6 months ago)
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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?

    This position will own and provide daily leadership to plant operations and drive continuous improvement in the areas of of Safety, Housekeeping, Quality and Productivity.  The production manager will have direct  responsibility for a round the clock team of production supervisors and indirect responsibility for all hourly associates. Reporting to the Director of Operations, the primary responsibilities for this role include management of production operations in a chemical manufacturing facility, 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 Mogadore plant and 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 front line supervisors (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.
    • Provides direction in a union environment, while ensuring contract adherence of self and salaried direct reports

    Who you are...

    • BS Degree – Chemical Engineering, or equivalent experience in a Chemical Manufacturing environment or equivalent experience 
    • Minimum 5 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.
    • Strong SAP and Microsoft Office applications
    • Strong employee relations experience in Operations role

    Why OMNOVA?

    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.


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