McWane

Vice President of Operations

Job Locations US-TN-Franklin
Category
Management
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Company
Manchester Tank

Overview

The Vice President of Operations is responsible for and supports all aspects of the business including, production, maintenance, engineering, purchasing, shipping/logistics and EH&S. Reports to the President and works with other team members and the executive team to develop and execute business strategies to improve quality, safety, delivery and cost.  This role can be based at one of our US plant locations (Quincy, Illinois, Crossville, Tennessee, or Campbellsville, Kentucky) or at our corporate office in Nashville, Tennessee. 

 

Manchester Tank has a proud heritage of hard working people, who for over 75 years have manufactured high quality products for our country and the world. The McWane/Manchester Way Compass is provided as a personal guide to help team members navigate through situations they encounter daily at work.  All team members are expected to know these principles, values, and behaviors. The McWane/Manchester Way ensures higher levels of safety and environmental performance in all our operations. It also improves communication, relationships, and work performance at all levels of our organization. The McWane/Manchester Way Compass includes eight core principles to guide our team members: Communication, Safety, Environment, Leadership, Trust, Excellence, Accountability, and Teamwork.

Responsibilities

  • Leads 4 direct report managers; supports the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units.
  • Leads continuous improvement efforts, and develop capital projects for plant and automation upgrades.
  • Participates in formulating and administering company policies and developing long range goals and objectives.
  • Reviews analyses of activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to determine department or division progress toward stated goals and objectives.
  • Coordinates with EH&S Management System to ensure team members follow job procedures and environmental work instructions including those related to hazardous waste management.
  • Works with team members to develops and establishes an annual budget which integrates all functions in the organization, and implements procedures to meet the identified goals.
  • Works with team members to establishes annual cost reduction goals for the organization to meet the business plan.
  • Consults and coordinates with all levels of management to provide information on such issues as drawing, new orders, delivery dates, production and other matters to determine and communicate proper actions to take.
  • Championing and instilling our compass culture focusing on our values of Communication, Safety, Environment, Leadership, Trust, Excellence, Accountability and Teamwork. 
  • Driving Supervisor development and holding our front line leaders accountable for engaging their teams and leading the compass culture at all levels.
  • Works with team members to develop and implement policies and procedures at the organization to facilitate timely shipment of product assemblies.
  • Evaluates team member relations and identifies ways to improve team member involvement and commitment to goals and objectives.

Qualifications

Competencies

 

  • Problem Solving – Works with other team members to identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gather and analyze information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Strong Communication- Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification. 
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue.
  • Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others.
  • Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
  • EHS Commitment- Provides employees a safe, environmentally compliant workplace; Maintain the highest standards for safety and environmental policies and practices.
  • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work through people, systems, and processes.

 

              

Education and Other Requirements

 

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 10 years of manufacturing experience with 5 years of management experience or equivalent experience.
  • Plant manufacturing background is required, metal fabrication would be a plus.
  • Multiple years of running a manufacturing plant with high mix product lines.
  • Hands on experience in implementing Lean principles.
  • Global footprint experience.

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