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Plant Manager (217463-072)

Company: Invacare
Location: Elyria
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Position Title: Plant Manager

Pay Status: Exempt

Department: Operations

Position Relationships:

Supervised By: Varies By Location

Supervises: Varies By Location

Essential Functions:

  • Proven track record for leading Lean (Toyota Production System) based transformations.

Thorough working knowledge of Policy Deployment (Hoshin Kanri) processes.

  • Must have in depth experience managing complex, build to order products in a vertically integrated facility.
  • Working knowledge of ISO/TS quality standards.
  • Strong background in Asian sourcing, supplier development.
  • Working with the Materials personnel, establish purchasing and inventory control policies and coordinate material requirements and coordinate activities required by MRP programs.
  • Working with the Business Unit Leaders and Marketing Directors, evaluate new product concepts relative to manufacturing capabilities, in accordance with business unit external growth profit objectives.
  • Oversee the execution of manufacturing schedules and personnel requirements, and the application of production standards and safety programs.
  • Execute manufacturing schedules and personnel requirements, and the application of production standards and safety programs.
  • Execute manufacturing schedules, based on interaction with sales/marketing to incorporate predictions into production plans and resolve special problems.
  • Develop and plan budgets for capital expansion of operations, plant expansion, production equipment purchases, and production facilities, in conjunction with business unit profit objectives.
  • Review and report performance against operating plans and standards per internal corporate reporting procedures.
  • Establish, Review and appraise objectives in each functional area of operations responsibility.
  • Review and approve internal budgets and performance against budgets
  • Develop and execute an Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and budgets for Manufacturing Operations.
  • Assess need for and assist in implementation strategy for new manufacturing systems and technologies at all locations.
  • Establish cost improvement goals and plans.
  • Establish lead time improvement goals and plans.
  • Direct compliance with regulatory requirements (FDA, EPA, OSHA, ADA ETC.)
  • Ensure that all required training is identified for and completed by all direct reports.
  • Evaluate staffing needs and costs; identifies, hires and promotes individuals with the right skills and competencies necessary to achieve superior results.
  • Develop a team environment that values diversity and uses various individual's strengths to the benefit of the team.
  • Exhibit positivity, flexibility, creativity, and a willingness to take on new responsibilities as requested or required.


  • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in manufacturing management, preferably in a non-union environment.
  • Must have experience working in the Medical Device Industry
  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing processes (GMP/ISO-9000, MRPII, JIT, Kan-Ban, etc.) and manufacturing equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of Materials Requirements Planning (MRP).
  • Thorough knowledge and application of Toyota Production System.
  • Thorough working knowledge of Policy Deployment (Hoshin Kanri) process.
  • Action oriented disposition.
  • Knowledge of safety, regulatory and government agencies.
  • Manufacturing/Business - related degree; master's degree preferred.
  • Exceptional administrative/management/communication skills.
  • Proven ability to recruit, train and motivate a participatory management team.
  • Strong analytical, numerical and reasoning abilities.
  • Ability to establish/maintain credibility and ability to motivate and direct others toward a self directed workforce.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer -M/F/Disabled/Vet

Keywords: Invacare, Elyria , Plant Manager (217463-072), Other , Elyria, Ohio

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