Department Manager - Compounding

Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world's largest tire and rubber company.
At Firestone Building Products, you can count on us for complete building performance solutions ? from roots to rooftops. By taking the entire building envelope into consideration, we provide focused solutions for roofing systems, wall systems and specialty products based on the specific results our customers need to achieve. Constantly looking at the big picture, we not only deliver exceptionally performing building materials, but also the outstanding services, support, warranty and expertise ? all backed by a brand you can trust.
This opportunity is located in Northwest Alabama along the Tennessee River in a two county region known as the Shoals. Nationally recognized for the Tennessee Valley Authority, and "Muscle Shoals music". Muscle Shoals is a thriving town in the heart of "The Shoals" and is known as a family-friendly place to live, work, and play. Muscle Shoals has an exceptional school system (grades K ? 12).
Backed by the strength of a diversified multibillion-dollar corporation, we offer excellent career opportunities, competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit packages. And, with locations throughout North America, we are always looking for qualified candidates.
Guided by its One Team, One Planet message, the company is dedicated to achieving a positive environmental impact in all of the communities it calls home.
Position Summary
Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) single-ply roofing membranes are among the fastest growing commercial roofing products and have gained broad industry acceptance for their many performance and installation advantages. As demand increases for heat-reflective and energy efficient roofing systems, TPO single-ply roofing membranes continue to provide exceptional resistance to ultraviolet, ozone and chemical exposure.
The Compounding Manager directs, controls, and organizes the activities of supervisors to achieve the daily production, quality and safety objectives in a production department. Coordinates the department's activities in conjunction with other production and staff departments to ensure continuity with the plant activities operating plans and controls. Coordinates the investigation and analysis of problems, develops countermeasures, monitors departmental results, and secures necessary assistance from support groups in developing and implementing improvement plans.
Achieve production objectives in conjunction with department and support staff.
Develop departmental goals and implement action plans to attain these goals.
Communicate objectives to supervisors and review departmental situations daily with supervisors.
Coordinate activities to investigate problems and develop countermeasures.
Motivate supervisors to reach new goals on a regular basis.
Attain quality objectives by ensuring teaching of Standard Practice, Working Standards, and Process Control Plan to supervisors.
Coordinates the investigation and analysis of problems through Root Cause Problem solving approaches.
Participate in the development of countermeasures to prevent recurrences, monitor departmental results, assure good housekeeping and secure assistance for necessary resources to assist in problem solving.
Leads in the education of supervisors to assure knowledge and compliance to plant quality systems.
Maintain cost effectiveness by budgeting departmental expenses, directing and controlling departmental activities within designated guidelines, and monitoring and analyzing performance.
Utilizes LEAN tools to drive continuous improvement in safety, quality and cost through the engagement of all teammates.
Initiate action to procure budget for capital and improvement projects that will increase work efficiency, machine utilization and eliminate non-value added work.
Support the stability in the area of Human Resources by ensuring supervisor development in HR related topics.
Support education for supervisors and teammates, and identify and resolve problems.
Responsible for ensuring that all direct reports work in a non-discriminatory environment and for reporting and addressing and discrimination.
Assure safe work place by promoting safety awareness, and monitoring and supporting safety programs.
Insure regular safety meetings and contacts and assure compliance with lock out tag out and all other federally mandated programs.
Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering AND 7 to 9 years experience as a Manager/Supervisor in manufacturing
Benefits, Privileges and Growth Opportunities:
We offer over 31 Benefits and Privileges to include medical, dental, vision, 401k, cash balance retirement plan and more
We are An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer
Over 100 years of success is an indication of the stability our workforce enjoys

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