Production Manager
Blount International - Kansas City, MO

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Our employees are the foundation of the company's success. Here is what it takes to make the cut: a commitment to continuous learning and quality, a focus on the customer, flexibility and good relationships with others.

Plans, directs, and coordinates Blount Kansas City’s manufacturing departments and operations.

A member of the Global Continuous Improvement Team and will be responsible for leading Kaizen and other Process Improvement initiatives in support of strategic goals, using Continuous Improvement and Lean principles to drive improvement across all functional areas at Blount Kansas City. In addition, this position will be responsible driving and sustaining change, training individuals at all levels, communicating, analyzing, identifying and transferring best practices regarding continuous improvement.

Other major job responsibilities to include:
Developing, maintaining and recommending manufacturing standards

Oversight of Blade Manufacturing Operations

Leadership and Development

Ensuring legal compliance

Continuous Improvement Execution

Project management

Acting as internal consultant regarding Continuous Improvement

Bachelor’s degree, preferred with emphasis in business, engineering or equivalent, applicable work experience.

Minimum of five or more years executing engineering project management; managing and developing direct reports, proven track record in process improvement and Lean Tools Applications; Six Sigma Practitioner, Black Belt preferred.

Expert knowledge of manufacturing industry, especially in Lean and Continuous Improvement theory and application.

Demonstrated success in bringing about changes in an organization via consensus building and influencing all levels of an organization.

Strong communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills; credible with internal stakeholders and external audiences; comfortable meeting with/presenting to executives and senior management.

Must be available to work as position requires; majority of time will be spent on day shift