Manager, Project/Program - Sr

Riverdale, IA 52722

Posted: 03/22/23 Employment Type: 3 Months Industry: Other Job Number: 13624454

Job Description

The objective of the Lead Area Manager (LAM) is to be accountable for results within his/her respective Department and Area in Environment and Safety, Productivity, Customer Delivery, People Development, and Quality using ABS systems (Lean Manufacturing) such as TPM, daily Management, 5S etc. The Lead Area Manager has 24/7 accountability for a department consisting of approximately 400 direct and indirect reports, including production, maintenance and salaried employees. The Lead Area Manager will be the primary customer/supplier representative for his/her department and area in the horizontal help chain for its respective flow path.

The LAM will engage the resources at his/her disposal to meet the focus area objectives set by the Executive Managers in support of the business objectives. These objectives will be achieved while orchestrating the flow of material to balance the needs of all areas of Davenport Works.

Environmental, health, and safety (EHS): The incumbent recognizes that accident prevention is equal in importance to production, quality, delivery and cost control, and accepts the responsibility to work safely and promote safety consciousness among fellow employee. Human Performance (HP) Tools are the foundation of the Davenport Safety Program. The incumbent is expected to embrace and proliferate the growth of HP to continue to improve on a world class safety culture.
ClientClientBusiness Systems (ABS): The Lead Area Manager is responsible for leading Kaizen, TPM, and safety events in his/her respective areas. The incumbent will lead department objectives and coordinate with other Area Managers where necessary. The LAM is an active participant in the development of the Departmental A3. This includes setting, executing, and reporting 30-60-90 day plans in support of the Departmental A3. The LAM also ensures the daily management board is developed, implemented, and maintained to facilitate appropriate focus on the departments’ objectives, performance, and improvements being made.

Quality: The LAM is responsible for driving quality improvements in alignment with the plant wide quality policy. The incumbent is also responsible for aligning the organization to deliver departmental requirements for quality audits including but not limited to 3rd party certification audits as well as internal quality audits.
Cost Control: The LAM is accountable for area and department expense monitoring and cost control. While working with other area managers, the LAM needs to work to deliver a cost structure that meets the monthly appropriations. The LAM drives the basis for the development of the departmental annual budget and is responsible for delivering the expected results.
People: The LAM will provide additional coaching/mentoring to Area Managers in Department, which includes setting/reviewing annual development and performance objectives for Group Leaders. The LAM also manages department Metallurgical and Engineering resources and directs them to fulfill area objectives.
Capital: In addition to maintaining day to day operations, the LAM must oversee the implementation of large-scale capital projects while driving timely implementation and adherence to the approved budget. The projects require coordination between multiple teams and have tight deadlines to achieve expected returns. Maintaining the business while positioning it for future growth through the commissioning and normal operations of the new project is integral to the role.

The following are some examples of abilities/experiences needed to be successful in this role:

• Ability to work in a matrix organization
• Ability to lead a team
• Working knowledge of multiple areas
• The ability to manage and influence employees that do not structurally report to them
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)

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