vice president of manufacturing resume example with 17+ years of experience

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Results-driven professional with a broad scope of experience leading highly qualified teams in a variety of manufacturing processes over 15 years. Forge production efficiency and business improvements by managing and partnering with fellow team members to drive operational excellence. Highly adept in analyzing process objectives in comparison with metrics to interpret process improvement results. Successful in analyzing improvements by reviewing data in progress tracking systems. Driven to build rapport with teammates while providing effective solutions to improve workflow and reduce risks. Excellent communicator and successful leader, with vast experience working in cross-functional cohesive teams focused on safety, production requirements, supply chain, cost savings, and GMP/regulatory compliance.

  • Communication
  • Problem-Solving
  • Customer-centric
  • Leadership
  • Management Skills
  • Collaborative Teamwork
  • Cross-Functional Team Leadership
  • Adaptability
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Optimizing Production Output
  • 5S Methodology
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • MS Office
  • Data Analysis (Excel/Tableau Data Visualization)
Education and Training
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY Expected in 06/2004 Bachelor of Science : Industrial And Management Engineering - GPA :
  • MANA Products Leadership Development Program 2020
  • Lean Tool Awareness Certification 2019 - The Ohio State University - Productivity Inc.

(Visual Workplace/5S, Standard Work, Total Productive Maintenance/OEE, Achieving Quick Change-Over, Mistake Proofing, Value-Stream Management and Team-Based Problem Solving)

  • Management Development Skills Training Program 2014 - PRO Manager Inc.

(30 Credit Hours of Certified Management Skills Training)

Cornerstone Building Brands - Vice President of Manufacturing
Marion, OH, 09/2021 - 01/2023
  • Collaborated with other internal leaders to develop operations budgets and capital expenditure planning.
  • Developed and analyzed cost vs. revenue metrics to monitor staff performance.
  • Recognized employees for demonstrating excellent service resulting in increased company morale.
  • Directed kaizen activities to improve manufacturability of products on current production lines throughout manufacturing resulting in improved efficiencies and increased potential capacity.
  • Established Gemba walks on production floor with engineering and manufacturing team leads, along with production staff, focused on safety, quality and cost improvements resulting in reduced OSHA reportable accidents and annualized labor cost reduction of $110K.
  • Directed 5S trainings and internal cross-functional team audits/walk-throughs Plant-wide resulting in 100+ activities identified and completed for overall visual workplace, space utilization and safety improvement.
Asahi Kasei America - Senior Director, Manufacturing
Parsippany, NJ, 11/2020 - 09/2021
  • Led operations for both Filling/Packaging and Bulk Manufacturing that accounted for approximately 100 work centers and over 300 employees.
  • Worked with management team to develop operational goals aligned with business strategy.
  • Set goals and expectations for direct reports using performance management and review process, ensuring understanding of strategic alignment to company goals and holding staff accountable.
  • Communicated clear and consistent messages regarding departmental goals to produce desired results.
  • Developed production tracking and quality control dashboards, analyzing production, quality control, maintenance and other operational reports to detect production problems.
  • Created a KPI dashboard for Bulk Manufacturing Processing Times and Right First-Time metrics. Analyzed this data with cross-functional team members, identified opportunities and created/tracked improvement actions. Processing Times were improved by 23% in the first year of establishing these new KPIs.
  • Collaborated with Engineering in identifying areas for continuous improvement and established CI teams, i.e., Inventory supply to Production Line delays causing downtime; 47% reduction in downtime and increase in potential capacity of 517,000 units.
Ga Food Service - Senior Production Manager
Las Vegas, NV, 09/2014 - 11/2020
  • Led and Managed 6 Production Filling/Packaging departments with 9 direct reports.
  • Monitored plant performance, utilizing Key Performance Indicators, against operating budgets and provided data-driven recommendations for operational planning support, labor requirements, capacity analysis and process improvement.
  • Conducted Gemba Walks with Cross-Functional teams identifying Safety, Quality and Productivity improvement opportunities, as well as waste reduction and cost saving activities. These activities attributed to 10% increase in OEE in 2020 Plant-Wide.
  • Led and facilitated Daily Operations meetings reviewing plant KPI's and action register driving accountability for resolutions to issues, risks and process improvements.
  • Conducted root cause analysis (5-Why's) with cross-functional teams and applied corrective actions to reduce Product Non-Conformances, remove production roadblocks/constraints and improve product quality and efficiencies overall, while aligning Standard Work/SOPs to best new method.
  • Coached production department teams on company policies, procedures, GMPs and Lean Manufacturing practices (5S, Visual Workplace, OEE/Overall Equipment Effectiveness, SMED/Quick Change-Over) to enhance operational efficiency, employee productivity and subsequently decrease labor costs.
  • Established High Performance Work Teams within 6 Filling/Packaging departments; Goals-Driven teams focused on Safety, Quality, Schedule Attainment and Productivity/OEE; 124 employees recruited and trained.
  • Reinforced use of SMED-Quick Change Over Kaizens in 5 major technology areas and established Quick-Change over SOP's leading to 60% change-over downtime reductions.
  • Implemented 2-hr Kanban Inventory level procedure across 3 production lines focusing on reducing shop floor inventories and improving safety and workplace environment for employees, resulting in 66% inventory reduction.
Cavco Industries - Production Manager
Riverside, CA, 11/2011 - 08/2014
  • Directed and motivated a 7-person team of production area supervisors.
  • Created and adjusted production schedules for 7 Filling/Packaging departments, planned daily labor requirements and coordinated production requirements with Warehouse Department.
  • Adjusted employee work schedules, equipment layout and workflow to address changing demands and meet customer deadlines.
  • Defined manufacturing performance standards and reviewed performance outcomes to set future targets.
  • Collaborated with maintenance/engineering teams on a daily basis to adjust and modify production equipment to achieve higher efficiencies and lower cost.
  • Facilitated implementation of new ERP system (JDE World to EnterpriseOne) by supporting and training production employees on procedures/information necessary for transition, including work orders, parts lists, production reporting, inventory transactions, item routing standards and item work Instructions.
Flex - Industrial Engineering Supervisor
Plano, TX, 04/2011 - 10/2011
  • Led and supervised a 3-member Industrial Engineering team responsible for handling new projects for customers. From initial costing/routing, to line trial phase and first production run.
  • Responsible for conducting new item line trials and documenting results.
  • Collaborated with internal departments and customers on filling and packaging recommendations for automation and process improvements.
Mana Products Inc. - Industrial Engineer
City, STATE, 09/2005 - 03/2011
  • Assessed operations of 50-plus Cosmetic Manufacturing Production Lines in 6 different Filling/Packaging departments: Bottles/Jars, Tubes, Vials, Lipsticks/Hot-Pour filling, Silk-Screening & Pad Printing, and Compact/Kit Assembly.
  • Created and updated Item Operating Standards (Production Line Crewing, Operation Process steps, Shift Rates) and Work Instructions for new and re-ordered items respectively.
  • Validated accuracy of labor utilization and throughput by conducting time studies and assessing demonstrated production results.
  • Authored Standard Operating Procedures and conducting SOP trainings when required.
  • Collaborated with Cross-Functional Departmental teams, including but not limited to Production, Quality and Maintenance leads in daily review of Production Line Status/Efficiency boards, improvement opportunities and action plans.
  • Utilized and analyzed production efficiency/data reports to make key recommendations for implementing more cost-effective and higher quality processes/equipment.
  • Analyzed production and quality data on the manual cap-torquing process in Bottles/Jars and Hot-Pour departments which led to a capital investment recommendation of additional Auto-Torque & capping systems across 10 production lines resulting in higher quality products and an annualized labor cost savings of $150,000.
  • Achieved RedZone Lean Champion of the Year in 2018

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  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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  • Vice President of Manufacturing
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