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Target seeks distribution operations manager

Posted 228 days ago
Target is seeking a Distribution Operations Manager-Group Leader in Training for its Galesburg operation.

Target invites qualified personnel to advance their leadership and operational skills to a new level by inspiring and achieving great performance; apply cutting-edge technologies to optimize our critical supply chain network; and drive sales profitably by delivering what guests want. 

The person who is hired for this position oversees the daily operation of assigned department(s) at the Distribution Center. Leads and coordinates activities of team members, and evaluates operating methods and procedures for improvements and total quality. Focuses on innovative and creative ways to achieve desired results in the areas of accuracy, productivity, service, cost effectiveness and growth and development of team members. 

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of an innovative team working toward visionary goals. As a Group Leader in Training, you'll take the lead as you:

• Identify and coordinate daily activities of 20-40 team members; inspire your team to achieve desired results in productivity, teamwork, safety, quality, and job knowledge
• Collaborate across departments to drive optimal productivity; foster an environment in which diverse backgrounds are respected and valued
• Ensure performance plans are set, maintained, and continuously improved; generate creative solutions to identify improvements in processes
• Drive your personal growth and development by leveraging tools, resources, and relationships with other leaders
• Maintain level of service requirements throughout the process, from our vendors to our distribution center to our stores
• Manage a safe workplace by advocating safety training and accident preparedness

Requirements
• 4-year degree
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences; strong reasoning, analytical, and organizational skills
• Proven ability to motivate teams and manage conflict; ability to provide feedback and develop team
• Ability to read, interpret, and effectively communicate necessary policies and procedures to others
• Ability to access all levels and areas of facility
• Openness to relocation
• Most facilities operate 24/7 requiring team members to be open to working non-rotational shifts

Benefits 
Eligible team members will receive one of the best earnings packages anywhere, including competitive pay, all-around insurance coverage, 401(k), flexible scheduling, training and development and many other perks and benefits. Target is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is a drug-free workplace. 

About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation serves guests at stores nationwide and at Target.com. Target is committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to unique and highly differentiated products at affordable prices. Since 1946, the corporation has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs like Take Charge of Education.

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Republic Services seeks Operations Supervisor

Posted 235 days ago
Republic Services is seeking an Operations Supervisor for its Marshall operation.

Job description
Position Summary

Within a division, the Operations Supervisor-Collections is responsible for supervising the collections activities for commercial, residential and roll-off (industrial) customers, as well as container delivery and pick up, in a geographically dispersed area. 

The Operations Supervisor oversees dispatchers, operations clerks, drivers and helpers, who are responsible for the route system for commercial, roll-off and residential customers throughout the division. 

The Operations Supervisor works with his or her Operations Manager and the General Manager to implement tactical initiatives to drive functional excellence and budget achievement. 

The Operations Supervisor-Collections ensures adherence to all safety and accident prevention programs and oversees operations under his or her area of responsibility to ensure compliance with all safety standards.

Principal Responsibilities
• Provide supervision for the collection operations of a division by providing management oversight to drivers, helpers, dispatchers and operations clerks, who are responsible for the safe and efficient daily operations of the division.

• Oversee staff, including hiring, training, coaching, performance management; develop supervisory goals and objectives; and effective resolution of safety issues and claims.

• Resolve unusual service requests, equipment breakdowns and schedule changes.

• Conduct ReSOPs to ensure safety and productivity procedures that enhance the customer experience are being followed.

• Execute operational plans to achieve or exceed the division’s budgeted goals.

• Lead collections activities to ensure overall operations meet safety, compliance and P & L objectives.

• Establish productivity goals where needed; ensure adherence to operating standards; and manage labor hours and disposal expenses.

• Coordinate with Maintenance Department to ensure all equipment remains in working order and in compliance with safety standards. Oversee effective safety and accident prevention programs to ensure all reasonable actions are taken to prevent accidents and injuries; ensure a safe and productive work environment for all employees; implement and maintain effective loss control and safety program.

• Lead operations to ensure compliance with all standards including environmental, operating, regulatory, safety, accounting and ethics.

• Perform other job related duties as needed or assigned. (The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required by personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.)

Minimum Qualifications
• High School Diploma or GED.

• Minimum of 1 year of lead or supervisory experience.

• Minimum of 2 years of experience in an operations environment.

Preferred Qualifications

• Previous experience in the waste services industry.

• Class A or B CDL license with air brakes endorsement.

• Experience in labor relations valued.

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Able to direct large staff.

• Is process-oriented and results-oriented in setting and pursuing aggressive goals, demonstrating a strong commitment to organizational success and marshaling resources to accomplish goals and objectives.

• Demonstrated problem-solving, analytical, critical-thinking and decision-making skills.

• Is collaborative; builds and works with teams.

• Creative thinker who challenges conventional solutions.

• Demonstrates and promotes ethical behavior.

• Has strong leadership skills and proven judgment of talent, with an emphasis on hiring and developing high performance teams.

EEO Statement 

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. 



Whirlpool seeks Director of Global Mobility

Posted 249 days ago
Whirlpool Corporation is seeking a director of Global Mobility for its Benton Harbor operation.
 
Job description
 
Whirlpool is seeking qualified candidates for a Director, Global Mobility opening to join the company's  Human Resources organization.
 
The Global Mobility Group enables employee mobility in support of Whirlpool's growing global business.  With an expanding global workforce, practical and cost effective mobility solutions form a key part of Whirlpool's  management’s resourcing strategy.
 
The Director of Global Mobility will report to the Senior Director of Compensation and Global Mobility and will be responsible for establishing and executing a strategic, innovative and client focused global mobility program that will provide solution oriented, customer-focused mobility services to globally based employees as well as employees inbound in the U.S. and within the U.S. The person in this role, based in Benton Harbor, MI,  is responsible for all aspects of the domestic and global mobility policy and program administration, including developing, communicating, implementing and maintaining all human resources aspects of domestic and international assignments.
 
The person in this role provides leadership and direction to professional level staff to manage the organization's policies and procedures associated with domestic and international assignments, and to provide human resource support for overseas assignments and expatriates.
 
Day to Day (what a typical day or week look like in this role)
Responsibilities will include but are not restricted to:
• Enhance the global operating model for the mobility team and other HR resources. Provide subject matter expertise on all global mobility matters with the ability to influence and advise key stakeholders.
• Establish functional and operational rigor for all mobility consulting and HR related services, and coordinate the data flow between the Company and third-party providers to ensure excellent service levels.
• Act as an advisor to Business Leaders, Finance, and HR on global mobility issues, policies and processes
• Understand and analyze operational metrics using appropriate tools, and highlight trends and areas of opportunity in order to turn data points into insights for the organization.
• Play a vital role in directing the design and development of new international assignment service delivery models
• Evaluate, critique and advise on global international assignment management and best practices in order to protect Whirlpool's  global mobile workforce
•  Provide leadership to assist international assignees through coordinating, developing, and/or managing some or all of the following: tax equalization, visa coordination, benefits coordination, and housing and compensation packages. May also coordinate with relocation firms, outside vendors, and government and international agencies.
• Work with vendors (compensation, relocation, tax, immigration) to organize and oversee provision of services
• Support new and existing technology platforms in the preparation of assignment packages and orientations for potential assignees
• Leverage existing knowledge across functions to provide seamless coordination of services for the assignee
• Liaison with other departments within the Company on overall coordination of the Global Mobility Program (Payroll, Tax, Accounts Payable, Travel, etc.)
• Support Global Mobility Compliance team by providing oversight on payroll, tax and reporting requirements for the region.
• Provide an understanding of global immigration issues including those between other foreign entities to non-US entities, and direct and report on those issues and work with third party vendors
• Oversee Domestic U.S. Mobility Services including service vendors and customer service projects and programs.
 
Desired skills and experience
What You Need To Succeed
• Fifteen years of international HR experience, at least 10 of which are in Global Mobility and 5 are at a management level
• College degree required, MBA preferred
• A strong foundation in a corporate HR environment driving Global Mobility policies, process, procedures and metrics to advise the HR and Leadership team on Whirlpool's  Global Mobility Program.
• The ability to evaluate, critique and advise on global international assignment management and advise on best practices in order to protect Whirlpool's  global mobile workforce.
• Ability to work with colleagues across cultures and regions and a robust customer service ethic
• Demonstrated success working both strategically and tactically in global mobility reporting in to the HR function
• Comfortable as the go-to-person for all Global Mobility issues and strategies at the strategic level and providing back-up support on case volume if necessary
• Ability to present ideas in a business and user-friendly language to employees from all over the world
• Experience in international global relocation at both the staff and strategic levels to include understanding of how to articulate policy and set boundaries for risk mitigation and cost control
• Strong preference for personal experience as opposed to solely relying on third party resources for advisement and on the ground support
• Excellent communication skills and negotiating skills for both internal and external risk strategies on policies and for evaluating Whirlpool's  value proposition and how that may affect the overall employment brand globally
• Ability to remain cool when dealing with an increasingly complex, distributed and global workforce
• Ability to partner with a HR team that may have changing priorities
• Demonstrated business acumen
• Well-written presentation of technical and analytical work is key
• Ability to listen and speak at all levels, internally and externally
• Excellent organizational and planning skills essential
• Tax and Accounting experience a plus
 
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool is the industry leader in the manufacturing and marketing of home appliances.  Whirlpool is a global company and markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht, Consul and other major brand names in more than 170 countries around the world. 
 
Whirlpool is a company that creates innovative solutions and products to meet consumer needs.  As a result, we have been recognized as one of the world's 100 most innovative companies by Business Week magazine and the Boston Consulting Group.  Additionally, Whirlpool Corporation was ranked among the Top 20 Innovators in Consumer Products by The Patent Board and has been consistently ranked as one of the Top 20 Companies for Leaders by Hewitt Associates and Fortune magazine.
 



Stryker seeks Advanced Sourcing Specialist

Posted 256 days ago
Stryker is seeking an Advanced Sourcing Specialist for its Portage, Mich., operation.

The Advance Sourcing Specialist is a key team member in the Advance Sourcing team that contributes to new product innovation by working with suppliers and engineering teams to move a product from concept to market launch and hand off to Operations.

Primary responsibilities

• Plans, organizes, directs, and controls the purchasing function within appropriate guidelines, policies and regulations.

• Initiates RFQ on newly created designs, driving for open book pricing in all cases with supply base.

• Negotiates pricing to meet project cost targets.

• Analysis of supplier quotes, total cost model, capacity and ability to manufacture to requirements. Recommends and awards new business to approved suppliers.

• Responsible for ordering of engineering samples, prototypes, pre•launch quantities as needed.

• Procures parts for new products to an established product launch schedule and cost target.

• Orders First Articles/PPAP with diligent follow up on delivery commitments and supplier’s key milestone dates.

• Orders production level tooling, solicits tooling time lines from suppliers and monitor’s suppliers’ adherence to time line.

• Updates Fandango or other tracking systems used to manage projects.

• Sets up JDE part, established standard costs, and routes Supplier Item Pricing (SIP) forms for all assigned part numbers.

• Constant communication with Advance Sourcing Leads/Project Lead on status of project.

• Sets up Plan For Every Part (PFEP) on all assigned part numbers.

• Executes Supplier Ramp Up forms to support NPD launch.

• Visits suppliers to learn processes and core competencies, active support role in the development of long term sourcing strategies.

• Team with Commodity Manager and active participant in contract negotiations.

• Builds and maintains strong relationships with Commodity Manager, providing input to Supplier Quality Business Reviews, long term sourcing strategy and monthly supplier metrics/performance.

• Builds and maintains strong relationships with Advance Sourcing Leads, Advance Sourcing Engineer’s, Design engineers and project team members.

• Manages suppliers performance and develops as required in support of NPD project time lines and performance.

• Ensures compliance with all regulatory and compliance activities within prescribed area to include, but not limited to: Federal Drug Administration, Good Manufacturing Practices, ISO standards, safety and OSHA regulations, affirmative action guidelines, and equal employment practices.

• Contributes to leading in product innovation by listening and working with others and contributing new ideas.

• Focuses on customer satisfaction by demonstrated teamwork and empowerment, solving problems through a consultative approach, operating with honesty and integrity and providing a highly responsive and unsurpassed level of customer service.

• Committed to quality by striving for reliability and quality in our products, continuously searching for ways to enhance performance and meeting all training and documentation criteria.

• Responsible for training and mentoring other Procurement teammates which contribute to the success of team members.

Qualifications/Work Experience

• 2+ years experience in purchasing or commodity management within a manufacturing environment.

• Excellent presentation, communication, and negotiation skills.

• Strong relationship skills to develop mentor and improve supplier performance.
Understanding of project management process.

• Ability to make decisions regarding materials, planning, and supplier relationships.
PC literate with strong knowledge of planning systems/approaches and measurement tools essential.

Education 
• Bachelors degree in business or related discipline
• MBA a plus, but not required. More than two years experience in manufacturing, purchasing, and production planning

Qualifications/Work Experience
Percent Travel Required: 5 to 10 percent

About this company
Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies with the most broadly based range of products in orthopaedics and a significant presence in other medical specialties.




NSG Pilkington seeks Quality Engineer

Posted 263 days ago
NSG Pilkington seeks Quality Engineer for its Niles operation. 

Job description
Primary Duties:

• Work with production as a bridge between Quality and Manufacturing to resolve quality and system issues.
• Drive preventive actions for resolution.
• Translate the customer requirements into production specifications, control plans, and process FMEAs.  A multi-functional team for each part of the process usually defines the process FMEA.
• Conduct weekly quality improvement meeting
• Drive PNCA process
• Provide input to the design and planning of production equipment to ensure it meets customer needs.
• Travel to customer locations to resolve quality concerns.
• Certified TS16949 auditor
• Ensure that full consideration is given to environmental, health and safety, and legal requirements during the development of new products.
• Assist in ensuring the success of the first production trials.
• Lead and monitor PPM improvement efforts for new and existing parts.
• Lead corrective action tracking and activities for customer complaints and audits.
• Adherence to NSG/Pilkington Standards of Business Conduct and its Values and Principles.

Desired Skills and Experience
Qualifications Required:

• Bachelors degree (engineering preferred)
• Minimum 3-5 years related manufacturing experience
• Excellent analytical and  problem solving skills as well as the ability to effectively interact with all levels
• Excellent communication and human relation skills. 
• High energy, self-starting individual with ability to balance multiple priorities simultaneously.
• Ability to travel.
• Certified TS16949 auditor
• Understand customer systems, GM, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, Nissan

Qualifications Desired:
• Advanced degree in engineering
• Blackbelt/Greenbelt certification
• Program management experience

NSG Pilkington one of the world's leading manufacturers of glass and glazing systems in three major business areas; Building Products, Automotive and Technical Glass.

NSG Pilkington operates in three main sectors: Architectural supplies glass for architectural and Solar Energy applications. Automotive serves the original equipment, aftermarket replacement and specialized transport glazing markets. Technical Glass products include very thin glass for displays, lenses and light guides for printers, and glass fiber, used in battery separators and engine timing belts.

The company has major market shares in most building and automotive product markets of the world, with a broad geographic reach, enabling us to respond to customers whose operations, particularly in the case of automotive OE, are increasingly global.



Mann-Hummel Group seeks Director of Human Resources

Posted 270 days ago
MANN+HUMMEL Group is seeking a Director of Human Resources for its Kalamazoo operation. 

Job description
SUMMARY: The person who accepts this position will be responsible, directly or through subordinates, for all Human Resources activities for MANN+HUMMEL U.S.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

• Participate on the MANN+HUMMEL U.S. leadership team to represent the interests of employees and the human resources of the organization.

• Perform strategic human resource planning for MANN+HUMMEL U.S.

• Deliver tactical implementation of human resource plans and activities in the South Bend location.

• Manage the HR department budget.

• Participate in MANN+HUMMEL U.S. manpower planning.

• Lead the organizational recruiting, selection and employment process.

• Lead new employee orientation.

• Perform as the MANN+HUMMEL U.S. EEO Coordinator responsible for preparation of the AAP and performing investigations and resolving issues and concerns.

• Lead MANN+HUMMEL U.S. employee relations activities in order to maintain a high level of employee morale and the organizations non-union status.

• Conduct periodic employee attitude survey and survey response action plan.

• Administer the employee complaint and grievance procedure.

• Administer the employee attendance policy and procedures.

• Administer temporary employment services through outside vendors.

• Review separation decisions and prepare all associated paperwork.

• Interview and assess voluntary turnover for cause, effect and corrective action.

• Develop and administer employee policies and procedures.

• Lead employee discipline administration

• Direct compensation administration, including: compensation philosophy and policy compliance, job classification system, job descriptions, internal equity, external surveying and equity.

• Direct performance evaluation policy administration.

• Direct benefits planning and administration for medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 401K, educational reimbursement and other voluntary benefit plans.

• Direct immigration compliance.

• Direct payroll administration.

• Direct training activities including environmental training.

• Participates on Management Staff in reviewing the plant EMS.

• Provide industrial and public relations services for the plants.

• Direct the support of Quality Systems compliance through conducting needs assessments and assessment of training effectiveness.

• Direct worker’s compensation; safety and health compliance.

• Direct HR record keeping.

• Direct planning and organization of Company sponsored social functions.

• Coordination of human resource activities with MH Corporate.

• Provided leadership, direction and management support to employees in the HR department.

• Assure organizational compliance with HR, Labor and Health and Safety legislation and governmental reporting.

• Keep current on Human Resources management trends and legal developments.

• Provides public relations services to the plant.

• Support the EMR in providing resources adequate to achieve environmental objectives and targets and proper implementation of the EMS

• Must have knowledge of and adhere to current Quality System requirements that relate to this job.

• Other duties as may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Manages four direct reports (Compensation and Benefits Administrator, HR Representative, Payroll Specialist and Communications Coordinator).  Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Desired Skills and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
• A bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Labor Relations, or Industrial Psychology or an associated field.

• Ten or more years of progressively responsible HR experience with exposure to both tactical and strategic human resources activities.

• At least five years in a direct supervisory capacity;

• Strong working knowledge of Federal and Michigan and IndianaState laws in the areas of employment, human resources, wage and benefits, safety and health.

• Must have the interpersonal skills necessary to resolve conflicts and to relate to employees in all levels throughout the Company.

• Above average computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

• Must complete New Employee Orientation, Quality Systems Overview, Team Problem Solving, and Train-the-Trainer courses in addition to any training  identified by department management.

About the MANN+HUMMEL Group 
 
The MANN+HUMMEL Group is a leading global expert for filtration solutions and development partner and original equipment supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industries. Employing 14,575 people at more than 50 locations worldwide, the company achieved turnover of about 2.6 billion euro in 2012. The group’s product portfolio includes air filter systems, intake manifold systems, liquid filter systems, cabin filters and plastic sound components (known as 'symposers'), as well as filter elements for vehicle servicing and repair. For general engineering, process engineering and industrial manufacturing sectors the company’s product range includes industrial filters, a series of products to reduce carbon emission levels in diesel engines, membrane filters for water filtration and filter systems. Further information about MANN+HUMMEL can be found at www.mann-hummel.com.







Kalamazoo Red Cross Chapter seeks executive director

Posted 291 days ago
The American Red Cross is currently seeking a professional, innovative, and enthusiastic Executive Director for its Greater Kalamazoo Area Chapter in Kalamazoo.

Job description
The Executive Director (ED) will be responsible for representing the American Red Cross in the community. 

Th ED will focus externally on core mission delivery, fundraising and being the face of the Red Cross for the media, donors and their communities. 

The ED will have oversight of Red Cross service delivery, external relations, and fundraising within an assigned community. 

The ED is accountable for achieving performance targets for the Community Chapter, including service delivery, fundraising/revenue and expense targets. In conjunction with the Division Fundraising Vice President, the ED has primary responsibility in the community for achievement of fundraising goals. 

The ED utilizes the support activities of HR, IT, Finance, Communications and Marketing through a matrix project management system to ensure that all operating units have the necessary resources to execute on their community mission. The ED acts as the chapter's chief fundraiser. 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Fundraising: In conjunction with the Regional Chapter Executive, has responsibility in the community for achievement of fundraising goals. Develops and grows financial resources within the community, ensuring adequate and diversified financial resources. Leads and participates in strategies to raise and leverage funds, including working with the Chapter Board.

2. External Relationships and Partnerships: Responsible for building strong relationships with key organizations and community leaders. Cultivates relationships and partnerships with external constituents in the local community, including donors, governments, corporate partners, civic organizations and other community charitable and nonprofit agencies with the purpose of furthering the mission of the Red Cross.

3. Visibility and Community Relevance: Responsibility for ensuring strong visibility for the American Red Cross in the jurisdiction. Increases community awareness, participation and commitment to the Red Cross by being an active community participant and ensuring regular local media communications to the community regarding Red Cross services and regional/national activities, consistent with regional/national communication strategies. Leverages relationships with local media to ensure that the community is provided access to information about ARC services/programs. 

4. Assigned Chapter Performance- targets and goals: Responsible for delivery of overall assigned targets/goals for revenue from assigned jurisdiction. Responsible for development of community support and communication to the community regarding the role and mission of the Red Cross nationally and locally. Generates partnerships with local organizations, corporations, and associations to further the mission of the Red Cross.

5. Assigned Chapter Performance - Identifies opportunities for sharing knowledge and resources between Chapters within Region and provides access to best practices and training opportunities available through national headquarters. 

6. Internal Collaboration and feedback: Provides direction and strategy for improved performance. Works with RCE to ensure coordinated outreach/partnerships with external constituents within the community (local government, donors, corporate partners, other community agencies); collaborative relationships and activities with local ARC Biomedical units; positive interactions with Chapter Board, and management presence in the local community.

7. Service Delivery: Grows and ensures sufficient capacity and consistent, responsive delivery of high-quality Chapter services. This includes emergency and disaster response services, and Services to Armed Forces, and international services based on Regional strategies and local community needs and objectives. Builds Chapter capacity for service delivery through engagement of volunteers and partners. Increases community awareness, participation and commitment. 

Other: Interacts with Chapter Board as outlined in the Chapter Board position description. 

Minimum Education
Four year college degree (BS/BA) in Business, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Finance or non-profit administration or equivalent experience required. Prefer Master's degree in the field of community organization, public or business administration or nonprofit management.

Minimum Related Experience
Minimum 5 years related experience in the profit or not-for-profit sector, business, sales or corporate administration. Proven track record in raising significant financial resources. Preferred 2-4 years supervisory experience. Demonstrated ability to develop effective work teams and build consensus within the organization and community. Demonstrated ability to exercise good and timely judgments in complex situations. Demonstrated ability for strong communication and influencing skills along with public speaking and writing. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement fundraising strategies. 

For more information visit the Red Cross web site.

The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that offers employees growth and development, team spirit, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.









Aleris seeks plant manager for Coldwater facility

Posted 319 days ago
Aleris International is seeking a Plant Manager for its facility in Coldwater. 

Job description
Our Recycling & Specification Alloys Americas division is seeking to add a talented Plant Manager to its Operations team at our facility in Coldwater, MI. The purpose of this role is to provide overall direction and leadership to the Coldwater (North) facility.  The plant manager is responsible for developing and driving the execution of business plans to deliver on financial commitments.

Responsibilities Include:

• Drive and develop the culture of safety first. Accountable for the safety of all plant personnel, contractors and visitors to the facility.

• Develop, implement, and manage facility business plans to achieve operating budgets and sales goals.

• Responsible for managing communications with customers and ensuring meeting quality standards, OTIF requirements and issue resolution.

• Taking responsibility for the overall direction of the facility, and carry out management responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

• Ensuring compliance with all applicable environmental regulations, while driving environmental excellence.

• Manage resources to maximize returns and drive employee development, productivity and asset utilization.

• Ensure compliance to budget and production schedules, monitors production output and quality data, and oversees compiling of reports for management review.

• Oversee major capital, construction, and maintenance programs.

• Interact with customers, suppliers, vendors, and public government agencies.

• Participate in planning and providing information to support business unit activities.

• Manage employee relations.

• Complete other assignments as requested.

Desired Skills and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in business, operations management, engineering, or other program with relevant manufacturing experience.

• Minimum five years of experience in a manufacturing operations role.

• Minimum three years managerial experience.

• Working knowledge of Lean required Black Belt certification desirable.

• Willingness to relocate within the Aleris organization.

• Proficient in computer usage and Microsoft Office 

• Proven ability to function with minimal supervision while also leading others toward project goals.

• Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

• Ability to plan and organize effective and efficiently.

• Results and detail oriented.

• Willingness to travel as necessary.

About this company
Aleris is a privately-held, global leader in aluminum rolled products and extrusions, aluminum recycling and specification alloy production. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Aleris operates more than 40 production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. 

Major customers include some of the world’s largest companies in the aerospace, building and construction, containers and packaging, metal distribution, and transportation industries. Aleris serves these customers with its low-cost, flexible, technically advanced and strategically located manufacturing operations supported by industry-leading research and development.

For more information, visit the Aleris website.



Zoetis seeks Human Resources Generalist

Posted 340 days ago
Zoetis is seeking a Human Resources Generalist/Business Partner for its Kalamazoo operation.
 
POSITION SUMMARY
 
As a member of the Zoetis HR team, provide HR consultancy and coaching to leaders, managers and colleagues within assigned client group, which includes Zoetis' Veterinary Medicine Research and Development (VMRD) organization, Kalamazoo Manufacturing Operations as well as other manufacturing groups across multiple sites. Partner with the business in the areas of employee relations, talent acquisition, colleague engagement, talent management, leadership development, change management, diversity, performance management, workforce planning and compensation planning/implementation. Partner with the Zoetis HR team to ensure successful delivery of HR programs and initiatives across the organization.
 
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Requires a proven track record as a successful business partner and influencer to managers and leaders. Experience should demonstrate success in support of large organizations, preferably in an R&D and/or Manufacturing environment, with a track record of delivering operational effectiveness, implementing change activities, aligning HR goals with business imperatives, building relationships, coaching clients and colleagues.
 
• Provide proactive counsel, communications, and HR generalist support to client group leaders and managers to drive the achievement of business goals.
 
• Responsible for partnering with managers in the administration of compensation and performance management programs, data quality, succession planning, recruitment, employment, employee development, colleague engagement and employee relations.
 
• Ensure consistent application of HR policies and state and federal laws and practices. Support EEO initiatives at site(s).
 
• Within the HR department, make recommendations to improve work processes and help promote an atmosphere of continuous learning.
 
• Drive successful execution of HR Programs and processes, managing multiple priorities concurrently through strong project management, systems knowledge, and effective communications.
 
• Create a strong network of HR partners across HR organization, and other divisions as appropriate to collaboratively drive and implement HR strategies in support of the business.
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
 
Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Management, Human Relations, or related discipline.
 
• Masters Degree in related discipline preferred.
 
• Minimum of 5 years of increasingly responsible Human Resources generalist experience.
 
• Previous experience in an R&D and/or manafucturing environment preferred.
 
• Experience with Performance Management, Talent Management approaches and systems, Employee Relations, Compensation programs and Human Resources laws and regulations.
 
• Demonstrated skills in leadership, integration, facilitation, complex problem solving, and conflict resolution.
 
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong coaching skills.
 
• Demonstrated ability to provide consultative support to management on critical organization issues.
 
• Ability to work effectively in an environment of change and manage multiple priorities concurrently through strong project management, systems knowledge, and effective communication.
 
• Self starter with demonstrated ability to work in a team setting and interact and build relationships across the organization.
 
• Proficient with Microsoft applications.
 
• Experience with PeopleSoft and/or Workday a plus.
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
• Drive between Kalamazoo sites (Kalamazoo-Downtown, Richland and Portage) as needed.
 
• Some travel within the U.S. may be required.
 
Zoetis, formerly a business unit of Pfizer, is a leading global animal health company dedicated to discovering, developing, manufacturing and commercializing a diverse portfolio of animal health medicines and vaccines to meet the needs of veterinarians and the livestock farmers and companion animal owners. Its vision is for our products, services and people will be the most valued by animal health customers around the world. Its mission is built on a six-decade history and singular focus on animal health to bring customers quality products, services and a commitment to their businesses.
 
Zoetis is a $4.2B Animal Health business, with products are sold in 120 countries globally. It has approximately 9,500 colleagues globally across diverse skills, capabilities functions, including, field force, research and development, manufacturing, and various global functions supporting our businesses globally.
 
Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender.



Stryker seeks Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

Posted 347 days ago
Stryker Corp. is looking for a Financial Planning and Analysis Manager for its Kalamazoo operation.

JOB DESCRIPTION
This position will provide support for Corporate FP&A by serving as a well rounded finance resource, able to provide accurate and timely analyses and insights to the Stryker executive team, including the CEO, CFO, CAO, and Board of Directors. This position will be a critical resource in the development and preparation of standard financial reporting packages, in responding to ad hoc financial requests from executive management, and in defining and executing on the processes through which the Corporate FP&A department accomplishes its tasks. This position is highly visible, and daily interaction is expected with members of the global Stryker finance community.

POSITION DUTIES (TASKS, FUNCTIONS, RESPONSIBILITIES)
• Preparation and delivery of recurring management reporting packages

• Coordinate and communicate with Stryker global finance network to facilitate consolidated reporting requirements

• Ad Hoc reporting based on requests from executive management

• Perform analytical reviews of various financial models, including business cases, capital requests, and M&A.

• Support the annual budgeting / strategic planning process through financial modeling and analysis, template and process development, ensuring organizational coordination, and development of presentation materials.

• Driver of continuous improvement with respect to existing processes and deliverables.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION /WORK EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS)
• Strong analytical skills, as well as business acumen and ability to apply independent judgment.

• Detailed oriented yet capable of grasping the big picture.

• Able to work under time pressures without comprising accuracy.

• Ability to concisely convey key messages based on output of data analyses.

• Proficient in MS Excel and PowerPoint, advanced HFM skills.

• Collaborative and flexible with a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.

• Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance, 5-8 years of financial analysis background required with financial modeling preferred.

Percent Travel Required
5-10 percent 



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