Sr Molding Manager

CA - Oxnard

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We are seeking for a Sr. Molding Manager

The Sr. Molding Manager will drive plastic injection molding excellence for Operations. They will provide leadership with a focus on manufacturing performance and efficiency. As the primary supplier of molded components to assembly operations, this leader will work cross-functionally to ensure alignment and delivery to customer requirements. This leader will select and develop talent in the molding organization that fosters a culture of accountability and continuous improvement. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience and deep technical knowledge of mold construction, materials used in products, and with the scientific molding process.

Position Requirements:

  • Effectively lead and mentor the molding team to create a high-performance culture to drive efficiency and output.
  • Align with internal customers and with master scheduling to assure production demands are satisfied.
  • Drive the molding scheduling function, including planning machines, materials, molds, and labor.
  • Work closely with Product Development, and with internal and external tool makers, to assure proper mold functionality and capacity.
  • Assure molding machines are properly setup and maintained to meet production needs with minimal downtime.
  • Recommend equipment upgrades and automation to improve capacity and throughput.
  • Define and own KPI's for Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Inventory.
  • 10+ years of injection molding and manufacturing experience with a strong background in lean manufacturing, MRP systems, and inventory management.
  • 5+ years experience running an injection molding department.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and experience with mold construction.
  • Experience processing materials used inproducts.
  • Experience with color matching for products where the appearance influences customer buying decisions.
  • Experience with the scientific molding process.
  • Ability to quickly troubleshoot issues with mold or process performance.
  • Natural curiosity in seeking out and bringing forth new molding technologies.
  • The ability to lead and motivate people, encourage teamwork, and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization to set a clear vision of what determines operational excellence.
  • Able to effectively communicate progress and status verbally, in writing, and utilizing tools such as reports, tracking charts, and checklists.
  • Comfortable facing up to issues squarely and early, resolving conflicts, admitting to having problems, and seeking coaching openly, escalating when necessary.
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