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Production Manager

Overview of Company Titan America, LLC, is a leading environmentally and socially progressive heavy building materials company located in the eastern United States. Titan America is part of the TITAN Group, an independent, multi-regional producer of cement and other related building materials. Our products include cement, aggregate, ready-mixed concrete and fly ash beneficiation. TITAN Group has a record of continuous growth since its establishment in 1902. It has expanded its production and distribution operations into 13 countries, employing more than 5,500 people. Our products protect human life and personal property, improve the quality of life, generate economic prosperity and connect society.   Scope of Position We have an excellent opportunity for a Cement Production Manager for Roanoke Cement at our Troutville, VA facility. This salary exempt position will report directly to the Cement Plant Manager. The primary function of this position is to lead and manage the Cement Plant production operations efficiently according to the market's product requirements (demand and product quality), applicable laws and regulations (Safety, Environmental, and Quality policies). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:   Responsibilities & Expectations: Promote safety program, compliance with safety standards and lead and/or participate in site safety meetings. Provide and maintain a safe work environment based on company policies and MSHA regulations. Ensure environmental compliance, meet sustainability objectives, and oversee plant housekeeping and beautification activities. Ensure quality standards are met in all stages of production of clinker and cement. Organize and supervise plan activities and strategies, according to production plan, to achieve production and budget targets in clinker production, cement production, cement shipments, production and shipment of cement bags. Specify and coordinate the needs of raw materials and fuels with procurement department, as well as manage and optimize in-bound logistics for all raw materials and fuels Work with maintenance to improve the reliability of the equipment as well as to identify and eliminate bottlenecks in the process. Identify potential capital expenditure improvements, justify and request the capital. Budget annual production costs, provide monthly forecasting and keep close track of related expenses. Develop and implement strategies to improve and optimize plant production. Monitor raw materials/fuels consumption, current inventory levels and work closely with finance for month closing. Oversee Pyro line, Finish Grinding lines with Packing and Bulk shipping & Loading, as well as Shift and Yard Operations Daily interaction/communication with sales and logistics departments, to coordinate inventory, production schedule, shipping forecasts and ensure proper customer service. Help resolve any inventory and loadout issue in an effective and collaborative manner. Identify training and development needs of production personnel and schedule/implement needed training programs Required Skills Self-starter with high energy and proven record of instituting continuous improvement. Strong leadership skills with technical knowledge to plan, lead and execute strategies. Demonstrated ability to form meaningful partnerships with various business leaders. Proficient analytical and strategic planning, organization and time-management abilities. Must be capable of handling numerous projects concurrently. Excellent leadership and management skills; demonstrated ability to develop others. Ability to independently learn and understand technical, regulatory, and external issues regarding the environmental and MSHA safety programs at the plant. Strong understanding of safety, environmental and quality regulations. Understanding of quality control and quality assurance processes and procedures. Ability to communicate with internal and external parties in a collaborative, positive manner, representing the Company's interests. Proficiency in MS Office Suite - Specifically Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel and MS Visio. Required Experience Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Mining) required. Master's degree will be considered a strong plus. 7-10 years of experience in production positions at cement industry. Prior experience in maintenance of cement plant equipment will be considered a strong plus. Proven strong pyro and finish grinding knowledge. Demonstrated problem solving skills with the ability to make sound decisions based on a thorough analysis of available data/information and follow-up on critical issues. Any formal training or certification in Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing will be considered a strong plus.   Critical Success Factors: Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques. Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities. Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness. Lead By Example: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization. Show Bias For Action: Display and reward the urgency, accountability, action orientation and quick handling of challenges that rapidly drives things forward. Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks involved. Make clear decisions; which are timely and in the best interests of the organization. Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals and track details/data/information/activities. Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward. Set goals, create and implement actions plans and evaluate the process and results. Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes. Gather and process relevant information to generate possible solutions, make recommendations and/or resolve the problem. Ensure Outside-In Focus: Exhibit a deep understanding of the industry (and its trends), as well as, the customer and their needs in ways that it make it easy to do business with the company 2018-RE35
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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