Area Manager

  • location: Fort Myers, FL
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $85,000 - $100,000 per year

job description

Area Manager

job summary:
Very reputable, well established and growing manufacturing company is looking for an Area Manager in the Fort Myers, Florida area.

This role comes with a very competitive compensation plan commensurate with experience with a base salary ranging from $85k to $100k plus an annual bonus and relocation assistance (if needed). Ability to be fluent in Spanish is a plus but not required.

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.  
location: Fort Myers, Florida
job type: Permanent
salary: $85,000 - 100,000 per year
work hours: 8am to 4pm
education: Bachelors
Directs and coordinates activities of several production lines by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.

-Provides guidance and leadership to subordinate leaders to help them effectively plan work, direct team activities, and establish production priorities.

-Actively drives and ensures all team members are engaged and focused on creating a safe work environment.

-Establishes production and quality control standards and develops and administers budget and cost controls to effectively produce products and monitor achievement of profitability goals

-Provides manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements.

-Improve the operational systems, processes and policies in support of companies mission -- specifically, support better management reporting, information flow and management, business process and organizational planning.

-Develops and implements policies and procedures to meet customer needs and corporate objectives regarding product service.

-Motivates and encourages all team members to actively participate in 5S initiatives, achieving/sustaining world class levels. Develops all team members and provides the proper training and tools to achieve quality at the source across the product line(s).

-Establishes lean management and Theory of Constraints practices and procedures, specifically through Leader Standard Work, Visual Controls, buffer and bottleneck management, and daily accountability.

-Coaches and encourages active participation by all team members in problem solving activities helping them develop their skills utilizing Lean tools.

-Identifies specific operator knowledge/skill requirements and communicates recruitment and training needs to Human Resources and Workforce Development.

-Helps develop or revise standard operational and working practices and verifies that subordinate leaders require worker compliance with standards.

-Leads/facilitates continuous improvement activities to drive improvement in safety, quality, delivery and cost through Kaizen and other world class techniques.

-Drives and assures active team member involvement in TPM programs.

-To support new product introductions, provides sample products and participates in equipment qualification/buy-off procedures.

-Participates in meetings with key personnel to review, discuss and refine the product's definition; to formally review the proposed product designs and refine for improved manufacturability; to review fabrication equipment and process and refine/alter for improved manufacturability; review process flow line layouts, time standards, and production scheduling.

-Ensures proper support/coordination of line trials and production training including start-up and debug.

-Participates in post-project evaluation of new product introductions.

-Plans production operations, ensuring priorities, sequences and operational schedules for manufacturing products in accordance with company practices.

-Reviews production and operating reports to help determine operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems. Confers with subordinate leaders and co-workers in cross functional leadership

-Researches and helps develop short- and long-term improvements to manufacturing processes to maximize efficiency, improve throughput and maintain safety.

-Provides positive and negative feedback to employees verbally and in writing. Documents feedback through Confirmation of Conversations (COC).

-Conducts or participates in annual performance reviews for employees.

-SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Leads salaried leaders, hourly leaders and hourly employees

-QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Dealing with Complexity, Informing Others, Leadership, Supervision, Manufacturing Methods and Procedures, Manufacturing Quality, Product Development, and Presenting Technical Information.

-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: - Eight to 10 years of manufacturing experience with at least five years at the leadership level

-Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, or Manufacturing Engineer required, MBA preferred

-Proficient in MS Office (Word/Excel)

-A strategic planner with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus.

-An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.

-Experience in lean manufacturing and world class manufacturing best practices

-Ability to analyze data and develop data-based solutions.

-Must be able to work without supervision and manage under stress to meet deadlines.

-Budget development and oversight experience

-Ability to motivate and lead teams of salaried and hourly leaders and employees

-Ability to develop, coach, and mentor team members

-Excellent written and verbal skills to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with customers and suppliers.


-Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal skills to communicate effectively at all levels of the Company.

-Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

-Ability to develop and coach team members.


-College level mathematical skills including the ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts including statistical analysis (frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis).


-Ability to apply principles of logical or analytical thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.

-Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.) in its most difficult phases.

-Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

-Must be able to analyze situations promptly and accurately.

-Must have ability to handle multiple tasks.

-Excellent problem solving and analytical decision-making skills.

-Ability to form good judgments in critical situations.

-Must be able to deliver results through others.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

-Manufacturing floor and office environment with frequent sitting, walking, and standing, and occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and balancing.

-Frequent use of eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling the use of office machinery.

-Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone.

  • Experience level: Manager
  • Minimum 7 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors (required)
  • production management

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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