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Engineering Operations Manufacturing Manager

Company: Axiota Animal Health
Location: Manhattan
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Engineering Operations Manufacturing Manager
Axiota Animal Health www.axiota.com delivers best-in-class animal health products with proven modes of action that help manage risk and support cattle health, performance, and well-being across all stages of beef and dairy production. Axiota is the intersection of committed people, proven products, and sound science providing assurance to customers and consumers by preparing cattle to thrive. Our lead investor Paine Schwartz Partners www.PaineSchwartz.com provides us with the resources and direction to achieve our goals. We have developed a new position for an Engineering Operations Manufacturing Manager.
What we manufacture and sell
Axiota's non-antibiotic solutions prepare cattle for times of transition and stress and support producers' goals of optimal health, performance, and animal well-being. MS Biotec is the world's first and only commercial producer of Lactipro advance, a beef and dairy cattle probiotic based on a pure culture of the lactate utilizing bacteria: Megasphaera elsdenii. MS Biotec has developed a unique anaerobic fermentation and formulation expertise leading to the successful commercialization of this strict anaerobe.MS Biotec is expanding its team to accelerate the development and commercialization of its innovative product pipeline and allow the company to capitalize on significant market opportunities in the growing natural animal health products market.
What needs to happen

  • Assists plant leadership in developing and formulating long- and short-range planning, policies, programs, and objectives.
  • Develop an annual budgetary plan to achieve optimum employee levels with the least overhead and raw material costs.
  • Formulates and recommends manufacturing policies and programs that guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive position and the operation's profitability.
  • Develops and executes the manufacturing plan and establishes procedures for maintaining high standards of manufacturing operations to ensure that products conform to established customer and company quality standards.
  • Initiates and coordinates major projects, including plant layout changes, installation of capital equipment, and repairs
  • Directs the establishment, implementation, and maintenance of production standards.
  • Develops, monitors, and reports on operating costs within functional areas.
  • Identifies, recommends, and implements changes to improve productivity, reduce cost and scrap, and monitor scrap and rework data.
  • Collaborate with Quality Control, Quality Assurance, New Product Development, Research and Development, Facilities, production planning, master scheduling, and Human Resources to achieve operational goals
  • Regularly reports On-Time Delivery and productivity metrics to Operations leadership and recommends improvements.
  • Manages inventory levels, work in process, schedules, and availability of labor to meet production schedules
  • Interfaces with purchasing department on material status and production planning issues.
  • Works cross-functionally with other teams to implement process improvements and ensure successful NPD launches.
  • Directs and monitors production supervisors to accomplish goals of the manufacturing plan, consistent with established manufacturing and safety procedures.
  • Hires, trains, develops, and evaluates staff.
  • Directs and coordinates various programs essential to manufacturing procedures, including training, safety, housekeeping, cost reduction, and employee involvement.
    Logistics and Demographics
    This position is located in Wamego, Kansas, at our production facility near the Manhattan, Kansas area, home to Kansas State University. We now have over one hundred employees and have expansion plans for continued profitable double-digit growth each year.
    Compensation and Benefits
    We offer a base salary and bonus plus the full slate of benefits. In addition, the position has the potential for a signing bonus and relocation assistance. So, you know the drill, put your best foot forward, hit the apply button, attention Amy McLemore. Let's see if you have what it takes, and then we can chat.

Keywords: Axiota Animal Health, Manhattan , Engineering Operations Manufacturing Manager, Executive , Manhattan, Kansas

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