Bindery Department Manager
We are interviewing for an experienced Bindery Manager to join our team! You must be committed to excellence and learning, dedicated to achieving success, and work well under pressure. This is a fast-paced environment with 3 shifts operation. The position is FT with competitive pay, good benefits.
About the Job
The Bindery Manager is responsible for managing all activities related to finishing product, working closely with the VP of Operations to ensure the success of the department. This position is not only responsible for production and inspection of all finishing work, but also verifying that such work meets customer and Walton Press requirements and quality standards.
Responsible for first-line direction of non-exempt employees involved in bindery operations. Reviews production schedules, material and manpower resources. Assigns employees to maximize production objectives, maintain quality and attain output requirements. Informs assigned employees of production and material problems and coordinates with support groups to resolve problems affecting schedules. Ensure staff is trained and practices safe work habits when operating equipment. Resolve production issues that arise and keep management informed of issues. Participate in establishing and modifying operational methods and processes by recommending changes in materials, equipment and procedures. Maintain a variety of reports, records and production documentation to reflect schedules, performance, methods and the like.
Essential Functions (tasks, duties, responsibilities most important to the success of the job):
- Regularly communicate with various levels of staff and customers
- Institute and maintain policies and procedures related to finishing
- Schedule, prioritize, and execute job responsibilities to achieve on-time completion
- Act as facilitator of training, learning and development
- Supervise department employees
- Foster a team atmosphere and build positive relationships both internally and externally
- Show consistent leadership by setting good examples
- Responsible for the supervision and efficient functioning of all bindery and finishing related activities
- Schedule department workflow to achieve the manufacturing goals of the company, which includes managing staff to meet schedule requirements
- Willingness to accept direction from executives and VP’s and welcome input from peers to improve quality and performance
- Inspect product for compliance specifications
- Produce quality jobs with maximum efficiency and minimum waste
- Prioritize, assigns work and makes staffing recommendations to meet scheduled production delivery due dates.
- Monitor production activity and production speeds to meet and exceed the set efficiency goals and set quality standards
- Trains personnel and institute changes to increase production output
- Makes recommendations for revisions to working procedures to meet company set goals and standards
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (specific minimum competencies required for successful job performance):
- Strong supervisory skills with initiative to motivate, train and encourage staff
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to speak, read, and write in the English language
- Ability to read and understand job tickets, work order specifications, and production equipment
- Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
- Strong attention to detail
- Work successfully in both a team environment and independently
- Ability to successfully manage the department’s function and its employees
- Work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
- Knowledge of Heidelburg 300, 350 Stitcher Opeerator, Kirt Rudy inserter / Mailbase, and a 227 Inserter.
- Ability to handle a fast-pace environment with changing demands and competing priorities
Minimum Qualifications (minimum level of education and experience required to perform the job):
- Minimum 5 years in printing in a Bindery Department position
- Minimum 3 year in Bindery Management or 3 years as a lead binder operator
- High school education or equivalent
Non-essential Functions and/or Experience (desirable but not necessary aspects of job success):
- Two or four-year degree, printing-related trade school or traditional college education within the industry