Area Manager – Tedlar – Dupont

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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Experience : 5-10 years

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The Tedlar® Unit is seeking an Area Manager at our Yerkes manufacturing site. The Yerkes site in Buffalo, NY is one of two manufacturing locations for the production of Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride film produced by the PhotoVoltaics and Advanced Materials business unit in the DuPont Company. Tedlar® film is used in a wide variety of applications serving global Industrial and Photovoltaic markets. The Tedlar® facilities at Yerkes consist of polymerization units, film casting, and numerous converting operations such as surface treatment and roll slitting. The Yerkes site currently manufactures Tedlar® film and Corian® solid surfaces.

The Area Manager will have overall accountability and responsibility for all aspects of performance in their respective area, interfacing with Supply Chain for coordinating schedules and understanding customer needs. They will set expectations and is accountable for adherence to policies, procedures, and safety standards. This role will manage up to 8 direct reports, including 4 First Line Supervisors, and roughly 50 indirect reports.

Your key responsibilities will be/what you’ll do:​
• Accountable for the safety of a PSM High Hazard Process.
• Partners with the Unit Manager, EHS Specialist, First Line Supervisors, and Run Plant Engineers to drive a strong personal safety, process safety, and environmental improvement plan to achieve EH&S goals and ensure compliance with regulatory and permit requirements.
• Ensures production area is compliant with product quality expectations with a focus on customer requirements.
• Relentlessly pursues maximum plant reliability and yields to reduce unplanned events and support safe operations. Teaches and encourages behaviors to support reliable operations.
• Knows and advocates Life Critical Standards within the facility. Demonstrates priority and commitment through personal behavior and coaching in the field. Provides the needed positive and negative reinforcement to address deviations with urgency. Ensures appropriate follow-up and investigations.
• Keeps active field presence and assesses work activities routinely to maintain awareness of plant needs and understanding of personnel behaviors.
• Enhances the working relationship with operation team, collaborates with work force, and supports Labor contractual agreements. Inspires and motivates the organization through leadership and strong connection with the team fostering an empowered organization. Shows appreciation for and recognizes employees.
• Shows courageous leadership by coaching, asking questions, and intervening when needed. Challenges status quo and past norms to make the operation safer and more effective.
• Continuously works to improve the total cost of production. Takes a leadership role in maintaining the budget. Responsible for monthly cost outlooking and annual PO building for appropriate cost centers and the execution against both the monthly cost outlooks and annual budget.
• Develops strong partnerships with support functions such as EHS, Maintenance, Supply Chain, and others to drive improvement in the organization and assure alignment.

• Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering preferred
• 5-10 years of manufacturing or related experience required. 3+ years of previous personnel and/or process supervisory experience is preferred.
• Process Safety Management (High Hazard Process) experience required
• Demonstrated leadership, collaboration, and communication skills
• Demonstrated track record of driving change, elevating performance, and consistently delivering results
• Experience driving key production metrics (Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Yield, Quality, etc.)
• Must be able to manage a diverse workload

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The Pay range for this role is $95,200.00 – $149,600.00 Annual

How Base Pay is Determined: DuPont has job leveling frameworks that help organize roles based on progressive levels of responsibility, proficiency and qualifications. Each role has an associated pay range (or an established pay rate for some roles) based on the competitive market in each country where we operate. Each individual’s pay is based on a variety of factors, including their role and the associated pay range for that role, their geographic location (i.e., country, state, metropolitan area), as well as their skills, experience, education and certifications, and performance.

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