VERMEER MANUFACTURING COMPANY Production Area Manager in PELLA, Iowa

You're not likely to find another company like Vermeer. Our people are from all walks of life in locations around the world, rolling up our sleeves and getting tough work done every day. Together. We're a family-owned and operated company with an unmatched culture, one that is built on the belief that every Vermeer team member has real, personal impact - on our people, our customers and our world. Whoever you are and where you are in your career, Vermeer helps you be Equipped to Do MoreTM.Job SummaryThe Production Area Manager manages all activities of assigned area, including safety, quality and lean manufacturing principles to ensure on-time delivery that meets customer expectations. This position is responsible for measuring all critical business aspects related to the assigned area and clearly communicating information to the proper personnel.Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.1. Lead through the Vermeer characteristics of caring culture, demonstrating agility, customer focused, and stewardship and model the associated behaviors. Manage assigned team members in performance of their duties. Establish and monitor individual and team goals which are aligned with the organization's business strategies and objectives and ensure department is properly serving its internal and external customers and meeting defined expectations.2. Manage all aspects of assigned area including, but not limited to, projects, production, costs, scheduling, shipping, receiving and quality. Ensures on-time delivery of the product, within budget, and meeting or exceeding customer expectations.3. Manage and solve all vendor, supplier and customer issues concerning quality and delivery.4. Lead and implement lean manufacturing principles and continuous improvement projects to improve cost, quality and safety standards for assigned area.5. Ensure safety of assigned area through proper communication, training and walkthroughs of assigned area.6. Manage, complete and file required documentation to meet Vermeer and external state, local and federal regulations.Education and/or Experience- High School Diploma with at least 5-7 years experience in manufacturing; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience required.- 1-3 years of production management, manufacturing or engineering experience along with Continuous Improvement experience is highly desired.Other Skills and Abilities- Ability to operate equipment and machinery in assigned area.- Ability to manage staff in the performance of duties such that performance meets or exceeds expectations.- Knowledge of processes and procedures, safety, equipment, production flow, inventory, business information, lean principles, customer needs and wants for assigned area.- Ability to attain performance measurements including, but not limited to, quality, cost, safety, delivery, tracking, scheduling and efficiency for assigned area.- Ability to provide informative and professional assistance when working with the public/customers and co-workers and maintain positive interpersonal relationships which encourage openness.- Ability to produce accurate, professional and error-free documents in a timely manner.- Demonstration of good verbal and written communication skills.- Ability to understand the big picture and how assigned area affects the entire Organization.- Ability to effectively communicate with individuals at all levels of the Organization.- Ability to prioritize assignments and multi-task to meet deadlines.Essential FunctionsStanding: OccasionallySitting: ContinuouslyWalking: OccasionallyHand Coordination: At least average/bilateralTwisting: Occasionally (up to 1 minute in position)Bending - Trunk: Occasionally (up to 1 minute in position)Bending - Neck: Frequently (up to 15 degree flex)Elevated Work/Reach: Occasionally (up to 1 minute in position)Squatting/Kneeling: Occasionally (up to 1 minute in position)Climbing: RarelyPulling: Rarely (up t