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Facility Director - Mesa Boogie

Company: Gibson Brands Inc.
Location: Petaluma
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

The Facility Director - Mesa Boogie responsible for the iconic Mesa Boogie production facility based in Petaluma, CA. This facility is a unique combination of art, craft of the highest degree, historical legacy, modern innovation, passionate culture and workforce, teamwork, accountability, and a developing best-practices balance of superb craftsmanship and efficient production processes. This role requires a deep appreciation and experience/knowledge of amplifiers, comfort managing a diverse and passionate group with artistic sensibilities, experience and leadership for Continuous Improvement in a craft environment, deals in facts and metrics as decision points, and can work successfully to budget/forecast as a Cost Center. As a relatively small facility, this position requires an energetic and involved approach on all topics around a structured Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Human Resources (SQDCHr ) framework.Essential Functions- Works with Leadership/Management teams to set strategic goals and priorities.- Transforms high level directional needs into a workable business plan and promotes execution of that plan with the appropriate metrics and timelines for business success- Monitors and influences daily production activities and metrics together with the Production Manager and supporting Team Members.- Manages Quality, Materials, Engineering, and Production professionals on a daily basis.- Manages cross matrix business integration with Finance, HR, Product Development, and Sales professionals who support the facility from the Petaluma, HQ, and other facilities.- High profile leadership - Walks the production floor daily and helps maintain an inclusive, servant-leadership based culture.- Reports up through the organization monthly on KPI's in a structured SQDCHr format with precise summarized input on variances from plan.- Working with cross functional partners, develops and promotes an appropriate timeline and skills/technology development for on-time delivery of new products.- Works closely with the site Controller to prepare, present and execute the Cost Center operational budget.- Prepares, drives approval and executes on Capital spending.- Maintains and further drives Safety as priority- Promotes and further drives a product quality focus that anticipates customer's expectations for a craft based premier-level product.Other duties- Employee can be asked to perform other duties that are reasonable within the area of expertiseSkills and Competencies- Excellent presentation and strong communications skills both written and verbal- Demonstrated ability to be creative, flexible, and adaptable to new situations and assignments- Must be independent, self-motivated and possess a positive attitude, operating well in a team environment that is focused on collaboration and accountability- Strong interpersonal, mentoring, coaching and conflict resolution skills- Proven ability to work with all levels of management and foster relationships with operational personnel- Proven experience supporting growth through transparency, consistency and disciplined execution- Strong organizational skills- Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and organize workload to meet organizational timelines in a fast paced, very high growth environment- Ability to work with Senior Executives of the Company- Leadership skills necessary to coach and mentor others; effective supervisory skills with an ability to develop a team, review employee performance, address escalated issues, generate assignments, and set priorities- Provide insightful ways/approaches to motivate others and identify strengths and developmental opportunities with talent- Good analytical and critical thinking skills, with ability to make effective decisions- Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or concerns- Technical and comprehensive knowledge of operating procedures- High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation, with a track record of delivering to plan- Flexibility to adapt quickly to changing circumstances; able to proactively question and challenge to prioritize and identify solutions in timely manner- Clear thinker with outstanding numeric ability supported by a rounded commercial awareness- Able to see the big picture but possesses a pragmatic /flexible approach to delivery- Hands-on high-end craft experience- Curious in nature and always looking to question, learn, and look for better ways to do things- Relish working in a company with a diverse and fast paced environment- Personable, fun, team orientedKnowledge- Thorough understanding and strong working knowledge of high-end electronic device/craft woodworking and production, with an emphasis on the amplifier industry.- Knowledge of business practices and procedures related to craft-based facility managementEducation and Experience- Bachelor's degree in a related field is required.- Minimum of 8 year's progressive leadership experience in production management- Experience successfully managing highly skilled artisans- A wood shop environment dedicated to all processes related to wood transformation and finishing.- Dedicated offices, cubicles, and meeting rooms.Travel Requirements- Occasional travel to and between the company's manufacturing and HQ locations.Physical Demands- Basic physical stances and actions (sitting, standing, walking); occasional 25 lb lifts.Salary range$215,000-$225,000 annual salaryWe celebrate diversity and Gibson Brands, Inc is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Keywords: Gibson Brands Inc., Petaluma , Facility Director - Mesa Boogie, Executive , Petaluma, California

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