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Area Leader Job

Company Name:
Harman international
Reports To: Production Manager
Supervisory Responsibilities: Continuous Improvement Process Assistants (CIPA), Audio Team Members (ATM)
Essential Responsibilities:
Administers the production schedule for the plant's processes to affect lower WIP inventories, more economical labor costs, JIT programs and better utilization of existing facilities.
Be responsible for creating annual budgets for the department managed. Monitor and control spending to achieve or exceed the plan.
Develop and implement programs to reduce scrap and improve productivity.
Assist in production planning. Coordinate the production activities of the department with the rest of the facility and maintain schedules to achieve a high level of customer service.
Assure compliance to all work methods and processes that are contained in the HBAS quality system.
Identify areas for quality improvement and initiate problem solving activities to improve quality performance.
Maintain departments so that they are in a state of readiness for customer visits and audits.
Identify training needs, help develop training programs and assist in training of hourly team members.
Establish an environment conducive to team member participation and facilitate the development of self-managed work teams.
Conduct periodic audits of work teams to determine their needs and effectiveness.
Develop programs to elicit and implement the suggestions of team members.
Be responsible for the appropriate implementation of the labor policies and regulations in the departments managed.
Participate in the hiring process of the hourly team members.
Other Duties
Completes other related duties as assigned by the manager.
Basic Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in related field.
Engineering degree preferred.
Three years related experience in a repetitive manufacturing environment.
None required. Must have a high proficiency in current corporate package of software applications such as Excel, Microsoft Word, etc.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. May have to lift up to 50 lbs. on a frequent basis.
Desired Characteristics:
Demonstrated Technical Aptitude
Eligibility Requirements:
Willingness to travel less than 5% of the time
Willingness to work in an office in Franklin, Kentucky
Willingness to submit to a background screen and a drug test
About Us:
Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, HARMAN (NYSE: HAR) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG , Harman Kardon , Infinity , JBL , Lexicon , and Mark Levinson and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 14,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.3 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013. Harman is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with Harman! ( )
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Location: Franklin, KY, US
Req ID: 34921
Job Title: Area Leader
Date: Sep 9, 2014
Department: Manufacturing FLSA Status: Exempt
Nearest Major Market: Bowling Green
Job Segment: Engineer, Facilities, Testing, Automotive, Engineering, Operations, Manufacturing, Technology

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