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Press Business Area Manager

Apply Job ID 14037 Date posted Jun. 11, 2019 Location Winchester, Virginia Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)


Production opportunities at Quad instill a sense of empowerment and possibility distinct from those at other employers. Quad’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities include world-class automation and binding technology. Our platform gives our clients a full range of options to produce personalized marketing products. Fueled by innovative, interesting days, you’ll find hard work is good work, and feel a deep sense of pride in a job well done – something shared by everyone in the community we call Quad.

Quad is currently seeking a Business Area Manager to work in the Quad Retail facility at our Winchester VA location.

The job duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

• Plan, direct and coordinate the activities of hourly manufacturing, temporary labor, and support employees in the finishing department in order to meet customer requirements of quality and delivery schedule.
• Audit equipment and production floor for safety, quality and productivity concerns, and correct as necessary.
• Train, coach, engage production employees.  Schedule and conduct shift meetings.
• Hold employees responsible and accountable for their performance.
• Responsible for shift schedules to include: work station assignments/rotations, employee training, employee vacations, employee breaks, overtime assignment, and coverage for absent employees.
• Conduct employee performance reviews.
• Coordinate production activities with other departments.
• Ensure safe work environment and enforce all safety policies and procedures.
• Give direction to staff for optimum performance, providing technical and organizational leadership as it relates to daily production requirements.
• Effectively communicate with other functional areas and department leaders.
• Field emails/calls from customer account managers and sales representatives and respond to their requests in a prompt and professional manner.


Education and Experience:
• HS diploma or equivalent and 3 to 5 years of supervisory experience.
• Experience in large format printing and finishing preferred.  Other complex manufacturing disciplines will be considered.
• Demonstrated ability to train, develop and provide guidance to staff.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Tools (Outlook, Word, Excel) and office equipment.
• Experience in Lean Manufacturing or Continuous Improvement methodology.
• Must be self-motivated, detail oriented, and possess good follow-up skills and excellent communication and organizational skills.

General characteristics of the successful candidate include:

- The ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to be flexible when faced with frequent operational changes.
- Works well under pressure with real deadlines and customer commitments at stake.
- Extreme attention to detail.
- Effective problem solving skills.
- A sound understanding of manufacturing processes and procedures.
- Mechanical aptitude with the ability to troubleshoot large format finishing equipment such as mounting and laminating equipment, die cutting equipment, and guillotine cutters.


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