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Sola Optical Logistics Manager (Optical Manufacturing) in Saint Cloud, Minnesota

LOGISTICS MANAGER (OPTICAL MANUFACTURING) ST CLOUD, MN Step out of your comfort zone, excel and redefine the limits of what is possible. That s just what our employees are doing every single day in order to set the pace through our innovations and enable outstanding achievements. After all, behind every successful company are many great fascinating people. WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE KEEN TO TRY SOMETHING NEW: * Manage the interface between Customer Service and Pre-Surface and provide collaboration as needed to drive efficiency * Monitor inbound flow of orders and materials to insure timely release to production * Maintain adequate inventory to meet production needs while balancing that with cost control * Align flow of orders into production with the process needs * Develop a strong understanding of Lab Management Systems used to control orders and inventory * Manage shipping cutoff time to allow maximum hours for production while ensuring all available products can be shipped daily. * Meet documentation requirements of the Quality Management System * Develop and maintain a strong leadership team * Strengthen and maintain the company s image and reputation drive company initiatives * Uphold safety standards as defined by the company, local, state and federal guidelines to ensure a safe working environment * Utilize a variety of tools to track, solve and maintain positive KPI s (key performance indicators) * Conduct activities designed to grow the core knowledge of associates working toward defect reduction * Embrace outside assistance from subject matter experts as needed * Drive and sustain process improvements * Build a culture that recognizes that customers have alternative choices to our products and services * Plan, direct and manage daily activities related to WIP (work in process) including appropriate staffing levels * Monitor spending at the lab level and drive cost saving measures * Focus operating efforts against measurable performance requirements and financial targets * Monitor capacity requirements to achieve organizational goals * Perform additional tasks as required YOU ARE: * 5 years overall experience in ophthalmic, medical device, wholesale product, manufacturing or related field required * Bachelor s degree in related field; or in lieu of degree 10 years experience required * Previous management experience required * LEAN, Six Sigma or ISO certification preferred * Track record of exceeding customer expectations * Knowledge of routing/tracking work within a network * Managerial courage to accept constructive feedback and react appropriately * Effective communication skills both verbal and written * Ability to develop line leaders to meet daily tasks through exceptional leadership and fostering a positive learning environment * Strong working application of Microsoft Office * Proven track record of rational / analytical approach to complex problems * Previous experience successfully managing operation financial P.and.L s * Ability to interpret and share data at various levels within the organization * Provide accountability to achieving goals * Ability to work in a fast-paced production environment. * Ability to focus for long periods of time, visual acuity (natural or corrected) to 20/20 * Have attention to detail and symmetry * Have solid dexterity and mechanical skills * Dependable, able to follow directions either written or verbal * Ability to communicate with other associates in a clear, concise manner * Professional demeanor In a spacious modern setting full of opportunities for further development, ZEISS employees work in a place where expert knowledge and team spirit reign supreme. All of this is supported by a special ownership s

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