Manufacturing Manager

Date: Jun 1, 2024

Location: Rochester, NY, US, 14652

Company: Kodak

Role Overview

The Kodalux Manufacturing Manager will be the leadership role responsible for all manufacturing activities associated with the start-up and ongoing manufacturing of products utilizing the Kodalux Light Blocking production processes.  In this role, the incumbent will be accountable for setting and achieving production targets while effectively and efficiently managing operations that include production scheduling, material management, maintenance, quality, engineering, HSE, and production.  This role is responsible for planning, organizing, and managing all manufacturing-related functions to achieve the highest levels of quality and customer service in a safe, efficient, and timely manner utilizing proven lean and continuous improvement techniques to ensure the achievement of business goals.


Job Duties:

  • Through joint consideration and planning, determine and establish long-range and short-term operations objectives which are consistent with existing sales, projected forecasts, cost requirements, inventory requirements, and other related factors involved in the manufacturing process. Ensure management and operational processes are adhered to. 
  • Regularly assess talent with the objective being to utilize personnel in the best manner to attain company-wide goals and meet agreed targets. Recruit, develop and motivate direct reporting staff, conduct hands-on training and development of staff.  
  • Plan and develop manufacturing schedules based on available labor, workforce capabilities, machine and materials availability, tooling requirements, and manufacturing capacities. Develop and implement monthly production plans to meet or exceed targets and manage the monthly objectives for all direct operations personnel. Manage schedule for all jobs to meet quoted lead times and provide feedback on available lead times for quotation purposes. Communicate plans to meet master production schedule with appropriate personnel. 
  • Primary interface with customer on demand, supply, and technical issues. 
  • Work jointly with Engineering, Purchasing, Quality, and Supply Chain Departments to ensure efficient and optimal use of resources to deliver on business objectives.  
  • Responsible for implementing manufacturing procedures. 
  • Maintain close involvement in all the various operational functions through the analysis of reports, holding supervisory meetings, policy revision/enforcement, general observations, and personal contacts to ensure the positive coordination and integration of work flow, timely production, budgetary conformance, schedule compliance, proper utilization of manufacturing personnel, skills utilization, machine capabilities and capacities, equipment and facilities. Maintain close communication with management regarding operational status and requirements. 
  • Track efficiency through corporate KPI’s and lead continuous improvement initiatives. Coordinate and direct major projects such as the acquisition and installation of capital equipment, plant layout changes, major repairs and overhauls, etc. which are in the best short and long term economic advantage to the Company. 
  • Oversee and coordinate various programs which are essential to operations such as employee training, HSE, OSHA compliance, EPA compliance, ISO, work standards, engineering improvements, cost reduction, input on wage and salary related matters, housekeeping, etc. 
  • Responsible for planning and determining the organizational structures, relationships, functions, and line of authority as they pertain to operations. 
  • Project a positive image to peers and associates at all levels and provide a positive leadership role in the integration of efforts between operations and all other functional areas within the Company, including internal suppliers.

Core Competencies:

  • Results Driven – Maximizes effort to remove obstacles to achieve business results and establishes aggressive goals for yourself in your job function. Focuses efforts on both processes and results; conveys a strong sense of urgency driving issues to closure. 
  • Planning & Organizing – The ability to plan, prioritize, set objectives, and action plans to achieve results in a timely and cost-effective manner. Plans and organizes work, coordinates with others, and establishes appropriate priorities. Demonstrates the ability to determine the appropriate sequence of activities for completing work. Prepares realistic estimates of the time needed for completing work. 
  • Execution – The ability to manage work and time to maximize productivity; problem solves effectively; acts decisively, demonstrating confidence, conviction, and sound judgment; manages resources to control costs and achieve objectives; maintains effectiveness in varying tasks, environments, and responsibilities.
  • Analysis – Clearly defines complex issues despite incomplete information and recognizes key interrelationships and patterns among a variety of issues, processes and problems. Demonstrates the ability to identify the constituent parts of problems and is capable of presenting resolutions to problems and issues based on a solid understanding of the information and their interrelationships. Has the ability to detect flaws in reasoning.
  • Lean & Continuous Improvement – Has shown substantial and documented success in applying lean and continuous improvement tools within operations and other functions.  The ability to create and implement an improvement strategy which employs the principles of lean including employee training and setting lean improvement targets.
  • Communication – The ability to convey ideas and information (verbally and in writing) simply and convincingly. Speaks and writes clearly and concisely. Facilitates open discussion and utilizes communication methods appropriate to the situation. Expresses reactions and opinions without intimidating others. 
  • Leadership – The ability to motivate, develop, appraise, teach, counsel and delegate, which includes exhibiting and articulating management values and company goals. Exhibits confidence in self and others, inspires respect and trust, motivates others to perform well, and reacts well under pressure. 
  • Decision Making – The ability to reason and reach sound conclusions in a timely manner, which includes acting independently or seeking counsel and accepting responsibility for decisions made. Demonstrates the ability to apply a broad base of knowledge, information and deep expertise to address critical issues. Demonstrates the ability to consider all relevant issues when making decisions. Addresses issues critically and logically evaluating alternatives before making decisions. Makes decisions in a timely manner balancing analysis with decisiveness. 
  • Self-Development – Demonstrates an awareness of one’s own capabilities and seeks opportunities to acquire new knowledge, skills and job responsibilities. Seeks opportunities to apply new skills to the job and accepts feedback on performance readily and in a positive manner. 


-Minimum of 10 years experience in a manufacturing leadership role.

-Preferred experience in textile, paper, film, plastics industries.


EOE Policy Statement:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.


Estimated Salary:  $110,000 - $150,000 

Experience Level:  10+ Years 

Requisition ID: 836

Nearest Major Market: Rochester