Associate Manager, Manufacturing - 3rd shift

US, US, OH - West Carrollton

Minimum Level of Education Required: Associates Degree

Percentage of Travel: No travel required

Location: OH - West Carrollton

Ref#: 100779

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Job Description

The Production Associate Manager is responsible for the daily activities, supervision, and leadership of an assigned manufacturing area. This position reports directly to the Sr. Manager/Superintendent and will assist in the achievement of company Goals and Objectives to build out and maintain a World Class Operation. The Manufacturing Manager will drive culture and processes that promote continuous improvement in safety, quality, delivery, and cost.  This will be accomplished by developing a self-directed, empowered workforce.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Directs the development and implementation of activities in production areas to meet performance, schedule, quality, cost, and budget objectives
  • Maintains stable workflow processes and oversees production performance metrics/results
  • Interacts frequently with engineering, group managers, customers, and other company units
  • Plans for the department’s future needs and operations
  • Maintains/ensures compliance with all company and regulatory policies and procedures
  • Determines the best approach to managing processes/resources and resolving operational issues
  • Follows processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for solving problems
  • Analyzes diverse situational and data-driven issues and drives process improvements to meet unit objectives
  • Provides direct supervision to individual contributors and supports production activities
  • Manages teamwork and drives end results, guided by both long and short-term objectives
  • Establishes individual performance objectives for all direct reports in accordance with company goals
  • Provides guidance, constructive input, and motivation
  • Counsels individual contributors on performance, delivers performance evaluations, and contributes to Shareowner pay decisions/changes
  • Communicates and manages conflict effectively through difficult conversations
  • Adapts communication techniques for a variety of audiences
  • Provides support for continued organizational growth by recruiting, selecting and onboarding new individual contributors
  • Ensures individual contributors receive appropriate training through instruction and professional development
  • Leads engagement and collaboration efforts across cross-functional teams
  • Effectively engages in conflict management
  • Engages in difficult conversations with positive results
  • Builds and supports shareowner-led teams
  • Engages in regular coaching and leadership development of direct reports
  • Establishes and maintains structure with direct reports
  • Places a high priority on culture development centered around performance
  • Promotes shareowner creativity with a positive attitude
  • Balances company needs and goals with individual concerns and goals
  • Proactively develops an atmosphere of trust
  • Able to offer and openly receive constructive feedback
  • Clearly defines expectations and holds all shareowners equally accountable to those expectations
  • Has the confidence to empower direct reports
  • Solicits, defines, supports, and leads continuous improvement projects
Basic Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree or Associates Degree
    • 3 years of Manufacturing experience
    • Minimum 3 years of people Leadership experience
    • Working knowledge of a timekeeping system
    • Proficient and accurate with word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), charting, flowcharting, and graphs
    • Competency in navigating the Internet
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, company policy, and procedure manuals
    •  Ability to write business reports and correspondence
    • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, shareowner, and management of the organization
    • Ability to calculate figures using basic arithmetic
    • Ability to solve and interpret problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
    • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds   
    • The expectation is the leadership role will spend the majority of their time on the production floor leading and supporting their team.  
    • Position requires <10% of travel
    • Other duties and tasks may be required
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Manufacturing process knowledge preferred in turning, milling, secondary processing, assembly, and cleaning
    • Knowledge of ISO 13485
    NuVasive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. The “EEO is the Law” poster options are available here.

    About NuVasive
    NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) is the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery and beyond with minimally disruptive, procedurally integrated solutions designed to deliver reproducible and clinically-proven surgical outcomes. The Company's portfolio includes access instruments, implantable hardware, biologics, software systems for surgical planning, navigation and imaging solutions, magnetically adjustable implant systems for spine and orthopedics, and intraoperative monitoring service offerings. With more than $1 billion in revenues, NuVasive has approximately 2,600 employees and operates in more than 50 countries serving surgeons, hospitals and patients. For more information, please visit
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