DuPont Area Manager, Operations in Towanda, Pennsylvania

Area Manager, Operations (Job Number: 193469W-01)


DuPont is seeking an Area Manager for the Towanda Plant site, located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The DuPont Towanda Plant is a highly-leveraged film coating facility in the Electronics and Imaging business which is a part of the future DowDuPont Specialty Products Division. The purpose of the role is to provide leadership for all areas of responsibility in regard to core values, reliability, responsiveness, agility, cost, asset management and morale. DuPont places a high level of emphasis on core values. These core values include safety and health, environmental stewardship, respect for people and highest ethical behavior.

Overview: This position provides leadership to core value performance and continuous improvement for production and manufacturing support areas; interfaces with business leadership and supply chain for coordination of schedules and understanding of internal and external customer needs; establishes and meets fixed and variable cost objectives; sets expectations for adherence to policies, procedures and safety standards; drives employee empowerment and accountability; and ensures performance goals are met.

Positionduties will include but not limited to:

  • Communicatesand executes business objectives, priorities and progress across the area.

  • Provides leadershipfor improvement programs and asset productivity best practices across the areawith the use of continuous improvement methodologies.

  • EstablishesVisual Performance Management activities with the area, engaging employees inPerformance Dialogues to improve performance, and leads the area’s DecisionBoard making project by project improvements.

  • Develops,integrates and executes the area’s supply strategy and supply plan through theefficient use of materials, machines, and employees.

  • Reviews workthroughout the area to ensure priorities and target dates are met.

  • FostersAutonomous Maintenance and 5S philosophy within areas.

  • Aligns withSite / Unit Strategic Plan, provides strategic leadership & direction forthe area, implementing initiatives that will move area to a world-classcompetitive position.

  • Setsexpectations and holds people accountable for Core Value compliance and modelsthe appropriate behavior.

  • Establishesmanaging processes for advancing and ensuring consistency of Core Values(SHE/PSM, Ethics & Respect for People) across the areas.

  • Managesprocesses and implements best practices to achieve excellence in Quality andCustomer Service within the areas.

  • Providesinput to the site strategic plan which supports the business and corporatestrategy.

  • Develops andexecutes plans to meet the annual PO commitments for the areas.

  • Reviewsfinancial activity reports & statements to determine progress & statusin attaining area’s costs (fixed & plant related variable) and capitalobjectives.

  • Providesdevelopment, coaching and mentoring to area leaders and employees to foster appropriatemindsets and behaviors.

  • Encouragesemployee’s engagement and fosters empowerment and accountability through leaderstandard work practices, continuous improvement efforts, and the empowermentmodel.

  • Initiates ordrives the rewards and recognition process for individuals and/or teams, andcelebrates area accomplishments.



  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent (Mechanical,Electrical, Chemical Engineering or Business preferred)

  • 3-5years of Line Supervisory experience in aProcess Safety Management environment

Preferred :

  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt Certified/ Lean Manufacturing Methodology Knowledge.

  • APICS certification


Primary Location: NA-United States-Pennsylvania-Towanda

Organization: Electronics & Imaging

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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