Ventura Manufacturing
  • 29-Aug-2017 to 31-Dec-2017 (EST)
  • Zeeland Furniture
  • Zeeland, MI, USA
  • Full Time

Ventura Manufacturing, a West Michigan manufacturer of automotive and furniture components, is seeking a 2nd Shift Cell Leader.  Ventura's unique values arise from the desire to achieve our vision.  We strive for a dynamic, winning culture where we love work and value people.  Our goal is to improve lives by producing beneficial products, providing employment, growing people, and giving generously.  If our culture appeals to you, and you meet the requirements below, we would love to talk to you about joining our team.


This is a front line supervision role where candidates will be responsible for leading production teams.  Successful candidates will have the ability to build teams and service customers.  Ventura's cells follow a "micro business" approach, each with its own key metrics and P&L, encouraging ownership and initiative. 


Duties and Responsibilities include:

  1. Growth and development of a team
    • Coach, encourage, motivate, hold accountable
    • Conduct regular evaluations
    • Engage a team and encourage ownership
    • Engage in conflict resolution as needed
    • Develop and foster culture of process improvement and problem solving
  2. Execute daily standard work
    • Responsible to oversee the attainment of production schedules
    • Ensure customers receive quality product on time
    • Appropriately execute to daily performance metrics such as Customer On Time Delivery, Quality Performance, Labor Cost, Scrap Cost and Safety.
    • Troubleshoot to solve variations or disruptions in the process and/or escalate as needed.
  3. Engage in continuous improvement
    • Solve problems related to production process, quality and delivery
    • Improve key metrics
    • Actively participate in Continuous Improvement and 5S activities


  1. 3-5 years experience leading people in a manufacturing environment.
  2. Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles as they relate to daily operations.
  3. Bachelors degree a plus.
  4. A desire to invest in the growth and success of people.
  5. Intermediate level or above computer skills using MS Excel, Word and ERP software.
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