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Area Manager - Kansas City, MO


Kansas City, MO, US, 64120


Being a Mars Associate is all about opportunity. The opportunity to do the kind of challenging, interesting work that shapes the world’s best-loved brands. To work with real purpose, supported by talented, friendly people from all sorts of different backgrounds. And to access the tools, training, and experience you need to have a positive impact on our business, on the planet, and, most importantly, on your own career. Being a Mars Associate is more than a job. It’s the opportunity to start your tomorrow, today.

Area Manager - Kansas City, MO

The Area Manager has 24 hour/7 day a week responsibility and accountability for the business results and capability of the K9 Injection Molding operation. Area Managers own the safety culture and ensure safety of those in their organization by monitoring and correcting unsafe conditions, facilitating improvement plans for the area, and instilling a safety mindset for all associates in the area. The Area Manager owns the quality culture to ensure 100% right first-time quality and world class consumer complaints rates are upheld. The Area Manager is responsible for associate engagement and development.  Capable of effectively facilitating team meetings, coordinating communications across the site, to their direct reports and across all shifts. Area Managers give clear and accurate reports to the business leaders.  The Area Manager has a thorough technical understanding and mastery of MSE/TPM, daily management systems and process controls for their lines.  


What are we looking for?

  • Associates Degree or equivalent, AND 5+ years' experience in leadership capacity working in a manufacturing/industrial environment.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in a technical/business related discipline, AND 10+ years' experience in leadership capacity working in a manufacturing/industrial environment in various roles with increasing responsibility, preferred
  • Working knowledge of other departments (Safety, Engineering, P&O, Quality, R&D, etc.) and their relationship to Manufacturing. 
  • A thorough knowledge of good personnel practices
  • Knowledge of applicable governmental regulations 
  • High level of analytical thinking and communication skills. 
  • Recognition of different perspectives and ability to interact with healthy challenge


What are the responsibilities?
•    Develops the Area Master Plan and 90-Day Plan to address losses and build capability along with future growth 
•    Clean, Inspect, and Lubricate Daily Management System
•    Provides On the floor coaching of equipment owners across all shifts
•    Anticipates change and develops plans to effectively implement change
•    Makes quick and effective decisions, and accepts responsibility for those decisions and delivering on the commitment 
•    Conducts associate performance reviews, development planning and impact sessions
•    Responsible for driving Team Engagement 





Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.


Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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