Production Manager
Asahi Kasei

Concord, North Carolina

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

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Job Info

The Asahi Kasei Group operates with a commitment of creating for tomorrow. Our business sectors, Material, Homes, and Health Care, contribute to the development of society by anticipating the changing needs of those around the world. We look for candidates that offer a fresh perspective and a variety of skills to help us achieve our commitment.

We are currently seeking applications to fill the following job opening at Celgard where we develop and manufacture membrane battery separators that are critical components used in lithium-ion batteries for electric drive vehicles (EDVs) and energy storage systems (ESS).

Celgard, LLC

Job Description:

General Duties Of The Job:

  • Work safely and ensure safety considerations are paramount in any work outputs that he/she may influence.
  • Ensure safety, environmental policies and procedures are followed
  • Oversight of Production supervisors on all shifts
  • Oversight of Production Training Coordinators and Production Section Leader
  • Collaborate with the Production planning and scheduling team to meet targets
  • Disciplined operation of all equipment and processes consistent with standard operating procedures and standard operating conditions
  • Ensure all resources and equipment are used efficiently and maintained
  • Develop effective measures to implement action to achieve established strategic goals across all production departments and shifts
  • Promote culture of continuous improvement and effective problem solving
  • Monitor technician certification and progression in line with overall organizational direction
  • Collaborate across functional groups - Environmental Safety & Health, Process and Project Engineering, Warehouse, Maintenance, and Quality to effectively plan and troubleshoot operation related issues
  • Participate in root-cause analysis for any customer complaints as required
  • Challenge status quo by developing and recommending modifications to existing processes and methodologies with a constant focus on continuous improvement and cost reduction
  • Provide written and oral reports as required
  • Provide individual feedback to technicians and supervisors along with appropriate communications with all production teams. Resolve personnel issues by analyzing data, investigating, identifying solutions, and recommending action
  • Manage, coach, and develop staff; work with direct reports to set goals in development, performance, and career planning
  • Coordinate Production with Sales & Operations Planning team - setting production plans/priorities to achieve business objectives
  • Plan, recommend, and justify annual operating budgets and financial targets in accordance with known operational needs, strategies, and objectives


Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required.

Work Experience:
  • Must have 7+ years of professional experience in manufacturing
  • Previous experience supervising others required; 3+ years of experience in leadership role with direct reports preferred
  • Demonstrated experience/knowledge with Lean Manufacturing concepts preferred
  • Demonstrated experience/knowledge with Celgard or like manufacturing process preferred
  • Self-driven work ethic with high performance expectation
  • Ability to work well within teams, mentor others, data driven management style

Special Skills:
  • Must be able to communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Able to maintain confidential information
  • Proficient computer skills to include Microsoft Office
  • Can work on a high performing team creating an environment where open and honest communication is the norm
  • Ability to build effective workplace relationships, motivating employees, and supporting employee development
  • Know how to evaluate the team effectiveness, and how to improve the team's performance
  • Must be able to deal with conflict productively, bringing forth issues that need to be discussed and work to forge a mutually beneficial outcome.

As an equal opportunity employer, Asahi Kasei believes a diverse workforce will provide us with the ability to continuously support the changes in the economy, society, and environment.

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