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Production Manager

Business Unit:  MAES
Division:  Compugraphics - Business

Business Overview


Through the innovation of specialty chemicals and materials under our Alpha, Compugraphics, Electrolube, Kester, and MacDermid Enthone brands, MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions provides solutions that power electronics interconnection. We serve all global regions and every step of device manufacturing within each segment of the electronics supply chain. The experts in our Semiconductor Solutions, Circuitry Solutions, and Assembly Solutions divisions collaborate in design, implementation, and technical service to ensure success for our partner clients. Our solutions enable our customers’ manufacture of extraordinary electronic devices at high productivity and reduced cycle time. MacDermid Alpha is a business unit of Element Solutions Inc (NYSE: ESI). Element Solutions Inc is a leading specialty chemicals company whose businesses supply a broad range of solutions that enhance the products people use every day.


Job Purpose

Lead and manage the Production, Operational and Quality functions for Compugraphics, reporting directly to the General Manager – Europe.


Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the Health and Safety function by implementing safe working practices for all staff.
  • Lead and manage the Production function for Compugraphics, Jena. Allocating production activities and defining working hours.
  • Planning and continuous monitoring of Production performance. The majority of this role is seen as being actively involved within the Production area (Cleanroom),
  • Optimization of quality, productivity as well as process reliability.
  • In process quality control and documentation.
  • Resource planning.
  • Provide leadership and coaching to direct reports, equipping them with the skills required to deliver the short, medium and long-term operational support the business needs.
  • Lead the implementation of long term staffing needs, based on strategic plan.
  • Clearly communicate to the team the needs of the business, the progress being made and acknowledge the contribution the team and individuals are making toward those objectives through regular team meetings, 1:1s and our performance appraisal process.
  • Support the Continuous Improvement Strategy for Compugraphics, Jena, focused on delivering measurable and sustainable improvements in the performance of the business, helping to ensure the long-term viability of the operation.
  • Support the co-ordination of the Jena activities along the other operating locations inside of the Compugraphics Global footprint to support the Global business.
  • Provide technical feedback to the commercial team on Production capabilities to help meet unique Customer requirements. 
  • Actively participate as a Senior Manager in the leadership team, particularly in the development of a long-term strategy for the business and its operational execution.
  • Actively participate in developing and implementing the organisational changes required to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Jena operation.

Position Specifications

  • A good general education, together with at least 10 years experience in the Photomask or a related industry is necessary.
  • The ability to think strategically, to consider all aspects of the business and to initiate and lead change is essential.
  • An analytical mindset, together with excellent organisational, project management, influencing, coaching and communication skills are required. A strong commitment to continuous improvement, including personal/professional development is essential.
  • Although this is nominally a ‘day shift’ job, reasonable flexibility in working hours is expected in order to complete tasks and support others in the business.
  • Good general health, together with the ability to work well under pressure is essential.
  • Operate within the safety, ethical, fiscal and operational guidelines defined by MacDermid / Platform Specialty Products Corporation.