Cornerstone Building Brands

Manufacturing Operations Manager

Sidney, OH - Full-time

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Cornerstone Building Brands | Employer reference: 14725

Manufacturing Operations Manager


Sidney, OH, US

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Job description

Cornerstone Building Brands is seeking an experienced Manufacturing Operations Manager to lead the production team at the Ply Gem Siding plant in Sidney, Ohio, on the day shift.
This role will manage, lead and implement controls and improvements, across all production and receiving operations. The Operations Manager will help successfully achieve exceptional safety and production standard. This position will coach, train, and document best practices, through continuous improvement efforts, that will allow the company to provide superior quality products and services to our internal and external customers.

  • Improve the operational systems, processes, and policies in support of organizational and departmental metrics. 
  • Lead and participate in safety activities to support and elevate safety standards and expectations.
  • Monitor and train direct reports on Basic Principles and/or company conduct principles to enhance quality conscious work ethic.
  • Manage and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of support services through continuous improvements to each function as well as coordination and communication between internal and external customers/business functions.
  • Facilitate daily communication with production staff with regards to performance, process improvements, safety and quality.
  • Play a significant role in long-term planning, including an initiative geared toward operational excellence.
  • Administer training to direct reports to ensure accountability for developed standards.
  • Ensure 5S practices are developed, documented and executed daily to ensure a safe, clean, and efficient work environment.
  • Recommend and implement continuous improvements and strategic initiatives using lean manufacturing techniques that include standard work, product flow, and elimination of “non-value added” activities.
  • Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Manage and optimize labor costs to support customer/production needs while achieving monthly cost metrics.
  • Planning and expediting production to achieve 100% service while working closely with distribution and customer service on all service interruptions.
  • Investigating and resolving customer complaints to root cause.
  • Organize and structure skilled labor to optimize training efforts, reduce machine downtime and maximize press OA.
  • Determine staffing requirements, and interview, hire and train new employees, or oversee those personnel processes.
  • Exchange and share best practices with all departments.
  • Establish, plan and monitor departmental budgets, plans and forecasts.
  • Encourage and develop a teamwork atmosphere among all employees, shifts, and departments.
  • Recognize and address all training needs through scheduled and documented training plans.
  • Work closely with EHS, Marketing, Quality, HR, and Maintenance and/or other required departments on all new products, processes, and work cells.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or Polymers required.


  • Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing staff groups and major projects or initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to improve safety, quality, and efficiency standards while reducing overall costs.
  • Budget development and oversight experience.


  • Desire and ability to function at a plant manager level.  
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written. 
  • Must have leadership skills to enable the development of teamwork among shifts and departments. 
  • Good human relations including the ability to work closely with others. 
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in excel, word, and email.
  • Able to excel at operating in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a positive leadership role. 
  • Good knowledge and execution of all Basic Principles/Core Values and communication skills.


Additional information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Cornerstone Building Brands is the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America. Our comprehensive portfolio spans the breadth of the residential and commercial markets, while our expansive footprint enables us to serve customers and communities across North America. Our relentless focus on excellence combined with our ongoing commitment to innovation and R&D has driven us to become the #1 manufacturer of windows, vinyl siding, insulated metal panels, metal roofing and wall systems, and metal accessories. We believe every building we create, and every part of that building, positively contributes to communities where people live, work and play.

Cornerstone Building Brands is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. You can find the Equal Employment Opportunity Poster here. If you'd like to view a copy of the company's affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email If you have a disability and you believe that you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please e-mail This email is used exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only emails received for this purpose will be returned. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues not related to a disability, will not receive a response.

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