Directs and coordinates the activities of manufacturing/operations/production department within a business unit of the company. Oversees the cost-effective utilization of the manpower, capital equipment, and other resources required to manufacture products in a manner that meet business targets for profitability, on-time delivery, productivity, and quality. Coordinates with sales, inspection, purchasing and other functions of the business unit to plan and maintain optimal output, customer satisfaction, and new product production. Has profit and loss responsibility for areas of authority including operating budgets, product shipments, earned standard hours/productivity continuous improvement, manpower planning and customer satisfaction. Fully engages workforce and promotes personal accountability by identifying goals, empowering employees to drive decision making, fostering innovation and continuous learning, by providing ongoing feedback.