Job Name:
Manufacturing Operations Manager - Casement

General information

Location: Bayport, MN
Andersen Corporation
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Job Category:
Manufacturing, Operations

Description & Requirements


We’re focused on bringing more light into people’s lives by helping them create healthier, happier spaces to build memories and do what they love. This applies to our team, too. By celebrating our differences and embracing a positive work-life balance, we are recognized as a Yellow Ribbon company, one of Forbes Magazine’s 2021 "America’s Best Large Employers" and a "Best Employer for Diversity." As a 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year, Andersen is also committed to environmental health and sustainability. No matter your role, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference. 

Andersen 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 or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Our Manufacturing Operations Manager is the highest-level leadership position for the Casement Window plant (500+ employees) at our Bayport manufacturing facility. In partnership with functional leaders, this role is accountable for developing and executing strategic operational plans in the areas of safety, quality, delivery, cost, and talent. This is a highly visible role that is expected to serve as the face of our operations team when interfacing with business teams, senior leaders, external suppliers, and functional groups. A leader in this role sets the vision for the future and drives continuous improvement initiatives for assigned plant, elevating team performance and plant culture through proactive employee development and engagement.


  • Manage day-to-day operations of a large and complex plant comprised of multiple value streams and key functional areas. Achieve budgeted and strategic performance expectations in the areas of safety, quality, cost, delivery, and people KPIs
  • Serve as business owner for plant: lead team through opportunity identification and strategic plan development. In partnership with functional support teams, define key improvement initiatives, establish a multi-year capital plan, and outline key operating targets in the areas of SQDCP. Leverage lean operating principles to achieve results. Execute plan, deliver strategic objectives, and capture margin improvement
  • Be highly visible to associates and create a safe environment for participation.  Promote active/hands-on management to solve problems and promote high involvement approaches to problem solving
  • Manage within highly matrixed organizations while building and maintaining strong relationships with key corporate and functional support leaders. Influence business teams, functional groups, and corporate support teams to achieve business results for plant
  • Establish and maintain strong connectivity with internal sourcing and purchasing teams while developing relationships with key external suppliers to ensure operational issues are proactively identified, addressed, and improved
  • In alignment with functional leaders, set vision for work performance standards and metrics (safety quality, cost, delivery, people) and establish a cadence to monitor results against these standards. Drive continuous improvement initiatives to meet and / or exceed performance standards year over year
  • Lead teams through fiscal budget development and delivery of plan. Partner with engineering on the design and execution of capital projects to drive greatest productivity and quality outcomes
  • In partnership with HR leaders, develop and ensure execution of comprehensive talent strategy aimed at the attraction, development, engagement, and retention of staff
  • Responsible for managing team through daily operational needs, ensuring alignment of activities and resources within plant. Develop leaders by providing coaching, information, ideas, feedback, and encouragement to promote the growth within team
  • Serve as operational liaison to product line business teams. Ensure operations has voice, influence, and connectivity regarding new products and market developments. Partner effectively to operationalize product line changes
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • Bachelors’ degree in engineering, supply chain, operational leadership, or comparable field. Masters’ degree in business administration or comparable field preferred
  • 10+ years experience leading large and complex manufacturing operations
  • 5+ years experience leading lean manufacturing projects
  • 5+ years experience partnering with functions to develop and deliver large capital projects ($500M+)
  • Experience building and executing strategic plans to improve safety, quality, delivery, cost, and talent for a large manufacturing operation
  • Experience presenting complex topics, performance metrics, and recommendations to senior leadership teams
  • Experience partnering with health and safety teams to develop and implement strategies to improve workplace safety performance
  • Demonstrated experience with cost accounting, budgeting, and financial justification (IRR / ROI)
  • Experience articulating engineering and quality requirements, collaborating cross functionally, and executing project plans to improve manufacturing performance
  • Experience facilitating kaizen events and developing daily management systems
  • Experience leading others and developing leaders

"Be Orange. Be You." is how we express our belief that by embracing our differences, and empowering you, we’ll be a stronger team able to accomplish what otherwise wouldn’t be possible. This Orange spirit has helped us become the #1 innovative window and door brand* and the one homeowners love the most. It’s also why we’re committed to supporting you to approach each day with a bright outlook.

 Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
 Health Savings Account contributions
 Paid holidays plus PTO
 401(k) plan & contributions
 Professional development & tuition reimbursement opportunities
 A culture that supports work-life balance
 An environment where collaboration is key
 Volunteer opportunities - on company time
 Environmentally conscious business decisions
10,000 employees and career opportunities nationwide


During 2022, each eligible Andersen employee will receive $1,000 for each full fiscal quarter they are actively employed and fully vaccinated against COVID-19. An eligible employee hired during a quarter will receive a prorated payment based on the number of days employed during the quarter. Those eligible include fully-vaccinated regular full-time and part-time employees (at least 20 hours per week) who are not subject to a collective bargaining agreement. These and other terms and conditions of Andersen’s 2022 Profit Sharing Plan, including the definition of full vaccination against COVID-19, are subject to change or termination without notice.