Job Name:
Manufacturing Operations Manager - RbA

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Location: Cottage Grove, MN
Renewal by Andersen
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Cottage Grove

Description & Requirements

Our windows are all unique…so is our team!

We want you, yes YOU specifically, to come work at Renewal by Andersen.


Manufacturing is the heartbeat of the American economy—and hiring good people is crucial to making a great product.

For some companies, individual customer service is limited to the sales folks. In other words, that one-on-one relationship with the customer ends the minute the order is placed. The family buying the goods becomes another point in the supply chain.  

And I bet you’ve heard folks working in manufacturing and production who say the same thing about their job: “I feel like a random point in the supply chain.”

Not here—our customers are never just a number…and neither are our employees. Renewal by Andersen is the start-to-finish custom replacement window division of Andersen Corporation—our products are unique, and we believe our job opportunities should be as well.

At Renewal, every unit that we make has an order and a name attached to it. When you’re a member of our production team, you’re not making an anonymous “casement window, sandtone” that’s going to be shipped out somewhere. You’re making a kitchen window for the Jones family in Cleveland or a picture window for Ms. Talbot in Schenectady. We’re a nation-wide company that maintains a small-town feel and sense of pride in our work. 


Why We’re Different

“I wanted to work with a company that had a reputation for quality and trust. The culture, the people-first mentality, giving back opportunities, and work-life balance…[we get] big-company support with a family-run-business feel.”

Renewal’s culture is vastly different from other companies. We promote our employee’s happiness in all areas of their lives. We know that happiness and positivity drives business results and we are dedicated to making sure your wellness comes first.  



Renewal by Andersen is seeking a Manufacturing Operations Manager at our Cottage Grove, MN location. The purpose of this position is to lead, manage, and deliver overall business results while driving process of continuous improvement through the entire operations team.   

The ideal candidate for this position will be an experienced strategic thinking individual who possesses confidence, initiative, and drive.  The individual will need to possess the ability to develop and lead a high-performance team with high levels of employee engagement, satisfaction, and performance.



  • Oversee daily operation of the double hung value stream ensuring total manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Drive strong and consistent results in the areas of safety, quality, customer service, cost and associate development for all areas of responsibility.
  • Ensure alignment of activities and resources within the value stream and functional areas. Ensure cross-organization collaboration and associate involvement where appropriate.
  • Establishes realistic goals and programs for attaining results for departments and supervisors in managed business section.
  • Develop and implement plans to provide continuous process improvement in key areas. 
  • Establish an environment conducive to high levels of morale, associate satisfaction, and performance.
  • Be highly visible to associates and create an environment for employee participation and engagement which promotes supervisor performance and accountability.    
  • Promote active/hands-on management to solve problems and promote high involvement approaches to problem solving.  Drive accountability into the organization through standard work while using the Andersen management system.   
  • Mentor developing managers and supervisors by providing coaching, information, ideas, feedback, and encouragement to associates and managers to promote the growth and development of the value stream teams.
  • Maintain good employee relations in managed business section by seeing that policies and procedures are understood and applied in a fair and uniform manner


  • Four year degree or equivalent
  • 3 - 5 years of supervisory or leadership experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of world-class (Lean, Safety, Quality, Manufacturing)
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities 


As an innovative and industry-leading organization, we think of benefits more broadly. From your health care to your work environment, to your development and quality of life, we think beyond basic benefits to provide a total rewards package including, but not limited to:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account contributions
  • Paid holidays plus PTO
  • 401(k) plan & contributions
  • Professional Development and tuition reimbursement opportunities
  • A culture that supports work-life balance
  • An environment where collaboration is key
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Environmentally conscious business decisions