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Foam Manager- Verona, MS

Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC.
Tupelo, MS, United States

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Are you a master in continuous improvement who likes to work in a fast-paced environment? Does working with industry leading, high-speed automated equipment and manufacturing systems get you excited? Do you want to take that excitement and knowledge and work for a World-Class organization?

Then apply today to our Manufacturing Team at Ashley Furniture – the World’s Largest Furniture Manufacturer!

Foam Manager

What Will You Do?

You will direct production activities for Foam Manufacturing. This position will lead and mentor production Supervisors to achieve overall performance goals for production, cost, quality and safety. The Foam Manager will coordinate production activities through planning with departmental Supervisors, Schedulers, HR Managers and Quality Systems Trainers to ensure that manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost-effective manner. The Foam Manager will oversee day to day operations such as:

  • Hands on development of new formulations of polyurethane foams meeting customer requirements.
  • Work directly with Manufacturing for formulation scale up in plants and troubleshoot issues during scale up.
  • Perform analytical testing of polyurethane polymer articles and test specimens in accordance to a broad range of test protocols specified by ASTM or other industry organizations
  • Conduct evaluations and qualifications of alternative raw materials for functionality, stability, and cost reduction opportunities, and communicate results to management and functional teams
  • Evaluate SOPs and operation instructions in accordance with industry guidelines and standards.

What Do You Need?

  • Chemical Engineering Degree or 5 years experience in foam production, Required

  • 5 years experience in production leadership or related area, Required

  • Supervisory/Management experience

  • Management of resources to optimize equipment, facilities, employees, methods and materials

  • Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Quality Improvement principles 

  • System improvement methods and capacity planning and product flow

  • Hazmat certified, Preferred 

Who Are We?

  • We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits.

  • We are a multi-billion-dollar company and the largest manufacturer of furniture in the world and offer one of the industry’s broadest product assortments at over 20,000 storefronts in 123 countries.

  • Growth-Focused is one of our core values, and we are dedicated to helping you grow with us through training, mentoring, and coaching as well as investing in the latest design tools, production equipment and new technologies.

  • Environmental efforts are a priority as we continually seek to recycle, reuse and replenish every day.

  • Millions of dollars are contributed annually to local and national charities as we seek to improve the lives of people around the world.

We are an equal opportunity employer and provide a drug-free working environment. While Ashley appreciates the interest of all candidates only those meeting specific position requirements may be contacted. Principals Only. 

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