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Exide Technologies Manager, Distribution Department in Salina, Kansas


Distribution of stored electrical energy is at the heart of Stryten Manufacturing Salina. In this role you will be instrumental in contributing and shaping a culture of excellence and Powering the World Forward as the Salina Distribution Department Manager. You will have the opportunity to creatively contribute to the empowerment of the workforce by leading a team of supervisors and shipping staff in a KPI driven approach to daily operations. With a simple goal of being respected as the leader in stored electrical energy you will forge your own path to solve problems and drive continuous improvement to have a true impact within our organization

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  • Manage daily operations through Key Performance Indicators (KPI), problem solving and driving continuous improvement to achieve the KPI targets.

  • Coach and mentor the supervisors on standard work, problem solving and continuous improvement and effectively manage their performance.

  • Build a strong, motivated production team capable of consistently delivering high quality products against aggressive production targets.

  • Create and maintain a culture that prioritizes safety, quality and cost through communication, action, and accountability.

  • Work cross functionality to make process improvements, address production bottlenecks and increase productivity.

  • Training and development of 8 direct reports that include 4 supervisors and 4 office employees.

  • Support issue resolution through root cause analysis, implementing permanent counter measures and an environment of continuous learning.

  • Ensure production teams utilize standardized work and consistent work practices across shifts and areas.

  • Conduct daily process audits to ensure compliance of the team to established standards, policies and procedures for safety, quality, delivery and cost.


  • 5+ year experience managing teams of people in high volume manufacturing setting.

  • BS in Business or Technical discipline and/or equivalent manufacturing experience preferred.

  • Ability to work with and develop production performance metrics (efficiency, quality, safety, throughput, costs).

  • Able to work well under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines.

  • Communicate clearly using excellent written and verbal skills.

  • Strong organization skills with meticulous attention to detail.

  • Fluent with common MS office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Working knowledge of warehousing operations, inventory, receiving, and order processing.

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasionally required to work in extreme environmental conditions (hot, cold, humid)

  • Must wear personal protective equipment such as gloves, apron, respirator, if required by individual blood lead, safety glasses, and steel toed shoes, hearing protection, etc., as outlined in established department PPE policy.

  • Must be able to do some heavy lifting.


EEO Statement

Stryten Manufacturing is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Statement

Stryten Manufacturing, www.stryten.com, is a leading provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the Transportation and Industrial markets. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, the company operates transportation plants in Salina, Kansas, Manchester, Iowa and industrial facilities in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Kansas City, Kansas, and Charlottesville, Virginia. Its manufacturing plants are located Kansas City, Missouri, and Lampeter, Pennsylvania. These locations produce a comprehensive portfolio of battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for the Transportation, Network Power and Motive Power markets. Also served are industries such as agricultural, automotive, heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others.

Job Locations KS-Salina

Requisition ID 2020-2654

Category Warehouse

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Address 413 E. Berg Road

Postal Code 67401