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Group Leader

Company: HNI Corporation
Location: Hickory
Posted on: October 10, 2021

Job Description:

HBF, an industry leader in workplace furnishings and a top brand in the HNI Corporation enterprise, is in search of a Group Leader to join our team in Hickory, NC! 

Coordinates the day-to-day operations of a group of members.  Assigns, monitors and reviews progress and accuracy of work, directs efforts and provides technical guidance on more complex issues.  Other responsibilities include departmental safety, quality and adherence to established processes, and prioritizing work assignments to achieve on-time delivery of products, resources and projects.

Some of the essential aspects of the position include:

  • Solves problems through investigating and identifying root causes related to production activities in order to prevent reoccurrence and facilitates root cause resolution.
  • Coordinates materials within and between departments to ensure continued and steady pace of product flow.
  • Reviews and interprets production schedules for proper sequencing of products and recommends revisions/adjustments.
  • Assigns people to work based on production needs.
  • Provides input on employee performance appraisals.
  • Accountable for maintaining performance metrics including complete and one time (COT), productivity, quality and safety.
  • Develops standard work for key activities and monitors integration of standard work into manufacturing processes.
  • Maintains safe work environment by managing adherence to company safety policies, safety standards and good housekeeping practices.
  • Recommends measures to improve production/process methods, equipment performance, utilization of people, and quality of product.
  • Conducts ongoing skills training as needed and provides cross training designed to build competency levels of team.
  • Has a thorough understanding of overall processes and machinery used in the production process.
  • Instructs and trains members new to department or company.
  • Assures that production equipment is functioning properly and that established preventative maintenance has been completed.
  • Coordinates vacation scheduling for work team.
  • Participates in lean continuous improvement events and supports implementation.

What it takes:

  • Proven ability to effectively lead teams.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends to support varying production schedules.
  • Complies with company rules, regulations and safety practices as well as any local, state or federal job-related regulations.
  • High School diploma requires; Associates Degree preferred
  • Strong verbal/written skills
  • Ability to multi-task and function well under pressure deadlines
  • Ability to read and understand such documents as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to consistently meet high quality/quantity performance standards
  • Must comply with company rules, regulations and safety practices

We look forward to hearing from you! 


Why HNI Corporation?

HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) is a manufacturer of workplace furnishings and building products, operating under two segments.  The workplace furnishings segment is a leading global designer and provider of commercial furnishings, going to market under multiple unique brands.  The residential building products segment is the nation’s leading manufacturer and marketer of hearth products, which include a full array of gas, electric, wood, and pellet-burning fireplaces, inserts, stoves, facings, and accessories. 

As one of the larger employers in Iowa, HNI Corporation has been ranked by Industry Week magazine as one of the “Top 100 Best Managed Companies in the World”, by Fortune magazine as “The Most Admired Company” in the furniture industry; and named by Chief Executive Magazine as one of the world’s best companies for leadership development.

HBF is a leader in beautifully designed, exquisitely crafted and exceptionally constructed products. These products represent the finest in contemporary design, reflecting the essence of current culture while evoking a timeless, transcendent appeal. To realize this vision, HBF works with luminaries in the visual arts....those whose expansive talents are woven into a tapestry of uncommon design. These rare and gifted individuals delight in collaboration with HBF, as our singular capabilities bring their creations to life. And so entwined, our products inspire. 

We invite you to visit us at www.HNICorp.com for the best visual overview of our organization.

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Keywords: HNI Corporation, Hickory , Group Leader, Other , Hickory, North Carolina

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