Area Manager

Manufacturing, Maintenance, Distribution and Transportation Temple, Texas


Position at Wilsonart

Wilsonart is currently seeking an Area Manager to join our Temple North manufacturing team.  


• Lead the departments to create and achieve department goals to support the overall plant and business unit goals
• Lead the continuous improvement effort of the area
• Coordinate priorities and resources with peer-level managers for enhanced performance
• Integrate 80/20 tools within the area of responsibility and manage improvements
• Coordinate with Technical resources to support volatile customer needs
• Create the department goals and corresponding metrics to support the business objectives
• Communicate with the departmental Supervisors, Foremen, and Employees on the progress of achieving the area goals
• Evaluate and manage the daily metrics and key performance measures
• Ensure the organizations quality goals are met through compliance with ISO procedures and standard operating procedures
• Understand and manage cost drivers for the area and direct the organization’s focus on cost reduction
• Ensure special projects are complete as required
• Ensure monthly safety and goal meetings are conducted for all employees
• Coordinate training and development of personnel
• Guide and develop feedback to supervisors for their professional and personal growth
• Review and approve the annual performance evaluations and help others formulate goals
• Understand and support the organization vision, mission, and goals


• Strong leadership and management skills with the demonstrated aptitude to accomplish goals with and through others
• Knowledge of OSHA safety standards applicable to the work area and other pertinent rules/regulations governing work standards
• Knowledge of the product and its manufacturing process
• Knowledge of NEMA and ISO standards applicable to the operations
• Working knowledge and application of lean and six sigma tools
• Ability to interact and lead problem-solving with departments and peers in the organization
• Ability to manage multiple priorities, and influence others within the organization
• Ability to develop and manage an environment of trust, respect, and integrity within the workforce
• Strong oral, presentation, and written communication skills with all levels of the organization
• Personal and professional commitment to integrity and the core values and ethics of Wilsonart
• Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs workflows and procedures.
• Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner (Utilizing structured methodology); Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem-solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
• Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
• Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
• Visionary Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust; mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.
• Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
• Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.
• Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; proactively develops and implements cost-saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.
• Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.


Bachelor Degree Required
Engineering, Business, or other Technical Discipline. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be accepted.

5+ years
In a similar or industry-related role.
2 years of which must be in a leadership capacity. Experience in a manufacturing environment is heavily preferred.


Sitting in a comfortable position with frequent opportunity to move about. Examples: executive, management and secretarial position

Located in a comfortable indoor area. Examples: executive, management and support positions

Wilsonart is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.