Area Manager

Date: Mar 22, 2024

Location: Alexandria, PA, US, 16611

Company: accobrands

Achieve. Create. Collaborate. Organize.
Essential brands. Innovative products. Smart investment. Winning team. This is what you will find at ACCO Brands. We are passionate about building a culture that is committed to the success of our employees. If you are looking for an organization that offers rewarding opportunities and is dedicated to team orientation, learning and development, and flourishes with success, we invite you to be a part of building our company for the future.

Job Summary

As the Area Manager, you will manage personnel, equipment, physical plant and materials to produce the highest quality efficiently and safely, while reporting directly to the Operations Manager.


Provide team leadership and direction that:
 1-Improves plant efficiency through reduction of direct labor downtime as a percent of direct labor.
 2-Develops improved utilization of indirect labor personnel to provide maximum direct labor productivity.  This is measured as a percent of direct labor
 3-Monitors manufacturing process to ensure production is done as scheduled to provide maximum profitability and minimum alternate process variances.
 4-Targets areas of manufacturing by identifying and eliminating excessive waste.  Measured as a percent of pounds converted.
 5-Involves all facets of manufacturing in identifying potential work hazards and taking corrective action to provide a safe, orderly work environment.
 6-Creates an atmosphere of total commitment to SAP operating procedures, which will improve service levels, reduce inventories and provide better overall plant performance.
 7-Is conducive to the participative style of management which develops commitment and teamwork essential to the continued improvement in operating efficiency.
 8-Promotes employee awareness in dealing with specific quality problems which will result in improved customer satisfaction and sales.
 9-Provides coaching and mentoring to direct reports.
10-Develops direct reports to the fullest of their potential.
11-Identifies, accomplishes and utilizes training initiatives to enhance professional performance.
12-Maintain confidentiality of all pertinent information as directed by the supervisor and/or based on sound business practice and/or all applicable federal, state and local laws.
13-Utilizes employee involvement to foster innovation, improve performance, and contribute to business initiatives.


  • BA/BS with supervisory experience preferred; High School Diploma or GED with supervisory experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of SAP and in a union environment is a plus
  • Functional knowledge of Standard Cost Accounting
  • Minimum 5 years production experience required: general understanding of efficient, cost effective manufacturing processes and basic project management
  • Strong computer experience required with basic to intermediate level proficiency of Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Basic project management experience preferred.
  • Mechanical aptitude required.

About Us:

You know our brands. You love our brands. You just may not know they are ours.

If you have touched a PowerA® gaming controller, a Five Star® notebook, a Swingline® stapler, a Quartet® dry erase board, or a Kensington® computer mouse, you have touched part of ACCO Brands Corporation. With annual revenues of over $2 Billion, ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO) designs, markets, manufactures and sells branded academic, consumer and business products globally. The power of our brands, our unmatched global customer reach, and our strategic market strengths put us in a position to achieve global leadership and growth. We're proud of our long history of industry leadership and innovation and are focused on delivering exceptional value to our customers by providing unique, cutting-edge, branded products.

Apply now and build a successful future with ACCO Brands.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

At ACCO Brands, we are committed to providing an environment of fairness and mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and team members without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, physical and mental disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. ACCO Brands believes that a diverse and inclusive work environment is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.



Accommodation for applicants with disabilities will be provided in all parts of the recruiting process as required under the ACCO Brands Canada AODA policy.  Applicants are asked to make their needs known in advance.

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