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Lead Manager Manufacturing (Semi-Finished Processing)



Clarksville, TN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Reynolds American is evolving at a pace like no other organization.

To achieve the ambition we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be the change!



FUNCTION: Operations

LOCATION: Clarksville, TN


Reports to : Director, Manufacturing PMD

Number of Direct Reports: 5 to 7

Core Relationships: Internal – All Manufacturing and support functions

External – Vendor Relationships

Geographic Scope: LOCAL

Travel Required 10%


  • Ensures all programs reflect detailed application / understanding of policies, procedures and corporate
  • and regulatory standards. Ensures compliance with safety, housekeeping and product quality standards
  • and ensures regulatory and ISO (or similar certifications if required) requirements are met.
  • Leadproduction or maintenance activities to meet production demand, quality and cost requirements.
  • Provides leadership to direct reports, contractors and third parties to meet manufacturing goals and
  • support strategic direction of function. Track and analyzes performance metrics and uses data to
  • recommend improvements and identify process changes. Ensure project management is embedded in
  • program execution. Participate in organizational change processes and helps others to understand
  • reasons for change.
  • Drive collaborative efforts within own function; solicits others' ideas and perspectives to solve
  • problems; uses external resources to identify standard processes. Use good judgment in decision making by
  • understanding how all functions of the business fit together. Provides input for business case
  • development and lead team members in applying to functional work activities.
  • Demonstrate and drive high performance for team and functional area. Communicate performance
  • expectations, evaluate performance against goals and communicate results.
  • Find opportunities to expand knowledge and capabilities to elevate individual and team
  • performance; demonstrates willingness to assist others in their development.
  • Keep commitments and accept responsibility for outcomes. Maintain confidences and demonstrate an
  • open and honest manner when dealing with others.


  • Do you have a demonstrated track record of high performance in a manufacturing environment.
  • Do you have a demonstrated track record of leading and developing others.


  • Excellent leadership, communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to make sound and timely decisions in a fast paced environment.
  • Validated self-starter who generates new ideas and challenges the status quo.
  • Self-motivated, energetic, flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Good computer skills, including Microsoft Office Professional Suite and other
  • system driven controls and data.
  • High School diploma or G.E.D. required and 7+ years progressive work experience; or Associates Degree in Technical, Business, Management or related field and 6+years progressive work experience; or Bachelor’s Degree in Technical, Business Management, or related field and 4+ years progressive experience.
  • Experience leading production employees in a manufacturing setting.


  • Experience in an FDA regulated work environment
  • SAP Experience


At Reynolds American, we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at REYNOLDS AMERICAN.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 British American Tobacco employees across more than 180 markets
  • Great Place to Work Certified
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in four strategic locations
  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies


Have you been on a career break for 18 months or longer? Are you ready to return to your career? If your answers to these questions is yes, we would love to hear from you. Regardless of why you took a break, we value you for all the skills you can bring to the workforce. Reignite your career, work flexibly, be part of a dynamic team and upskill yourself with on-the-job training and development support.

Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at Reynolds American. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!


Benefit Information

The following is a general summary of the competitive compensation and benefit plans we offer:

  • 401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation.
    • Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent
    • Company contributes an additional three percent to 401(k) whether employee participates or not
  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package (including medical, dental, vision, and prescription drugs)
  • Health Savings Account start-up contribution for employees who elect the high deductible health plan
  • Flexible spending accounts for both Health Care and Dependent Care allowing employee to use pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified expenses during the calendar year
  • Employee assistance program offering 8 free counselling sessions, per issue, each calendar year for employees and their dependents
  • Company paid life insurance of 1x annual base pay ($50,000 minimum)
  • Company paid accidental death or dismemberment insurance of 2x annual base pay ($50,000 minimum)
  • Voluntary insurances offered at group rates: employee and dependent life insurance, AD&D insurance, critical illness, accident coverage, disability buy-up, and auto & home insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement and student loan support
  • Dependent Scholarship Programs
  • Free confidential personal financial counselling service
  • On-site health centers and 24/7 fitness centers at certain company locations
  • A charitable giving matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice
  • Health-care concierge service
  • Volunteer service opportunities
  • Extensive training opportunities
  • Company vehicle for eligible employees
  • Mobile phone allowance for eligible employees
  • Paid Leave:
    • Sick and Personal Time (exempt employees may be excused with pay for brief absences; non-exempt employees receive up to 6 days)
    • Vacation (levels Below Senior Director receive 15 days (pro-rated during first year of service); Senior Director and Officers receive 25 days (pro-rated during first year of service)).
    • Holidays (Nine company recognized and two annual personal holidays to be used at the employee’s discretion)
    • Paid Parental Leave + temporary reduced work schedule opportunity
    • Funeral Leave
    • Short-Term Disability Leave
    • Long-Term Disability Leave
    • Jury Duty Leave
    • Military Leave
    • Released Time for Children’s Education
    • Community Outreach Leave
    • Other paid leave benefits, as required by state or local law

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility, and creativity for motivated employees who want to grow their careers. We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences, and talents to improve the company's potential for optimally achieving its business objectives!

Reynolds American Inc.and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly via email atTalentAcquisition@RJRT.com.