Manager, Production

Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Date Posted: 11-04-2013
 Job Summary:
The Production Manager is responsible for day-to-day production within the print facility. Supervises, motivates, and supports the staff and department managers daily, applying a team approach and maintaining open communication. The Production Manager plans, schedules, strategizes, and oversee all production activities while maintaining profitability. The Production Manager performs essential functions to ensure overall customer satisfaction and quality service, and establishes and maintains effective communication with employees and clients. The Production Manager is responsible for the effective and efficient planning and scheduling of personnel and equipment to reduce bottlenecks and problems. 
 
As the Production Manager and the leader of the Production Team, you are accountable for meeting the department production and quality goals, as well as playing a key role in meeting the company wide profitability and customer satisfaction goals:
  • Guarantee satisfaction and value for our customers.
  • Contribute to a work environment that fosters pride in being part of a winning team and promotes personal growth.
  • Maintain personal productivity and quality standards that make possible attractive financial returns so that the company may continue to provide our excellent service to our customers and ensure job security and career growth for our staff.
  • Maintain a positive department attitude and ensure that all employees under your supervision are aligned with the company goals. 
  • Communicate well across departments, especially with accounting, purchasing, marketing, and customer service.
 
You and your team are responsible for supporting the company vision and mission.  You will be in contact with current and prospective customers, and you are in a strong position to influence their satisfaction and our company prosperity. This position requires tact, sensitivity, and professionalism.

Responsibilities and Duties
General and Administrative
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor that reflects the company’s commitment to quality.  Continuous improvement and respect for individuals.
  • Supervise the production team to produce and prioritize jobs and, when necessary, reorganize to meet deadline changes and updates.
  • Comply with all OSHA safety requirements.
  • Communicate effectively with the CEO, accounting, purchasing, marketing, customer service, and the production team, informing and updating them regularly to guarantee that production, sales, and customer objectives are met.
  • Follow systems and procedures outlined in the company employee handbook and SOPs.

Production Operations
  • Organize workflow according to workload in order to meet delivery schedules and to complete assigned jobs.
  • Maintain production control records and provide information to sales representatives, customers, and management with regard to delivery dates, schedules and operating problems.
  • Schedule, plan, and conduct production meetings.
  • Schedule employee work hours.
  • Prepare, update, and communicate the production schedule.
  • Manage the coordination and control of all jobs/work orders.
  • Monitor quality, accuracy, and timeliness of all orders to ensure customer commitments are met through production of high quality material that meets customer delivery expectations.
  • Ensure the completion of all duties with a minimum of materials waste and abuse to equipment.
  • Ensure employee safety training is conducted as required by company policy.
  • Work with purchasing on forecasting materials needs and minimizing waste.
  • Work with human resources to maximize productivity and compliance.
  • Troubleshoot equipment failures and minimize downtime.
  • Act as resource to BI/Financial Analyst for product costing and shipping analysis.
  • Identify talent among production workers, and promote and mentor same.
  • Train department managers and floor supervisors in management techniques and responsibilities.
  • Develop metrics for KPIs and other objective measurements of productivity.
  • Manage P&L for the print facility with full accountability to management for profitability. This includes but is not limited to labor budget, cost control for materials used, utilities, recycling income, and intangibles that affect the bottom line.
  • Constantly improve workflows – both systems and physical workflows – to maximize efficiencies.
  • Cooperate with software developers on cutting edge technology to improve productivity.
     
    The Rewards
  • Competitive compensation package including medical, dental, vision, paid vacation, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, short-term disability, free online learning opportunities (CPE).
  • Working with cutting edge technologies not available in other print facilities.
  • A chance to contribute in a direct way to the growth and profitability of the company.
  • Opportunities for advancement as the company grows.
  • The freedom to contribute ideas while working with top notch individuals from around the world.
  • Temporary corporate housing and transportation may be available for those candidates relocating.  This will be discussed on an individual basis depending on the current location of the candidate.
 
Job requirements
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in fields such as Business Administration, Supply Chain, Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, or Science/Materials.
  • Ten years’ experience as Operations or Production Manager, with minimum two years’ experience in the print industry.
  • No scheduling restrictions.
  • Ability to travel if needed, up to 25%.
  • Willingness to relocate.
 
Individuals considered for this position must be able to pass comprehensive background check including credit, criminal, and drug. Preference will be given to candidates fluent in a second language, especially German, Russian, Spanish, or Chinese.

 
http://www.farheap.com/Ken Lawson
Farheap Solutions

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