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Production Manager

Gridley, IL
$90,000 range

Direct the administration, production, distribution, and warehousing operations for a manufacturing facility while performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES & TASKS :

• Coordinates production, distribution, warehousing, and sales in accordance with policies, principles, and procedures established by the company.
• Recommend the hiring, firing, discipline, promotion, demotion of employees within span of control.
• Develops plans for efficient use of materials, machines, and employees.
• Reviews production costs and product quality, and modifies production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance profitable operation of division.
• Recommend budgets, capital spending, manning, etc. to management.
• Provide leadership and direct all manufacturing activity on site ensuring best practice/compliance with Quality, Health & Safety, Environmental and customer requirements.
• Promote a culture of adherence in cost control and productivity, ensuring maximum focus across all manufacturing activities based on established key performance indicators.
• Reviews production costs and product quality, and modifies production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance profitable operation of division.
• Assume responsibility for site maintenance in addition to plant and equipment procurement ensuring cost effectiveness and rigorous implementation of preventative maintenance program.
• Active participation in production planning process ensuring commercial plans is consistent with management objectives and budgets.
• Set aggressive but achievable targets for productivity, customer service, and safety. Continuously monitor progress towards targets and initiate corrective actions.
• Develop strong relationships with field sales representatives and customers to meet high service expectations
• Work with Continuous Improvement team to improve order integrity, and implement Lean/Visual management techniques
• Directs Lean initiatives and processes

QUALIFICATIONS:

The minimum qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform this job successfully. Equivalent job-related experience might be substituted for educational degree(s).

• Five plus years of manufacturing management experience including 3+ years of lean and continuous improvement experience.
• Must be a change agent with excellent analytical skills and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
• Operates with high urgency and personal initiative, while maintaining good coordination and communication with staff
• Lean or Lean Six Sigma trained and or certified is a plus.

Education:

• Bachelor’s degree is required, while a master’s degree or other advanced degree is preferred Lean and/or Six Sigma certification desired.
 
René Abgrall Recruiting
(c) 204-981-5666
rene@rarecruiting.com
www.rarecruiting.com

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