• Production Manager

    Posted: 05/17/2021

    Position Summary

    The Production Manager will lead the day to day manufacturing and distribution operations in alignment with the Director of Operation’s strategic initiatives and goals. The PM will lead a team of Supervisors and Leads who are directly responsible for hourly team members performing production duties.  The PM will also demonstrate utilizing lean and/or continuous improvement methodology to drive Plant improvement efficiencies.    

    Key Accountabilities

    • Plan, lead and manage a complex, multi-shift production and distribution operations
    • Review and analyze production, quality control and operational reports
    • Analyze quality issues and able to determine root cause to develop and implement corrective actions
    • Plan and direct production activities and establish priorities for products in keeping with effective operations and cost factors
    • Manage 4 to 6 supervisors as direct reports, performing annual evaluations, mid-year reviews, providing positive recognition and/or corrective action as necessary
    • Promote safe work environment, including identifying safety hazards, performing timely follow up on safety issues and corrections
    • Serve as a Safety Committee member and leader, ensure compliance with and champion all safety programs
    • Work with Director of Operations to:
      • Set Production schedules and goals;
      • Report on Departments that are behind schedule, identifying reasons and removing obstacles to meet production completion and ship dates;
      • Report on back orders and measures being taken to resolve back order issues;
    • Work with HR on hiring practices of new employees, and work with Supervisors on following hiring/transfer policy
    • Work with Supervisors on training, motivating, and rewarding employees
    • Support Open Door Policy and establish Employee Communication programs
    • Work with Director of Operations, Sr Manager of Engineering, Sr Engineering Manager and CI Manager to evaluate factory performance and develop plan for Capital Requisitions and Continuous Improvement activities to reach current and future production goals
    • Work with teams to implement production changes to achieve current and future goals, tracking pertinent data/KPI to evaluate effectiveness
    • Work to achieve annual metrics, as determined with Director of Operations, to promote VT Industries reaching annual goals
    • Build a World-Class Production Team and sustainable processes that exceed customer expectations
    • Maintain and promote a Servant Leader Mind-Set
    Education & Experience
    • Bachelor’s Degree or six years wood industry/building material or manufacturing experience
    • Ability to analyze and evaluate data and develop detailed analysis and reports for Director of Operations and Leadership Team in a concise and precise manner
    • Must possess and display excellent verbal and written communication skills with internal and external customers
    • Responsible for timely completion of production orders, and development of process improvement activities
    • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Ability to train, recognize, select and develop talent within the production team
    • Demonstrate knowledge of and activities utilizing lean and/or continuous improvement methodology.
    Organizational Relationship:  Position reports to Director of Operations