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Production Manager
Bowling Green, KY

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The Opportunity:
The Production Manager will be  responsible for the day-to-day activities of maintaining the plant facility operations, including safety policies, personnel, housekeeping, maintenance, production activities, customer requirements, planning and scheduling. You will serve as a member of the management leadership team and must contribute to achieving sales objectives. You will also serve as a coach to team members and assist in the development and evaluation of direct reports.  
How you will impact:

  • Provide leadership and guidance on the coordination of plant activities through planning with Superintendents to ensure the manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Review customer requirements and specifications to identify improvement opportunities and implement solutions to increase customer satisfaction.
  • Coordinate and maintain ongoing, effective, safety plans to ensure program adoption and implementation .
  • Offer new ideas to support fulfillment of department goals and procedures for continuous improvement, retention of customer base, company profitability, and employee job satisfaction.
  • Develop and manage defined communication channels across various stakeholder groups to build effective relationships and produce superior products.
  • Manage P&L, capital expenditures, manufacturing costs and operating efficiencies to improve plant profitability.
  • Monitor and control waste management to manage production costs and reduce environmental impacts.
  • Formulate solutions to minimize lead times, as well as maximize product quality, production, employee job satisfaction, and profit margin.
  • Control updates and distribute new and revised safety and quality standards to direct reports.
  • Evaluate machinery or tools needing maintenance to communicate maintenance work orders.
  • Develop a working relationship with internal departments to deliver the most efficient customer care and service.
  • Manage P&L to control manufacturing and conversion cost within budgetary limits to ensure profitable long-term growth.
  • Develop and monitor operational forecasts and budgets to improve plant profitability.
  • Monitor and control waste management to manage production costs and reduce environmental impacts.
  • Coordinate and maintain an ongoing, effective safety plan to ensure program implementation.
  • Champion a culture of continuous improvement by staying abreast of best practices and application, while staying consistent with company culture.

What you need to succeed: 

  • 7 to 10 years of experience in manufacturing industry.
  • 7 plus years of related leadership experience in a production facility.
  • Demonstrated mechanical acumen.
  • Proven experience using scheduling software.
  • Ability to work in fast paced JIT (just-in-time) manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated expertise in process management to ensure production efficiency.
  • Relentless determination and courage to make things happen; strong execution skills; results-oriented.
  • Ability to respond quickly to changing demands, processes, and updated information.
  • Demonstrated understanding of quality processes and continuous improvement, such as Six Sigma certification.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact across all levels of the organization, while accomplish organizational goals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of capital management (P&L and capital budgets) and analyzing financial data.
  • Established courses of action for self and/or others to accomplish specific planning goals.

What we offer:

  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence.
  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities.
  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies, and potential.
  • Benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k with match and more!
  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.

What we offer:

  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability, and excellence.
  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities.
  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies, and potential.
  • Benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k with match, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts, employee referral bonus, and much more!
  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.


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