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Production Manager
Kansas City, MO

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$125,000 - $140,000 / yr

Production Manager 
Kansas City, MO market; company is located within 30-40 minutes South of Kansas City 
Depending on years of experience, salary up to 140K + bonus, profit sharing, GREAT 401k match, excellent vacation and benefits day one of employment!

Do you have a background working in chemical, coating, plastics, refinery, food, beverage or other process-related environments?
Do you enjoy improving processes, finding cost savings and can speak of your success in CI?
Have you overseen direct and indirect reports in a fast-paced, process-related manufacturing environment?
Would you like to have bonus, profit sharing and a GREAT 401K match?
Are you passionate about being a leader, holding others accountable and joining a winning team?
Would you like to have above-average benefits and opportunity for advancement?
Apply today!
Why work for this organization:
1. Company supplies a diverse product line to multiple industries 
2. EXCELLENT benefits, including 401K, profit sharing and bonus potential
3. No layoffs in the last 20 years
4. Minimal weekends at the plant site
5. Fast-paced work environment, focused on continuous improvement and Lean initiatives 
6. Opportunity for advancement 
Fast paced, process-related manufacturer is seeking a Production Manager to lead an assigned manufacturing area in a 24/7 operation with direct and indirect reports.  As the Production Manager, you will report to the Plant Manager and will have Production Supervisors reporting to you. Daily you will be responsible for the following tasks:
  • Taking ownership of safety, quality, KPIs, employee development, productivity and continuous improvement of a delegated area of the manufacturing site
  • Participating within the management team to meet plant objectives
  • Completing daily, weekly and monthly reporting and data collection 
  • Optimizing scheduling and changeover activities 
  • Developing and attaining goals, objectives and targeted measurables of the plant related to production
  • Holding others accountable to established goals and directives 
  • Identifying process improvements to decrease scrap, increase efficiencies and find cost savings
  • Coaching, mentoring, developing and leading direct and indirect reports
  • Adjusting manning as needed, based on production schedules and goals 
  • Completing root cause analysis and developing countermeasures 
  • Other duties as directed by the manager
Candidates should enjoy working in a team environment, be able to hold others accountable and enjoy floor presence.  Although more initially, individuals should enjoy spending up to 50% of their time on the manufacturing floor, supporting a 24/7 operation. 
The company offers EXCELLENT medical benefits (including dental and vision), profit sharing and bonus potential, short-term and long-term disability, 401K, paid holidays, vacation and tuition reimbursement.  Medical benefits are available the first day of employment. 
REQUIREMENTS for the Production Manager:
1. Bachelor’s degree, ideally in a technical field
2. Minimum of five years of similar manufacturing management experience 
3. Experience working in process-oriented manufacturing environments (examples include chemical, coating, plastics, refinery, food, beverage, etc.)
4. Experience completing CI functions, including scrap reductions, improving line efficiencies, etc. 
5. Experience overseeing direct and indirect reports 
6. Supervision experience in non-union work environments 
7. Microsoft Office, specifically Excel

Skills preferred but NOT required:
1. Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering 

2. ERP experience 
3. Experience working in highly automated environments 
4. Lean certifications

Candidates are preferred to be local to the Kansas City, MO area; a relocation package may be offered to regional candidates.
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