Production Manager

MAC Incorporated

Production Manager Quitman, Mississippi
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Job Description: Production Manager


Manages production for multiple shifts spanning multiple technologies and processes, with a focus on meeting Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for safety, quality, production, efficiency, and service.


• Direct production, working with supervisors to schedule product priorities, equipment, workstations and staff to efficiently meet production goals

• Manage and promote practices and processes intended to provide safe products that comply with appropriate laws and regulations, meet the company quality standards, and serve the needs of our customers

• Recommend, develop and lead continuous improvement initiatives

• Take ownership and demonstrate leadership necessary to achieve goals specific to Safety, Quality, Service, Efficiency and Employee Development 

• Monitor KPI’s anticipating and correcting trends which would compromise achievement of targets

• Facilitate regular improvement planning sessions to identify key strategic opportunities to achieve manufacturing strategic goals and develop related action plans with measurable outcomes.

• Support and reinforce the effective application of the Daily Management System to validate that actions lead to desired performance improvements.

• Lead by example to promote and encourage employees to strongly commit to safety and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)

• Understand, support and follow management expectations in alignment with company values


• Plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate work activities of staff  

• Responsible for employee development, discipline, performance appraisals, and administration of policies  

• Review staff levels to ensure they are adequate and resources are effectively allocated to meet short- and long-term objectives  

• Make recommendations regarding staffing requirements  


External Candidate:

• Bachelor's Degree with five (5) years of manufacturing operations management or leadership assignments demonstrating a progression of increased scope and responsibility

• Five (5) years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment

• Knowledge of business and management principles involved in planning, resource allocation, cost analysis and budgeting, people management, and leadership guidance

• Displays strong interpersonal skills and is accessible and approachable

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary in order to persuade and influence decision making of individuals, groups, or work teams 

• Ability to utilize business sense and creativity to develop new ideas, approaches and solutions

• Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

• Experience using Microsoft Office, including the ability to create basic reports, documents, presentations and spreadsheets in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint

• Experience managing multi-shift or continuous operations, preferred

• Paper converting, chemical/plastics processing and packaging industrial experience, preferred

• Lean manufacturing experience preferred


• Ability to be on-call 24/7

• Work is split between an office environment, production facility, and/or warehouse 

• Exposure to extreme heat, loud noise, dirt, dust, odors, and fumes is probable

• Required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in required areas 

• Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license