Manufacturing Production Manager
THE TRADE GROUP - Carrollton
The Trade Group (R) is an award-winning provider of exhibit and trade show
products and services. Our reputation is built on dedication to customer
service, our passion for creativity and our innovation in the event
industry. We are currently seeking a Manufacturing Production Manager.
Implement manufacturing operation activities to obtain optimum Safety,
Quality, Production, Efficiency and Economy of operations and maximize
profits by performing the following duties personally or through
Manage all aspects of exhibit and display hardware manufacturing
activities, including but not limited to fabrication, machining, finishing,
assembly, packaging, inventory control, quality control, and installation.
Implement new or improved manufacturing methods and fixtures to increase
efficiency, lower costs and improve quality, meet challenges of product
development and provide innovative manufacturing solutions.
Communicate with department heads to ensure coordination of manufacturing
activities with such activities as sales, account management, accounting,
purchasing, hr and shipping to obtain optimum production and utilization of
human resources, facility and equipment.
Maintain daily, weekly, monthly and year end activities within company ERP
system, including processing of production orders, work orders,
consolidation orders, purchase orders, production schedules, planning
worksheets, inventory control, inventory planning, proper SKU setup,
physical inventory worksheets, materials planning, resource planning.
Manage the proper maintenance, organization, and condition of the
manufacturing facility and all shop equipment to minimize downtime and
maximize performance and accuracy. Maintain inventory of all shop
equipment, including technical information, operating manuals, maintenance
information, replacement parts, etc. Prepare requisitions for repairs
and/or replacement of equipment as needed.
Formulate policies and procedures for manufacturing department to promote
company goals, quality products and timely delivery of projects.
Screen, hire, train, and motivate manufacturing personnel to perform duties
at an acceptable level.
Establish production and quality control standards and ensure that all
quality control standards are met on every project.
Coordinate production activities with all other functions of the
organization and suppliers.
Develop and implement manufacturing safety plan and participate in
development of overall corporate safely plan.
Train and ensure all assigned employees are aware of and comply with
company, government, and customer policies, procedures, and regulations.
Contribute to the evaluation and development of operational strategy and
performance in cooperation with the executive team
Maintain appropriate degree of flexibility in all planning and procedures
to allow for fluctuations in work load throughout the year.
Direct recycling or salvage of damaged or used material.
Competencies: Able to communicate and motivate via written media and or
verbally. Must be a good face-to-face and telephone communicator, and be
willing and able to participate in company presentations or sales
presentations as needed.
Literacy: Able to understand profit and loss calculations and basic
business finance, i.e. gross margin percentages and calculations, capital
and revenue expenditure, cash-flow, overheads, etc. Must be a competent
writer of business letters, procedures, reviews, recommendations etc.
Personality: Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook, and a
clear focus on high quality and business profit. A natural willingness to
learn and develop new skills as the business growth demands. A natural
forward planner who critically assesses own performance. Mature, credible,
and comfortable in dealing with senior executives. Reliable, tolerant, and
determined. Empathic communicator, able to see things from the other
person's point of view. Well presented and businesslike. Sufficiently
mobile and flexible to travel up to a few days a month. Look forward to new
experience, responsibility and accountability. Ability to get along with
others and be a team-player.
Personal Situation: Must be mature and domestically secure. Must be able to
travel and spend one or two nights away per month. Able to commute reliably
to office. Able to work extended hours on occasions when required. Must
have clean or near clean driving license.
Computer skills: Must be adept in use of MS Office 2003 or later,
particularly Excel and Word, and ideally Access or similar database to
basic level, Internet and email. Must learn and train all subordinates on
the effective use of MS Dynamics NAV.
Four year college degree Business Administration or equivalent work
Five years direct experience in tradeshow industry
Five years experience managing manufacturing
Five years experience managing skilled/trade employees
Five years experience with vendor relations and purchasing
Five years experience with purchasing, inventory control, shipping and