• Production Manager - Leather Manufacturing

    Job Locations US-MI-Detroit
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(9/20/2018 11:14 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    The Production Manager has overall leadership responsibility and accountability for all Detroit leather manufacturing operations. Core expectations of this position include meeting/exceeding new and existing customer service requirements, meeting/exceeding operating objectives and fostering a safe and productive work environment. The Production Manager must provide effective leadership to a workforce of 50-70 employees, including production supervisors and coordinators.


    • Provide leadership, support and direction to the Leather Manufacturing organization in support of the vision of creating an organization dedicated to its employees, quality, customer service, innovation and flexibility.
    • Establish, review, consolidate, report and ensure the achievement of all Manufacturing KPIs – including those related to throughput, productivity, direct labor costs, continuous improvement, quality, safety and maintenance – relevant to the different product categories under Leather Manufacturing.
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of operating strategies, performance objectives and key initiatives.
    • Develop and manage factory budgets to beat expectations.
    • Establish solid and productive working relationships with the senior leadership team and all operating functions – mainly Continuous Improvement, Engineering and Quality teams – to promote open lines of communication, quality, teamwork, best practices and effective processes.
    • Develop a highly effective and professional organization and provide an environment that fosters communication, empowerment, recognition, integrity, honesty and teamwork.
    • Provide optimum staffing, training, processes, and tools, as well as sufficient and flexible capacities to meet schedule requirements and support customer service requirements.
    • Support quality programs, strategies and initiatives to include auditing, compliance and training requirements.
    • Assist in continuously improving the efficiency and accuracy for production scheduling systems and processes.
    • Spearhead the implementation of AX’s Production module and MRP system (routes, resources, BOMs, etc).
    • Assist in evaluating shop floor solutions and implement final product.
    • Responsible for leading the performance management, engagement and career development of staff.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management, Engineering or Business Management.
    • A graduate degree in Manufacturing, Operations Management, Engineering or Business is desired.
    • Ten years of progressive supervisory experience in manufacturing.

    Shinola is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. I you need assistance on an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.





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