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Director of Manufacturing

Posted: 09/04/2022

Job Summary:
The Down Decor Director of Manufacturing will report initially to the Vice President of Operations. This position will oversee planning and coordination of manufacturing activities, ensuring development and implementation of efficient operations and cost-effective systems to meet current and future needs of the organization.  
Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Consults with and oversees work tasks of the Production Manager and his direct reports: the Scheduler, Production Supervisors, Prep Manager, and Shipping Manager.
  • Consults with and oversees work tasks of the Quality Manager and their direct reports.
  • Facilitates constructive and timely performance consultations, to set workable performance targets on the production floor.
  • Provides constructive and timely consultations to the Production Scheduler as needed.
  • Champions workplace health and safety, respecting applicable rules and regulations such as promulgated by OSHA and/or other agencies. Coordinates health & safety training programs for all necessary staff, in consultation with senior management and the HR Manager.  
  • Champions diversity. Provides leadership that supports Down Decor culture and values.
 Direct Reports:
  • Production Manager
  • Quality Manager
  • Possible future 3PL Manager
 General Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Coordinates and helps implement the strategic direction and “quantitative/qualitative” metrics of the organization’s operations division in collaboration with the company’s executive leadership, and communicates these to the Manufacturing Team.
  • Collaborates with executive leadership to develop and meet company goals and metrics while supplying expertise and guidance on manufacturing projects and systems.
  • Collaborates with other divisions and departments to carry out the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Identifies, recommends, and implements new processes, technologies, and systems to improve and streamline organizational processes and use of resources and materials.
  • Helps ensure that departmental decisions and project plans such as those for staffing, development, organization, material efficiency, hardware acquisitions, and facilities are in line with the organization’s business plan and vision.
  • Recommends, communicates, and implements manufacturing-related policies, practices, standards, and security measures to ensure effective and consistent support and execution.
  • With the VP Operations, reviews cost-control reports, cost estimates, and staffing requirements for projects.
  • With VP Operations, executes periodic performance reports with the Manufacturing Team.
  • Identifies training needs and ensures proper training is developed and provided, specifically providing expertise for OSHA safety and health rules and associated training.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, procedures, and best practices in manufacturing, production and digital B2B ecommerce.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  Education and Experience:
  • College degree preferred but not required.
  • At least 5 years of related experience and accomplishments or accolades including three years in middle management required.
  Physical Requirements:
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Requires some time in our warehouse and factory environments.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times.
 Down Decor Values
  • Promote Honesty, Integrity, and Trust: We honor our commitments and conduct business in a manner that promotes fairness, respect, honesty, and trust.
  • Celebrate Teamwork: We encourage the diversity of thoughts, experiences, and backgrounds and celebrate participation and partnership in all of our endeavors.
  • Encourage Communication: We solicit the input of others and strive for transparency and inclusiveness.
  • Focus on Our Customers: We have a passion for service and are committed to knowing our customers’ business, anticipating their needs, and exceeding expectations.
  • Embrace Change and Innovation: We are open to possibility and foster creativity and risk-taking to support continuous improvement.
  • Champion Employee Development: We are committed to maximizing the potential of every individual and to support and promote Down Decor as a responsible organization.
  • Model Leadership: We lead by example and advocate equitable treatment in our behaviors, policies, and practices.
  • Produce Quality Results: We believe those we serve deserve excellent service, a safe, productive, and healthy work environment, and quality results.

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