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Production Manager

Job ID: 7475
  • Pomona, CA
  • This position has been filled


Our client is a global leader and among the top soft good brands in the world with a reputation for its high quality and impeccable attention to detail. They are currently experiencing high growth and have a need for a Production Manager to lead an operational transformation at the manufacturing site in the Pomona area in California.


Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities:

Talent Management and Development

  • Develops production supervisors to ensure that their teams deliver the Company Promise through all duties and responsibilities, always keeping the client at the center
  • Supports production supervisors with consistent coaching, by identify their development and training needs, and partner with Human Resources to recommend/implement necessary training and individual development plans
  • In collaboration with Human Resources, recruit and develop top talent and build succession plans for production
  • Set achievable yet challenging team and individual targets for production supervisors; assess, monitor, and manage performance to ensure these goals are achieved.
  • In partnership with human resources, create and implement strategies to reduce absenteeism, and increase retention
  • Create a positive work environment, led by example, and uphold the Core Belief and Values of the Company.

Client Focus and Synergies

  • Establish a client-centric mindset in the workshop to ensure the highest level of quality and reliability
  • Be a company ambassador by proactively representing the Brand in relevant local activities and through social networking
  • Build a network with our Corporate facilities to ensure a consistent exchange of best practices and innovation

Business Development and Operations

  • Establish a safety mindset to ensure the well-being of team members, cleanliness, and overall organization of the workshop
  • Ensure that production targets are met regarding quality, quantity, and time optimizing costs
  • Maximize the potential of all existing products of the workshop, utilizing all available support (e.g., Human Resources, Quality, Safety, Logistics, Technical, Industrialization, and Retail) fostering synergies between departments
  • Contribute to the development of new products and new processes to ensure timely production launches
  • Transform and sustain workshop initiatives to comply with lean manufacturing philosophy
  • Proactively improve all modes of operation of the entire site, including non-manufacturing operations


Principal Skills, Knowledge, And Personal Attributes Required:

  • Engineering Degree or bachelor’s degree with relevant experience
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant industrial manufacturing experience in the implementation of production functions and knowledge of lean concepts and tools (e.g., kaizen, manufacturing methods, quality, efficiency, product development, etc.)
  • Previous experience as a Production Manager (ideal), Operations Manager, Manufacturing Manager or supervisory experience in production but coupled management experience in either manufacturing engineering, lean manufacturing or quality
  • Familiar with manufacturing processes where the highest quality and speed is required (i.e., high quality apparel, furniture, leather goods, food processing, FMCG, pharma, medical devices, etc.)
  • Experienced with KPI’s, variance analysis, and familiar with basic P&L
  •  Familiar with high volume and high mix is desirable
  • Quality focus (i.e. visual quality)
  • Fluent in English (Spanish fluency is highly preferred)


  • Ability to engage and motivate teams
  • Ability to influence and work through others where direct reporting relationships do not exist
  • Capacity to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented, and dynamic environment
  • Collaborative leadership approach
  • Customer focused and relationship oriented
  • Drive for results and focus on delivering excellence
  • Effectively communicate and lead change at all levels of the organization
  • Empower others and support risk taking
  • Excellent ability to build, develop and retain talent
  • Forward thinking with an open mind
  • Inspires others to higher performance
  • Leads with empathy and demonstrates Self Awareness
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player
  • Strong business acumen, analytical, and critical thinking skills
  • Supports diversity and embraces difference

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