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Senior Manager of Production

Company: KushCo Holdings
Location: Moreno Valley
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

About the Role

This individual will be responsible for the management and optimization of In-House Custom Project Production of Labels and Direct. The key objectives of this position are to improve and scale the production process for In-house custom projects, execute training plans, preventative maintenance and department KPI's.

This role is the owner of the Departmental Budget and responsible for development, approval and oversight throughout the year. Work with department head to implement short- and long-term solutions that deliver significant cost advantages while maintaining performance excellence.

What you will do (Essential Functions)

* Project and time management: Plan tasks and deliverables accurately, prioritize tasks and adapt as needed based upon changing priorities. Responsive to requests, accountable for actions * Problem-solving: Prevent and solve issues, understand and mitigate problems, recognize cause and effect relationships between functions * Employee Relations: Defuse all HR and employee matters by partnering up with the respective internal stakeholders and outside agencies. * Cross-functional collaboration and communication to quickly understand and resolve issues * Developing Staff (increasing competence and engagement) * Customer focus: Understand and monitor the needs of internal and external customers of the Warehouse and Distribution functions

Custom Product In-House Production

Success: Execute and manage In-House Production strategy to position Kush Co as the market leader with a world-class operation. Focusing on delivery of high-quality custom label application and direct print products on time and in full per customer requirements.

Productivity and leadership

* Oversee all of label application and direct print functions * Manage the scheduling of all in-house production orders * Communicate to responsible parties pending activities/issues requiring resolution * Ensure regular updates are communicated * Partner with the PMO team to ensure project timelines are being met * Manage production daily operations * Identify and implement productivity opportunities * Review and track all design services projects to meet OTIF * Develop key metrics and monitor performance of production/print lab and value-added services in terms of inventory accuracy, delivery performance and production efficiency * Analyze key metrics and ensure established goals are met in the areas of performance, quality, safety, customer satisfaction, budgetary plan, etc. * Lead, coach and develop/train employees to meet/exceed business goals & objectives * Allocate resources, establish and maintain a teamwork environment * Collaborate with management to ensure that all processes and procedures are consistent across all sites * Provide strategic oversight and guide teams to identify, recommend and implement changes to improve productivity and reduce cost and waste.

Continuous improvement

* Drive performance improvement through the use and interpretation of Continuous Improvement Tools. Address the root causes of issues, create corrective action plans and implement long term solutions * Identify and report any quality or compliance concerns and take immediate corrective action as required with internal and cross-functional teams * Deploy Lean methods to simplify processes, eliminate waste/non-value adding activities and improve workflow: evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of warehouse layouts, processes, procedures, and daily workflow * Develop, implement and maintain work instructions and process documentation * Challenge the team to be Customer Centric, including developing strategies to enhance our customer service and our growth, focusing on deliveries that are on-time, in-full and defect-free to influence positive customer feedback results, responsiveness to internal and external customers

Project management

* Manage all production activity and enhance operational performance efficiency: Automation, implement process improvement techniques and expansion/relocation * Identify, prioritize, plan and execute improvements in an organized, efficient and effective manner

Who you are (Qualifications)

* Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience * Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to effectively communicate well with all levels of the organization - English, Spanish is a plus * 10 years of relevant work experience in Production, Manufacturing and/or Direct Print/Label application operations * Strong interpersonal and leadership skills * Proven ability to drive cohesion and collaboration among many different people & functions * Confidence, presence, and credibility to command the respect of colleagues and senior stakeholders, especially within Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Services, Logistics, and Finance. Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs * Adaptable / Flexible - being open to change in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances * Knowledge of methods and tools to improve performance and productivity such as 6 Sigma, Lean (Kaizens, Workouts, Process Mapping), Quality Control, Vendor Management Inventory * Team value and how to successfully motivate and maintain employee involvement while driving change * Organizational skills, with ability to manage competing priorities * Strong Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Adobe Creative Cloud, Photoshop, Illustrator, Visio and MS-Project skills

Receives Direction from

SVP of Operations

Provides Direction to

Production team

Physical Standards

* This position requires frequent sitting, standing, reaching, walking, and operating a computer workstation * Must have finger dexterity, ability to use keyboard/ten key * This position may rarely require kneeling, bending, squatting * Ability to push/pull up to 50 pounds * Reach, stoop and lift office files, records or reports, typically weighing 20 pounds or less


Ability to travel up to 15% of the time

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

KushCo and its affiliates provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Reasonable accommodations will be considered which would allow the employee to perform the essential functions of this job.

Keywords: KushCo Holdings, Moreno Valley , Senior Manager of Production, Other , Moreno Valley, California

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