Production Manager at Hanson Sign Companies

Falconer, NY 14733

About the Job

Hanson Sign Companies Job Description


Creation date: 5/25/17

Title:Production Manager


Reports to:Director of Operations, Design, and R & D                                                                     


Oversee operations related to the design and manufacturing of a wide range of signage as well as facilities upkeep and maintenance.  A deep know-how in production procedures, ability to direct personnel towards maximum performance, decision making and problem solving skills will absorb a large part of each day.


Work closely with senior management to develop objectives, standards and metrics for the production team and report accordingly.  Develop and execute a plan to communicate, implement and enforce all objectives, standards and company policies to production staff.  Oversee implementation of new ERP Software as it relates to the production planning process to insure all production personnel are properly trained and using the software as intended by senior management. Review orders, schedule production staff, organize and coordinate workflow to meet specifications and leadtimes.  Identify and recommend to senior management, adjustments in resources needed to maintain standards and meet leadtimes when budgeted or actual volume changes occur.  Work collaboratively with sales to coordinate design details, scheduling, leadtimes etc.  Work closely with the Purchasing Manager to insure just in time delivery of materials.  Work with the Business Manager to hire, supervise, evaluate, train, develop and positively motivate staff.  Enforce company policy.  Monitor production to resolve issues.  Ensure output meets quality standards.    Ensure the maintenance of a clean work environment and enforce all health and saftey regulations and company precautions.  Evaluate new materials and technology and recommend purchases which can improve operational efficiencies, product quality and / or lower costs.  Work with the Directors of Operations and of Sales to develop and support company strategy. 

JOB REQUIREMENTS (Knowledge & Critical Skills)

Proven experience as a production director.  Deep knowledge of production management.  Understanding of quality standards and health & safety regulations.  Knowledge of performance evaluation and budgeting concepts.  Experience in reporting on key production metrics.  Proficient in MS Office and ERP Software.  Outstanding communication ability.  Excellent organizational and leadership skills.  Attention to detail and good mechanical aptitude.  Strong decision making skills and a results driven approach.  Must be willing to work long hours when needed to insure customer needs are met. BS / BA Degree in business administration, engineering or relevant field is preferred.


Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds occasionally.


All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.




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