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Production Manager

Apply Job ID REF1783L Date posted 04/05/2021 Address 850 Steam Plant Road, Gallatin, TN Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

CIP (California Industrial Products) is a $120M business unit part of ITW North American Stamped Fasteners division. CIP specializes in the design and manufacturing of fasteners and related products. ITW CIP fasteners can be found on vehicle platforms around the world – securing fenders, bumpers, chassis assemblies, doors, interior components and much more.

 The division drives profitability by leveraging its innovative solutions and application engineering.  In addition to ITW’s industry leading research and development capabilities, CIP enhances our customers’ competitive advantage by…

•     Maintaining advanced engineering and manufacturing facilities

•     Exchanging product, process and benchmarking information with sister units worldwide.

•     Continually improving processes, material and designs to ensure every product exceeds customer specifications while providing unparalleled value.

The Production Manager will report to the Plant Manager and own the quality & efficient output of the internal conversion processes delivering to market rate of demand (MRD).  This role will manage a team of supervisors specializing in manufacturing, tooling, maintenance and safety ensuring safety, quality, delivery, inventory and costs are met on products that are produced effectively, efficiently, on time, within budget and in compliance with our customer expectations.  The Production Manager will lead and support continuous improvements in safety, quality, delivery, and operating costs by developing strategies, financial plans, capital budgets, and personnel plans.

Primary Responsibilities:

Strategically Positions the Business

  • Collaborates with plant leadership to support the definition, communication and implementation of operational strategies aligned with the strategic intent.

  • Converts strategies to action by establishing goals and objectives to drive operational strategies and continuous improvements meeting annual and long-range plan objectives.

Delivers Results

  • Accountable for forecasting and delivering to monthly and annual financial performance metrics related to revenue, labor, and costs meeting annual plan objectives.

  • Define, communicate, and hold direct reports and peer teams accountable to delivering to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that drive performance to meeting customer demand, operational objectives and financial results.

  • Leverages the ITW Toolbox (80/20, USa, PLS) and lean manufacturing improvement techniques to produce optimal operational excellence and customer satisfaction improvements.

Leads Effectively

  • Champions safety, quality and operational improvement initiatives improving employee engagement and employee led programs through empowerment and recognition.

  • Pro-actively directs the resolution of issues through effective root cause analysis and corrective action to ensure effective management of safety, quality, delivery and cost impacts.

  • Utilizes lessons learned and continuous improvement practices to read-across corrections or best practices eliminating and preventing risk in the organization.

Talent Development

  • Champions the ITW Leadership Development framework; sources, develops, and retains a diverse talent pipeline identifying key leaders for future roles.

  • Coaches, assesses and develops talent objectively and candidly; making tough calls when necessary.

  • Coaches, develops & manages a direct staff of production, tooling and maintenance front line leaders to meet operational & talent development objectives.

Position Skills and Experience Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.




  • Bachelor’s Degree or minimum of relevant work experience of 5 years’ in production management function required

  • 7 years’ experience minimum in manufacturing and production environment preferred

  • Experience in manufacturing processes and techniques in quality and delivery systems/standards

  • Must be able to coach and motivate staff to higher level of performance

  • Must possess a proven track record of driving accountability

  • Understanding of finance and management principles

  • Must possess excellent organizational skills

  • High level of computer skills required (Microsoft Office, ERP systems)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required

  • Ability to apply 80/20 in critical thinking, decision making, and problem solving required

  • Ability to plan, organize, and implement with attention to details

  • Strong interpersonal skills, relationship building, engagement with an ability to motivate and influence others

  • Demonstrated experience managing complexity and change

  • Some travel required; primarily domestic, occasional international

Illinois Tool Works, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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