Live Oak - Advanced Production Manager

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Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: LaGrange, GA, US, 30240

Company: Milliken and Company

Milliken & Company is a global manufacturing leader whose focus on materials science delivers tomorrow’s breakthroughs today. From industry-leading molecules to sustainable innovations, Milliken creates products that enhance people’s lives and deliver solutions for its customers and communities. Drawing on thousands of patents and a portfolio with applications across the textile, flooring, chemical and healthcare businesses, the company harnesses a shared sense of integrity and excellence to positively impact the world for generations. Discover more about Milliken’s curious minds and inspired solutions at and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Job Title:  Advanced Production Manager

Job Summary: 

This position is located at the Milliken Live Oak Plant located in LaGrange, Ga. and reports to the Senior Production Manager.  The position is responsible for leading a team of supervisors, quality facilitators, and hourly production associates and for achieving safety, productivity, efficiency, cost, quality, and delivery objectives.   

Key Responsibilities:

•  Manage a diverse team of production associates:

a.            Foster a working environment that promotes open communications, teamwork and individual engagement to accomplish goals and objectives

b.  Ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner to meet delivery objectives

c.  Ensure all associates are paid correctly

d.  Ensure that written performance evaluations of supervised associates are completed as required, provide continuous feedback on personnel performance issues, and take immediate action to recognize achievements and address deficiencies or problems

•  Ensure all associates are trained in and fully participate in the safety process

•  Ensure appropriate job-related training is given to all associates and provide the necessary resources so that associates can perform their job-related duties within the ISO and MPS framework

•  Work closely with Human Resources to successfully manage personnel related procedures to include:

a.  Analysis of current and future hiring needs

b.  Interviewing and hiring process

c.  Training and cross-training plans

d.  Administering disciplinary action        

•  Keep Location Manager informed of all situations and decisions that could impact the performance of the location

•  Work closely with the Business and Plant product development groups to develop new products and processes

•  Manage department variances daily to control costs

•  Manage a visual work place that maintains material flow and 5S standards



Qualifications - Required:

•  Bachelor’s degree

•  Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • 5 Years experience managing all levels of associates


Qualification - Additions:

•  Experience in Lean Manufacturing Principles

   -  Value stream Mapping

   -  Enterprise Management

   -  Level Scheduling / Flow


The successful candidate will demonstrate strengths in the following:

•  Leadership skills

•  Ability to manage multiple activities and use resources creatively

•  Analytical/problem-solving skills

•  Communications skills – verbal, written, and group presentations

•  Ability to be an effective team player 


By combining science with design and insights, Milliken tackles the issues and concerns of today. Every day, our community of innovators is invigorated by the challenge of finding creative ways to enhance people's lives and make the world around us easier, safer, more sustainable and more beautiful.