Production Manager

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Date: Sep 10, 2022

Location: Salisbury, MA, US, 01952

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.

The Production Manager, Salisbury, will oversee one of our day shift manufacturing operations, providing clear and decisive leadership in the areas of safety, productivity, housekeeping, cost effectiveness and continuous improvement within our Salisbury operation. The Production Manager, in conjunction with the VP of Manufacturing Operations, will act as a critical influencer over the achievement of plant goals and divisional objectives for the Salisbury facility.  The individual in this role will partner with production supervisors and other managers at the Salisbury and Portsmouth sites to ensure that the plant is consistently achieving or exceeding target thru a culture that rewards high performance, accountability, growth & development, continuous improvement, and safe practices. 


  • Lead, coach, motivate, and engage team members and peers to achieve operational objectives and goals thru the strong influence of a data and metric driven culture.
  • Communicate with and influence other leaders across the organization relative to plant practices and positive performance management with and environment that fosters fact based, open feedback.
  • Establish, implement, and monitor key performance indicators to drive a culture of high performance based on the SQDC model.
  • Create a culture committed to and excelling at achieving the high standards of housekeeping, safety, quality, and regulatory compliance as expected within the broader Milliken organization
  • Evaluate operational performance of the team to facilitate performance management, merit, promotions, development opportunities, and job transfers.
  • Support continuous improvement in all areas, including but not limited to: quality, productivity, cost, and delivery through both direction and the empowerment of staff in decision making
  • Work with all departments to allocate operational, material and staffing resources effectively while producing optimal results.
  • Work collaboratively with R&D, Process Improvement, Quality and Regulatory groups to facilitate problem-solving and corrective actions for production related issues.
  • Act as a positive team collaborator and leader within the operations management group




  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, business management, supply chain management, production management, or related field. 
  • 8+ years of manufacturing experience and 5+ years of proven leadership experience.
  • Experience using ERP/MRP systems required, SAP experience preferred.
  • Spanish/English bilingual strongly preferred
  • Experience with a structured manufacturing performance system, such as TPS, LEAN and/or Six Sigma.    
  • Proven skills in leading, motivating, and developing a high performing team.
  • Strong influencing, problem solving, and analytical skills
  • Evidence of self-initiative, personal accountability, and follow through.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with agility to juggle competing tasks and demands while managing priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Consistent demonstration of sound judgment and professionalism
  • Willingness to embrace and embody the core values of Milliken

How you will stand out from the crowd:


  • People leadership skills, with a proven track record of motivating and influencing teams towards success
  • Ability to educate, align and motivate various stakeholder groups towards common goals, thru the use of clear expectations and metrics
  • Demonstrated understanding of how to leverage process flow and supply chain functions to meet customer needs.
  • Spanish speaking preferred


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.