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Operations Manager of Millwork Manufacturing Hub

A Kight Home Center Millwork Manufacturing Hub Operations Manager is responsible for the vision, strategy and leadership which drives our millwork manufacturing facility in order to achieve and maintain high standards of quality, customer satisfaction, delivery and manufacturing capabilities. This position at our Bowling Green, KY facility will be responsible for all day to day activities at the location including: implementing production processes, purchasing, and the hiring and development of personnel. Additionally, ensures performance and quality objectives are met while minimizing expenses.

Requirements to be considered for this position:

  • 5+ years previous management experience with millwork and/or manufacturing
  • Strong understanding of the production of millwork and doors
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing methods and process improvements
  • Possess knowledge in scheduling and shipping methods
  • Ability to use strong judgment in analyzing, troubleshooting and evaluating problems
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient knowledge in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook

Responsibilities of the Position:

1. Management

  • Oversees all areas of the millwork hub to ensure and maintain high standards of quality, safety and service.
  • Develops budget for plant and carries out the plan to meet that budget.
  • Responsible for the P&L

2. Personnel

  • Identifies and implements training and development programs for all employees, including hands-on training.
  • Monitors employee performance and counsels employees on improvement opportunities to ensure standards are met.
  • Oversees the Administrative Assistant in all aspect of their job.
  • Serves as the back-up for the Administrative Assistant and Door Foreman positions.

3. Production & Scheduling

  • Initially responsible to act as Dispatcher and manage the warehouse employees and drivers.   Will also be responsible for receiving and delivering of all inventory.
  • Responsible to schedule the trim deliveries, warehouse pick lists, and door production.
  • Ensures that production and delivery schedules are met and are optimizing lead times.
  • Responsible to learn (training provided) and understand Synchronous Flow methods; with the ability to implement and manage on a daily basis.
  • Responsible to learn the Door Production Module, how it works and its daily functions.

4.  Purchasing

  • Responsible to work with Corporate’s Centralized Purchasing dept. on all incoming deliveries and potential future needs.
  • Responsible to work with the local market's Purchasing Dept. on any needs that are less than container volume.

4.  Inventory Control 

  • Ensures inventory is properly accounted for and accurate.
  • Responsible for properly delegating and overseeing all aspects of inventory according to policies and procedures.

5. Safety

  • Directs and facilitates best practices to ensure safety standards are met during production.
  • Ensures that all machines and equipment is being properly used and maintained.

Benefits Provided (full-time employees):

  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Disability Insurance                                       
  • Life Insurance
  • Employer-matching 401(k) Plan
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