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Production Control Manager

companyToyota Boshoku
locationHopkinsville, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/11/2024
Production

General Summary: Responsible for the production planning and the materials management function related to the planning, procurement, storage, controlling and distribution of quality materials and products.
II. Essential Job Functions:
A. Oversee and inspire proper production control planning and scheduling programs to meet forecasts.
B. Develop monthly production plans and capacity studies to aid manufacturing for planning purposes.
C. Confirm that deviations to production schedule are investigated and properly handled.
D. Maintain optimal inventory levels to ensure on-time deliveries to meet customer requirements, while minimizing carrying costs and premium transportation charges.
E. Establish procedures and supervise the taking and valuing of inventories.
F. Determine supplier component part packaging and track packaging inventory with supplier base.
G. Manage the shipping and receiving functions of the plant, and the storage of purchased parts and finished goods.
H. Develop and maintain close working relationship with other departments to ensure cohesiveness within the plant.
I. Ensure that the company standard practices and procedures are followed in connection with all material pricing trends that affect company goods.
J. Using key performance indicators, initiate corrective planning proactive to customer complaints for continuous improvement of PC department.
K. Update employee training as needed. Cross-train employees to ensure department flexibility in a lean environment.
L. Stress quality and safety procedures while leading by example.
M. Ensure PC team members maintain clean and organized warehouse.
N. Perform ongoing evaluation of PC department staffing to better serve customer requirements and needs.

III. Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business, Logistics or related field required or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience:
• Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant manufacturing experience required.
• Minimum of four (4) years of management experience required.
• Working knowledge and experience with TPS and Production Efficiency (PEFF) system preferred.

Personal/Technical Skills:
• Working knowledge of kanban system, truck/delivery schedules, hazardous waste disposal, and inventory level management.
• Ability to obtain and maintain certification in forklift/material handling operation and hazardous waste handling.
• Ability maintain on-call flexibility and to work a fixed or rotating shift schedule, including weekends.
• Thorough understanding of company product, trade terminology, quality management and control systems and techniques, manufacturing processes including material controls, work flow, scheduling, and machine operation.
• Basic math and analytical skills.
• Ability to effectively facilitate problem solving and resolution.
• Ability work with a dynamic team and demanding customer(s).
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, multicultural work environment.
• Ability to work with multiple departments and prioritize activities.
• Ability to read instruction manuals, blue prints, and specifications.
• Active listener with effective leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to communicate and work well with all levels of the organization in a team environment.
• Ability to adapt available skills and equipment to respond to unforeseen demands and/or problems.
• Ability to implement plans to control and maintain safety, quality, 5S, cost, and efficiency for assigned areas.
• Strong organization, time management, and planning skills, with ability to manage multiple tasks and tight deadlines.

Language Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills in English

Computer/Software:
• Previous experience working with integrated computer programs and/or applications. ERP System experience (e.g., Oracle) preferred.
• Solid working knowledge and demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office and other computer-based applications (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Lotus Notes/Outlook, Internet, etc.).

IV. Work Environment/Conditions:

Office: Open Office Environment

Plant: Standard automotive plant environment with moderate noise level. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as safety glasses, steel toe shoes, etc. may be required in engineering, manufacturing or industrial areas. Personal attire standards may apply.

Travel: Must be willing to travel up to 25-50% of time.

V. Physical Demands:
Ability to sit and work on a computer for extensive periods of time as required. While performing the duties of this job, the team member is required to talk, see, and hear. The team member must be capable of walking, sitting, and standing for extended periods of time. May be required to lift up to 30 pounds.

Disclaimer: This job description is intended to identify the general nature and level of work performed by team members within this classification, as well as certain essential job functions. It is not intended, and should not be interpreted, as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of team members assigned to this job. To qualify for this job, however, a team member must be able to perform its essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Under no circumstances may this job description be construed as altering the at-will nature of the employment relationship between TBA and any team member.
EOE

Toyota Boshoku America is an equal opportunity employer and considers applications for all positions without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a posted position, please email us at .

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