Central Garden & Pet
Central Garden & Pet Company is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the pet, lawn and garden supplies markets.
Production Manager
Central Garden & Pet
Central Garden & Pet
300 Athens Brick Rd.
75751 Athens , TX
Responsibilities Include: 
  • Production leadership including planning, manufacturing, maintenance, quality, safety, shipping, and receiving

  • Lead deployment of Lean manufacturing, quality systems, cost reduction, and continuous improvement to ensure attainment of goals and objectives

  • Train, coach, and mentor team members to operate in an environment of continuous improvement, accountability, and effectiveness

  • Set objectives and goals for direct reports that support and align with facility, business unit, and company objectives

  • Ensure manufacturing, safety, and quality assurance objectives are met while continually optimizing operational efficiencies

  • Coordinate activities of third party providers to ensure seamless interface with business unit and achievement of service level objectives

  • Control allocation of direct labor to ensure fulfillment of production schedules in an environment of changing demand

  • Launch problem solving methods to identify root causes; formulate corrective actions to support defect remediation and continuous improvement

  • Implement, manage, and optimize best practice initiatives and procedures that support manufacturing and facility operations (e.g., health, safety, security, maintenance, worker engagement, housekeeping, etc.)

  • Promote, abide by, and enforce all regulations, policies, work procedures, instructions, and safety requirements

  • Provide operational support to the Director of Operations and other operational support staff

  • Bachelor's degree in related field

  • Minimum 7 years of experience managing production and/or operations in a manufacturing environment

Special Skills/Abilities/Knowledge: 

Demonstrated knowledge and use of :

  • Manufacturing processes, techniques, and metrics

  • Process Improvement programs and procedures

  • Production scheduling and capacity management

  • Proficiency in deploying, training, and sustaining Lean Manufacturing principles in a manufacturing environment is required

  • Proven ability to develop, lead, and motivate a team in an energetic and fast-changing environment

  • Experience with deployment and operation of SAP in a manufacturing operation is a plus

  • Strong analytical skills and propensity to be data-driven

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Formal Training and Certifications: Lean Principles and Six Sigma Black or Green Belt, are a plus

Work Environment: 

Manufacturing environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.