Production Manager in Carol Stream, IL at ITW

Date Posted: 3/14/2018

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Job Description


Loma Systems, an ITW Company, designs and manufactures inspection equipment to identify product defects and contaminants for the food industry. The company was established in the UK in the 1960’s, and today it is one of the leading global companies involved in food safety systems. Loma has over 400 employees worldwide with machines installed in over 100 countries. Loma has an impressive installation base, boasting 120,000 metal detector installations globally. Our people work across the world in a friendly, supportive work environment. Where a no politics culture means there is nothing to stop you reaching your full potential.

Responsible for ensuring the equipment, parts, and services provided by the company are at the highest level of performance, quality, and availability. This will be achieved through the successful leadership, planning, implementation, and tracking of robust Manufacturing, Purchasing and Quality systems. 

  • Exhibit visible leadership in the pursuit of continuous improvement in all aspects of performance related to Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain & Logistics
    • Effectively carry out all managerial responsibilities including requirements pertaining to performance management, employee development, and interdepartmental cooperation

    • Through business and customer critical KPI’s, demonstrate continuous improvement through the structural and operational excellence of your respective teams

    • Ensure optimal communication and work-flow with partnered functions

  • Lead the Manufacturing team toward effectively delivering to the production demands of Loma customers
    • Establish manufacturing resources and processes that effectively deliver to current and future market demand

    • Ensure that manufacturing resources and processes leverage and support ITW best practices (e.g. in-lining, 80/20, Front-to-back)

    • Identify and execute on continuous improvement opportunities that directly impact and improve on fixed and variable costs

  • Collaborate with Global Quality personnel to ensure that relevant internal and external requirements are effectively tracked, maintained, and continually improved (e.g. ISO 9001)
    • Identify, lead and coordinate programs to optimise business processes

    • Ensure all business-critical processes are documented and followed

    • Ensure all relevant people are informed of the quality systems

    • Responsible for organizational Health & Safety

  • Collaborate with Global Supply Chain and ITW Platform personnel to leverage best practices and purchasing power in support of manufacturing and other business initiatives
    • Responsible for the supply chain replenishment process of components and finished goods in accordance with targeted inventory levels and on-time shipment requirements

    • Develop and manage the supply base with emphasis on cost reduction, quality improvement, technology development and on-time delivery

    • Ensure all warehouse resources and activities meet the company’s objectives and targets

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or related field require

  • Minimum 7 years of previous experience in production management, supply chain management, operations management or similar role required. Must have minimum 3 years of previous supervisory experienc

  • Excellent leadership & interpersonal communication skills to lead direct and indirect personnel & cross-functional teams.  Proven experience in training, coaching and developing personnel

  • Familiar with standards such as The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Compliance Regulations, European Conformity Regulations (CE), etc

  • Ability to embrace and implement company philosophy into their work

  • High proficiency in the use of Excel, SharePoint and other Microsoft Office suites 


  • Experience within a capital equipment manufacturing organization

  • Master’s degree in business or related area preferred

  • Prior experience in a quality, purchasing or operations role at an ITW division a plus


  • Customers, Sales (Outside and Inside Channels), Customer Relations, Aftermarket Service, Marketing, Product Management, Engineering, Global Purchasing, Suppliers & Vendors, Global Quality, Information Technology, Finance, Human Resources, Senior Management, ITW Legal.

Decision Making:

  • Prioritization and implementation of Manufacturing, Quality and Purchasing program initiatives, lean operation programs, and determination of work flow to support organizational goals.

  • Determine when new and existing programs and products are performing well. If not performing well from a product or program standpoint, perform root cause analysis and resolve.

Work Context/Other:

  • Results oriented, communicative team environment. Work performed in an office and production environment. Position requires up to 10-20% domestic and international overnight travel to suppliers facilities, ITW divisions, customers, & Loma Systems international facilities. Incumbent must be proactive, support external and internal customers, and quantitative results-driven projects. In addition to the duties listed above, the position holder must carry out tasks assigned by their manager that are essentially related to their duties.


Along with opportunities for career growth and development, Loma Systems provides a comprehensive benefits package, in conjunction with ITW, which supports our employees’ educational endeavors, wellness and financial security. Here are some of the features our comprehensive package has to offer:

  • Medical and dental benefits

  • 401(k) retirement savings program

  • Paid vacation, sick days and holidays

  • Wellness and fitness program

  • Life insurance up to 8x the salary

  • Advancement opportunities

  • Educational assistance

  • Employee assistance program

  • Employee discounts with the ITW key suppliers: cars, computers, appliances and more

Loma Systems, an ITW Company, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. If you need an accommodation to apply for this position due to a disability, please contact