Production Manager in South Brunswick Township, NJ at ITW Specialty Products

Date Posted: 2/8/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

ITW Specialty Films Division designs, manufactures and markets specialized coated and/or metalized films for the Card, Security, and Medical markets.  The division leverages unique core competencies and technologies in films, foils, laminates, holography and transfers to address customer needs globally.  Operates in 5 locations (NA & EU).

Position Summary

The Production Manager role will focus on the delivery of our business strategy through team involvement.  You will achieve this by managing the day-to-day operations and capacity of the company’s manufacturing facility, ensuring all manufacturing jobs and associated activities are completed safely in accordance with the time, cost and quality requirements needed to meet customers’ expectations whilst delivering required profit margins to the business.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Safe manufacturing of quality products utilizing the ITW Business Model

  • Health and Safety

    • Execute the Safety Management System and drive a proactive safety culture to achieve / sustain zero incidents

    • Lead by example and inspire the team in establishing a safety-first culture.

    • Ensure that those persons under their control are competent and have sufficient information instruction, training and resources  

    • Create a culture of reporting accidents, near misses, investigating incidents, identifying hazards and implementing control measures to prevent occurrences.

  • Security Clearance required for FSO and NASPO requirements

  • Manage Cell Leaders to deliver on customer commitments / expectations

  • Manage daily manufacturing activities to achieve key performance indicators set by the Enterprise and Division

  • Implement and enhance standard operating procedures to drive consistency and promote collaboration to achieve an engaged workforce

  • Achieve monthly production targets of output, waste, cost control and machine utilization

  • Work with Quality Team to ensure quality is at expected levels and implement adequate systems and controls to verify production is meeting expected standards.

    • Lead and motivate the operations team to attain world class manufacturing quality.

    • Identify quality issues, ensure investigation are completed promptly and thoroughly and any action is taken as appropriate.  Identify and ensure any preventative measures are actioned.

    • Ensure compliance against internal and customer audit in line with 5S and ISO.

    • Ensure non-conformities identified are continuously analyzed and preventative processes instilled.

    • Instill a culture of quality checks to enable us to reach full potential of world class manufacturing.     

  • Instill a culture of continuous improvement using all available resources with attention to employee involvement

  • Oversee Customer Services to ensure efficient order entry to delivery process

  • Successfully identify and develop talent for leadership pipeline

Job Requirements

Position Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related manufacturing or management discipline, such as mechanical, chemical, industrial engineering or business management.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of work experience in manufacturing leadership role is preferred
  • Possess or qualify to receive Government Security Clearance to meet FSO and NASPO requirements
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Accurate and precise attention to detail
  • Able to make decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with focus on continuous improvement techniques
  • Ability to learn, understand and execute ITW Business Model
  • Ensure procedures are in place and current for all operational processes in conformance with ISO, and 5S.
  • Ensure inventory of stock is maintained in accordance with ITW policies, stock accuracy, MOH and grading concerns.
  • Travel < 10%, some international may be required


Personal Attributes:

  • Good understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations to assess capacity, volume trends and future state needs
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment and make sound decisions in challenging situations
  • Ability to present ideas in a user-friendly language
  • Highly self-motivated and directed
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.


ITW offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including competitively priced medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage the first of the month following hire, free life insurance, paid vacation and holidays, and an immediate 401k matching contribution. Additional retirement savings contribution (above and beyond 401k) are awarded at no cost.


ITW Specialty Films is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application system process due to your disability, please email hrdept @ to request assistance. No other requests will be acknowledged.


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