Curtis 1000 is seeking a Production Supervisor who is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day flow of work through Manufacturing. This includes coordination of production and labor planning to efficiently produce product within prescribed quality standards, on time and at or below budget and process improvement. This position must also work effectively with other teams on a regular basis to meet production demands and balance loads within the entire plant.
Direct and participate in process improvement events using a variety of tools to include Six Sigma, 5S and lean manufacturing techniques and include ongoing continuous improvement.
Create and maintain a continuous one-piece flow in the wide format finishing area.
Manage and improve the department through effective use of the Flow and Performance (F&P) board by creating and updating standard work documents and job aids as needed.
Promote learning and understanding and the use of the 14 principles to improve process and production as part of management methods.
Establish schedule for all jobs based on relevant criteria to include due date, customer, size of order, availability of components and prioritization of rush jobs.
Create the master schedule; monitor and modify the schedule to ensure 95% on-time delivery of products to customers.
Monitor inventory levels to ensure that accurate inventory quantities can be used for the creation of the production schedule.
Analyze production specifications and plant capacity data and determines estimated processing time for each job by balancing the workload with equipment and people requirements.
Create and execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
Establish and maintain daily G7 color compliance by collaborating with the G7 manager and production operators.
Establish and maintain crating and packaging materials for all projects that require special shipping.
Regularly provide performance feedback, coaching, and documentation to support corrective actions to ensure development and to motivate positive behaviors.
Identify all materials/components needed to produce a job and the availability of materials before releasing job to production; assist in reducing lead time.
Interface with Purchasing (Plant Office) and vendors to coordinate the delivery of materials and establish reorder points for stock, inventory, and supplies based on tracked usage.
Consult with management regarding long term planning of capacity needs and supporting resources.
Interface effectively with Customers, Sales and Customer Service as needed to resolve scheduling or delivery issues.
Work with management to develop, maintain and update a visual tool that shows the status of all jobs.
Participate in the daily production meeting to ensure the smooth flow of all digital jobs and contribute to the success of the Company.
Work with management to produce and maintain reports on trends, activities, downtime, preventive maintenance and efficiency.
Balance quality, productivity, cost, safety and build a team approach and positive results in Digital Production.
Maintain a high level of morale among employees through effective leadership and communication.
High School diploma or equivalent
3+ years' of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience in Print Manufacturing; College degree preferred.
Ability to effectively verbally communicate and present information one-on-one and in small group situations to customers, clients, vendors, and other employees of the organization; excellent communicator.
Effective written communication skills, the ability to read, analyze, interpret and create short correspondence, memos, reports and business correspondence. Ability to write simple correspondence for a variety of audiences using appropriate grammar and vocabulary.
Ability to use extensive experience, knowledge, and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and to handle unique and sometimes complex situations.
A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
Negotiation skills and extensive knowledge of digital machine capabilities and digital printing processes; Supplier /vendor knowledge helpful.
Ability to effectively respond to questions from management, customers, sales representatives, and employees.
Attention to detail and the ability to maintain a high sense of urgency in a fast paced environment.
Excellent problem solving, follow-up, decision making, and organizational skills.
The ability to handle multiple tasks or projects with changing priorities and ability to meet deadlines; flexibility with effective prioritization skills.
Basic computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook.
Lean Manufacturing experience preferred but not required.
About Our Company
We offer an attractive compensation package, including a competitive base salary, and a competitive benefit package including health, dental & vision insurance, 401K plan, profit sharing, PTO (paid time off) and Holiday Pay.
Curtis 1000, a business communications company, is as dedicated to our employees as they are to helping our clients express their uniqueness while improving their operational efficiency. Our direct marketing and communications process/print management solutions are individually tailored for each client to maximize results internally and in their markets.
Even as a 130-year-old company Curtis 1000 feels brand new. Since we've always been about bringing value to our clients, we have armed ourselves with innovative ad-agency-quality ideas, invested in state-of-the-art technologies, and developed our capabilities to ensure implementation through just one supplier: Curtis 1000.
As a foundation for success, the Curtis 1000 advantage includes our affiliation with Taylor Corporation, one of the largest privately held companies in the U.S., as well as one of the top-10 providers of personalized communications in North America. A forward-thinking organization, our shared values and purpose of creating opportunity and security for our employees is at the core of everything we do. Taylor's more than 80 affiliated companies with 14,000+ employees are located across North America, China and Europe, and serve over half of the Fortune 500 companies and millions of small businesses and consumers.
"Curtis 1000 is an equal opportunity employer of minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans."