Mgr, Production

Company:  Exemplis
Department:  Operations (OPS)

Tampa, FL, US, 33578

Work Designation:  Onsite

Salary Range: $ 82,066.00 - $123,099.00 



Position Summary:

At Exemplis, we produce over 7,000 chairs each day in fast-paced international environment, so strong , hands-on leadership is vital to our vibrant culture, high-performing teams, and winning track record. In our recipe for success, the Production Manager is the main ingredient!


Leading a team as Production Manager, you’ll be responsible for all operations aspects and KPI achievement within your product value stream, including safety, quality, complete & on-time, efficiency, optimized staffing and training of direct labor production personnel to achieve our product demand and quality requirements. You’ll have direct responsibility as a process owner to lead, motivate, inspire and coordinate multifunctional operations support groups including from Quality, Manufacturing Engineering, and Continuous Improvement, and Human Resources professionals to help you and your team attain and sustain the highest levels of operational excellence. 

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Be a champion and role model for safety, environmental and, health and safety strategies, policies, practices, and behaviors. 
  • Plan, and schedule and anticipate effective production activities and managing/supervising production operations.
  • Ensure all products meet our quality standards.
  • Drive and sustain cost-effective, efficient production through lean manufacturing.
  • Build, develop, sustain, and retain a high performing team.         
  • Actively drive and support our continuous improvement philosophy and culture
  • Collaborate with other Production Management to flex resources based on daily production conditions
  • Communicate effectively across the organization to ensure alignment with goals and initiatives.
  • “Manage by Facts” by maintaining effective visual data communication tools
  • AAdvise on the floor design, configuration/layout, size, specific equipment/tools, and capabilities to optimize efficiency while controlling/reducing cost.
  • Be a champion and role model for environmental, health and safety strategies, policies, practices, and behaviors.
  • Liaise with cross-functional partners to anticipate, mitigate and/or prevent any probable delays.
  • Build, develop, sustain, and retain a high performing team.
  • Promote a positive, healthy, and energized work environment.
  • Perform basic managerial responsibilities regarding people (e.g., hiring/retention, developing, training, performance reviews, attendance/absenteeism, corrective action, etc.)
  • Actively lead, participate, and/or engage in initiatives and projects aimed at improving safety, quality, complete and on-time production, culture, retention, 5S, and lean manufacturing.
  • Lead, participate, and present in management meetings.
  • Lead/host factory tours for internal/external customers, as needed

Qualifications, Skills and Education

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Process Engineering, Business Management, Logistics, or related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5+ years of manufacturing production experience
  • 3+ years of management/supervisory experience with a mid- to large-size manufacturing company.
  • Data-driven management experience utilizing standard tools and metrics (e.g., TPS)
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills following DMAIC or PDCA structure
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and active listening skills 
  • Strong organizational, analytical, detailed planning, and project management skills
  • Strong working knowledge and experience in lean manufacturing and quality programs, with the ability to identify improvement opportunities to eliminate/reduce Muri, Mura and Muda.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Process Engineering, Business Management, Logistics or related discipline.
  • Lean or Six Sigma training or certification
  • Knowledge of AX (Microsoft)
  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • Knowledge of Micro Vellum and CAD
  • 3+ years wood working experience and familiarity with CNC machines and other automated industrial wood cutting, milling and edge banding equipment

Perks and Benefits

We hope that you’re excited by the possibilities that come along with working at Exemplis! With us, TEAM comes first.  We bring integrity, passion, and excellence to work each day.  Being part of our team means living our core values and thriving in an environment of constant innovation and positive change.

In addition to our unique culture, we also offer these fun perks and benefits.

  • Competitive Salary: Our compensation philosophy is to be externally competitive, internally fair, and not win or lose on compensation. Salary ranges are developed with the support of national benchmarks and industry best practices that adjusts to your cost of labor, years of relevant experience, skill set, and education.

  • Bonus: This position qualifies for a 10% bonus.

  • Health Insurance: We offer a variety of health insurance options (medical, dental, vision, etc.) for all of our team members. Eligible the first month following your start date.

  • 401(k): We match 100% up to 3% and then 50% of the next 2% deferred.

  • Time Off: Taking time off to recharge is a must whether it is for your personal health or vacation; paid time off starts accruing day 1!

  • Observed Holidays: 10 company observed holidays: New Years, Martin Luther King, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.

  • Employee Discounts across all of our product lines.

  • Hit our Numbers Lunch: When we hit out monthly milestones, we all celebrate!

  • Tuition Scholarships: Partnership with UMASS Global for 10%-20% off tuition for you and/or your family.

About Us:

It all started in a small warehouse in California with just three employees, a fax machine and a bell that rang out every time a chair came down the conveyor belt. Over 25 years later, Exemplis continues to lead, innovate and disrupt an array of industries through its growing family of brands — including SitOnIt Seating, Timbuk2, X-Chair, Mavix, Edloe Finch, and Albany Park.
From sustainable manufacturing to outreach programs and more, we strive to make a positive impact on everyone we serve. We make sure our people (and their communities) are at the core of our organization. To make a difference, we must be a champion of diversity, inclusion, service and social justice — above all else. 
Are you ready to be a part of something special? We have headquarters, offices and retail stores across the U.S. (plus a variety of flexible work opportunities). Learn more and apply today.
Exemplis is an Equal Opportunity Employer and our company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state, and local laws. Read our full statement on our careers page.

Nearest Major Market: Tampa