Production Manager, Gratz Industries, LLC (Filled)


Job Title: Production Manager

Company: Gratz Industries, LLC

Date: July 2021

Human Capital Consulting Partners has been retained by our client Gratz Industries, LLC (, an internationally recognized manufacturer of Pilates equipment, located in West Philadelphia, to assist them in recruiting a Production Manager who reports to the Owners.

The Production Manager:

  • Directs and coordinates production operations and personnel to obtain efficiency and economy of operations
  • Plans, develops, and implements policies and goals
  • Analyzes production operations and recommends changes in production procedures
  • Establishes priorities and sequence for manufacturing products personally or through production personnel
  • Coordinates the internal workflow including woodworking, spray and lacquering, metalworking, welding, cutting, machining, sandblasting, grinding and finishing, upholstery, assembly of apparatus, and large wrapping, packaging, and shipping
  • Ensures that the company produces the highest quality products and services for its customers
  • Meets cost objectives, inventory requirements, and shipping, in strict compliance with customer specifications and industry standards

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews work orders and master schedule to ascertain product details in order to plan department operations
  • Plans production operations, establishes priorities, and schedules jobs as necessary to support the master schedule
  • Establishes priorities and improves production lead times, fulfillments and sequence of manufacturing jobs
  • Coordinates manufacturing activities to ensure production quantity and quality of products meet customer specifications
  • Reviews production and operating reports and resolves operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and to prevent operational delays
  • Inspects machines and equipment to ensure specific operational performance, optimum utilization, and safe operation
  • Develops or revises standard operational and work practices; trains manufacturing personnel to ensure compliance with established standards and procedures
  • Compiles and maintains production data and records; maintains Preventative Maintenance Records
  • Reviews existing fabrication means/methods and develops/implements new approaches/processes
  • Trains, develops and evaluates staff; takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy
  • Interfaces with sales and customer care, bookkeeping, purchasing, operations manager and other employees on a regular basis
  • Assists with or performs other related duties as assigned or requested
  • Supports the overall profitability and betterment of the company

Essential Qualifications & Competencies

  • Knowledge of plant production, 8-10 years of manufacturing experiences with smaller and mid-size organizations; 5+ years supervisory experience
  • Prior experience as a production planner/master planner preferred
  • Experience with fabrication, woodworking, metalworking, assembly, preferred
  • Engineering background a plus
  • Six Sigma Certification a plus
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with all levels of staff
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and planning skills
  • Sufficient manual dexterity to operate production machinery, typical office equipment and communications devices