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Department Manager at GPAC

Department Manager

GPAC Sanford, NC Full-Time
$70,000 - $80,000/Year
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Our Department Manager is a natural born leader responsible for general manufacturing and has a good track record of setting vision, engaging employees, good overall leadership and proven ability to manage quality, safety, efficiency and production standards and KPIs.  A strong background in Lean manufacturing, Gemba and/or daily Lean Mgmt is key. 

We are a world leading manufacturer and solution provider, offering customers a broad portfolio of products and services. With a timeless heritage in product development and innovation within multiple industries, we also cater to multiple sectors within those industries solidifying our presence. 


  • Highly Competitive Compensation based upon experience

  • Full time Hourly / Salary 

  • Full Benefits:  Health Dental Vision 

  • 401k w/ match 

  • PTO and Vacation 

  • RELOCATION Assistance (When you commit to us, we commit to you and your family)  

What qualifies you?

  • Degree in operations, engineering, business or textile-related specialty OR equivalent successful work experience.

  • 5 years minimum of successful and diversified experience in manufacturing with increasing levels of responsibility.  Knowledge of textile manufacturing,dye experience, or yarn mill experience (especially spinning) is a plus.

  • Demonstrated ability to direct and motivate employees and management teams; proven success in sustained change management.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of lean manufacturing principles and process improvement systems; demonstrated success using CI tools and motivating employees to sustained, improved performance.

  • Ability to monitor, track and interpret data and analyze to identify trends and operational areas of opportunity.

  • Strong analytical, time management, and problem-solving skills and able to identify and implement process improvements.

What else will you do?

  • Maintain adequate controls over production, quality and inventories so that products are manufactured to specifications at the lowest cost consistent with established budgets and forecasts.

  • Continually seek to lower production costs by setting production standards and implementing continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Maintain a safety culture that motivates employees to follow safe work practices and ensures the safety and health of all employees.

  • Manage department inventory levels to support production and delivery goals and remain in line with business objectives and division inventory goals.

  • Work closely with maintenance services to optimize production capabilities, minimize downtime and maximize cost effectiveness of supply and repair cost and utility costs.

  • Participate in the development of new and improved products.

  • Stay abreast of manufacturing innovations and trends in manufacturing for application at the plant.  Recommend changes from a manufacturing standpoint that drive improved production, cost, quality and safety.

  • Develop manufacturing management to maintain the highest levels of employee engagement and technical expertise. 

  • Work closely with process improvement and quality resources to ensure best practices and identify areas for improvement and standard work implementation.

  • Responsible for driving key KPIs to include production, quality, waste, on-time delivery, turnover, retention and safety.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States since 1990. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.

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