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Cushman Production Manager

Milliken and Company

This is a Contract position in Williamston, SC posted November 10, 2021.

Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Milliken & Company is a global, innovative, industrial diversified manufacturing company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance peoples lives since 1865. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, the company works around the world every day to add true value to peoples lives, improve health and safety, and help make our world more sustainable. Milliken has long led the way for “knowledge-based” investment, employing over 100 PhDs, and has accumulated over 2,200 U.S. patents and more than 5,000 patents worldwide. Milliken is widely acknowledged as an international leader in research technology, innovation, and customer service. With over 35 manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., U.K., Belgium, France, China, India, Mexico, and Australia, and other sales and service operations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, Milliken’s more than 7,000 associates work to deliver innovations that do good for the world, create new experiences, and build for the future.



Job Title: Cushman Production Manager

Job Summary:

This position is located at the Milliken Cushman Plant located in Williamston, SC and reports to the Plant Manager. The position is responsible for leading production and process departments in achieving productivity, efficiency, cost, quality, delivery, and safety objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work in conjunction with the Senior Production manager to understand current and future personnel needs and concerns and to execute hiring, training, and cross-training plans for their particular area of responsibility and regularly review the status of implementing that plan
  • Work in conjunction with Human Resources in the interviewing of people who are pursuing employment at the Cushman Plant in an effort to employ the most qualified candidates
  • Assist the Senior Production Manager in ensuring that all associates that report to them clearly understand the overall plant goals and initiatives along with business goals and initiatives and that the associate understands the role that both they and their processes play in achieving those goals
  • Manage Production associates within department:
  • Foster a working environment that promotes open communications, teamwork and individual engagement to accomplish goals and objectives
  • Ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner to meet delivery objectives
  • Ensure all associates are paid correctly
  • Ensure that written performance evaluations of supervised associates are completed as required, provide continuous feedback on personnel performance issues, and take immediate action to recognize achievements and address deficiencies or problems
  • Ensure the continuous improvement of the safety process at Cushman Plant by ensuring that their associates support and participate in associate driven safety committee activities and that corrective actions assigned to their people by these committees are addressed in a timely manner
  • Ensure all associates are trained in and fully participate in the safety process
  • Ensure appropriate job-related training is given to all associates and provide the necessary resources so that associates are able to perform their job-related duties within the ISO and MPS framework
  • Work closely with Human Resources to successfully manage personnel related procedures to include:
  • Analysis of current and future hiring needs
  • Interviewing and hiring process
  • Training and cross-training plans
  • Administering disciplinary action
  • Establish performance goals and objectives for the production associates that report to them and provide clear measurement and communication to those associates as to how they are performing in relation to those goals and objectives
  • Ensure that associates are following established safety and production procedures.
  • Keep Senior Production Manager informed of all situations and decisions that could impact the performance of the department.
  • Manage department variances daily to control costs
  • Implement Strategic Objectives to meet departmental short and long-term goals

Qualifications – Required:

  • Bachelors degree from accredited institution
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Textile Experience Preferred

The successful candidate will demonstrate strengths in the following:

  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to manage multiple activities and use resources creatively
  • Analytical/problem-solving skills
  • Communications skills verbal, written, and group presentations
  • Ability to be an effective team player

Milliken & Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.