V.P. Manufacturing

Job Title: V.P. Manufacturing
Reports To: COO
FLSA Status:
Prepared By/Date:, 12/2013
Approved By/Date:, 12/10/2013
Revision Date: Original


This position is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the manufacture of all products by the company. This position ensures that the company uses the most efficient, effective and economically viable methods for the production of the company’s products strategically meeting customer expectations of quality and on-time delivery.

Basic Competencies:

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in the production aspect within the printing industry
  • Experienced at leading and mentoring supervisor-level staff and teams
  • Excellent communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Includes the following):

  • Understands and follows the company’s Quality System (its policies and procedures) and guides others within the system.
  • Directs the company’s production and support activities to ensure maximum effectiveness for the production of quality products within specified time and budgetary guidelines.
  • Ensures products meet or exceed customer quality standards and required delivery schedules.
  • Leads the effective and efficient operation of the Customer Service, Prep, Press, Bindery, and Shipping Departments.
  • Directs production outsourcing and supplier requirements.
  • Delegates appropriate activities to assigned personnel.
  • Leads the development of overall production goals in support of company strategic goals.
  • Assists direct reports in developing their supporting departmental goals.
  • Provides leadership in continuous improvement and other special team activities ensuring completion of stated goals.
  • Directs attention, action and follow-up to customer complaints and quality issues utilizing the company’s Nonconformance process supporting root cause analysis.
  • Interacts and communicates with all other support departments including marketing, finance, billing/estimating and human resources on issues affecting customer expectations, Production efforts and employees.
  • Leads the development and implementation of policies, plans and procedures related to supplier and contractor relationships.
  • Provides priority direction for Maintenance activities.
  • Provides guidance, direction and mentoring on all company policies and procedures affecting employees.
  • Performs annual performance review of all direct reports; assures the completion of performance reviews of direct reports personnel.
  • Creates and promotes an environment that encourages interactivity, civility and team orientation.
  • Encourages empowerment, support and constructive feedback among all areas of the company.
  • Able to work any hours as required by business need.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes

Are there supervisors directing reporting to this position? Yes

How many supervisors, in total, report to this position? 5 (Prep, Press, Bindery, Shipping, CSRs)

How many employees, in total, report to the subordinate supervisors? ~80

Are there any other non-supervisory employees who report directly to this position? No


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirement categories listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or minimum of three months recent related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills:

Able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; able to write routine reports and correspondence; able to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills:

Able to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume; able to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:                                            

Able to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform  the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Amount of Time

  None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Stand     x  
Walk     x  
Sit     x  
Use hands to finger,
handle, or feel
Reach with hands
and arms
Climb or balance x      
Stop, kneel,
crouch, or crawl
Talk or hear       x
Taste or smell x      


Does this job require that weight be lifted or force be exerted? If so, how much and how often? 

Amount of Time

  None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Up to 10 pounds        
Up to 25 pounds        
Up to 50 pounds    x    
Up to 100 pounds        
More than 100 pounds        


Does this job have any special vision requirements?

  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
  • Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)
  • Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)
  • Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)
  • Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)
  • Able to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)

Work Environment:

How much exposure to the following environmental conditions does this job require?

 Amount of Time


  None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Wet or humid
conditions (non-weather)
Work near moving
mechanical parts
Work in high,
precarious places
Fumes or airborne
Toxic or caustic
Outdoor weather
Extreme cold
Extreme heat
Risk of electrical
Work with explosives x      
Risk of radiation x      
Vibration x      

How much noise is typical for the work environment of this job? Quiet–When in private office; Loud -When in Shop monitoring equipment running and checking samples.

Published on Thursday, August 13, 2015 (updated 08/13/2015)

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