Production Manager

Job Location

Alsip, IL US

Job Category

Operations Management & Quality


Menasha Corporation is all about possibilities. Our two businesses, Menasha Packaging and ORBIS Corporation, are leaders in their industries, providing corrugated and plastic packaging products and related services to major global companies.

Our employees make the difference, proving that great ideas, collaboration and quality turn possibilities into success. Working at Menasha Corporation means that your insights provide cutting-edge solutions for our customers. If you like to make things happen and are passionate about what you do, you’re going to want to be here.

Join us and become part of the power behind possible.

About The Opportunity
Position Summary
Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in all phases of a plant operation. Typically reporting directly to plant operations manager, prepares operation schedules and coordinates manufacturing activities to ensure production and quality meet specifications. May be required to meet certain certifications in field.


Essential to this Position
  • Establish operational strategies to assure company objectives in the areas of safety, productivity, quality, customer service, sales, human capital, cost and profitability
  • Accountable for assigned site’s key performance metrics including machine and labor efficiencies in addition to providing guidance to departmental leaders to ensure scorecard objectives are met
  • Proactively monitor site capacity and collaborate with other sites on scheduling optimization to meet internal and external customer on-time-delivery demands
  • Conduct equipment feasibility studies and make recommendations for investment; work with Finance to prepare capital expenditure plan and payback expectations
  • Collaborate with cross-functional leaders to set continuous improvement initiatives to drive operational excellence
  • Prepare and manage the annual financial plan and monitor performance through forecasting and/or other company reports
  • Ensure the overall maintenance and security of facilities, grounds, utilities and equipment
  • Provide guidance on staffing, training, employee relations and performance management to develop and enhance the Operations function, working closely with direct reports
  • Interact with key stakeholders to provide technical support, explore new business opportunities, and/or resolve order problems or complaints
  • Maintain industry, professional and technical knowledge by networking, attending industry events, and reviewing professional publications
Education / Certifications
Education Required
Bachelor’s Degree
Education Desired
Bachelor’s Degree
Skills & Experience
Work Experience Required
At least 6 years relevant experience required.
Knowledge, Skills, Or Abilities Desired
  • Knowledge of methods, accepted practices, considerations and regulatory requirements associated with safety and protection of workers, environment and site
  • Knowledge of day-to-day and strategic issues, operational requirements and management of a manufacturing facility
  • Knowledge of the physical environment and full spectrum of activities for managing and maintaining physical facilities and infrastructure
  • Knowledge of tools and techniques for preventing and addressing theft of assets, theft of information, vandalism, sabotage and other threats to a manufacturing facility
  • Knowledge of the electrical, mechanical and logistics equipment used in manufacturing, including its safe usage, maintenance and storage
  • Knowledge of technologies and applications used in manufacturing products and in the optimization of manufacturing processes
Additional Requirements
  • Ideal candidate must have a minimum of 5-8 years of fast paced consumer goods experience including co-packing/contract manufacturing and real time operations management in a large manufacturing setting
  • Exceptional communication skills and must be a self-starter and willingness to work on the production floor
  • Large temp staff experience required
  • Prior experience with cross-functional teams
About Menasha Packaging Join Menasha Packaging ( where we are all about the power behind possible! Menasha is the industry’s largest independent, retail-focused corrugated packaging, display, and merchandising solutions provider. We design, print, and produce customized packaging, high-end graphic displays, merchandising material, and e-commerce packaging, and we provide pack-out, fulfillment and supply chain services to retailers and leading global consumer packaged goods companies.  

Menasha Packaging, along with ORBIS Corporation (, a reusable plastic packaging and supply chain services provider, are companies of Menasha Corporation (, one of America’s oldest private, family-owned manufacturing companies. With a history of innovation spanning more than 170 years, Menasha Corporation is headquartered in Neenah, Wis., and has 100 locations in North America and Europe.

You can check out Menasha Corporation’s culture of focusing on employees, operating responsibly, and serving customers in our online Corporate Social Responsibility Report at

Click here to view our two-minute video that shares a quick glimpse about Menasha Corporation and our future of possibilities.

Join us and become part of the power behind possible.