Smith & Partners, LLC, manufactures the SILVER STAG brand of premium cutlery and has an immediate opening available for an experienced Production / Operations Manager. We build a stock line of sports cutlery for our national and international retail distribution partners and produce Limited Edition projects for key customers, (The NRA, Ruger Firearms, KING Ranch and several wildlife conservation organizations). Our small team takes extraordinary pride in meeting deadlines while exceeding our client's expectations in terms of product quality and return on our client’s investments. We are looking for a proven professional that has the experience and drive to take our production to the next level, (demand has been exceeding our production capacity). The successful candidate must be willing to learn new processes while making our shop more efficient. Our company has enormous continued growth potential and additional compensation will be available through quarterly bonus structured through production and efficiency increases. The company is located a block from the Pacific on the Canadian border, (120 Miles North of Seattle). The area’s beauty, quality of lifestyle, and reasonable affordability is unsurpassed to most communities. The General Management position will be available in 18 months for the proven successful manager we hire. Please only reply if you meet the following requirements, (www.silverstag.com).
Learn all phases of our production processes.
Manage customer orders and workflow with Production and Shipping.
Develop processes that will make our operations more efficient.
Manage our production team by implementing department quotas and goals. Develop written procedures that will make our operations more efficient.
Motivate our team with your exceptional work ethic and leadership.
Implement employee incentives for reaching production goals and hold individuals accountable when needed. You will have the authority to run the Production Department as you see fit, as long as our QC guidelines are met, and units produced consistently increases.
Be the liaison between Customer Service, Production and Shipping.
Manage parts inventory and provide production team with forecasts and work orders. Enforce quality control guidelines.
Contribute with new product designs.
Minimum 7 years of consistent, successful Production Management and Operations experience with a manufacturing company.
Experience managing a production team of 20+
Exceptional organizational skills and technically inclined. (machining experience a plus).
Proficient in Office and Excel, (CAD experience a plus)
Experience with Inventory, parts management, and forecasting.
Strong work ethic, team player, effective communicator and positive attitude.
Interested in learning the cutlery manufacturing business where your efforts will be appreciated, supported, and rewarded.
Very detail oriented, enjoy working with your hands, and don’t mind getting them occasionally dirty.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation
Depends on Experience.
Quarterly bonus based on company and individual performance
Two weeks paid vacation
All major holidays paid off
The opportunity to move into the GM position.
About Silver Stag
Smith & Partners, LLC, manufactures the SILVER STAG brand of premium cutlery. We build a stock line of sports cutlery for our national and international retail distribution partners and produce Limited Edition projects for key customers, (The NRA, Ruger Firearms, KING Ranch and several wildlife conservation organizations). SILVER STAG was founded in a garage by a couple of sportsmen who enjoyed turning old files and saw blades into hunting, fishing, and camping knives. The hobby turned into a business and the SILVER STAG brand was launched in 1998. Over the past 21 years, we have been extremely focused on improving our quality and selection. The company has come a long way since the “Garage Days”, and the team at SILVER STAG has worked hard to meticulously and consistently build additional value into the product line.