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Associate Manager, Production

Bay City, Michigan Job ID 25205 Apply

SC JOHNSON IS A FIFTH-GENERATION FAMILY COMPANY BUILT ON THE SPIRIT OF OUR PEOPLE. We have been leading with purpose for over 130 years, building iconic brands that win the hearts and minds of consumers – such as Raid®, Glade®, Ziploc® and more, in virtually every country around the world. Together, we are creating a better future – for the planet, for future generations and for every SCJ team member. Join our winning team of Wave Makers and Go Getters and help us write the next chapter in the SCJ story.


The Associate Manager, Production is accountable for the defined business objectives of the Production Plant. These include Safety, Quality, Environment, Cost, Customer Service, Lean, Morale (Team Involvement and Development through deployment of Manufacturing Excellence work streams), and budget development and management. Reporting to the Lead Manager of Production, this position works closely with other Plant Support personnel including, Safety, Health, and Environment (SHE), Quality, Warehouse/Central Shipping Center, Training, Engineering, Facilities and Maintenance, and Planning to achieve Plant and Site KPI’s and deliver results.


  • Promote and contribute to an incident and injury free work environment

  • Develop, implement, and measure goals to optimize and continuously improve Safety, Quality, and Productivity performance.

  • Continuous improvement of Production processes, systems, and tools, including reapplication opportunities inside and outside of home plant.

  • Develop and implement budget and processes necessary to maximize the effects of new technologies, the production of new products, and to continue the success of current strategies, taking into consideration the direction of marketing and R&D, and inputs from engineering and other teams.

  • Coach to build capabilities and eliminate waste in a continuous improvement environment

  • Select, train, develop and coach team members across multiple shifts

  • Performance Management – evaluation and development of team members

  • Administer consistent and fair application of company and department policies

  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

  • Balance prioritization of the production operations needs in order to meet department and site goals with minimal direction.

  • Develop and deploy effective communication methods for teams, shifts, departments, businesses, vendors, customers, etc. to share necessary information and accomplish both plant and site goals

  • Participate in and contribute to project teams and task forces that are beyond the scope of immediate responsibilities

  • Monitor, report, and action Process performance Indicators (PPI’s) and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)

  • Implement Lean tools (CL’s, CIL’s 5S, Lean Loss Analysis, Standard Work etc.) to identify and eliminate losses

  • Utilize Visual Factory to improve work flow

  • Active member of Operations Leadership Team

  • Lead Loss teams and Kaizens in Production areas

  • Support and Lead initiatives/projects/teams at the site level


  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in appropriate field required

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Operations/Warehouse/Logistics Management with a minimum of 3 of those years leading mid-to large size department/teams across multiple shifts

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States


  • Evidence of Change Leadership

  • Value Stream Mapping experience

  • Experience in leading the implementation and utilization of Lean practices and tools strongly preferred (Kaizen, PDCA, CL, 5S, APTs)

  • Demonstrated commitment and actions to achieve high degree of safety and quality awareness

  • Demonstrated ability of strong verbal and written communication to reach multiple audiences

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement business strategy to achieve targeted objectives and results

  • Demonstrated ability to plan organize projects and activities

  • Strong initiative for self and as a leader, with proven success in dealing with ambiguity and working independently

  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, SAP, etc.


  • Full time with operational support outside core business hours as needed to support the 24x7 Manufacturing environment.


SC Johnson’s total compensation packages are at or above industry levels. In addition to salary, total packages may include bonuses, long-term incentives, matching 401(k) contributions and profit sharing based on company profitability, job level and years of service. As a family company, we’re committed to providing benefits such as subsidized health care plans, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, flexible work arrangements, vacation purchase options, recreation and fitness centers, childcare, counseling services and more.

Better Together

At SC Johnson, we strive to create a positive, inclusive and unique workplace. We strongly believe SCJ people are able to achieve their best when they can collaborate and work together in person.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The policy of the Company is to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, gender identity, gender expression, disability, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in any active or reserve component of the U.S. or state military forces, genetic history or information or any other category protected by law.

Accommodation Requests

If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.


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