Production Manager (Pontiac, MI)

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Date: Jan 24, 2023

Location: Pontiac, MI, US

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose

AkzoNobel in Pontiac, MI is looking for a Rockstar Production Manager. If you are looking forward to a challenging but rewarding opportunity to manage our manufacturing operations, then look no further!

The focus of this role is to supervise and manage all production and shipping/receiving operations and manufacturing processes for our Pontiac, MI site, by supporting and creating a culture of functional operational excellence while delivering leading product to our leading market. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead, participate and contribute to all Health & Safety, Security and Environmental activities (SAFE meetings, Behavior-Based Safety Observer, HS&E training, Near Miss & AIRI reporting, Auditing, Housekeeping, 5S methodology, Recycling, Waste Management, etc.).
  • Manage and supervise manufacturing operations and factory operators.
  • This includes (but not limited to):
    • Manager the daily manufacturing activities in a manner that maximizes safety, quality and productivity. Manage all activities associated with establishing production schedules and ensure that actual production meets scheduled requirements and assign daily tasks and activities to shift leaders.
    • Ensure that all safety and work practices are followed, and that risk and waste are minimized. Ensure container closure requirements are met.
    • Monitor and analyze all stages of all manufacturing processes to prevent or correct errors.
    • Evaluate employee's job performance and conduct job performance reviews.  Conduct coaching and discipline sessions with employees when appropriate.
    • Ensure all manufacturing employees receive relevant training to operate equipment, related to their assignments, in a safely manner.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related field from four-year college or university
  • 6+ years of paint manufacturing or liquid batch manufacturing experience and 5+ years of previous supervisory/management experience 
  • Effective leadership, interpersonal skills, performance management, and people development skills required. 
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and tasks with clear prioritization and organizational skills. 
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills (Microsoft Office, ERP systems, etc.)


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AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. We are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason, we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


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Requisition ID: 28176 


Nearest Major Market: Detroit