Production Manager (manufacturing)

Date:  Nov 25, 2023

San Antonio, TX, US, 78219

Req ID: 173005 



General Purpose

The Production Manager provides leaders for the plant’s production organization and serves on the plant’s leadership team.  The Production Manager manages and develops the Production supervisors and hourly team members.  The Production Manager must adhere to the safety, quality, financial and production standards for the organization.   

The Production Manager is responsible for the management of the production department to ensure the efficient production of highest quality product at the lowest cost in meeting customer demands.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • As part of the Plant Leadership Team, develop business and financial plans in alignment with the greater organization to deliver on business objectives and goals.  
  • Translate the Plant business and financial plans into meaningful operational objectives and goals for the Production organization.  
  • Motivate, direct, coach and develop a diverse, high performing and engaged team to meet established goals and build organizational capability. 
  • Execute high standards for safety, quality and food safety across the production organization.  
  • Develop budgets and manage line and labor efficiencies, key performance indicators and line finances in support of greater plant and business strategic objectives and goals.  
  • Respond to company and customer needs with expert quality, timeliness, and customer services that contribute to successful outcomes.  
  • Ensure compliance to company specifications and regulatory policies.  
  • Drive Continuous Improvement (CI) culture in all aspects of the shift operation and in alignment with the overall plant CI culture.  
  • Ensure all facility equipment is maintained up to company standards 
  • Ensure plant follows all federal and state regulations along with company policy/procedure 
  • Monitor QI daily and provide recommendations to solve quality issues 
  • Develop and continuously analyze budget versus planned forecast and report monthly or as needed 
  • Conduct scheduled meetings (department, safety) 
  • Develop workforce through supervision, coaching, and training 
  • Ensure all plans and strategies are effectively communicated throughout the department 
  • Review, alter, and approve all departmental scheduling issues - Manage customer service and personnel issues 
  • Review and approve promotional request form 
  • Assist in the selection of prospective new hire employees 
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize and address the complexity of leading a diverse workforce; participates and actively supports participation in D&I initiatives.  Holds self and others accountable 
  • Collaborates with other departments (e.g., Risk Management, Internal Audit, Employee Services, Human Resources, etc.) to direct compliance issues to appropriate existing channels for investigation and resolution. Consults with other functions as needed to resolve difficult issues. 
  • Participation in project work and initiatives as assigned.Complexity of facility, lines (Can, PET, Glass) and volume responsibilities will be determining factors used for leveling II or III.  


  • High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree in Business or Engineering or equivalent work experience preferred. 
  • 5-10 years production/manufacturing experience.
  • Strong technical skills required.
  • Experience managing multiple shift operations.  
  • Experience with budgets and financial reporting.  
  • Experience with ISO 9001, 14001, 18001, and 2200 preferred.
  • Operational Excellence, Green Belt or Black Belt experience preferred.
  • Experience with TPM culture preferred.  
  • Must be proficient in all MS Software and database applications.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing systems and theory of operation.  

Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Nearest Major Market: San Antonio