Production Manager


Bennettsville, South Carolina, United States

This is a position with Marley Engineered Products LLC.


Marley Engineered Products, LLC draws upon a long history of providing reliable comfort heating and ventilation solutions. We have manufacturing operations in Bennettsville, South Carolina along with regional sales representatives located throughout the United States and an administrative office in Burr Ridge, Illinois. Building on a reputation of quality and innovation, we are committed to creating Simplified Solutions for our Complex World™.


How you will make an Impact (Job Summary)


SPX is a diverse team of unique individuals who all make an impact. As the Production Manager you are responsible for the execution of the production team and schedule including on time completion at all work centers and the proper movement of materials between centers as required. This role continuously reviews execution performance and determines levers (i.e., people, process, technology) to drive improved results and ensure all plant activities are performed in a safe environment with the highest level of quality.


What you can expect in this role (Job Responsibilities)


While each day brings new opportunities at SPX, your core responsibilities will be:


  • Management/Leadership: 
    • Build and develop a high-performance team; set individual and team performance levels; reward, coach and develop team members as appropriate.
    • Lead, develop and manage a team of production supervisors, providing guidance, coaching, and support to ensure efficient and effective operations and a positive working environment.
    • Foster open communication and promote a culture of trust and engagement, embodying the SPX core values.
    • Partner in the recruitment of employees by actively participating in the hiring, selection, and on-boarding processes.
    • Actively support employee training and development
    • Proactively address employee issues & challenges in a positive and proactive manner


  • Operations Execution:
    • Responsible for ensuring consistent execution of daily and weekly production schedules.
    • Accountable to meet/exceed the KPI’s required for annual operating plan target (“AOP”) levels regarding: EH&S, Quality, On time delivery, Cost, Inventory and People.
    • Work closely with the leaders to develop and execute on strategic business plans, AOP, capital plans, S&OP and growth strategies.
    • Allocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets to produce optimal results.
    • Implement a strategic work force plan to deliver results to the required standards and maintain a diverse work force that demonstrably supports Company standards and ethics.
    • Manage budgetary and financial controls to meet or exceed Plan objectives.
    • Collaborate with cross functional teams, including production planning, logistics, engineering, procurement, and sales to improve production processes and ensure on-time delivery of orders that meet customer expectations.


  • Safety & Continuous Improvement: 
    • Ensure “safety first” culture, developing and driving the EH&S processes to maintain a safe work environment and full compliance.
    • Champion and change agent for safety and continuous improvement, including leading all aspects of the Management System; managing for daily improvement to achieve established objectives.
    • Develop and implement strategies to optimize productivity, reduce cost, and improve overall operational efficiency.
    • Monitor and analyse key performance indicators (KPIs) to identify areas for improvement and take proactive measures to address.
    • Participate in other projects as assigned that relate to the overall goals of the department and organization.


What we are looking for (Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education)


We each bring something to the table, and we are looking for someone who has:


Required Experience


  • Five plus years at a Production (manufacturing, operations) Manager level
  • 6-10 years of supervisory/management/leadership experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.


Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Experience in Assembly in high-volume, high mix environment is strongly preferred.
  • Fabrication (metal forming) and Paint Experience is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to define problems, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Problems solving and data analysis skills (8D, 5Y, statistics, etc.).
  • Knowledge and experience in One-piece flow: balancing, pacing and improved through-put, Visual factory; KPIs, and pacing boards.
  • Solid foundation/understanding of manufacturing financial metrics – working capital, Raw/WIP/FGI inventory, inventory turns, productivity, efficiency, order fill rate, on-time delivery, etc.
  • Must have Strong computer skills with excellent skills in Microsoft Office applications. Able to develop summary graphs, tables, pivot tables, and other reports using PowerPoint, Excel and Word
  • Understanding of inventory control techniques and knowledge of implications of BOM accuracy, inventory accuracy, and material transactions/movement within the factory.
  • Exhibits a strong ability to handle multiple demands with a sense of urgency, drive and energy required.
  • Conflict resolution abilities to address issues with a positive attitude.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret data, identify trends, and make data driven decisions.
  • Strong engineering and process conformance knowledge and experience including WI (standard work), testing and audit processes, and engineering change management.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead continuous improvement, lean savings, and process improvements.
  • Strong knowledge of operational processes, including production planning, scheduling, inventory management, and quality control
  • Proficiency in utilizing ERP or manufacturing software for inventory management and production planning and systems for data analysis and reporting.
  • Proven ability to motivate and inspire others to achieve goals. Proven experience attracting, retaining, motivating, and developing high performing, diverse teams.


Education & Certifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study (Engineering, Business) is strongly preferred.


Travel & Working Environment


  • Minimal travel (<10%) that includes visits to other facilities, vendors and training.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Manufacturing Environment frequently require use of foot, eye and ear protection when in production areas.


Thank you for your interest in our company.




SPX is a diversified, global supplier of infrastructure equipment with scalable growth platforms in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), detection and measurement, and engineered solutions. With operations in 17 countries and approximately $1.4 billion in annual revenue, we offer a wide array of highly engineered products with strong brands.


At SPX , what’s in it for our employees transcends market-competitive compensation and benefits.  Our Total Rewards program also includes opportunities for employees’ personal development, career growth, and recognition. These programs focus on alignment and assessment of organizational, team, and individual efforts toward achieving business results. Our development and career growth programs empower our employees to enhance their skills, develop new competencies, and pursue career goals. SPX benefits package provides choices designed to help employees manage their well-being. Our compensation programs are performance-based to recognize and reward employees who work hard, display the values and leadership practices we embrace, and deliver exceptional results.


  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Results

At SPX, our values are at the heart of everything we do. We use our values every day to help us make the right decisions. We embrace a common purpose and strive for improvement. We respect and value each other as individuals and recognize that only by working together, as a team, can we reach our full potential. We take responsibility for our actions, build strong relationships with each other and our customers, and always act ethically. Our values inspire us to achieve the high standards of quality, safety, and performance that our customers expect and deserve.


Our work environment is established on a work-life philosophy supported by policies, programs, and practices that help employees achieve success within and outside the workplace. We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where employees strive to realize their fullest potential.  We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to making selection decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected basis.