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Rocky Mount, NC, US, 27804

Oct 19, 2020

Kaba Ilco Corporation, located in Rocky Mount, NC, is the world's premier manufacturer of the most extensive line of quality key blanks, and distributor of automotive key fobs, key cutting machines and vehicle key programmers available on the market today.  Millions of keys are produced in our state-of-the-art ISO Certified manufacturing facility each week.


Kaba Ilco Corp is a member of the dormakaba Group. dormakaba Group is a leader in the global market for access and security solutions. With more than 16,000 employees, dormakaba is active in over 130 countries worldwide.


We have an immediate need for a talented production manager in our Key Value Stream.  The Value Stream Manager provides manufacturing leadership for all departments and multiple shifts in the Key Value Stream.


Some responsibilities include:

  • Provides manufacturing leadership and improvement focus for key manufacturing operations driving results, creating and monitoring measures, providing motivation and setting expectations in safety, quality, production and cost
  • Manages the activities of the shop floor, and follows established procedures and approved processes
  • Supervises all production operations such as fabricating, processing and assembly etc..  Coordinates operations among production areas to avoid sub-optimization of value stream performance.
  • Coordinates supervision coverage when Value Stream member is not available 
  • Plans, schedules, and coordinates departmental activities to fulfill sales orders, meet inventory requirements, and deliver manufactured products in a timely fashion
  • Leads and participates continuous improvement projects to eliminate waste, improve quality, and reduce production time and cost by using continuous process improvement tools.  Implements lean manufacturing principles and methods.
  • Communicates with customers, suppliers, shop floor, stakeholders and staff of important information.  Cultivates positive working relationships within and between departments
  • Leads annual operating plan, forecasts, and other measurements for manufacturing operations
  • Manages by objectives, supports and strengthens/develops staff as required, identifying resources and skills development needs and suggesting most appropriate rewarding policies; foster organizational development in coordination with divisional HR
  • Complete annual goals and evaluates employees, identify department needs and promote growth of all employees
  • Performs succession planning reviews annually to identify bench strength issues and establish remediation plans with Human Resources
  • Identifies talent to hire and ensures on-boarding training needs are met
  • Identifies risks associated with processes and activities and implements actionable plans to mitigate potential risks
  • Foster a safe work environment.  Identify safety risks and participates in incident investigations with the Manager of Safety, Health and Environmental
  • Performs other task as assigned


The ideal candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Operations or Engineering.  Related degree programs may be considered.
  • 7 or more years of related work experience, including managerial and budgetary experience
  • Experience managing a team of approximately 200 employees across shifts preferred
  • Strong business acumen and proficiency with lean tools and principles; Lean/Sigma certification preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Teamwork and collaboration skills


Kaba Ilco offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, disability, 401(k), and paid vacation. Additionally, we have an on site cafeteria.


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Nearest Major Market: Raleigh
Nearest Secondary Market: Rocky Mount