Kansas City / Missouri / United States of America / Production & Manufacturing / Full time

Production Manager

What you will enjoy doing

ALPLA is a global family-owned, privately held company that makes innovative, customized, recycled packaging for top companies such as P&G, Unilever, L'Oréal, Pepsi, and more. ALPLA values their employees, work-life balance, personal growth, compensation and sustainability.


  • Ensures and reinforces the exercise of the health and safety program
  • Oversees daily production
    • Supports engineers to ensure machines run efficiently
    • Ensures profits are maximized
  • Develops production schedule
    • Plans, directs and assigns duties of manufacturing personne
    • Authorizes overtime, as necessary, to meet production goals
  • Analyzes and interprets data received on a daily basis and prepares management and financial reports
    • Analyzes data from various systems to detect and prevent production issue
      • Intervenes to the production floor when issues are detected in real-tim
    • Prepares production figures for daily meetings
    • Compiles month-end reports
  • Troubleshoots & solves production problems
    • Manages production issues
    • In charge of issues that are being solved and tracked
    • Reports crucial process problems to the Plant Manager & Directors
  • Management of the Production Department
    • Organizes and conducts meetings with Supervisors on a regular basis
    • Recruits (with HR) new employees
    • Ensures efficient shift hand-over and feedback of past shift performance
    • Prepares shift schedules
    • Performs disciplinary actions
    • Oversees all production training
    • Provides continuous feedback culture with all production team members
    • Performs annual Performance Evaluation
    • Monthly meeting with OPEX team
    • Know how level/trainings
      • Overall understanding of various ALPLA IT/MES Systems
      • Assesses training needs of staff and ensures execution of training (Equipment, Product, Processes, and IT/MES Systems
  • Ensures all employees follow procedures
    • Revises existing and implements new procedures


What makes you great


  • Min 2-year Degree (Associates) in related field or equivalent, bachelor's degree preferred
  • Technical / Engineering background
  • 3 to 5 years' experience in a management position in production, preferably within plastics industry


  • Thorough understanding of Health and Safety practices
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Technical understanding (Manufacturing and IT)
  • Strong knowledge sharing/training skills


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable 
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job:

  • The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms and very occasionally to climb or balance.
  • The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/ or move up to 10 lbs, frequently lift and/or move up to 30 lbs and occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

What you can expect working with us

  • Health and Wellness Care Program
  • Dependent Care Cost Savings Program
  • Recognition Programs
  • Promotional Opportunities
  • 401K Retirement Plan and excellent Matching Plan
  • Medical, dental, vision plan
  • Education assistance program
  • Short Term, Long Term and Life insurance paid by ALPLA
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays


ALPLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: ALPLA is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at ALPLA are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. ALPLA will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.




ms Jennifer Swan, Human Resources

289 Highway 155 South

30253 MC Donough

+1 770-305-7217