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Job Title:   Manufacturing Manager
Job Code:   5540691
Location:   Red Wing, MN

We’re BIC Graphic, a world-class supplier of innovative promotional products for marketing and advertising initiatives. 

With the widest variety of high quality, innovative custom-imprinted products in the industry, we help customers explore all the promotional possibilities. In addition to the BIC® collection, BIC Graphic offers well-known, proprietary brands such as KOOZIE®, Atchison®, Triumph® and JAFFA®. We also partner with prestigious, well-known brands such as myCharge®, Cool Gear®, HoMedics®, Cocoon®, Leatherman® and several golf brands. BIC Graphic sells exclusively through distributors of promotional products/advertising specialties. 

Today, BIC Graphic's distributors serve the majority of the Fortune® 500 companies, as well as government organizations, educational institutions and thousands of other companies in diverse industries worldwide.  

Translate the company vision, values, mission and strategies into functional activities within the manufacturing area. The Manufacturing Manager is responsible for managing the production processes while further developing manufacturing processes, policies and programs which will serve as a guide in maintaining and improving efficient manufacturing procedures.

  • Provides and communicates a vision and strategy, as a strategic business partner, for manufacturing in order to meet the goals and company objectives.

  • Collaborate with other Manufacturing Managers and Management team members to strategically plan and deliver the best outcome according to the value stream.

  • Directs production activities through Supervisors to meet production schedules and delivery dates in a timely manner.

  • Develop and implement goals, projects and financial and labor budgets to effectively provide resources to realize the vision, strategy and company objectives.

  • Identify, investigate and communicate identified areas of opportunity and/or improvement within the manufacturing area.

  • Ensure the manufacturing area is working collaboratively with all other business areas in order to capitalize on areas of opportunities while managing risks.

  • Create and maintain a safety first culture in order to ensure that all work areas within the facility are working safely and are acting environmentally responsible.

  • Measures levels of acceptable performance and investigates the means by which department processes can be improved. Initiates improvements in the efficiency of department operations.

  • Plan, review and recommend staffing or rate changes and participates in the formulation of company policies which affect plant staffing.

  • Identify and initiate corrective and preventative actions in order to improve issues or performance related to performance metrics, goals, objectives or budgets.

  • Plans, reviews and recommends process improvements, layout changes and capital purchases.

  • Work to keep employees informed and engaged with company, department or specific work area goals.

  • Concisely communicate goals and expectations to employees. Provide direct and indirect reports with positive and constructive feedback about their performance while identifying developmental goals and opportunities.

  • Work closely with marketing, quality, sales and customer service on product development and launches to ensure successful analysis and implementation for all aspects of the business.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Engineering is required

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience as a manager in a manufacturing organization

  • Previous experience with printing and assembly options is preferred

  • Proven ability to work in a fast paced environment, within tight deadlines and to organize workload to meet the department’s needs

  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills

  • Strong planning, organizational, decision-making and analytical skills

There's never been a better time to join BIC Graphic. We're a dynamic company with a strong vision in a growing market. That's why the majority of leading companies across industries worldwide use our promotional products. It's also why you'll find a wealth of possibilities in a challenging and rewarding work environment. As an organization, we have a passion for taking care of our people, and our benefits reflect this. 

BIC Graphic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to Race, Color, Religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.  Drug-Free Workplace

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BIC Graphic is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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