At Gildform, our mission is to revolutionize the jewelry design and manufacturing industry.
By joining our manufacturing team as a Manufacturing Manager, you will have the opportunity to be at the forefront of this movement and to turn your life into gold.
The Job Description:ManufacturingManager
Gildform - Detroit, MI USA
Gildform, the all-in-one, on-demand jewelry design and manufacturing platform is seeking an experienced Manufacturing Manager to join our team. As a Manufacturing Manager, you will be responsible for leading and managing the manufacturing process, ensuring the efficient and timely production of custom jewelry products at scale.
Why is a Manufacturing Manager Important to Gildform?
As Gildform's Manufacturing Manager, you'll lead a team responsible for delivering 100% custom, on-demand jewelry to customers around the world. You will inspire, develop, and drive your team to meet and exceed daily production goals while continuously seeking to improve and innovate the manufacturing process. Your team will be responsible for executing all production-related tasks from start to finish, and you'll play a key role in transforming our operation into a world-class, full-scale manufacturing facility.
Your expertise in lean six sigma and Quick Response Manufacturing initiatives will help ensure that every customer order is crafted to perfection, while improving product quality and production efficiency.
Additionally, you will be responsible for updating and providing insights on Gildform's ERP / Manufacturing Execution Software, ensuring that all relevant manufacturing data is accurately captured and utilized to drive improvements and efficiency in our jewelry production process.
With your team, you'll drive innovation, maintain stable production, and shift resources as needed to achieve our goal of delivering exceptional, on-demand jewelry to customers around the world.
WHAT YOU'D BE RESPONSIBLE FOR
Grow, Train, Lead, organize and motivate our manufacturing team (5-20 FTE) to meet business goals and improve (quality, lead times, safety, and costs).
Develop and implement production strategies and plans to achieve production goals and objectives
Lead, manage and provide feedback to a team of production staff, ensuring the efficient and effective operation of the production process
Ensure that production processes comply with lean manufacturing principles and six sigma methodologies
Monitor and manage production performance, including output, efficiency, and quality, and identify areas for improvement
Apply World Class Manufacturing best practices to 100% custom, on-demand jewelry manufacturing.
Maintain and manage production equipment and machinery to ensure optimal performance and maintenance
Oversee the procurement and management of raw materials and supplies
Collaborate with the design, tech, and customer support teams to ensure smooth and efficient production operations
WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR
Associate's degree in a related field (e.g. Manufacturing, Engineering, Operations) or Minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar production management role
Strong experience in lean manufacturing principles, six sigma methodologies, and process improvement techniques
Excellent leadership, communication, and management skills
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Knowledge of 3D printing and automation technologies is a plus
Experience in the jewelry industry is a plus, but not required.
Aligned with our Core Values of Creativity & Innovation, Creator-Centered, Collaboration & Partnership, Continuously Improvement, Committed to Excellence and Operating with Integrity.
Experience in a fast-growing start-up – or similarly demanding environment.
A passion for creativity and a contagious drive to succeed.
Proactively taking the lead and requiring minimal direction.
A meticulous and organized approach to work.
A visionary who can inspire and guide the team to turn opportunities into success.
A hands-on problem solver with an entrepreneurial spirit.
A commitment to taking ownership and being persistent in finding solutions, based on data and facts.
Welcome to Gildform, the all-in-one, on-demand jewelry design and manufacturing platform that is changing the game in the jewelry industry.
Our mission is to empower creators to turn their visions into reality, and our talented team is what makes that possible.
We are always on the lookout for passionate, driven, and creative individuals to join us in our quest to revolutionize the jewelry industry.
As a member of the Gildform team, you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology, bring innovative ideas to life from creators all over the world, and make a meaningful impact on the lives of our Creators, and the jewelry industry .
We believe in fostering a culture of excellence and integrity, where everyone can reach their full potential.
If you are ready to take your career to the next level, we would love to hear from you!
What #TeamGildformIs Saying...
Some of the reasons I love working at Gildform is because you’re encouraged to grow individually, creatively and collectively. I love that it does not feel like work more [like] going to a creative spa. Here at Gildform you have the ability to problem solve and and help others creations come to life. I believe your network is your net worth.
Gildform has been a wonderful company for me to continue my software engineering career. I had great growth opportunities and I worked with the best team that has continuously supported and motivated me to better the platform and really make an impact in the jewelry industry. I have learned a lot of things from Gildform in the professional area as well as in the personal area.
Working as a Gildform Guide has given me the opportunity to help people realize their dreams and achieve their highest goals for their jewelry businesses.
Working on the app for jewelry manufacturing like Gildform has been a career highlight for me. The project has allowed me to exercise my
technical skills and creativity while also making a real impact in the jewelry industry.
I am particularly impressed by the seamless integration of various processes, such as design, production, and delivery, into a single platform.
The app is intuitive and user-friendly, making it easy for non-technical employees to use and contribute to the manufacturing process.
In conclusion, working on the jewelry manufacturing app like Gildform has been a truly rewarding experience for me.
I am proud to be a part of a project that is making a real difference in the industry and improving the lives of jewelry manufacturers.
My experience as a production artisan at Gildform is one of evolution, you have the privilege of helping [creators] dreams come to life through an amazing step by step process.
Using skills, technology, and inspiration to produce each piece. You work a team supporting one another with the goal to work in integrity for the goal of satisfying the customer/designer on their journey of creating amazing jewelry lines and pieces.
I was inspired I’m now creating my own line. Gildform iswhere jewelry dreams go to develop, grow and flourish.