Kelly Services Finishing Manager (Direct Hire!) in Chanhassen, Minnesota

Job Description

SUMMARY/SCOPE: The finishing area produces WIP and Finished goods from printed and raw materials. Operations

include sewing, grommeting, stretched canvas, display assemblies, and many other similar products. A subset workgroup

that reports through the Finishing area is Cut Vinyl.


  • Provide leadership and direction for day-to-day operations/workflow.

  • Build and maintain a responsive team, able to support a dynamic, often demanding, workload.

  • Maintain scheduling commitments and manage day-to-day activities to ensure that commitments are achieved.

o This is done by reviewing metrics and review schedules upstream and downstream to ensure you are

setting those departments of for success.

  • Facilitates a positive teamwork-based atmosphere with high expectations for safety, quality, productivity and waste


  • Update production schedule. Timely communication of status and timing issues. Forecast needs within the finishing


  • Address machine, equipment, and material or supply problems

  • Schedule preventative maintiaince and repairs. Contacting service resources to get machines back in operation.

  • Manage inventory on a weekly basis and ensure product is ready for jobs coming into the shop

  • Support Estimating, Planning, Sales, PM-s, Prepress, and Finishing staff on job setup questions.

  • Ensure employees are adequately trained on machine operation, workflow, and safety.

  • Monitor and evaluate Operator performance regularly. Conduct one-on-ones employee discussions.

  • Assist with decisions on tools/consumables orders - vendors, quantities.

o Regulary research new equipment and present ROIs on that equipment that you recommended.

  • Discover/suggest/implement new opportunities for improvement & efficiency.

  • Monitor process/quality of department ouput. Take corrective actions when necessary.

  • Timely completion of administrative/managerial tasks (Time and Material transaction approvals, Temp Labor Invoice

review/approval, PTO approvals)

  • Review and give feedback on estimate vs planned vs actuals.

  • Architech and improve continuously.

  • Manage 2, 12-hour shifts (six pm to six am) across six days a week, with on call on the seventh day.

  • High volume of energy, drive, passion, and enthusiasm to do and be the very best and who approaches things with a

sense of urgency.

  • A strong collaborator and communicator capable of working in a highly cross-functional environment to achieve


  • Ability to continuously re-prioritize and adapt to change, and effective at managing change

  • Able to handle ambiguity with grace.

  • Be a strong proponent of team development and our Core Values.


Performs miscellaneous projects and completes various tasks as requested by management.



Incumbent must be able to:

  • Hear, speak and effectively verbally communicate in the English language, including following oral and written

instructions, in order to communicate with people inside and outside the organization.

  • Move around the plant and office areas repeatedly throughout the day.


Incumbent must be able to use computers, basic hand tools, Sewing & Finishing equipment.


The work environment is indoors. Warehouse.

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Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is

committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity

is The Law.