Factory Manager - Carroll Joinery Manufacturing

25 May 2023

Carroll Joinery Manufacturing, Ballintaggart, Callan, Co Kilkenny R95 EE70

Position: Factory Manager

Full time, permanent role with competitive salary & benefits

Carroll Joinery is Irelands leading manufacturer of internal doors, supplying doorsets to the residential housing market in Ireland. With a Head office in Bluebell, Dublin and a manufacturing plant in Kilkenny, Carroll Joinery are looking to hire an experienced Factory Manager to run the door manufacturing facility in Kilkenny. Reporting to the Managing Director, this strategic role will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the factory, as well as its development to support growth plans. Key items include people engagement, monitoring production, enforcing safety regulations, procurement, storage & distribution. All within the context of delivering quality, on time product to our customers.

This role is a key member of the management team and will be highly involved in creating, implementing and leading the strategic plans for future growth of the company.  

Factory Manager Duties:

  • Manage and lead all facility, production, and administrative departments
  • Ensure that the facility runs efficiently with the highest productivity possible
  • Ensure that each department is producing products of the highest possible quality
  • Maintain constant communication with employees, suppliers, and vendors
  • Keep up to date on all current events and issues in the manufacturing industry
  • Oversee safety protocols and programs
  • Ensure that all employees and subcontractors are following all safety protocols

Factory Manager Responsibilities:

  • Ensure production targets are achieved
  • Train, motivate, and supervise factory operations while adhering to all safety, performance, and environmental standards
  • Direct and ensure all production, quality control, and quality assurance processes are implemented to promote productivity output, product quality, and company reputation
  • Manage and motivate employees to ensure job is accomplished efficiently
  • Oversee key production decisions, including production and quality control-related staffing, scheduling, and materials
  • Support the development of an ERP system, as well as future development of same
  • Manage and supervise all warehouse and shipping operations
  • Manage key vendors


Requirements and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree or 5+ years experience in engineering and operations management
  • Experience in design and development of new manufacturing processes
  • Strong leadership and team building skills. Ability to build Trust and to bring along people emotionally as well as logically. This criteria extends outside the factory team to other departments
  • Knowledge of manufacturing, industrial, and safety standards and procedures
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with a constant eye on safety & quality
  • Ability to multi-task is critical, along with an ability to manage conflicting objectives, within a project driven environment
  • Flexibility to operate at strategic level down to day to day issues, as part of a small / mid-sized company
  • A Continuous Improvement Mindset
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • A basic Lean qualification would be advantageous, but as a minimum a Lean mindset is critical
  • Basic Technical Aptitude

To apply for this role, please email agray@carrolljoinery.ie, with your CV