We do not have a new Production Manager. We do not have one at all, but we intend to. We need a new Production Manager, and we have embarked on a quest to find the right person for a big job. The responsibility: to translate design intent into cost-effective, efficient construction and to further systematize design integration and construction processes company-wide.
What does that mean?
It means making certain that our designs are thorough, that our buildings get built as designed, that we maximize quality and efficiency and minimize errors, that the right amounts of the right materials arrive at our jobs, that scheduling is right on the money and people have sufficient time to do the job they are assigned, that we stay on budget, that the detailing is impeccable, that our buildings work the way buildings are supposed to work, that we exceed our clients expectations time after time, and that our estimating, scheduling, tracking, and building systems are capable of supporting and encouraging all the good things in this very long sentence.
It means we are hiring someone to spend 100% of his/her time doing exceptionally well some essential aspects of our work that I now spend less than 20% of my time doing adequately at best (some might say that even that is an embellishment!).
This is not the first time we have made this attempt; during the past five years we have tried and failed three times. That’s a lot of times to screw something up. We have learned from our failures; this time we plan to succeed.
The qualifications are rigorous:
• College degree (Construction management or related degree preferred)
• Five years experience in a similar position in the construction industry
• A leave-the-ego-at-the-door, company first, deeply collaborative spirit
• Excellence in the use of office and project management software such as Excel and Filemaker
• Love of numbers
• Great written and verbal communication skills
• If not a Martha’s Vineyard resident, willingness to re-locate here.
We are engaging in a thorough and deliberate process. We will leave no avenue un-explored as we seek the right person. We have even hired a recruiter – something we’ve never done before – because we think there’s a possibility he will help us to reach some people we may not otherwise have reached. It’s an experiment; there’s nothing to lose (except some money).
If you know anyone who might be interested, and suitable, let them know about this opportunity, or let me know who you have in mind. The full job description is on our website at https://www.southmountain.com/who-we-are/careers/