Upgrading Manager

The primary objective of this role is to effectively manage the Lamination, Technical Logistics, and Saturation Department in order to meet the budgetary, quality, and volume requirements.The focus will be on continuous improvement of first quality product, performance, communication and productivity across all departments. To improve health and safety measures, including Lockout-Tagout (LOTO) standards, and to ensure unwavering compliance with the regulatory mandates established by the PPC. Your responsibilities will include fostering a culture of quality awareness throughout the departments. You will also provide support to the plant's Quality and Environmental Department to maintain registration to the current ISO quality standards. You will play a vital role in assisting the Production & Technical Director in developing and implementing procedures and policies related to Health and Safety Management, as well as driving continuous process improvements throughout the departments.


Schedule: Monday - Friday 7am - 4:30pm


City: Lexington, NC, 27299   Contract Type: Full-time     Job-Code: 3679   Department: Production  



  • To manage the Lamination, Technical Logistic and Saturation Departments to agreed standards, within budgetary costraints and quality standards.
  • To manage the collaboration between the Departments.
  • To manage Budgets, Costs and Investments.
  • To manage the annual departmental development plan.
  • To manage and improve the Health and Safety Standards and Compliance Rules across the Departments.
  • To manage and develop the personnel in the Departments, in conjunciton with the HR Department, applying relevant Company policies and procedures regarding annual appraisal, attendance and develop a culture of discipline (absence/leave).
  • To monitor KPIs of the Departments and to ensure volume requirements are getting met.
  • To monitor progress of Maintenance and Process Improvment Projects in the Departments.
  • To monitor Department Managers and Production Team’s performance and development progress.
  • To operate the Company’s support and software systems and ensure that they are properly used and maintained.
  • To understand and review the process within the Departments to ensure process improvements.
  • To perform, assist in and arrange Quality Audits.
  • To ensure site environmental controls are implemented and maintained.
  • To demonstrae professional competence and set a leading example in managing production and machine downtimes, including the implementation of escalating procedures.
  • To promote and maintain high levels of housekeeping across the Departments.



  • Diploma/degree level education in Production/Engineering. 
  • CIEH Supervising Health and Safety certificate.
  • Managerial experience required along with supervisory management skills.
  • Analyze KPIs and posses experience in analytical tools.
  • Knowledge of Health and safety Rules.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy are important.
  • High standard of IT skills and competent use of Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Experience of SAP preferred.
  • Good written and verbal skills.


Your Contact

Jessica Ostroska, HR


We create more from wood. With more than 11,000 employees worldwide who work with passion, upholding our family values and innovative spirit. This is how we create products for furniture, interior design, construction as well as laminate flooring. We keep moving and are always developing – manufacturing new products, tapping into emerging markets and generating exciting prospects for everyone that works with us.