Production Manager

  • St. Louis, MO
  • Full-time

Company Description

Jaffe Book Solutions (JBS) is a short-run book manufacturer (from 50 to 500) offering high-quality printing and book binding at competitive prices for publishers. Whether a publisher needs a paperback or hardcover edition, copies of an out-of-print book, or a small quantity of inventory to supply an order, JBS makes it happen with fast, friendly personalized service.

Job Description

Provide general supervision of plant operations to ensure that books are manufactured efficiently, on time, within budget and to customer expectations.



  • Provides leadership for the successful day-to-day operation of the bindery production

  • Ensures the efficient collaboration and coordination between various departments

  • Maintains a motivated and engaged workforce by directly managing, mentoring and coaching production leads, maintenance staff and department employees

  • Recruits, hires, and trains personnel in cooperation with leads and HR

  • Sets and monitors product quality standards

  • Manages production schedules and workflow

  • Manages equipment up-keep and capital improvements

  • Monitors budget expenses and research ways to reduce costs while maintaining product quality

  • Encourages and promotes process improvements

  • Responsible for purchasing materials and other supplies

  • Ensures implementation and adherence to health and safety procedures

  • Conducts timely performance reviews and disciplinary actions

  • Provides all necessary employee paperwork and payroll information for HR

  • Works cooperatively with other GL group division staff on corporate initiatives


  • 4-6 years of production management experience.

  • Solid leadership skills and the ability to manage, coach and motivate leads and employees

  • Sense of urgency and attention to detail

  • Proven ability to recognize and implement continuous improvements

  • Experience managing equipment preventive maintenance schedules

  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational ability

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift 30 pounds

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. GL group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If interested, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.