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Shaw Industries Inc Sr. Department Manager in Dalton, Georgia

Job Title

Sr. Department Manager

Position Overview

This position will have the responsibility of managing and directing production operations for a manufacturing facility. Through the utilization of the Shaw Way business and talent strategy model, this role will support, and execute a plan towards safety culture excellence, a Lean/Shingo roadmap, and a Performance Excellence (PX) strategy. Fostering trusting and collaborative relationships are key to this position’s success. The Production Manager must be able to inspire while leading direct reports and interacting with business partners and senior leadership.


  • Oversee day to day department operations and ensure the management team performs their work in a logical, orderly and skillful manner. Ensure the facilities deliver the desired results in the key operational areas of safety, quality, service, and cost.

  • Maintain daily contact with department managers to keep them informed of progress against production schedules, manpower performance, and processing difficulties while providing direction and technical assistance when needed.

  • Drive and support a team environment in safety, quality, cost, productivity, and efficiency.

  • Monitor all cost, production, quality, processes, and procedures.

  • Ensure that all departmental SMS procedures and instructions are followed by associates. Motivate associates to work in a safe, clean, and efficient manner.

  • Provide direction to department managers while ensuring compliance with all company, plant, and departmental guidelines and procedures.

  • Promote favorable associate relations by assisting associates in resolving any job-related problems or concerns to include Process Improvement (PI), TMS, quality, safety, equipment, diversity, and training.

  • Participate in and lead Six Sigma projects.

  • Assign, prioritize, and follow up on improvement projects within the production areas.

  • Routinely review the performance of department managers and associates.

  • Develop systems to ensure improvement in housekeeping.

  • Promote and ensure implementation and ongoing development of SMS as well as ISO compliance

  • Review non-conformance flashbacks and distribute to the appropriate personnel.

  • Ensure systems are in place to prevent non-conforming material from reaching the final customer.

  • To develop associates for continuous growth within Shaw Industries.

  • Work with internal departments as well as all other plants/technical resources within Shaw.

  • Perform other duties as directed by the Production Manager and Plant Manager.

Required Competencies:

  • Drive Results

  • Lead Change

  • Build a Successful Team

  • Coach and Develop

Position Requirements:

  • 4-year degree

  • 5+ years of manufacturing management experience

Work Shift

Our Nation’s veterans bring an extraordinary array of skills and training to any position. Shaw actively works to understand how these skills can translate to our job categories.Shaw will consider an applicant’s military service and work experience when determining whether a candidate meets the requirements of a posted job. Shaw values Diversity & Inclusion. We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans & Disabled.

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is more than a flooring company – we are 22,000 people united in our vision of creating a better future for our customers, for our people, for our community and for our company. We provide carpet, resilient, hardwood, tile & stone, laminate, synthetic turf and other specialty items for residential and commercial markets worldwide. We meet diverse customer needs through an expansive portfolio of brands, including: Anderson Tuftex, COREtec, Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Hospitality, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens, USFloors and more.

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway with nearly $6 billion in annual revenue and representation throughout the U.S., as well as in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Great Britain, India, Mexico, Scotland, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. For more information about our company brands, operations and community involvement, visit

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