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Director of Upholstery Manufacturing

Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC.
Advance, NC, United States

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Master Your Craft

Grow your manufacturing career with a team of industry leaders that is rich with innovation and has a winning attitude. With the combination of traditional manufacturing and cutting-edge automation, you’ll develop a diverse set of skills and learn what it takes to be the #1 Manufacturer of Furniture.

Director of Manufacturing

What Will You Do?

The Director of Manufacturing will maintain a safe work environment while directing the activities of operations management to fully utilize the support of all departments, enabling the facility to meet company objectives. This position will oversee the manufacture of high quality products at predetermined prices within given timeframes which exceed customer expectations. The Director of Manufacturing will continuously work to improve manufacturing processes using Lean Manufacturing concepts in conjunction with Six Sigma Principles while balancing production requirements with company and employee needs. Additionally, this position will manage all production and maintenance departments within an assigned facility in such a manner that fosters teamwork while increasing productivity and profitability.

What Do You Need?

• Bachelor's Degree in engineering or Operations Management or equivalent work experience, Required.

• Masters or MBA, Preferred

• 10 years in managing a manufacturing facility of 1,000+ employees, Required

•Experience in MRP or equivalent Material Requirements Planning software, Manufacturing Execution System software and Statistical Process Control

• Working knowledge of Continuous Improvement (Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Theory of Constraints, Just-In-Time, etc.)

Who We Are

At Ashley, we’re more than a business…we’re family. As the largest manufacturer of home furnishings in the world, we know what it takes to build incredible furniture and future leaders. We’re problem solvers with the grit to persevere during challenging times and innovators who won't coast when times are good. We create solutions, not excuses. And never settle for status quo. It’s the reason we’re always searching for better ways to delivering an exceptional customer experience. That's why Ashley Furniture is #1 in our industry.

If you’re driven, determined, and possess a winning attitude, we invite you to join our team. We’ll warmly welcome you with friendly faces, creative spaces, and a growth-focused mindset to help you achieve your career goals. It’s what we’ve done since 1945. In fact, our teamwork, talent development, and desire to continuously improve demonstrate we’re a company whose passion is put into every action.

So, what are you waiting for? Apply today and find your home at Ashley.

Our Core Values

  • Honesty & Integrity
  • Passion, Drive, Discipline
  • Continuous Improvement/Operational Excellence
  • Dirty Fingernail
  • Growth Focused

Ready to grow? You’ve come to the right place. Ashley Furniture has a “Growth Mindset”, and once you join our team, you’ll learn from the best in the business. Our on-the-job training, and educational programs are designed to help you master your craft and advance your career here. That’s why we provide continuous improvement and learning opportunities throughout the year.

Ashley also gives back — to our employees and the communities in which we live and serve. We support community development in a multitude of ways, including honoring our military, and first response teams, and investing in medical research. We also strive to be an industry leader in waste reduction by increasing recycling and upcycling in our manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, and retail spaces.

Programs We Support:

Soldiers Walk Memorial Park

Operation Shut Eye

Aiding First Responders

City of Hope


Hope to Dream

Ashley’s Angels

Crisis Response

Scholarship Programs and Tuition Reimbursement

Benefits We Offer

Health, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Program

Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Your Birthday off

Generous Employee Discount on home furnishings

On-the-job Training

Professional Development Opportunities

Ashley Wellness Centers (location specific) and Medical Tourism


401(k) and Profit Sharing

Life Insurance

We are an equal opportunity employer and provide a drug-free working environment. While Ashley appreciates the interest of all candidates only those meeting specific position requirements may be contacted. Principals Only.

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