Production Manager Resume


Kerry Cordova

604 Harmony Lane

Pleasantville, CA 94588

(925) 555-1234


Manager with 18 years experience in production management, strategic planning, and development. Integral in planning for revenue increases, multi-million dollar cost reductions and sustainable yield improvements. Introduce new methods into the manufacturing process and build stable work forces. Noted for problem-solving and troubleshooting. Knowledge in state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies and processes. Other areas of expertise are:

     Production Processes and Standards       Cost Reduction and Revenue Gain

     Facilities and Equipment Control       Project Management

     Inventory and Materials Management       Quality and Performance Improvement

     Labor Relations       Human Resource Affairs


Goldman and Frank, Bedford, MA  2010 to Present

Manufacturing Supervisor


Full operating management responsibility for the strategic planning, development, and production management of four filtration departments with 40 employees.

  • Introduced a series of productivity improvement, process reengineering, cost reduction and performance management programs that improve production output, product quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Reduced lead-time by 40% through implementation of one-piece workflow through Kaizen methodology. Matrix results showed positive productivity improvement of 30%.
  • Created lean manufacturing through elimination of waste and unneeded materials, reducing material variance by 20% while improving yields by 40%.
  • Established and maintained annual budgets, saving $100,000 in direct labor through reduction in overtime costs.
  • Oversaw manufacturing tools and equipment in excess of $2 million and work in process over $200,000 per week.
  • Defined and wrote standard operating procedures (SOPs) to supplement new qualifications by reviewing and updating through use of Rapids.
  • Involved with strategic production planning, achieving targeted production goals to customer request by 98%.

Reed and Associates, Gloucester, MA  2006 to 2010

Production Manager

Oversaw production planning and scheduling, materials management, inventory, manufacturing, assembly, test procedures, reverse osmosis, production ALP machinery, and quality assurance.

  • Managed $2 million work in process and $20 million in process equipment.
  • Assisted engineering in implementing new hermetically designed bottle, reducing leakage from 8% to 1%.
  • Improved yields by 8% while reducing overhead costs by $150,000 annually.
  • Directed 24-hour, three-shift operation in both class 10,000 and 100 clean room environments ensuring product sterility and quality.
  • Lowered material variance by 12%.

Ferndale Corporation, Methuen, MA  2000 to 2006

Maintenance Supervisor

Full operating responsibility for 24-hour operation of two hydroelectric facilities worth an estimated value of $2 million.

  • Developed emergency response flow chart meeting city regulatory compliances and historic preservation guidelines, resulting in reduced potential for liability estimated at $10 million.
  • Performed routine and emergency maintenance on various equipment including turbines, generators, and transducers.

Highland Corporation, Lynn, MA  1994 to 2000

Senior Supervisor

Directed a three-shift team of 120 union employees. Controlled assets of $40 million in state-of-the-art high speed automated manufacturing equipment producing one million 40-watt fluorescent bulbs daily. Guided the strategic planning process.

  • Developed strong bond with union leadership to establish trust and mutual bargaining agreement for union contract renewal, which averted potential strike.
  • Oversaw staff of six supervisors and four engineers, ensuring quality standards were met
  • Reduced overhead costs by 20%.


University of Massachusetts

B.S., Business Administration


Numerous Post University Training Courses in Management and Quality Improvement


Four-year tour of duty with the U.S. Marine Corps.

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