InCharge Energy is an energy solutions company that is accelerating electrification of transportation by providing a comprehensive, scalable electric fleet charging infrastructure solution. We tailor our systems to private and public commercial fleets, electric vehicle OEMs, ride-share operators, municipalities, and commercial facilities owners. The founding team is the most experienced team in EV charging, with executive leadership from Tesla, NRG Energy, EVgo, ABM, innogy eMobility, Ford Motor Company, Honeywell and Edison International. The company concluded a Series A fundraising round in January 2020 with Macquarie Capital, the world’s largest infrastructure asset manager, and ABB, the global electrical equipment leader. InCharge Energy also recently announced key partnerships with Ryder Truck, Navistar, and Lonestar Specialty Vehicles.

 

 

Job Description:

At InCharge, we owe our success to the efficiency of organizational processes. To help maintain and grow this standard, we’re seeking an experienced Production Manager to oversee daily activities in our Richmond, Virginia office. The ideal candidate will have a sharp business mind and proven success managing construction, service or production teams. Additionally, they’ll display a proven ability to develop and maintain an environment of trust, diversity, and inclusion within their team. Their ultimate responsibility is to drive operational process under OSHA required safety measures on track.

 

The Production Manager is responsible for executing on the Weekly and Daily production schedules for building finished goods at our commissioning facility including accommodating for the needs of special projects by the R&D-Team. The Production Manager needs to be highly organized and understand the processes that drive a supply chain, as well as production constraints at the manufacturing facility and potentially organizing all outbound shipments. Working with Supply Chain Lead, Production Scheduler and the Warehouse Lead, it is their responsibility to manage the build schedule for multiple production lines, while considering current inventory, lead times and production capacity. In addition, this position is expected to maintain the highest safety standards according to all federal or local requirements as well as assuring ISO-9001 compliance. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with taking a leadership role in building consensus among several parties, including at times conflict resolution among various functions.

 

The Production Manager will report directly to the Director Product and Services.

 

Responsibilities:

Be the Directly Responsible Individual (DRI) for:

·        Lead, motivate, and support a large team within a time-sensitive and demanding environment, including career development plans for all direct reports and problem resolution

·        Manage data collection for updating operations metrics to achieve productivity targets, reduce cost per unit, eliminate errors, and deliver excellent (internal & external) customer service

·        Partner with cross-functional teams to improve proprietary tools and systems

·        Work closely with legal and safety departments to ensure that activities remain compliant

·        Oversee materials and inventory

·        Overlay Demand and Supply needs and develop a weekly and daily commissioning schedule.

·        Review and adjust schedule weekly for continuously changing demands.

·        Manage and oversee the tracking of weekly inventory levels – Verify with stakeholders that inventory is accurate and report stock levels.

  

 

Collaborate with:

  • The members of the Technology Department (which you will be part of) to discuss material needs by Project/Sales Team
  • The operations and sales team to collect shipping needs
  • The Supply Chain Lead to gain insights and provide feedback for incoming material 

Report on and Escalate:

  • Weekly progress and status of inventory and delivery schedule.
  • Technical issues, process hurdles and inefficiencies with exact description and improvement recommendations. 

 

Core Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in production/manufacturing management or equivalent work experience in either of those fields.
  • 5 years or more of proven experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent ability to delegate responsibilities while maintaining organizational control of production
  • Highly trained in conflict management and business negotiation processes
  • Knowledge of general business software and an aptitude for learning new applications
  • Exceptional computer skills; ERP (SAP, EPICOR), Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Salesforce
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively communicate across multiple departments and through multiple levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated influencing, negotiating and conflict management skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of effective supply chain performance including supply planning, customer service, supplier and asset management.
  • Strong passion for creating process and systems improvement.
  • Strong experience with OSHA and ISO-9001 requirements

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the power electronics, auto industry or other commercial-grade, high-reliability product development
  • Experience in bringing technology products to market in a fast-paced environment

 

 

Department: Technology – Team: Product and Supply Chain

Location: Richmond, Virginia

Travel: up to 20%