- Reports to: Chief Technology Officer
- Location: Atlanta, GA (In Office) | Relocation Bonus offered for those out-of-state
Presso is an Atlanta-based, Hardware-Robotics company harnessing the power of technology to create the first line of on-demand, energy-efficient, express garment care machines. As a pioneer in the garment care industry, Presso is committed to creating cutting-edge, eco-friendly solutions that redefine the way we care for our clothes.
Working closely with cross-functional teams, you will have the opportunity to shape the future of garment care technology while making a positive impact on the environment. If you thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment and are ready to take on the challenge of driving growth for an innovative company, we invite you to join the Presso team as our Head of Manufacturing.
This role will be crucial in further establishing and enhancing our in-house manufacturing capabilities, creation of processes, overseeing the production process, ensuring quality assurance and control, and providing leadership to our assembly technicians as we scale production and improve our product.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide hands-on leadership to the manufacturing team, ensuring a collaborative, high-performance culture.
- Troubleshoot and problem-solve any issues with suppliers and customers pertaining to on-time delivery of high-quality products or the maintenance thereof
- Oversee the hiring, training, and development of assembly technicians.
- Day-to-day support as needed and maintain all relevant manufacturing documentation
- Design and implement systems and equipment procedures in the manufacturing facility
- Create and implement a streamlined manufacturing process for higher production capabilities
- Design and forecast facility growth requirements
- Develop and implement strategic plans for in-house manufacturing operations by creating a QMS.
- Work closely with the engineering and maintenance team to consistently implement new product improvements as well as ensure the most cost-effective and efficient customer service capabilities
- Develop proactive, responsive, and effective relationships with key customers and suppliers – with a high degree of customer intimacy and supplier engagement
Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC):
- Establish and maintain rigorous QA/QC processes to guarantee the production of high-quality products.
- Perform visual, mechanical, and functional verifications to ensure compliance to quality standards and specifications
- Maintain proper inventory control
- Optimize the production workspace for higher production throughput
- Work closely with cross-functional teams to optimize production processes and workflows.
- Ensure the efficient use of resources, minimize downtime, and maximize production output.
- Create production standards and processes to optimize for cost and resource allocation
Compliance and Safety:
- Ensure compliance with industry regulations, safety standards, and environmental guidelines.
- Implement and enforce safety protocols to create a secure working environment.
- Maintain knowledge of cGMPs
- Proven track record of successfully building and scaling manufacturing operations.
- 5+ years of setting up manufacturing processes and facilities
- Strong knowledge of QA/QC processes and a commitment to delivering high-quality products.
- Excellent leadership and communication skills.
- Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
- Familiarity with Odoo or similar ERP systems
- Essential CAD or AutoCAD skills
- Lean Six Sigma Certification (Black Belt preferred)
- Strong analytical, decision-making, influence, and communication skills.
- Ability to deliver high-quality projects within required timeframes.
- Strong problem-solving skills and a customer-focused mindset.
- Detail oriented
- An entrepreneurial “can-do” attitude to find ways to increase the production of high-quality products with a high level of flexibility, depending on the direction of the company
At Presso, we believe that diversity and inclusion are not just buzzwords; they are the foundation of a thriving and innovative workplace. As an equal-opportunity employer, we are committed to fostering a culture that celebrates the unique perspectives, backgrounds, and talents of our team members. We embrace the value that diversity brings to our organization and recognize that it is the driving force behind our success.
We welcome individuals from all walks of life to join our team, regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. At Presso, every team member is treated with respect, dignity, and fairness, creating an environment where everyone can contribute their best and grow both personally and professionally.
As we continue to shape the future of the garment care industry, we understand that our commitment to equality is not only essential for our team’s well-being but also for the creation of innovative, forward-thinking solutions. Together, we will forge a path of progress, driven by the diverse perspectives and collaborative spirit of our team members.
Join us in our mission to redefine garment care while building a workplace that embraces diversity and empowers every individual to thrive. At Presso, you will not only find a fulfilling career but also a supportive and inclusive community that values and respects your unique contributions. We invite you to be a part of our team and make a meaningful impact on the world. Together, we will revolutionize the way we care for our clothes and the way we work.