Production Manager

Brooklyn, NY, USLocation:
Tue, Nov 7 '17Posted on:

Madera seeks a dynamic Production Manager to join our team in Brooklyn

Madera provides a curated collection of finished hardwood and reclaimed wood floors and wall surfaces for the architecture and design community. We rely on the highest quality manufacturing and finishing techniques while drawing from the organic minimalism of Scandinavian design. Our goal is to highlight the natural perfection of wood in every project. We are located across from the Navy Yard in Brooklyn and manage a creative space where architecture, interior design, and art merge together in a forward thinking environment. Madera is expanding to the West Coast and will be opening a new creative space in Los Angeles in 2018.

Madera is growing rapidly and we’re looking for a candidate with an entrepreneurial spirit who is willing to think outside the box and take initiative to improve the way we manage our systems for producing and finishing hardwood floors and surfaces. Madera relies on several partners both locally and internationally, including lumber yards, flooring mills, finishers, installers and woodworkers.  Any given project may involve up to 4 different partners, all acting separately to achieve a finished product that we can ship to our clients. Managing our partner’s activities is key to our success. The person we seek will work closely with these partners to manage the production of Madera products to achieve the quality and look we are after while meeting the strict timelines of our clientele. Madera launches approximately 15-20 new projects each month with an average of 79 projects in production at any given time.


  • Manage relationships with Madera’s manufacturing partners on a daily basis.
  • Manage production schedules from order initiation to product shipment.
  • Prepare and send purchase orders using QuickBooks.
  • Review invoices and Purchase orders to ensure consistency.
  • Manage production cycle in pipe drive and slack.
  • Communicate regularly with partner vendors to ensure timely and quality production.
  • Coordinate with logistics manager to set up shipment between vendors and to customers.
  • Advise Madera on how to improve and/or develop new systems and tools for increasing the productivity, quality and diversity of our product offering.
  • Manage high profile projects where installation and site finishing are involved (not the norm).
  • Offer technical support to installers, contractors and designers during the lifecycle of a project.
  • Communicate with the Project Management/sales staff at Madera on a daily basis regarding the production schedule of material.
  • Manage the inventory system for Madera Samples for both the New York and Lost Angeles offices.
  • Maintain oversight of product samples stock levels, order new materials, and prepare new samples as needed.
  • Be an active part of developing new product, finishes and ultimately new collections of floors and surfaces.
  • Assist Madera with other tasks in line with the qualifications of the Production Manager as needed.

The Production Manager will report directly to our Senior Project Manager and will work closely with Madera sales and project management staff as well as our Logistics Coordinator.


Degree in architecture, design, business, engineering, construction management, project management or other related field with 5+ years’ work experience in a similar field.

  •  Must have prior experience with manufacturing, construction, woodworking or product design.
  • Humility – we are looking for a passionate professional who combines strong leadership skills with good humor, patience and a humble approach to service to join our team
  • A proven track record in providing high levels of customer service
  • Effective listening and strong communication skills for interaction with customers, vendors and Madera staff
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, problem solve and manage multiple tasks efficiently
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced start-up environment
  • Flexible, self-motivated, and a collaborative team player
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in all tasks and functions    
  • Knowledge and familiarity with building materials and construction is advantageous
  • Knowledge and understanding of wood, timber industry and wood craftsmanship a plus
  • Regular working hours are Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5:30PM, Showroom Saturdays 11AM-4PM


Madera is committed to investing in building the management and leadership skills of its staff. Your supervisors will commit a significant amount of time in your career development and will provide ongoing actionable feedback and professional training opportunities. This is a growth position and the right candidate will find new opportunities to advance their career with Madera.


  • Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and education
  • Benefit package includes health insurance, 15 days paid vacation, 8 days paid sick leave, paid public holidays, and flextime
  • Madera employees are expected to work from our Brooklyn office and use a personal laptop

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to

  • Please reference “Production Manager” in the email subject
  • For more information about Madera please visit
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