Production Control - Manager

Date: Jun 28, 2024

Location: Paris, IL, US, 61944

Company: North American Lighting

Job Summary

Who We Are 

North American Lighting Inc., member of the Koito Group of Companies, is the largest tier one automotive exterior lighting manufacturer in North America. As the market share leader in exterior automotive lighting, NAL provides advanced lighting technology, engineering design expertise, and state-of-the-art production capabilities to auto makers based in North America and around the world.  


Our Opportunity 

North American Lighting (NAL) is looking for a Production Control Manager to join our team. The ideal candidate will plan, direct, and manage all Production Control functions and personnel in the plant, ensuring the efficient and timely flow of materials and parts between or within departments. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Your Priorities 

  • Supervises, establishes, and coordinates the production schedules within the plant, including purchased material and manufactured parts, based on customer requirements and forecast. 
  • Maintains required Kanban card level within production system to meet production schedule. 
  • Acts to eliminate delays and ensures adherence to production and shipping requirements. 
  • Works closely with the Purchasing Department to ensure proper flow of purchased material. 
  • Maintains and monitors inventory levels, turns, and accuracy. 
  • Ensures effective support of production, shipping, customer service, and engineering, as needed. 


Your Background 

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Manufacturing, or a related discipline, plus 8 - 10 years of experience in production control—including: 

  • 3 years of experience in a lead or supervisory role. 
  • Experience working in a JIT manufacturing environment utilizing Kanban. 
  • Continuous improvement or Kaizen experience. 


APICS Certification is preferred. 

At North American Lighting

Team Member Benefits 

World class health insurance plans 

Award winning 401k plan 

Relocation assistance 

Paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays, etc) 

Supplier discounts (wireless, computer, vehicle, etc.) 

Company sponsored wellness program including gym reimbursement  

Diversity at NAL: 

The mission of NAL’s Diversity Committee is to facilitate NAL’s ongoing and continuing efforts to foster a culture and atmosphere of mutual respect, for the benefit of all Team Members from different backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities that represent our communities. 

You can learn more about NAL and our opportunities at 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, and veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Requisition ID: 16812

Location: Paris CHQ 

Nearest Major Market: Decatur