$80K — $100K *
ROLE OF THE PRODUCTION MANAGER (LCM)
The Production Construction Manager’s job is arguably the most critical responsibility in the
organization. You are in daily contact with our customers and our customers are the reason for
our existence. In the field, there is little room for error. Money, materials, and labor must be
carefully controlled. Whether you are the president of the company or several management
layers away from the corporate office, your two primary goals are to:
SATISFY THE CUSTOMER --and-- MAXIMIZE PROFITS IN THE LONG TERM
The profit of a construction company is quite easy to determine - simply figure the difference
between the sales price and the cost of each house.
Obviously, LCM’s ordinarily have extremely limited control over the ultimate sales price of the homes they build.
However, you exercise the greatest influence of anyone over company profits through controlling the cost of construction.
Through conscientious attention to detail and intelligent labor and material decisions, you can
significantly influence the final cost of the home and resulting profit.
As a LCM, your key to success is motivating your Project Managers, workers,
trade partners, and vendors to bring in every project:
Just about every decision you make as a LCM should be made in keeping with these three basic
responsibilities. Of course, some aspects of your job may be aimed toward the achievement of
goals that fail to fall directly under one of these three, such as safety or legal issues.
The LCM as a Leader
As a key member of a builder's management team, you must also add leadership to your list of
LCM’s responsibilities. Leadership is the ability to work with and get things done through
others, while winning their respect, confidence, loyalty, and cooperation. Your leadership in the
field will be critical to the overall success of each home you build and a major contributor to the
happiness and satisfaction of our customers.
The LCM as a Manager
Many of our LCMs came up through the trades as carpenters or other tradesmen. Their success
was predicated on their ability to work hard and do a good job. That is what got you where you
are today. However, when you became a LCM, you became a manger. You put aside your tool
belt and carpenter tools and picked up management tools, a computer, schedules, quality
checklists and your smart phone or tablet. Your success now is predicated primarily on how
well you can delegate responsibilities and motivate others (Project Managers, Trade
Partners, suppliers, inspectors, vendors, etc.) to perform. You are a manager; and moreover,
a leader! Your performance will be measured based on your ability to plan, organize, direct,
control, execute and motivate. The net result of superior management is superior performance of
those whom you manage.
The LCM Duties
The LCM Description on the following pages outlines you duties and lines of authority. They
should define and document your primary responsibilities and establish a basis for performance
Valid through: 9/22/2020
$100K — $150K
55 days ago
$100K — $150K
55 days ago