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MY JOB DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION

Ahmet Ozturk, of the tanner Yesiller Deri, Première Vision Leather (3A61-3B62), and his three indispensable devices.

FIRST YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO PEOPLE.
This seems key in order to successfully coordinate the sales services, the production processes, IS management, the stocks … My job is intrinsically linked to all the others. I am at the core of all the planning.
I have an engineering background, but for me, communications and relationships are the keys to success. Obviously this cannot be done only during office hours. This job is 24/7. Yes, the company is an integral part of my life. I remember waking up one night, at 2 am, with an idea, and having to run to the tannery to test it out!
But I have a secret: patience. That’s what let’s me take a step back, get a change of perspective in order to assess and evaluate events in a new way. And deal more calmly with changes in the business. Ten years ago, we produced 5 main colours. Today, we offer over 1,500 … That’s a big leap forward, right? Today, expectations are enormous. I remember a client who sent five experts to check on the final output of the colour ordered … just to make a few jackets. We have to stay the course and keep up, and the production manager is the one steering the ship.