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Manager in Training

Clayton Homes

Clayton Homes

Maryville, TN, USA
Posted on Friday, December 22, 2023

Clayton Homes, a Berkshire Hathaway company and the nation's leading housing provider, is a vertically integrated housing company that builds, sells, and insures affordable housing. Our commitment to creating a World Class Customer Experience is unparalleled in the housing industry and we believe it begins with a World Class Team Member Experience. From entry-level to more experienced positions, we're actively recruiting individuals who are passionate, positive, and eager to learn. We then equip you for success, whether you're in the office, in the field, or on the floor. As a member of our team you'll enjoy excellent benefits, opportunities for growth, and an encouraging culture that supports work / life balance.

Position Summary: The Manager In Training (MIT) is designed to prepare the trainee for a future leadership position in one of our home building facilities, dependent on their interest, skill set, experience, and needs of the home building group. The intended design of the program is to provide an opportunity for early-career professionals to learn and grow as leaders within our organization. The MIT, upon completion, would likely be prepared to take on a management role in one of our home building facilities, to include Assistant Production Manager, Assistant Materials Manager, Customer Success Manager, or Cost Analyst.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Learn from experienced team members in each training program area while gaining knowledge about processes, procedures, and standards, as well as participate in certain duties with team members.
  • Successfully complete each phase of the structured training program while rotating through assignments related to the manufacturing process.
  • Actively participate in MIT meetings to develop and refine the training curriculum.
  • Actively participate in facility projects to gain deeper knowledge into the business.
  • Actively participate in Sponsor led projects to gain broader knowledge.
  • Actively become a part of the company culture and build relationships with team members and management.
  • Present to executive leaders at the end of each phase of the program.
  • Present to facility leadership on learning outcomes.
  • Produce weekly summary reports.
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree required; prior construction experience preferred.
  • Must be able to relocate.
  • Very organized with an eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Excellent planning and follow-up skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Ability to work independently or in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to multi-task is essential.
  • Ability and willingness to absorb a vast amount of information.
  • Project management experience is a plus.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to consistently operate a computer and other office productivity machinery such as telephone, calculator, copy machine, computer printer, etc.
  • Must be able to communicate with others via phone, email, and in person. Must be able to exchange accurate information with others.
  • Must be able to stand, sit, stoop, and crawl for a prolonged amount of time on a routine basis.
  • Must be able to lift in a 2-person lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Constantly works in an indoor, temperature-controlled, sealed-window office environment. When in facilities, may be exposed to extreme temperatures and other elements typical of a manufacturing environment.
  • Work primarily involves sitting / standing.

Travel Requirements:

  • 25% +
  • Dependent on opportunities for learning in the program

Why Clayton?
A Berkshire Hathaway Company - an integrity-based organization offering unlimited career growth opportunities.
Full-time team members have the flexibility to create their own health, dental, and vision benefits package. Clayton provides competitive 401K programs, including investment options and company matching for full and part time employees after one year to help our team members achieve their financial goals. Additional benefits include paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement, Employee Assistance Programs, and more.
As part of Clayton’s commitment to Opening Doors to a Better Life, Clayton is now providing paid time for Team Members to volunteer to causes that are meaningful to them through the Clayton Impact program.
Clayton is proud to have earned spots on the following Forbes lists: America’s Best Employers, America’s Best Employers by State, Best Employers for Diversity, Best Employers for Women.
At Clayton, we encourage holistic wellness with physical, nutritional, social, financial, spiritual and occupational programs available online or in-person for team members.
Clayton is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Clayton is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

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Clayton Manufacturing