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Production Manager

Company: Treehouse Foods
Location: Kenosha
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Employee Type:

Full time


WI Kenosha

Job Type:

Production Operations

Job Posting Title:

Production Manager

Job Description:

Provides overall leadership for manufacturing departments in the areas of safety, productivity, quality, cost, equipment and engagement. Through subordinates, monitors and evaluates the production process and recommends methods to optimize product yields, equipment operation and process control while reducing waste. Engages all employees in continuous improvement and fosters a positive work environment while developing a culture of ownership and accountability.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Manages staff of 4 Supervisors and indirectly manages staff of 90 Hourly manufacturing employees.

Interpret safety policies/practices to employees including enforcing safe work practices.

Manage a staff of direct reports through regular performance reviews and developmental activities to ensure movement toward a high performance / high engagement organization, while assuring effective departmental performance.

Utilize available data (line speed target, set-up guidelines, and efficiency and process data) to continuously improve productivity, uptime and reliability. Utilize the above information as a tool to improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and product cost.

Set clear priorities and align resources to deliver against business and regulatory requirements in the areas of cost, financial controls, and quality, safety and business initiatives.

Manage product quality by understanding and communicating customer needs to employees and ensuring expectations are consistently met and according to standard work.

Determine schedules, sequences and assignments for work activities based on work priority, quantity of equipment and skill of personnel.

Diagnose equipment, ingredients and packaging issues. Coordinate with Engineering, Maintenance or others as appropriate to solve production-related problems.

Ensure each manufacturing area is maintained in accordance with BRC & AIB standards.

Ensure security of employees, facilities and information systems by following and enforcing established security procedures.

Ensure clear and concise communication to all levels in the organization.

Ensure regular safety inspections are conducted in all manufacturing areas.

Ensure all manufacturing areas comply with BRC and SQF requirements, and supports all plant food safety initiatives to ensure quality and food safety standards are being met.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Effective listener and team player
  • Strong knowledge of food manufacturing, FDA/USDA, OSHA and EPA regulations desired
  • Able to work effectively with others, have good interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Highly organized, critical thinker able to multi-task
  • Able to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Strong computer skills including experience with SAP and Microsoft Office.
  • Continuous improvement and lean manufacturing mindset with the ability to lead and support multiple projects strongly preferred
    Experience and Education:

    Bachelor Degree- required

    Masters Degree- strongly preferred

    5-7 years of manufacturing experience, with a minimum three years of experience in a management capacity OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Previous experience in Continuous Improvement / Lean environment

    Food manufacturing experience is strongly preferred.

    Working Conditions:

    Physical Activity/Working Conditions:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, reach, stretch, stoop, bend, and use hands and fingers. Also, the employee may be required to lift up to 55lbs. This position requires the employee to be able to read, write, and communicate orally in English.

    The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Travel Requirements: Minimal

    TreeHouse Use Only: #IND1

Keywords: Treehouse Foods, Kenosha , Production Manager, Executive , Kenosha, Wisconsin

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