Company: Treehouse Foods
Posted on: January 12, 2022
Job Posting Title:
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
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
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
Diagnose equipment, ingredients and packaging issues. Coordinate
with Engineering, Maintenance or others as appropriate to solve
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
Ensure regular safety inspections are conducted in all
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
- 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
- Strong computer skills including experience with SAP and
- Continuous improvement and lean manufacturing mindset with the
ability to lead and support multiple projects strongly
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
Food manufacturing experience is strongly preferred.
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
Travel Requirements: Minimal
TreeHouse Use Only: #IND1
Keywords: Treehouse Foods, Kenosha , Production Manager, Executive , Kenosha, Wisconsin
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