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Production Manager

Company: ST Specialty Foods
Location: Kenosha
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Employee Type:Full timeLocation:WI KenoshaJob Type:Production OperationsJob Posting Title:Production ManagerJob 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 employeesInterpret safety policies/practices to employees including enforcing safe work practicesManage 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 performanceUtilize 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 costSet clear priorities and align resources to deliver against business and regulatory requirements in the areas of cost, financial controls, and quality, safety and business initiativesManage product quality by understanding and communicating customer needs to employees and ensuring expectations are consistently met and according to standard workDetermine schedules, sequences and assignments for work activities based on work priority, quantity of equipment and skill of personnelDiagnose equipment, ingredients and packaging issues. Coordinate with Engineering, Maintenance or others as appropriate to solve production-related problemsEnsure each manufacturing area is maintained in accordance with BRC & AIB standardsEnsure security of employees, facilities and information systems by following and enforcing established security proceduresEnsure clear and concise communication to all levels in the organizationEnsure regular safety inspections are conducted in all manufacturing areasEnsure 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 metSkills, Knowledge and Abilities:Effective listener and team playerStrong knowledge of food manufacturing, FDA/USDA, OSHA and EPA regulations desiredAble to work effectively with others, have good interpersonal and leadership skillsStrong organizational and time management skillsExcellent communication skills, both written and verbalHighly organized, critical thinker able to multi-taskAble to work well under pressure in a fast paced environmentStrong 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 preferredSpanish speaking a PLUSExperience and Education: Bachelor Degree- requiredMasters Degree- strongly preferred3-5 years of manufacturing experience, with a minimum three years of experience in a management capacity OR equivalent combination of education and experiencePrevious experience in Continuous Improvement / Lean environment preferredFood manufacturing experience is strongly preferredPhysical 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 EnglishThe 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.TreeHouse Use Only: #IND1

Keywords: ST Specialty Foods, Kenosha , Production Manager, Professions , Kenosha, Wisconsin

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