Manager, Operations Development in Stockton CA

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Manager, Operations Development
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Stockton CA
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  • Operations Development Manager (Mizkan America, Inc. Stockton Ca-Tomato Processing) Primary Duties (During Season)
  • Leads performance management, including identification and communication of critical success factors and key performance indicators.
  • Accountable for achieving forecasted financial and operating performance targets.
  • Drives continuous safety, quality, cost, and compliance improvement based on current Best Practices
  • Ensure compliance and perform all duties in accordance with all safety, environmental, food, local, state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Oversees Maintenance Crew ensuring facility is operating at peak performance Primary Duties (Off Season)
  • Executes assignments as directed by management with adherence to time lines and budgets.
  • Directly manages maintenance crew and directs them thru the Plant Rebuild Process
  • Partners with corporate and plant management teams to ensure the generation of detailed scopes of work, effective project generation and implementation upon approval.
  • Provides engineering expertise in the areas of raw material and product handling, processing and packaging.
  • Conducts engineering studies as assigned on new and existing manufacturing processes, equipment, tooling and materials to optimize production efficiencies, minimize waste/scrap and ensure quality standards and safety requirements are met.
  • Recommends methods, materials, and layouts for improvements based on manufacturing needs and capabilities.
  • Develops detailed project submittals with accurate cost generation for project submission, ROI analysis and approval consideration
  • . Works with plant maintenance and contractors to generate costs to complete installation and startup of projects.
  • Performs problem solving studies for root cause analysis determination, develops recommendations and resolves manufacturing problems identified within plant operations.
  • Supervises and directs other project lead people where appropriate and controls outside contractors relative to plant policies and scope of work.
  • Tracks capital expenditures for adherence to approved project spending limits.
  • Interface with OSHA, EPA, BRC and other regulatory and 3rd party agencies as required.
  • Assist management in developing, implementing and maintaining annual engineering budget and 5-year plans. Additional Contributing Duties
  • Provides leadership in developing, communicating and implementing operating strategies and goals for the facility.
  • Help champion, support and role model the Behavioral Based Safety programs and practices throughout operations in partnership with other Department Heads and Safety Supervisor.
  • Provides overall leadership in managing, coaching and developing Manufacturing Staff
  • Provides guidance and leadership directly to supervisors/salary non-exempts/union hourly/temporary workforce within the department.
  • Contributes to the process of managing the capital projects and cost reductions process.
  • Ensure positive relationships with key strategic external customers. Il. Position Responsibilities (Expected Work)
  • Ensures labor management scheduled according to Plant Demands
  • Makes sure Plant is ready to process Tomatoes on "Opening Day"
  • Works with other departments making sure hourly staff is trained based on their job assignment
  • Executes daily/weekly staff performance reviews by providing constant feedback
  • Tracks key performance indicators on an ongoing basis; identifies and communicates issues to senior management and implements appropriate corrective action to deliver departmental results.
  • Partners with Plant Associate Finance Manager and Plant Manager to develop the Annual Operating Plan budget for the department. Closely monitors and controls departmental costs, including labor and overtime; adjusts as necessary to meet budgetary guidelines
  • Direct interaction with the Quality Manager to Facilitate and/or direct resolutions as it relates to food safety and quality Challenges
  • Plant / manufacturing environment, subject to temperature swings, climbing stairs, and movement throughout a large plant setting.
  • During the fresh fruit processing season (July-October), extended work hours and increased time on the plant floor
  • Understanding Mizkan America, Inc. Policies, State, Federal and other legal requirements, and working with site personnel ensuring compliance to the requirements.
  • Inspire and motivate individuals to perform work for 90-100+ day tomato pack season.
  • Drive changes in the plant via Continuous Improvement projects to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, make right the first time, etc.
  • Schedule-must be able/flexible to support multiple shift manufacturing operations.
  • Must build and leverage positive, cross-functional relationships to address identified gaps and implement best practices. Works with Logistics Manager to set production rates for Planning (Annual/Weekly) Education: BS in Engineering, Experience:
  • 5 to 10 years (minimum) demonstrated experience managing a large, complex Food manufacturing facility.
  • 5 to 10 years (minimum) demonstrated manufacturing experience in roles of increasing responsibility. • Demonstrated (general) primary food processing/aseptic/evaporator experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of effective management and supervisory methods.
  • Ability to support and effectively deploy change management.
  • Broad knowledge of safety, environmental, quality, and employment systems, procedures, and rules and regulations
  • Technical skills in engineering, project development, and costing. Ability to work with all levels of plant and corporate management including cross functional team. Mizkan America, Inc. is an EO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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