Packaging Manager in Lewisville ID

Idahoan Foods
Packaging Manager
Job ID: 
Lewisville ID
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Job Types:
Packaging Manager/Supervisor
Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Defines, communicates, and delivers departmental goals that are directly related to Plant and Operations goals. Examples in those related to production rates, budgets, reducing spill loss percentages, reducing ingredient waste, accurate record keeping, improved first pass quality, and maximizing labor productivity.
  • Maintains the packaging records to comply with third party audits, regulatory agencies, and Company reports.
  • Manages the effective cleaning and maintenance of the equipment used in the Packaging Department.
  • Ensures a safe work environment by emphasizing safety training and safe actions.
  • Recommends, implements and with partnership from Human Resources enforces company policies and procedures.
  • Develop department financial strategies by estimating, forecasting, and anticipating requirements, trends, and variances; aligning monetary resources; developing action plans; measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.
  • Implements procedures to increase productivity and decrease downtime through use of lean manufacturing practices and/or Six Sigma practices.
  • Review and report departmental variances regarding productivity, labor scheduling, waste, and other key metrics. Help develop corrective action plans necessary to achieve productivity improvements.
  • Develop high performing work teams within department through hands on coaching, training, and engaging team members through ongoing communications of factory changes and performance goal attainment.
  • Promote a culture of high performance and accountability in employee and product safety and maintain an environment that fosters effective communication, teamwork, and positive employee relations.
  • Coordinate and communicate frequently with the Quality Department to ensure that the product is meeting the highest quality standards possible.
  • Ensure applicable Operational Process are followed. Proactively review the established processes, identify improvement opportunities, and make recommendations.
  • Coordinate with planning and budgeting by providing necessary data and expert knowledge in areas of responsibility.
  • Drive employee performance by giving clear directions and expectations, then providing meaningful feedback to aid performance. Evaluate performance and activity of team members and provide appropriate feedback.
  • Make staffing recommendations to ensure appropriate resources are allocated to achieve departmental objectives/projects.
  • Ensure department team members embraced and ensure compliance with established Internal Control System. Cooperate with audit and/or any inquiry from Internal Control function.
  • Maintain Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) on the department to comply with Safe Quality Food (SQF) requirements.
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  • Provide strategic and tactical direction to the packaging team and key support to Plant Management.

Qualifications/Required Skills


A bachelor’s degree in business, Science, Engineering, or a related area from an accredited college/university with a minimum of 5 years food manufacturing and leadership experience in a high-speed packaging environment or a minimum of 10 years’ experience


High energy, enthusiastic leader with a demonstrated track record of success in leading a department of 100+ personnel and achieving results. Ability to build structure, create engagement and achieve case attainment in a fast-paced visible department while maintaining effective employee relations.

Reasoning Ability:
  • Ability to creatively apply experience, common sense, and a strategic business perspective to a variety of situations, processes, and people.
  • Demonstrates the self-confidence and maturity to make decisions and solve problems with minimal direction.
  • Organized and able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Possesses strong analytical, quantitative, problem-solving, and technical skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with prevalent professional demeanor
  • Ability to mentor, train, motivate, direct, and empower team
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, rapidly changing, and regulated environment
  • Ability to act as a Change Agent to implement new way of thinking
  • Exhibit sound and accurate judgment
  • Ability to work effectively across departmental teams
  • Intermediate level computer literacy, proficient in Microsoft Office Suite Products and ability to learn new systems quickly

Work Environment

Environmental/Physical aspects:

The position is located in a food processing facility. Thirty-five percent of time will be on the packaging floor and sixty-five percent of time will be in an office setting.

Alignment with Core Values & Competencies of the Company

Respect & Value Our People
  • Instill trust
  • Develop myself & others
  • Inspire a shared vision
  • Communicate effectively

Stay in Front of Challenge While Reducing Costs
  • Challenge the status quo
  • Connect the dots
  • Grow in business acumen

Delight Our Customers
  • Drive results
  • Incite curiosity
  • Seek collaboration

Food Quality & Safety
  • Embrace accountability
  • Achieve our best
  • Be partner & customer focused
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