Primarily responsible for directing, controlling, and coordinating all aspects of plant operations on a production shift, and ensuring all procedures are followed ensuring achievement of the highest level of productivity in the most cost efficient manner. Provide leadership and manage a shift of production employees, ensuring compliance with all food safety programs, and enforcing Company policies.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
Manage assigned shift’s production operations.
Work with employees to develop good working relationships and high morale while performing administrative duties as it relates to the production process.
Manager production objectives and ensure they are being met.
Foster positive communication ensuring project timelines and tasks are completed.
Develop and train employees, holding monthly shift safety meetings, group discussions, and troubleshooting areas that might cause problems with production.
Handle employee grievances.
Oversee all production employees while providing an environment for employees to achieve maximum quality and productivity performance.
Manage all aspects of production processing and employee performance, providing positive and/or corrective feedback.
Ensure safety throughout assigned work area.
Review and ensure reporting requirements are fulfilled in a timely manner.
Work with Quality Assurance ensuring a food safe and sanitary environment within specifications and USDA requirements.
Establish and adjust procedures meeting production schedules, production efficiencies, and budget objectives.
Plan and implement process improvements.
Ensure compliance with established food safety programs, including HACCP programs, SSOPs and GMPs.
Optimize profit reducing costs with continuous improvement activities through employee involvement and positive leadership.
Perform all other duties as assigned.
5 – 15 salaried production employees and indirect responsibility for 200+ hourly production employees.
This is a Leader of Leaders position with required competencies: Strategic Agility, Business Acumen, Building Effective Teams, Customer Focus and Command Skills.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or equivalent AND a minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience in a similar manufacturing environment; OR Associates Degree in a relevant discipline AND 6 years’ relevant experience in a similar manufacturing environment.
Minimum 5 years’ leadership and/or supervisory experience of 200+ persons.
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited institution.
8+ years’ experience within the food manufacturing industry.
8+ years’ supervisory and/or leadership experience.