Production Manager

Kenosha, WI 53141

Posted: 08/02/2023 Job Number: 1220

Job Description

Position Summary:

The Production Manager will provide overall leadership for the department in the areas of PersonalSafety, FSQA, Productivity, Cost, and Engagement of our most valuable asset – Our People. Throughdirect reports, they will monitor and evaluate the production process and recommend methods to
optimize product yields, equipment operation and process control while reducing waste. Engage all employees in continuous improvement and foster a positive work environment while developing a culture of ownership and accountability, including hiring, onboarding and team member development.  

Roles and Responsibilities:
• Interpret safety policies/practices to employees including enforcing safe work practices.  
• 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.
• 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 safety, quality, financial controls, and business initiatives.  
• 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 personnel.  
• Diagnose equipment, ingredients and packaging issues.  
• Coordinate with Engineering, Maintenance or others as appropriate to solve production-related problems.  
• Ensure each manufacturing area is maintained in accordance with BRC standards.  
• Ensure security of employees, facilities and information systems by following and enforcing established security procedures. 
Job Description
• Ensure clear and concise communication to all levels in the organization.  
• Ensure regular safety inspections are conducted in all manufacturing areas.  
Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
• Leads with trust and integrity
• Effective listener and team player  
• Strong knowledge of food manufacturing, FDA/USDA, OSHA and EPA regulations desired  
• 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 environment  
• Strong 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 preferred

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Meat/Agriculture Science, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or related field preferred.
• 8-10 years of food manufacturing experience, with a minimum five years of experience in a management capacity OR equivalent combination of education and experience.  
• Previous experience in Continuous Improvement / Lean environment Working Conditions

Meet Your Recruiter

Michelle Abel

Michelle Abel, CPC, is the founder of Corporate & Technical Recruiters, Inc. She began her career after completing her undergraduate studies in Psychology at Emory University. Before founding CTR, she was a partner and CFO in a national recruiting firm. Michelle went on to establish her own firm as CEO of Corporate & Technical Recruiters. CTR's clients have a global presence and offer positions in marketing, sales, management, technology, engineering and accounting. With over 20 years of experience in the personnel field, Michelle's dedication to service makes her a leader in the industry.

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