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Production Manager

Location: Richmond, VA, United States
Date Posted: 08-24-2018

Production Manager

Position Summary:
Manage and develop direct reports in order to establish and maintain acceptable standards of performance in the key factors of Safety, Quality, Employee Development, Sanitation/Product Protection and Productivity.
Core Functions:
  • Acts as a Safety Champion by setting example through leadership, employee development, and communications of safety expectations and performance in the department.
  • Responsible for all business, cost and productivity metrics for the Production Department 
  • Executes good manufacturing practices while promoting a safe working environment and sanitary production techniques through the supervision of all phases of production and packaging.  Responsible for production and quality of all product produced.  
  • Collaborates with Warehouse Manager to oversee the packaging and warehouse operations to ensure products are produced and available for shipment.
  • Practices basic principles of good people management including hiring and training subordinates.
  • Meets customer service requirements by projecting the workload of equipment and resources.  Addresses customer complaints.
  • Active member of Plant Safety Committee
  • Communicates with management and subordinates regarding operational issues, changes, recommendations, etc. 
  • Participates in food safety inspections by interacting with regulatory agencies, Rabbi, and external auditors.  Conducts tours for customers. 
  • Oversee plant production scheduling
  • Responsible for 7 Supervisors and 1 Scheduler
  • All other duties as assigned by Plant Manager
Core Competencies:
  • Performance and Results Orientation - Maintains focus on key performance drivers, continuously improves processes, and consistently delivers results.
  • Technical/ Functional Expertise - Applies technical knowledge and skills to gather, collect, document, interpret, and make decisions informed by data.
Skills/Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree preferably in engineering, packaging or management  Minimum of 5+ years in a moderate to high speed packaging environment.
  • Edible oil or chemical manufacturing experience is a plus 
  • Participation/experience with SQF Audits.  SQF practitioner preferred and must be able to obtain FSPCA certificate in first 6 months.
  • Proficient in the use of Lotus Notes, Microsoft Word, Excel, PP, SAP and other technical software packages, as needed 
  • Strong knowledge of food sanitation, regulatory requirements, and good manufacturing practices highly desirable Hands-on experience with lean manufacturing concepts preferred                      
Training Requirements:
  • HACCP
  • SQF
  • MS Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)
  • Food Safety Training
  • GMPs
  • Food Defense & Security
  • Safety
SQF Requirements:
  • HACCP Certification
  • Documentation
  • Record keeping
  • Verification
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