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Liquids - Food Production Manager in Horn Lake, MS at Newly Weds Foods

Date Posted: 4/1/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

  • Provides leadership to all areas of the production department and ensures a productive and engaged workforce. Leads by example.

  • Plans, directs and coordinates the production activities in the plant and ensures labor standards are met daily.

  • Ensures compliance with Safety Standards and promotes a safe work environment. Plays major role in Safety initiatives and is actively involved in Safety Committee. 

  • Takes the lead in identifying performance issues and providing guidance, coaching and progressive discipline as needed. 

  • Communicates issues encountered such as raw material problems, finished product rejections and equipment malfunction to the plant manager as well as quality control and maintenance.

  • Monitors line equipment for functionality, safety and cleanliness.  Performs daily GMP audits and sanitation audits and addresses issues with Supervisors

  • Assists plant manager and quality control staff in customer complaint and rejection root cause investigations and corrective action generations.  Implements corrective actions from such investigations within the department.

  • Works collaboratively with Purchasing and Customer Service to resolve all issues.

  • Holds supervisor meetings on a weekly basis discussing a variety of department related issues. 

  • Works with HR to ensure all HR related polices are being followed including attendance policy.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Must have a four year college degree and a minimum of five years of related work experience preferably in the food industry.

  • Ability to give and receive thorough instructions and communicate effectively with management, supervisors and other employees. .

  • Excellent computer skills with emphasis in MS office and Excel. AS 400 experience a plus.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Effective business writing and presentation skills. Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.

  • Thorough knowledge of GMP’s, HACCP, SQF and BRC.

  • Proven track record within a Continuous Improvement Environment.

  • Ability to lead, develop, train, and motivate workforce while at the same time ensuring a healthy work environment and a high level of employee engagement.

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