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Production Manager in Chicago, IL at Newly Weds Foods

Date Posted: 5/24/2018

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Job Description

The Production Manager directs, plans, and coordinates activities concerned with production of NWF products. This position establishes production priorities for products in keeping with effective operations and cost factors, utilizing knowledge of product technology, production methods and procedures, and capabilities of machines and equipment.

  • 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.

  • Excellent problem solving skills and hands on approach. 

Newly Weds Foods is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.

Newly Weds Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer