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Production Manager in Mount Pleasant, TX at Newly Weds Foods

Date Posted: 6/8/2018

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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.

Essential Functions:

  • 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 and production standards are met daily.

  • Performs effective scheduling for the dept. to maximize efficiency and customer service.

  • Performs monthly inventories; manages inventories of inplants, finished goods, and ingredients to prevent obsolescence and maximize usability and quality.

  • 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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four-year college degree preferred; a combination of education and related work experience preferably in the food industry will be considered.

  • 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.

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


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