Juice Production Manager

US-CA-Yuba City
2 weeks ago(12/4/2017 4:50 PM)
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Manufacturing Operations




Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Juice Production Manager is responsible for all production activities of 4 hot fill bottling/canning lines. This position has full responsibility for production in a 24/7 manufacturing facility and requires a wide degree of latitude, flexibility and creativity.                                                                                                                                    


QUALITY MANAGEMENT:                                                        


-Ensures compliance with GMPs, good housekeeping standards, and 5S standards within the juice department.

-Takes full ownership of quality of the product and ensures that quality and food safety standards are being met. Takes appropriate measures when alerted of quality issue.

-Recommends and implements procedures to promote quality/food safety.

-Maintains an “audit-ready” department and takes active role in external and internal audits.

-Participates on the HACCP/HARPC team.





- Evaluates production schedules to ensure most efficient schedule is run.
- Reviews staffing requirements to ensure staffing is accurate and efficient.

-Reviews material/ingredient consumption to ensure everything is accounted for properly.

-Responsible for measuring and improving product/material yields.

-Intimately involved in day-to-day performance and seeks to determine root causes of performance failures.

-Works with maintenance team to advise on maintenance/repair issues and improve the maintenance system to minimize down time and loss of production.

-Manages assigned budget.




-Drives a safety-first culture.

-Ensures all labor activities adhere to collective bargaining agreement rules.

-Manages performance of both union employees and salaried direct reports.



DEPARTMENT MANAGEMENT:                                                                       


-Promptly informs Plant Manager of known or anticipated problems.

-Head of department who effectively communicates to other departments.

-Works cross-functionally with maintenance, quality, HR, finance & supply chain.

-Ensures all materials, ingredients, & labor are properly accounted for.

-Responsible for leading team to achieve departmental goals/objectives under the direction of the Plant Manager.




-Bachelor’s degree in business preferred.

-Food manufacturing experience required; bottling experience preferred.

-Proven track record of leading, training, and coaching employees.

-Experience in a union environment preferred.

-Familiar with finance/accounting and how operational decisions will affect financial results.

-Familiar with ERP systems, preferably SAP.

-Ability to use Microsoft Office tools.

-Familiar with OSHA, HACCP/HARPC, FDA, USDA, and GFSI requirements.

-Possesses mechanical aptitude and able to assist in troubleshooting causes of downtime.


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