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.
-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.
PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY/COST MANAGEMENT:
- 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.
MANAGING EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE:
-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.
-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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
-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.