This position will report directly to the Plant Manager and be
responsible for the overall success of plant operations pertaining
to the satisfaction of customer service levels and quality
expectations including the direct management of production,
scheduling, training, and continuous improvement departments /
initiatives at the Plymouth Plant.
Plan, organize, and direct the production and scheduling
operations to ensure the highest levels of efficiency and quality
Initiate plans and processes which minimize manufacturing costs
through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities,
materials, and capital
Assures attainment of business objectives and production
schedules while insuring product standards that will exceed our
Establish group and individual accountabilities throughout
assigned departments for problem-solving and cost reduction, both
on a permanent and unplanned basis. Encourage use of GEMBA walks
and focus on fact-based problem-solving using RCAs in place in
accordance to the established triggers.
Continually improve safety records by addressing both physical
safety issues and employee safety attitudes. Maintain and improve
housekeeping in all areas. Working closely with the Safety Manager
to ensure continuity and adhering to Pretzels safety systems.
Cooperate and coordinate with other department managers to
assist with all aspects of job performance and operational
effectiveness for the plant including: Purchasing, Human Resources,
Sales, Engineering, Maintenance, Safety, Quality (including
Sanitation & Food Safety), and Research and Development
Work in collaboration with teams on improvement projects
including capital investments, process improvements, etc.
Drive lean initiatives and be the main advocate for continuous
Participate and support HARPC, Food Safety, Food Defense,
Internal Auditor, and Safety Committee programs
Be able to perform all Production Supervisor duties and perform
in their absence
Ensure all Production Supervisor duties are performed on shift.
Report and correct any deviations
Train, interview, and evaluate any new Production
Plans, directs, and coordinates production activities and
priorities to obtain maximum efficiency of operations and
Reviews, develops, and implements methods, procedures, and
reports to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality
including root cause analysis and gap analysis.
Provides direction, accountability, mentoring, and feedback to
Assumes responsibility for costs, methods, operations, quality,
sanitation, food safety, and quantity of production (Remove this
Ensures continuous improvement as a part of every operation and
effectively implements it throughout the plant
Revises production schedules and priorities as a result of
equipment failure or operating problems, in conjunction with
Manager, Scheduling, Purchasing, and other departments as
Communicates with management to establish production and quality
control standards, obtains data regarding quantities,
specifications, and delivery dates (Remove this portion)
Promotes a team atmosphere, takes pride in workmanship, must be
self-motivated, and provides timely and accurate work
Develops, mentors, and evaluates Production Supervisors and
Assists with all discipline on shift
Communicates shift needs to appropriate departments, such as all
HR discipline, time and attendance, collaborate with internal
application process, overtime, downtime events, etc.
Works closely with Plant Manager, Research & Development Team,
Quality, Maintenance, and Engineering on continuous improvement
projects and shift needs, including training, retention,
evaluations, new equipment designs, troubleshooting improvement,
product development, etc.
Works with Production, QC, Maintenance, Scheduling, and
Warehouse on all holds, quality and food safety issues, including
investigation, containment, and corrective action
IN THE EVENT OF AN ABSENCE:
The Plant Manager will proceed with doing the essential
functions of the job.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
Associate degree in a related field (Business Management,
Engineering, etc.) or equivalent.
7+ years bakery manufacturing leadership experience managing
100+ employees on multiple shift operation.
Proven leadership skills a must.
Demonstrated success of developing employees.
5+ years managing in a process manufacturing environment.
Bachelor’s degree in related field.
American Institute of Baking certification
Experience in implementing and/or adhering to 3rd party audits
and certifications (AIB, ISO, BRC, and SQF).
2+ years’ experience in a food processing plant, specifically
baking. (Remove this portion)
HACCP and/or PCQI certification.
Formal Lean and Six-Sigma Training including successful
demonstration of implementation in a manufacturing environment.
OSHA certification or training.
Mechanical skills or experience to maximize efficiencies of
highly automated facility.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Thephysical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functionsof this job.The working conditions are normal
for a manufacturing environment.Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Whileperforming the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or
feel and reach with hands to arms, and talk to hear.The employee
must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. The noise level
in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
Work environment conditions may require the use of safety
equipment to include but not limited to eye safety glasses, side
shields, hearing protectors and hair nets.
This job description has been discussed with me and I understand
my duties and responsibilities.