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Production Manager


Post Date: 05/15/2017 Job ID: 7605 Discipline: Operations - Manufacturing Industry: Frozen & Refrigerated Foods

About the Company

Food manufacturer in New Jersey seeking a skilled Food Production Manager/Supervisor for a newly created leadership position in this food processing company.

About the Role

- Responsible for the production, operations, manufacturing, and administration of the food manufacturing plant reporting to the General Manager.

- Candidates should be comfortable working in a fast-paced food production and processing facility.

- Looking for an excellent leader who can foster professionalism, teamwork and quality.

- Responsible for establishing financial and operational objectives/goals for the food processing plant.
- Plans overall food plant operations for best possible utilization of equipment and personnel with the objective of attaining optimum product quality and operating efficiencies.
- Maintains production records of all production and implements continuous improvement projects to ensure production efficiency and yield targets are attained.
- Maintains a clean and orderly plant that conforms to FDA, OSHA, SQF and HACCP standards.
- Develop and implement KPI's to support productivity and cost initiatives.
- Provides leadership, coaching, mentoring and training.

- Develops budget and manages plant within that budget.

Background profile desired:
- 5+ years of food manufacturing experience and 3+ years of supervisory level experience.
- Bachelor's degree preferred.
- USDA, HACCP, FDA, SQF, and OSHA experience is required
- Thorough "hand's-on" knowledge of food processing/manufacturing conducted within the guidelines established by Good Manufacturing Practices.
- Develop, implement, monitor and evaluate effective process controls and procedures, i.e. techniques, to deliver required yield improvements and product quality/consistency
- Promote employee morale and motivate through positive communications and proactive problem solving to ensure efficient, stable and friendly work environment.
- Must be a results-driven self-starter, able to function independently, with the ability to work with and direct all employees on multiple shifts in a moderate to high-speed packaging facility.
- A working knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems associated with food processing and food packaging equipment.
- Ability to implement plant productivity projects with the effective use of technology and processes, along with managing capital projects, with regards to plant expansion and upgrades..
- Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Dave Rothe
Account Manager and Sr. Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group

Dave has a Master’s Degree plus 9 years of experience recruiting at Kinsa Group as a food and beverage industry specialist. He specializes in identifying and placing talent with clients around the globe. As a Kinsa Account Manager he handles business development for a lot of our Bakery, Snack Food and Confectionery accounts as well as Pet Food.

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