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Production Manager - Food Manufacturing

Company: Gables Search Group
Location: Albert Lea
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

As the Production Manager you will lead and manage the production department within the Albert Lea, MN location. Under direction of the company and plant visions, the Production Manager is responsible to manage growth and development including an employee focused safety culture, meeting customer expectations, continuous improvement, productivity and direct reports. You will also help plan ahead to improve utilization of resources. Cultivate teamwork and synergies interdepartmentally in search of excellence

  • Responsible for daily production of the plant
  • Lead, supervise, direct, evaluate and develop production team
  • Work with all departments to ensure positive synergies
  • Responsible for achieving performance measures for safety, customer expectations, quality & productivity
  • Meet or exceed customer expectations for on-time delivery and quality of product delivered
  • Cross train workforce
  • Provide backup to positions as needed to ensure efficient operation
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts
  • Coordinate production activities with maintenance and quality control activities to obtain optimum use of both the employee and equipment resources
  • Responsible for the timely, efficient, thorough, and effective cleaning and sanitation of their area of responsibility, including but not limited to production or packaging equipment and the surrounding areas or rooms, support areas, and other areas as may be required
  • Assure investigations are completed timely with root cause found and corrective actions implemented
  • Support GMP compliance and assist in correcting GMP issues
  • Strive to attain standardization of work through work instructions, setup sheets and employee training
  • Manage production supplies through Kanban system
  • Collaborate with the Commercialization group during production scale-up efforts, production validation, and customer trials
  • Lead others in maintaining good housekeeping and an orderly work area; support 5S initiatives
  • Implementation of productivity improvements
  • Reviews and analyzes production to determine causes of non-conformity with product specifications and operating or production problems
  • Develops and implements methods and procedures to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality
  • Consults with Tech Ops to modify machines and equipment in order to/ improve production and quality of products
  • Effectively communicates any changes in schedules, production or procedures to all shifts
  • Conduct routine one-on-one meetings with direct reports
  • Assure schedule and resources such as raw materials, staffing and equipment align
  • Oversee the production schedule
  • Aligns plant production objectives to the plant and company vision
  • Assure regulatory compliance including but not limited to OSHA, EPA, MPCA, DNR, FDA, FLSA, EEO, & OFCCP
  • Initiate and support continuous improvement and elimination of waste and variation in processes using established improvement processes.


    • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in a business-related discipline
    • Preferred 2-3 years of related experience in the food or supplement industry; market planning and new product development is preferred
    • Proficient computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, ERP) required
    • Solid background/work experience in food or dietary supplement manufacturing (5+ years), dietary supplement experience a plus
    • Proven direct leadership experience, minimum of 3 years leadership experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
    • Working knowledge of continuous improvement, especially lean preferred
    • Knowledge of food and/or dietary supplement GMP's; familiarity with SQF 2000 a plus

Keywords: Gables Search Group, Rochester , Production Manager - Food Manufacturing, Executive , Albert Lea, Minnesota

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