Production Manager

Vernon Permanent USD75,000 - USD100,000
  • Join a Company that Values Innovation Consistency and Quality
  • Join a Family Owned Multimillion Dollar Food Processing Business

About Our Client

The company begin in the 1950s in Southern California. It started as a small poultry farm that raised chickens for the local supermarkets. What started as a family workforce of five through the years has grown into a multimillion-dollar food processing business. After their expansion, the new team used their expertise to expand from just poultry to all types of processed and value-added meats. Beef, Pork, Lamb, and Veal, and a variety of freshly prepared meals and marinated meats are all part of the product line. The food industry has seen many changes since the early '50s. Known for being an innovator This company played a big part in many changes

Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job, an individual must able to perform and coordinate the workflow for the following:

  • Oversee production operations areas, including production plant and maintenance. Work with leadership team on projects, activities and issues that address production methods and personnel to ensure strategic priorities are successfully addressed. Ensure proper execution of all Production SOPs
  • Oversee and conduct audits/reviews of production facilities independently to ensure that efficiency, quality, safety, and productivity meet Company and Customer standards and expectations. Maintain and manage product quality, meeting USDA guidelines. Ensure that machinery and employees are working effectively in supporting product and packaging quality
  • Oversee all inventory processes, including, packaging, machine parts, etc., ensuring efficiencies, elimination of waste and proper flow and rotation in all production areas. Working closely with Sales and Customer Service, manage the daily activities of order processing and transportation. Manage process effectively and closely to control labor costs
  • Monitor and oversee the daily/routine activities for the Production workforce on the floor. Lead activities and programs to prevent accidents and injuries, equipment and facility damage and disasters
  • Lead problem solving and troubleshooting activities for Processing
  • Lead the continuous process improvement initiatives. Be alert to better, more cost effective and efficient ways of running the processing operation
  • Plan, organize, direct and run optimum day-to-day operations to exceed our customers' expectations
  • Increase production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards
  • Be responsible for production output, product quality and on-time shipping
  • Allocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets to produce optimal results
  • Adequate knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, strategic, planning, and resource allocation
  • Implement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus
  • Build a trusting relationship with work force; manage and develop plant staff
  • Collect and analyze data to find redundancy, waste and overtime issues
  • Commit to plant safety procedures
  • Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets
  • Familiarity with industry standard equipment and technical expertise
  • Stay current with latest production management best practices and concepts
  • Must adhere to safety procedures and operations
  • Must be able to troubleshoot production issues and write Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs
  • Develop work plans for emergency repair of critical assets
  • Perform quality checks or equipment.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Ability to solve practical problems and to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Bachelor's degree (B.S./B. A.) from four-year College or University; or five to seven years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education

  • Ability and experience in successfully supervising and directing people and their work. Lead by example, jumping in when necessary to keep operation moving. Ability to motivate and lead employees
  • Ability and willingness to communicate routine and urgent processing issues and needs to Leadership. Escalate issues as appropriate and in a timely fashion to ensure information is shared effectively
  • Ability to work successfully with all levels of employees and internal groups/teams, while providing leadership and coaching as appropriate and necessary. Ability to work with outside vendors and suppliers
  • Strong problem-solving skills, and proven project management and continuous improvement experience and coordination of multiple projects simultaneously
  • Collaborative; ability to influence people in all roles, levels in the organization

What's on Offer

Benefits Include Medical Dental Vision 401K

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Facilities Management
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Facilities Management
Industrial / Manufacturing
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