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Production Manager

Company: B G Foods
Location: Ankeny
Posted on: June 2, 2021

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Job Title: Production Manager

Position Summary:

The Production Manager is responsible for the day-to-day coordination of safe and efficient operations in his/her assigned department.

Essential Duties:

  • Integrates organizational change, continuous process improvement, and quality improvement techniques. Provides technical expertise to improve operations.
  • Supports development of annual budget. Ensures activities occur to meet those goals and objectives.
  • Manages tracking mechanisms to identify downtime conducts and root cause analysis.
  • Reviews the process equipment flow and recommends and implements improvements which ensure maximum equipment efficiencies are being met.
  • Consistently and effectively communicates and promotes company and plant vision.
  • Participates in projects from inception to completion including; design, justification, equipment selection, installation, and start up. Assists in developing annual Capital Spending Plan.
  • Maintains good employee relations including strong feedback and communication; maintains a fair and consistent approach to recognition, disciplinary action and maintenance of good working relationships with all employees.
  • Ensures all corporate and regulatory safety rules and guidelines are followed.
  • Ensures all corporate and regulatory quality rules and guidelines are followed including supporting external customer requirements including SQF certification.
  • Shall report any and all food safety and quality problems to personnel with authority to initiate action.
  • Actively involved in all phases of CIL activities and procedures for operating personnel.
  • Prepares Management Reviews for all direct reports. Develops and implements personal development plans to foster growth of Production Supervisors.
  • Encourages and promotes both personal and professional development of subordinates.
  • Shall be responsible for enforcing cGMP's
  • Shall be an SQF practitioner
  • Shall cover for Production Manager I(s) in their absence.
  • Other work-related duties as assigned.
  • Identify and communicate food safety issues; lead and influence food safety initiatives.

Minimum Experience:

Requires 5-7 years of relevant experience and supervisory experience. Strong

working knowledge of food safety procedures and programs; and in depth

knowledge of food processing requirements/standards.

Equipment/Software Skills:

Requires PC skills including MS office products, e-mail, and AS400. Knowledge of packaging equipment is desired.

Minimum Qualifications - Education, Skills & Abilities: C

Minimum Formal Education: Bachelor Degree in a technical field.

Award/Licensing/Certification/Specialized Training

SQF Practitioner or obtain within 6-9 months - Required

HACCP certification or obtain within 6-9 months - Required

Certification in Six Sigma / Lean Manufacturing - Preferred

Skills and Abilities:

1) Requires a strong mechanical and operational aptitude.

2) Requires excellent communication skills - both verbal and written.

3) Requires above average analytical and problem solving abilities.

4) Knowledge of food processing and packaging requirements/standards.

5) Project management skills are strongly desired.

Supervisory/Functional Management Requirements:

List titles and grade levels of direct reports

  • Indirectly supervises (employees working for direct reports): 6-8 employees

Working Conditions & Physical Demands:

Physical: Must have the ability to sit and walk for extended periods of times on a daily basis.

Mental/Reasoning: Must have strong analytical and problem solving abilities to accommodate a quick paced environment (a quick thinker).

Equal Employment Opportunity:

B&G Foods is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please see

Keywords: B G Foods, Ankeny , Production Manager, Other , Ankeny, Iowa

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