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Production Manager

Company: Kelaca
Location: Mebane
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionKelaca is looking for a Production Manager for our client partner in Mebane, NC. The production manager coaches the shift supervisors, who lead the teams of production workers (4 shifts) and is responsible for their team performance. They ensure the safety and quality of the food product that is delivered to the market. The production manager models and maintains a culture of continuous improvement towards safety, quality, and efficiency in the production department. They are part of the Plant Management Team and contributes to the plant's operational performance and oversight. The production manager leads the daily cycle of KPI management and back-up for the quality manager for FSMA/FDA compliance. Key Results Area: Organization and Supervision of the Production Environment, including its Quality, Condition, and Cleanliness

  • Responsible for achieving the production KPIs (quality, efficiency, hygiene, output, yield)
  • Implement work instructions
  • Propose and implement improvement actions proactively (continuous improvement)
  • Create a culture of continued improvement for product quality and safety (safety first, quality always)
  • Ensure the targeted quality of the end productsAct as a Backup for QA/QC
    • Ensure compliance with FSMA/FDA regulation
    • Ensure compliance with IFS standards
    • Perform traceability exercises Responsible for the training and performance of the production workers
      • Cultivate a motivating and supportive culture
      • Provide training tools and documentation
      • Plan training and learning events in partnership with Human Resources. Provide feedback on the quality and effectiveness of these programs.
      • Actively influence the retention of personnel and maintain compliance with plant procedures.
      • Take lead role in the selection of new team members (supervisors, line leads, and production workers)
      • Oversee and provide guidance for the performance-management activities of your production team (half-year reviews, annual reviews, disciplinary actions, terminations)Skills and Experience:Education:
        • Master's degree with specialization in food technology or chemistry
        • Bachelor's degree with specialization in food technology or chemistry and relevant experience is acceptableSpecific Knowledge:
          • FSMA/FDA requirements
          • GFSI-certification requirements
          • Basics of mechanical/electrical engineering & utilitiesExperience:
            • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a production management role (food industry or related)
            • Experience with SAP (production, planning, etc.) is a plus
            • Experience with BRC-GS is a plusLanguage:
              • English, verbal and written
              • Spanish helpful but not requiredPersonal Competencies:
                • Continuous improvement mind-set
                • Willingness to flex work schedule as needed to overlap with team members on night and weekend shifts
                • Punctual with eye for detail
                • Entrepreneurship
                • Leadership skills
                • Coaching skills
                • Organization skills
                • Creativity, thinking out of the box
                • Team Spirit, Open Dialogue, Passion
                • Collaborative skills with other departments and services Job Type: Full-timeHours of Work in Office: Monday-Friday; 8am-5pmFLSA Exemption Status: Exempt Apply to Kelaca today so we can schedule a conversation with you to further discuss this exciting opportunity. Kelaca is an Equal Employment Opportunity company and does not discriminate in employment based on: age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, veteran status, genetic information, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or other non-merit factor.

Keywords: Kelaca, Durham , Production Manager, Executive , Mebane, North Carolina

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