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Assistant Manager, Finished Goods Production

Company: Open Book Extracts
Location: Roxboro
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Open Book ExtractsAssistant Manager, Finished Goods ProductionThe CompanyHeadquartered in Roxboro, N.C., Open Book Extracts is a cGMP-certified manufacturer of premium plant-based cannabinoid products, aiming to be the industry's true north by delivering premium products, exceptional service, and industry-leading transparency. With control of the entire supply chain, a state-of-the-art extraction campus near North Carolina's Research Triangle, proprietary refinement and conversion methods backed by a growing IP portfolio, and a team of PhD chemists and seasoned business leaders, OBX is positioned to be the trusted partner for global brands seeking to enter or expand their presence in the marketplace. Job SummaryThe Assistant Manager will oversee the day-to-day finished goods production operations for a wide range of manufactured ingestible products in a cGMP facility. You will report to the Production Manager and oversee the production staff as well as any other function that may be assigned to ensure on-time production of products for third party clients. We expect you to possess strong people management, team building, problem solving, scheduling, and process improvement skills with relevant experience in consumer products and/or manufacturing. Proven experience managing teams, deploying company performance policies, exercising sound judgment in escalating staff complaints, and implementing HR directives is required. Ability to direct personnel towards maximum performance will set you apart as a leader. The goal is to ensure an efficient and productive manufacturing process that meets customer requirements, and be a leader who personifies the company culture.Responsibilities

Design and implement operational systems to ensure on-time manufacturing, accurate quoting, and forecasting.Support the Manager's hiring and staff management objectives required to meet company objectives. Oversee staff management of both full time employees and part-time labor at the direction of the Manager. Serve as a leader and a pace setter in a fast paced environment in order to ensure production timelines are met.Enforce company attendance, performance management, time clock utilization, and any additional HR policy objectives at the company. Participate in cross departmental collaboration liaising with QA/QC, product development, facility + equipment, supply chain, fulfillment, and sales departments.Work closely with the Equipment and Facilities team to support the commissioning, repair, and preventative maintenance of equipment on an ongoing basis.Manage daily production schedules and organize workflow daily to meet specifications and deadlines.Develop and Implement team goals with the Manager including KPI's on a daily, monthly, and quarterly basis.Monitor production to resolve issues as they arise and communicate schedule impacts to the Manager and cross departmentally as directed.Supervise and evaluate performance of production personnel.Deploy and implement a rigorous culture of quality control and collaborate with the Quality Assurance team to ensure compliance with the numerous certifications at the facility including, but not limited to cGMP (111 and 117), PCQI, Organic, Halal, Kosher, NASC. Support quality assurance department during customer and regulatory audits as requested.Serve as a leader in the implementation and enforcement of company health and safety directives including adherence to OSHA protocols.Skills & Abilities
Excellent organizational and planning skills.Strong verbal and written communication skills.Excellent interpersonal skills and the proven ability to work well with all levels of management and staff.Progressive experience in successful leadership and management of teams in a cGMP and OSHA compliant environment.Deep knowledge of production management.Proficient with scheduling and inventory reporting systems.Understanding of quality standards and health & safety regulations.Experience in reporting on key production metrics.Proficient in MS Office, Google Suite, and ERP software.Attention to detail, and a natural problem solver.Strong decision-making skills and a results-driven approach.Education & Experience
Minimum 5 years relevant experience in a production management leadership position. Bachelor's degree required, graduate degree in a relevant field a plus. Cannabis, hemp, consumer products, food production, or white/private label experience is a plus.Additional Details
This is a full-time position based out of Roxboro, NC.Flexibility to work days/evenings/weekends depending on production schedules required.Physical Demands and Working Environment
May be required to stand and/or walk for extended periods of timeMust be able to lift, carry and balance up to 50 poundsWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time (4-6 hours) with frequent kneeling and bending.Working in limited climate-controlled facilities and experience extreme heat or coldWork with heavy fumes, plants, airborne particles and chemicalsMust be comfortable working with and around heavy machinery May experience moderately high noise levelsEqual Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement Open Book Extracts is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Keywords: Open Book Extracts, Durham , Assistant Manager, Finished Goods Production, Professions , Roxboro, North Carolina

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