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Production Manager

Company: Sterling Foods
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSummaryThe Production Manager is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation, of the Supervisors and employees in the plant; as well as the overall success of the plant operation. Essential Functions (mental & physical)

  • Direct plant operations to manage and coordinate the manufacturing of products in a way that ensures products are produced safely, efficiently and with the highest quality.
  • Work closely with production planning to effectively coordinate and control inventory levels of finished goods.
  • Manage plant operations to meet or exceed direct cost standards for labor and materials controlled and within the scope of the business requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with all Good Manufacturing Practices to keep the plant's quality assurance programs successful and to ensure all finished products meet all specifications and regulatory compliance.
  • Support the safety team to ensure the plant's employee safety programs provide a safe working environment and regulatory compliance.
  • Perform annual goal setting with plant functions around safety, quality cost, service, and employee development.
  • Directs and leads the plant continuous improvement initiatives. Works closely with corporate and local HR teams to identify training.
  • Continually improve the overall effectiveness of the production department through improvements to production and administrative costs, product quality, plant sanitation, plant safety and employee morale.
  • Maintain a favorable labor relations climate by creating positive working relationships and to involve other in achieving plant goals.
  • Through coaching, training, communicating, problem solving, leadership and recognition develop a focus for others in creating and maintaining a continuous improvement environment that includes proper interpretation and application of company policies as well as legal and regulatory compliance.
  • Communicate with the production scheduler and purchasing department to review the scheduled plant production and set priorities.
  • Develop and effectively use reporting systems to inform operating and managerial personnel of the factory performance on a timely basis.
  • Determine standards, budgets, productions goals, and rates, based on company policies, equipment and labor availability, and workloads.
  • Lead and participate in new products and processes being rolled out.
  • Leads employees through participation in daily activities and score cards, as well as continuous improvement processes, Kaizen and 5-S events.Non-Essential Functions
  • Conduct monthly lunch meetings with employees in an effort to sustain two way communications about issues, challenges, successes.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.Supervisory Responsibility
    • Production Supervisors
    • Line Leads
    • Quality Department Personnel Qualifications
      • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering or other related field.
      • Five years' management experience in food manufacturing
      • Experience in commercial baking facility (preferred, not required)Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
        • Translated business needs into application and operational requirements.
        • Commitment to overall safety of employees and the work environment; capable of communicating expectations around safety and teaching/training why safety guidelines are a priority and administering discipline when safety guidelines are not adhered to.
        • Proven track record of managing the physical operation of a manufacturing facility and managing the human resources required, to include setting goals and expectations, coaching and discipline.
        • Strong communication skills both oral and written.
        • Affect change to the culture and employee behavior.
        • Strong sense of accountability, and capable of setting goals and accountability expectations for subordinates.
        • Solid problem solving skills.
        • Intermediate to advanced computer skills, to include Microsoft Office Suite and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software (i.e. SAP, Ross, Oracle, etc.)Physical Demands
          • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
          • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
          • Work hours in excess of forty (40) hours will be required.Work Environment
            • Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
            • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
            • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
            • The employee is expected to adhere to all policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to policies.

Keywords: Sterling Foods, San Antonio , Production Manager, Professions , San Antonio, Texas

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