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Production manager

Ventura Foods

This is a Full-time position in Thornton, IL posted November 8, 2019.

Produce quality product that meets or exceeds food safety standards and specifications determined by Ventura Foods or outside regulating agencies (FDA, USDA, or County Health Dept.) Ensure that production is at a level and is scheduled to consistently meet both customer service and Ventura Foods’ distribution point requirements.Maintain good employee morale, insure positive and accurate communications, initiate creative ideas, and encourage progressive thinking from all supervisors and hourly employees.Track operational output measures (i.e.

efficiency, yield loss, product quality, inventory accuracy, transactional accuracy), anticipating and correcting trends which would compromise achievement of financial targets.Responsible for assuring compliance with all Food Safety policies, procedures and regulatory criterion including the current SQF code, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and associated Preventive Controls.Actively participates and supports all Safety initiatives within the plant, while engaging team members in these activities.Coordinate with maintenance, sanitation, quality control and safety for preventative maintenance, repairs, employee training and operating procedures.Initiate, investigate, justify, prepare, implement and assist on all capital investments in the production facility.Manage and control facility equipment to ensure we meet all environmental regulations of the Federal, Sate and local governments.Education and Experience:Bachelors degree or equivalent experience5+ years of cross-functional experience in a manufacturing leadership position, preferably Food and Beverage or FMCGExperience with Continuous Improvement (i.e.

Lean, Six Sigma, TPM)Proven track record of successfully delivering results and leading people/projects in a manufacturing environmentSolid financial and budget-management skillsAbility to coach and mentor employees on a one-on-one basis, as well as a groupExcellent time management, prioritization, presentation and negation skillsStrong and effective communication skills – written & oralComputer Proficiency (All MS Office Applications)Knowledge and Skills:Must be a team builder, leader, and change initiator. Skill set must include strong analytical, observation, and coaching skills coupled with initiative to create and embrace change. Knowledge of facility’s packaging, equipment, and capacity is important.