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Production Manager

Company: Home Market Foods
Location: Norwood
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAt Home Market Foods, our employees see the impact of our work. There are no cogs in the wheel at our organization – all our work from the plant floor to the C-suite matters intensely. Our employees routinely interact with senior leadership and work on a variety of projects that challenge and encourage development. Our people are kind, fun and supportive of each other, even as we excel as the market leaders in the meat-based meal and snack categories. We have grown substantially over the last few years, propelled by our investments in innovation and operations and led by a team of world-class leaders. We are poised for continued success and offer amazing opportunities for our customers and our employees. With corporate headquarters in Needham, MA a manufacturing facility in Norwood, MA, and a warehouse facility in Norton, MA, we are comfortably located within the Boston metropolitan area.Due to our rapid growth, our success is directly dependent on attracting and retaining the best possible talent across our teams. To this end, we are posting for a strong Production Manager. This role will be based in our Norwood, MA manufacturing facility.OVERVIEW OF ROLE:The Production Manager will ensure the production of high-quality products at a production rate that meets or exceeds current levels by maintaining high quality standards, low reject rate for product produced and low materials waste. The incumbent will communicate and implement Company guidelines, procedures and policies in their areas. This manager will create and maintain a safe and fair work environment for all production team membersESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the day-to-day operation including workflow, adherence to plan, management of work in process, job assignments rotations and delegation of duties to ensure safe and efficient operation.
  • Ensure effective use of labor, tools, supplies, and equipment to maximize efficiency and capacity.
  • Mentor and motivate team members, providing training and development to optimize their performance and personal growth.
  • Minimize downtime, scrap and improve product yield.
  • Ensure every pound produced is the highest quality possible.
  • Accountable for team's adherence to manufacturing protocols, product specifications, quality guidelines and food safety standards.
  • Ensure all operational records and KPI's are complete and accurate.
  • Accept responsibility to quickly identify any areas that lack cohesiveness, bringing them to the attention of the team leader and working with the team in a supportive manner to resolve issues and actively look for ways, and reinforce actions needed, to achieve collaboration within the organization.
  • Support positive employee engagement including valuing differences, fostering collaboration, listening to the ideas of every team member, and being a champion of company policies and procedures which support these goals. Treat everyone with respect and be a role model for professional behavior with all team members.
  • Communicate performance standards to team members, recognizing and rewarding individual and team accomplishments and counseling/disciplining performance problems.
  • Work cross-functionally with maintenance and engineering to optimize equipment performance.
  • Write work orders for equipment/plant repairs.
  • Communicate production issues with regard to equipment performance, product quality, food safety and personnel safety in a timely manner.
  • Serve as a role model and initiate proactive actions to ensure team's understanding of and compliance with all company policies and regulatory, SQF and customer requirements including USDA, OSHA, DEP etc.
  • Monitor team member compliance with GMP, food safety standards, HACCP, CCPs and CQPs.
  • Perform investigations and completes a preliminary written report within 12 hours of an incident. Submits this to report to the EHS department for follow up and final reporting (e.g. accidents, employee complaints, root cause analysis to product and process non-conformities etc.)
  • Foster a culture of excellence with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Perform other duties as assignedEDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
    • Associate degree in Business Management or equivalent field required, Bachelor's degree preferred.
    • 4+ years of experience in a leadership capacity within food manufacturing with shift or area ownership required.
    • Any equivalent combination of related education and/or experience may be considered for the above.
    • Must be fluent in English. Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Portuguese is preferred
    • Must have intermediate computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Proven experience with to delegation to and empowering others.
    • Understand the linkage between operational performance and financial impact.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The below physical demands are representative of those that must be met by the team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
      • Must have good vision and manual dexterity.
      • Able to sit / stand for prolonged periods at a desk and working on a computer.
      • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds.WORK ENVIROMENT:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
        • The noise level in the office environment is typically moderate.
        • Company provided Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) must be worn while on the production floorHome Market Foods provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.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.

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