Production Team Leader
Diageo - Plainfield, NJ

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Purpose of Role
· Responsible for managing the day to day production requirements across a single line or specific area of a plant including safety, quality, coordinating staffing assignments, safety activities and departmental budget activities.
· Provide business leadership to ensure that team meets or exceeds Supply Excellence KPI’s.
· Drive continuous improvement and total employee engagement in critical success areas by empowering employees to utilize Supply Excellence tools and techniques.
· Optimize efficiencies and reduce labor costs as well as maximizing through puts while minimizing labor use

Management Responsibilities
Directly responsible for the overall performance of a specific part/area on a shift. This role directly managers 20 - 25 operators across 1-2 lines.

Complexity of Role
There role is constantly managing multiple priorities across 1-2 lines or a specific area on a shift. There is a high degree of in the moment decision-making that takes place under pressure that affects, safety, quality and production.

Supervisory responsibilities are in accordance with company policy and applicable laws. Responsibilities include: training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding, disciplining, and motivating employees; addressing complaints, resolving conflict, solving problems, scheduling vacations, and verifying payroll sheets.
Ensure efficient production is achieved and standards are met. Optimize safety, quality, production, and cost objectives through employee involvement and team building approach to root cause problem solving and continuous improvement
Direct the planning and implementation of key initiatives to improve bottling/warehousing operations.
Ensure production databases are properly maintained and information utilized for continuous
Support all safety and food safety audits and responsible for all corrective action items are completed, and all bottling workers understand the goals.
Generate ideas and implement changes in processes and use of equipment to increase efficiency, improve safety and quality, reduce costs, and improve employee morale.
Seeks to meet critical objectives while considering the impact of those decisions and activities on the ability to achieve long-term goals.
Relentlessly seeks, shares and adopts ideas and best practices in and outside the Company and embraces change introduced by others.
Builds and maintains relationships that motivate, guide, and/or reinforce the break through performance of others toward goal accomplishments. Develops self and others to improve performance in current role and to prepare for future roles; seeks and provides feedback and coaching to enhance performance.

BA/BS in Business, Management, or Engineering
2-3+ years of supervisory experience in high speed bottling plant/warehousing operation preferably in a best in class manufacturing environment with GMPs and/or a highly regulated best in class industry or an equivalent of experience including education.
Demonstrated ability to effect change
Knowledge of TTB and State regulations pertaining to the production of alcohol beverages is a plus

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