Production / Operations Manager
US BAKERY PRODUCTS - Seattle, WA

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Job Description
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Job Description Summary:

Responsible for day to day operations in food manufacturing environment.

Essential duties and responsibilities

Responsible for design, development and implementation of programs and procedures to maximize production, minimize waste, increase capacity and efficiencies, and maintain product quality and integrity.

Addresses Sanitation and GMP deviations on an immediate and ongoing basis and assists in the training and development of production personnel in these key areas.

Ensures compliance with Quality Control programs to assure product quality; IFS certification requirements; and FDA regulations.

Provides support and guidance to maintenance, sanitation, quality control and warehouse operations and management personnel.

Operational responsibilities include controlling costs in raw ingredients, packaging, direct labor, operating expenses, and capital expenditures.

Conducts internal audits to ensure compliance with FDA, OSHA, and AIB methods, policies and procedures.

May include Safety manager’s responsibilities, such as worker’s compensation documentation and its process.

Leadership responsibilities

Directly lead production supervisors and employees in the production area. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, monitoring training for all new or transferred employees, assigning, and directing work; performance appraisals, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems and approves overtime if needed. Lead process improvement. Ability to present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, vendors and customers. Manage talent, including selection, retention, and development of frontline supervisory staff and hourly team members.

Job Requirements
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Education and/or experience:

Fours years of college in related field or/and minimum of four years in similar position with majority of experience in production bakery manufacturing environment; secondary in warehouse management, environmental control and quality control.

Minimum of five years experience in food manufacturing environment and proven track record in facility operations; planning; budgeting; and scheduling in multi-shirt operation.

Personal qualifications:

Willing to work second or third shifts and weekends. Willing to be flexible with work schedule by working various hours before and after assigned shift. Willing to schedule and attend meetings during off-shift hours. Strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills. Ability to lead by involving others in decision processes. Demonstrated results-orientation. Ability to manage multiple tasks and adjust priorities. Sound analytical and business judgment including problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills. Demonstrated understanding of technology, including complexities of products, machinery, and costs. Ability to implement change. Ability to motivate others and encourage team development.

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