Production Manager

Buffalo, NY

Posted: 03/18/2019 Industry: Food Manufacturing Pay Rate: $80,000 - $85,000

We are currently recruiting for a results driven Production Manager to direct operations for my expanding client. Reporting to the Plant Manager, this position is responsible for managing and maintaining all operational aspects of the facility including health and safety, food safety, quality, delivery, productivity and cost control. This position will work along with Management, Quality, Logistics, and Maintenance to achieve company team goals. Role is located halfway between Buffalo and Rochester in WNY.

• Manage all day to day operations of a GSFI certified food manufacturing facility to drive attainment of Safety, Quality, Delivery and Productivity KPI’s
• Assign work and direct all activities on the production floor
• Maintain the highest standard of food safety & quality
• Work closely with Planning & Warehouse to complete and ship orders to meet customer delivery expectations
• Drive flow of production through the site to meet schedule at a minimum cost
• Facilitate Daily Management meetings. Document daily performance results and work with team to identify cause & drive corrective actions for gaps through the Daily Management & KPI discipline
• Work with production associates and cross functional team to identify process improvements and subsequently lead implementation that result in improvement of KPIs, reduces costs and improves cycle times. Use Lean Manufacturing concepts, processes & tools
• Define employee schedules to support attainment of production schedule that conform to standard labor rates
• Assure plant personnel are adhering to all required policies and procedures
• Provide strong shop floor leadership. Administer disciplinary actions when required, fairly and consistently
• Maintain employee records
• Train department leads and employees on the production floor

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business related field
  • 3+ years in production leadership
  • Food Industry experience
  • Working understanding of operations and equipment
  • Solid leadership skills
  • Able to communicate with employees at all levels within the organization
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to compile and analyze data
  • Comfortable working in a high paced, metrics driven environment
  • Self-motivator with a positive attitude
  • Proven experience to meet bottom line expectations
  • Familiar with LEAN and continuous improvement methodologies
  • Must be PC literate; Microsoft Word and Excel competency
  • Salaried Position, hours are variable – requires weekend availability as needed

Mary Girasole
Director of Manufacturing Recruitment

Recruitment professional since 1983, Mary is the first associate of the firm since its inception.  Through her many years of experience, she has developed long-lasting professional relationships and has developed an extraordinary network within the food manufacturing industries.  Graduate of Hilbert College.

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