Production Manager (Iowa)

This position is responsible for daily production, packaging and distribution in assigned areas through accurate planning, scheduling, and employee management. Additional accountabilities include inventory control, quality assurance, food safety and sanitation.
The following description of work to be performed by this individual is not intended to be all -inclusive. Rather, it focuses on the major tasks that must be accomplished. There are many necessary activities to satisfy any of the following performance guidelines.
Manage all aspects of production including oversight and coordination of raw material procurement, production scheduling, maintenance and sanitation for assigned area (Directing Others, Time Management)
Coach, mentor, and lead direct reports to accomplish goals of the location plan and personal goals for each staff member (Developing Direct Reports and Others, Listening)
Hire, train and develop staff, including performance evaluations, performance management and general supervision of staff (Motivating Others, Compassion)
Maintain compliance with USDA, FDA, OSHA, AIB and all other regulatory agencies by establishing and maintaining effective standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices (Ethics and Values)
Ensure compliance with HACCP plan which includes housekeeping and record keeping practices (Conflict Management)
Review financial performance reports and analyze and interpret data to identify opportunities to obtain cost savings objectives through efficient planning of resources, including labor (Problem Solving, Business Acumen)
Assist with the annual budget (Business Acumen)
Ensure shrink is controlled and documented (Priority Setting)
OTHER JOB DUTIES (Not considered essential to the job)
1. Perform all other related assignments (including special projects) as required in a professional and cooperative manner.
1. Education
Undergraduate degree in management, general business, logistics or equivalent experience
2. Licensing Required:
Food safety, HACCP, First Aid, CPR and Forklift certifications
3. Experience
Four or more years supervisory experience of 15 or more employees; preferably in a manufacturing setting
Experience within food manufacturing
Continuous flow systems
Prior team leadership experience
4. LFHI Competencies expected of all employees include: action oriented, customer focus, functional/technical skills, informing, and integrity and trust.
5. Position Competencies (the Lominger Competency Architecture was used to establish skill sets needed for this specific position)
See competencies as referenced in essential duties and responsibilities
6. Other required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Familiar with third party audits
Computer skills (Outlook, Excel, Word)
Excellent customer service, interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills
Project management skills
Sound judgment and decision-making abilities
Ability to respond to continually changing priorities and coordinate multiple projects
Knowledge of USDA, FDA, HACCP, OSHA, AIB and all other regulatory agencies
Strong organizational abilities
Ability to provide motivation and leadership
Ability to read, write, speak and comprehend English
Equipment Used
Office Equipment (this may include computer, phone, scanner, copier and fax machine)
Kitchen tools (this may include knife, blender, oven, steamer and slicer)
Forklifts and pallet jacks
Operate manufacturing machines

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