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The Production Manager Designate leads all activities associated with the manufacturing/production department for the facility. She or he is responsible for people and team development, motivating the team and ensuring quality performance. Responsibilities include cost efficiency, continuous improvement on processes, service, and safety for an entire business unit across all shifts. The Production Manager Designate will be developing a team consisting of hourly associates and salaried team members.
Major Tasks, Accountabilities and Key Responsibilities:
Ensure team compliance with all safety policies and procedures.
Maintain product quality and sanitation standards.
Optimize operational efficiencies to support the production, warehouse, and shipping of products.
Identify and oversee operational improvements necessary to deliver the site annual operating plan (AOP). Ensure cost performance gaps are identified, action plans are developed and resources are properly allocated.
Track operational output measures (i.e. efficiency, yield loss, product quality, inventory accuracy, transactional accuracy), anticipating and correcting trends which would compromise achievement of financial targets
Develop team to solve day-to-day operational issues and reach short- and long-term performance goals
Deliver effective change leadership to drive business changes while minimizing people impact
Communicate and collaborate cross-functionally to assist team to solve operational issues
Motivate team members to achieve plan goals
Builds people capability through effective employee relations, hiring, training, and communication for front-line hourly and salaried personnel
Flex production plans on a shift by shift basis to prevent service issues and operational inefficiencies.
Optimize ingredient and packaging material usage to minimize scrap loss.
Ensure compliance with company policies, contracts and procedures.
Lead and motivate the operations team in a manner consistent with the site Vision, Mission, and Guiding Principles
Coach teams to demonstrate continuous improvement in profitability margins, efficiencies and cost savings initiatives.
Lead the organization in the development of natural work teams.
Administer policies and procedures
Regular and predictable attendance at the work site
You will have a regular presence on the plant floor
You are able to lift up to 40 lbs. occasionally
Some work in poor weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain, or snow.
This role may operate forklift and manufacturing equipment occasionally
Manager role may require off-shift and weekend work and some travel (less than 10%)
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required. Preferably in engineering, business, operations management, or similar field
Minimum 5 years' experience in manufacturing preferred. Preferably food/beverage experience
Lean Six Sigma Experience preferred, demonstrated by successful completion of a major improvement project.
You should possess strong skills, knowledge and capability in TPM or lean manufacturing, finance and accounting, project management, leadership, and statistics/logical problem solving.
Proven working knowledge of the following business enterprises: HSE/quality regulatory compliance, processing/packaging/warehouse operations, maintenance and engineering, ingredient and package material procurement, production planning & deployment, sales and marketing, research and development, and excellent communication, facilitation and influence skills.
Preferred Experience developing hourly and supervisory staff
Proficient in Microsoft Suite applications
Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
Ability to lead a team-based approach to decision-making
Proven ability to thrive in a results-oriented, meaningful environment
Strong leadership skills with the ability to encourage and get results through mentoring others
Proven ability to coach, facilitate, and inspire team building skills
This position is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States
Must have a valid driver's license
Safe driving record strongly preferred
Ability to relocate in the future if needed
Note: Covid-19 vaccination may be a condition of employment dependent on role and location. For specific information, please discuss role requirements with the recruiter.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity
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Short term disability
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