West Monroe, Louisiana
Manufacturing & Production (Production Occupations)
Job Type
Working Hours
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
US$ 18.00 - US$ 24.00 per hour
Ref. Number
Brittany or Kacie, Spherion
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Job Description

The Production Manager will oversee the day-to-day operations of the production environment. The object is to ensure the safe, efficient, quality, and timely completion of all production duties in a work day. Furthermore, the Production Manager will work closely with management to make process-improvement recommendations, problem resolution, budgeting and finance suggestions, and will monitor and report staffing levels and needs to the Human Resources team on a regular basis. The Production Manager will generally oversee up to 4 exempt direct reports and may be indirectly responsible for upwards of 60+ non exempt staff members. This position must practice and exhibit safety every day throughout their employment with Neighbors, and they must observe the SQF and GMP requirements.

? Assist company officers and senior management in the development and formulation of long- and short-term planning, policies, and objectives.
? Achieves optimum employee levels with least amount of overhead and raw material costs to meet annual budgetary plan.
? Formulates and recommends manufacturing policies and programs that guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive position and the profitability of the operation.
? Directs and monitors department supervisors and employees to accomplish goals of the manufacturing plan, consistent with established manufacturing and safety procedures.
? Acts as a liaison between department supervisors/subordinate levels, as well as executive/senior management levels to inform personnel of communications, decisions, policies, and all matters that affect their performance, attitudes, and results
? Hires, trains, develops, and evaluates staff. Takes corrective actions as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with Company policies. Ensures compliance with current federal, state, and local regulations. Consults with Human Resources Department as appropriate.
? Identifies, recommends, and implements changes to improve productivity and reduce cost and scrap, monitor scrap, and rework data.
? Directs and coordinates various programs essential to manufacturing procedures including but not limited to training, safety, cost reduction, security, worker involvement, engagement, accountability, and leadership.
? Enforce GMP and SQF procedures daily and consistently to ensure environment is in compliance with certifications.
? Monitor, track, and report to senior management on metrics and employee performance in order to critique incentive-based payment plans and their effectiveness.
? Overall responsibility for quality of products produced in production.
? Understand and develop the department?s staffing needs and requirements in order to run most efficiently.
? Basic machine maintenance and tuning may be required.

Working hours: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

- Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
- Safe Quality Foods (SQF) standards
- Advanced knowledge of manufacturing setting and expectations
- Intermediate knowledge of budgeting and forecasting techniques
- Intermediate knowledge of food production processes and procedures
- Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Slides, Docs, and Sheets

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- People skills
- Leadership skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Presentation skills
- Intermediate mathematical skills
- Organization skills

High School

4-7 years

- High school diploma or G.E.D. is required.
- Bachelor?s degree in business, management, logistics, supply chain management, business administration, or related field from an accredited university is preferred.
- Prior extensive experience in a manufacturing/production environment is a plus.
- At least 3-years prior management

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