Production Manager

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Job Description: 

We are a premier Southern California fresh fruit and vegetable processor. We are dedicated in providing our customers with quality service, distribution, and manufacturing.

We are currently looking for a Production Manager. Under the direction of the Vice President, oversee plant production, safety, quality and cost control; direct workforce in a safe environment, maintaining accident-free work record while producing a quality product with high levels of production. 

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Lead people in safety, food safety, quality, customer service and cost efficiencies in the plant.
  • Define and recommend plant objectives; develop specific short and long range plans and programs together with supporting budget requests.
  • Drive daily success by utilizing manufacturing processes in each facet of the plant.
  • Measure results against specified key operating indicator targets.
  • Direct, coach and develop the plant managers, supervisors/line leads in the execution of their responsibilities.
  • Plan and determine requirements necessary for the successful rollout of new products.
  • Lead coordination of master planning, production, receiving, purchasing and inventory management.
  • Monitor and evaluate cost per pound, pound per man hour & product yields standards.
  • Develop good employee relations based upon company vision. 
  • Interpret company policy for hourly employees. 
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.
  • Responsible for the direct supervision of Production Personnel including shift managers and supervisors.
  • Accountable for the continual improvement of processes, procedures and infrastructure to improve profitability.
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Write routine reports and correspondence, effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Minimum 10 Years “Hands On” Managing experience and skills in standard costing, and general manufacturing knowledge is necessary.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of food safety and general plant safety practices and procedures. 
  • Computer literacy in word processing and spreadsheet programs is required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree is a plus.

Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

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