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Department Production Manager
Decatur, AL

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TITLE

Department Manager

LOCATION

Decatur, AL

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead a team of employees to deliver key business results through providing direction on production goals, technical improvement, and various projects related to the packing operation
  • Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to developing scopes of work, people management and development, and budget and cost controls
  • Develop & Deliver Department Master plan and manage the daily results of the work – includes equipment layout, team design/staffing, results management
  • Responsible for managing department budget
  • Optimize the work in the department and drive toward zero defects
  • Act as a coach and facilitator to the team in areas such as people management, problem solving and decision making
  • People Management—including skill development. career development, performance management, and employee issue resolution
  • Develop and implement improvement projects and drive completion through the team
  • Ensure the department meets safety, quality and sanitation standards
  • Ensures that essential business information and general expectations are clearly communicated and understood by all members of the team
  • Can lead a multidisciplinary team to successfully execute departmental expectations.
  • Ensures operational excellence throughout project/initiative startups
  • Builds organizational capabilities and eliminates losses using SQMS methodology
  • Role model our Basic Beliefs, Our Commitment to Each Other, and Emotional Intelligence to build resonance
  • Maintains a customer focused relationship with packing department and our co-packers

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

Education

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required; an Engineering degree is preferred

Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years of prior manufacturing operational experience is preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years of people management experience is preferred

Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Experience managing people and teams in a high performance work environment
  • Priority setting and Problem solving: Demonstrate ability to be decisive, proactive and strategic in decision making
  • Demonstrate ability to lead a large organization to deliver business needs
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively across organization boundaries and with diverse teams
  • Experience working in an environment that facilitates peer to peer collaboration and managing upward through the organization
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Safety and Quality experience will be essential to deliver solid systems  and to influence the organization in adhering to Safety & Quality principles


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