Production Manager

Manufacturing Santa Cruz, California


Description

The Production Manager oversees company product manufacturing and/or packaging functions. Responsible for the management and development of staff and for maximizing production efficiency, quality and safety. The Production Manager executes and organizes planned production runs assuring maximum productivity for labor usage, material usage and minimal scrap. The Production Manager maintains current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) throughout the facility and oversees workflows and manpower scheduling to achieve production standards and achieve desired product output and quality.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and maintain production standards in all manufacturing areas.
  • Manage and lead production personnel directly and through supervisors on each shift including hiring, scheduling, training, development and performance management.
  • Work with production scheduling, quality, inventory management and sales to ensure products are produced to cGMP, quality and customer standards.
  • Ensure proper use of equipment and materials at all times.
  • Coordinate with maintenance, sanitation, quality control and safety for preventative maintenance, repairs, employee training and operating procedures.
  • Ensure department achieves financial goals in both variable labor and yield performance against the budget.
  • Maintain customer service level and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) standards.
  • Continuously improve quality and sanitation practices in the production areas.
  • Coordinate with the other departments to ensure sufficient product resources and information to meet production needs.
  • Manage schedule attainment, report attainment daily and report efficiency/productivity.
  • Effectively communicate production priorities, quality standards and company policies, including enforcement.
  • Develop, implement and enhance production policies, procedures, trainings and related initiatives.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Operations, Business, or related field.
  • 10 years’ experience in a manufacturing or production environment.
  • 5 years’ direct supervisory experience.
  • Experience with product manufacturing or high-speed packaging equipment.
  • Advanced knowledge of manufacturing engineering, warehousing, distribution, safety/OSHA and personnel management.
  • Understanding of cGMP standards and federal/state regulations relative to the food industry and general manufacturing.
  • Strong leadership skills including motivation and creating strong, winning teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify root cause issues and implement solutions to meet goals.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Strong organization, prioritization, communication, team building, problem solving and conflict resolutions skills.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a nutraceutical environment.
  • Six Sigma/Lean certification.

 

Physical Requirements

The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.