Bartlett, IL 60103 US
- We are currently seeking a skilled and dedicated Production Manager to lead and oversee our production supervisors in ensuring efficient and effective manufacturing operations. The Production Manager plays a critical role in managing day-to-day production activities, implementing policies and procedures, and driving continuous improvements in production methods, equipment, and working conditions.
- Manage, develop, and motivate direct reports (production supervisors).
- Ensure effective employee relations and resolve any issues that arise.
- Enforce strict adherence to Health & Safety rules, regulations, and programs.
- Help supervisors identify areas for improvement and provide necessary training.
- Ensure product quality meets specifications and aligns with quality systems.
- Strive to optimize production results by balancing quality, cost, safety, and morale.
- Encourage problem-solving and troubleshooting skills among employees.
- Collaborate closely with the Scheduling department to maximize overall company performance.
- Monitor, measure, and report on production-related performance.
- Bachelor's Degree (BA) from a four-year college or university, or four years of related experience and/or training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- At least 3 years of managerial experience leading a department with a minimum of 3 salaried supervisors and 100 employees.
- Intermediate language skills, including reading, interpreting documents, and effective written and verbal communication.
- Intermediate mathematical skills for calculating figures and amounts.
- High reasoning ability to solve practical problems and handle various concrete variables in situations where standardization is limited.
- Proficiency in computer skills, including manufacturing software, payroll systems, spreadsheets, and word processing software.
- Previous experience in a food manufacturing environment is required.
- Experience with packaging machinery/systems is preferred.
- Bilingual abilities in English and Spanish are a plus.