Production Manager

Confidential Company  •  Chico, CA

Food & Beverage

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/01/17
Chico, CA
Food & Beverage
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/01/17

POSITION TITLE                  

Grains Area Leader (Production Manager)


Chico, CA


Operations Manager


  • Coach and develop Team Leaders and 20Technicians to enhance peak performance through lean manufacturing principles
  • Develop and deliver business Master plan to achieve key results in safety, quality, and efficiency
  • Assist and lead specific team high performance improvement projects
  • Assist in developing and executing key technical and organizational projects while increasing Smucker Quality Management System (SQMS) capability within the organization
  • Provide leadership to the grains production department in achieving key performance results
  • Develop and own the grains operating strategy and master plan
  • Accountable for all business results for the grains operation including safety, quality, cost, reliability, organizational development
  • Ensure that maintenance activities are in sync with operational plans and vision
  • Responsible for the department staffing strategy, skill and development of the staff, performance management and employee morale
  • Work closely with production planning to eliminate losses due to scheduling
  • Responsible for driving department issues to root cause and developing a zero loss mentality
  • Leads plants lean manufacturing principles to ensure plant stays on track with Fiscal Year Plans





Priority setting and Problem solving: Demonstrate ability to be decisive, proactive and strategic in decision making while role modeling balance for others. Strong analytical troubleshooting skills are important. Experience with root cause analysis is a must.

Leadership: Demonstrate ability to lead and influence a large organization to deliver business needs.  Proven ability to implement strategic decisions is a must.

Collaboration: Demonstrate ability to work effectively across organization boundaries and with diverse teams in accordance with our Basic Beliefs and Our Commitment to Each Other.

Communication: Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.

Strong commitment to quality.

Willingness to work a schedule that most effectively supports the organization.


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