Production Manager

Confidential Company  •  Elmhurst, IL and Chicago, IL

5 - 7 years experience  •  Manufacturing / Packaging

$120K - $144K
Posted on 09/30/17 by Jeff Katz
Confidential Company
Elmhurst, IL
5 - 7 years experience
Manufacturing / Packaging
$120K - $144K
Posted on 09/30/17 Jeff Katz

Production Manager – Batching/Mixing

  • A well established foods manufacturing company is expanding there operation and looking for a Production Manager to manage the mixing, batching and compounding department
  • This position will manage their top customer and must have understanding of a mixing/batching department
  • The Production Manager is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products.


  • Manage 4 Production Supervisor, 75 employees across multiple shifts and multiple areas
  • Responsible for ensuring employee productivity, facility safety, and maintenance activities while working in conjunction withother managers and supervisors
  • Responsible for executing the production schedules.
  • Monitor, exceed, and maintain production standards for efficiencies, material waste and quality.
  • Monitors and reduces costs within the department.
  • Observe and enforce safety, GMP, and allergen programs
  • Actively participate and lead continuous improvement initiatives using Lean Manufacturing, Six-Sigma and similar principles
  • Responsible for consistently maintaining safe and quality food by following food manufacturing practices, blending, mixing, allergen controls, ISO, FDA, HACCP and SQF requirements.
  • Responsible for enhancing technical and functional competencies, as well as professional and leadership development


  • BA/BS degreerequired, ideally in Operations Management, Chemical Engineering, Business Management or similar
  • 5-10 years of experience supervising supervisors in a mixing environment. Must have some sort of food, chemicals or batch manufacturing experience. 
  • Should have held the title Production Manager, Plant Manager, Operations Manager, Production Superintendent or similar
  • Must be flexible and capable of working in a fast paced environment, lean manufacturing, and continuous improvement environment
  • Auditing experience is preferred (ISO, SQF, BRC and AIB)
  • Must have experienceworking directly with customers to manage there needs

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