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Manufacturing Manager - Cheese

Grande Cheese

Location Brownsville
Posted 19 days ago -
Type: Full-Time Permanent
Reference ID: 188febc2-e7f7-405c-83f6-bc7eeca8650b


Grande Cheese Company is a family owned enterprise built on a tradition, quality and outstanding performance. We are dedicated to our cultural pride, professional excellence and to the dignity and respect of our Associates. Manage the manufacturing functions at the facility or within an area and lead team members in daily operations.   Accountable for safety, quality, continuous improvement and performance of the facility. Positively promote Grande’s mission and culture. 1. Talent Management Advocates for effective execution of the performance management process by collaborating with direct report/s to set clear objectives, goals and expectations.  Conducts regular coaching and constructive feedback discussions to review performance and goal progress, assist with challenges, and identify strengths and development areas, all to support Associate professional and career development, while increasing engagement and motivation.Supports workforce planning and talent acquisition strategies by effectively staffing and hiring diverse talent for the organization. Addresses Associate relations and performance issues in a timely manner and/or makes appropriate decisions relative to performance challenges. 2. Operations Management Organize and communicate daily schedule, monitor and coordinate activities in order to meet production requirements, and make decisions and resolve problems on issues with scheduling, equipment, quality, safety, sanitation and other production related matters. Develop and implement operating methods and procedures to maximize production efficiency and control costs. Develop and achieve understanding and results of performance indicators and metrics across facility. Ensure compliance with food safety and quality programs (HACCP, SQF) and assist in resolving food safety/defense issues. Has back-up responsibilities for, and is backed up by, as defined by the Facility Org Chart and Back-up Responsibilities chart. Collaborate with other functional areas such as Maintenance, Technology / R&D, and Engineering relative to facility capital projects, changes / improvements to plant processes, and modifications and implementation of equipment. Ensure all required documentation, recordkeeping, and reporting takes place as is required by law and/or regulatory agencies, (i.e. OSHA, DNR, USDA, FDA, EEOC, DOL, IMS, WDA, SQF, etc.). Respond to requests and work with these agencies as required. 3. Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement Develop and implement continuous improvement strategies focused on appropriate areas, such as: training and development, productivity, processing changes, and changes to structure or redesign. Drive towards continuous improvement of the facility programs on a regular basis. Participates in CI projects and promotes a CI learning environment and mindset. Works on efficiency improvement and cost savings projects through the facility. Utilizes SPC and other tools to monitor performance. Troubleshooting, as needed, of all related programs and processes. 4. Personal Development Continuous development in the areas of leadership, management, and overall business acumen required for future advancement opportunities within Operations Management. Bachelors Degree required. Degree in Operations Management, Engineering, Industrial Tech, Business or other related field preferred.  An equivalent level of experience may be considered. Seven (7) or more years of Operations Leadership/Management related experience, preferably in the Food Manufacturing industry. Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local food and water regulations, including CFR, FSMA, the PMO, and Bioterrorism Act. Demonstrated leadership ability including ability to effectively speak and present information and respond to questions. Strong math, reading, and writing skills. Ability to comprehend technical instructions/policies/procedures in written, verbal, or diagram form. Computer skills