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Senior Manager R&D Seasonings, North America

Company: Griffith Foods
Location: Avon
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

--CUSTOM CULINARY--For more than half a century, weve focused on a single mission at Custom Culinary: to create the finest-quality, most authentic bases, sauces and gravies for our foodservice and food processing customers. Developed by our culinary specialists to deliver made-from-scratch taste and inspired results in just minutes, our products bring exceptional aroma, flavor and consistency to all your signature dishes. True Taste begins with Custom Culinary.----Purpose of the Position--To efficiently coordinate the daily shift activities of all production and processing areas of the facility.--Major Duties & Responsibilities --Performs supervisory responsibilities such as interviewing, hiring and training employees, planning/assigning/directing work tasks, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems.Trains new employees on department procedures, job tasks and work instructions.Ensures all GMP's and safety rules are being followed according to company policy.Responsible for assuring all products are manufactured and distributed to meet Regulatory, Legal, Food Safety & Quality standards as well as customer specifications.Responsible for executing the daily production schedule by coordinating manufacturing activities and labor efficiently.This includes prep activities for upcoming products, MSS and sanitation tasks, CIP's and other cleaning tasks needed.Strong floor presence ( 60% of shift) is necessary in this role to ensure product flow and activities run smoothly.It is important to perform random walk-throughs on the floor to monitor performance, safety, quality and facility security.Monitors productivity by ensuring efficient start-up and changeover times in each of the processing rooms.Manages waste and recyclable flow at the facility.This includes collection of materials and ensuring employees are placing items in correct containers.Responsible for coordinating pick-ups for any containers or trash compactor.Coordinates and manages employee labor hours worked and scheduled time off through Dayforce time clock software.Collaborate with the maintenance or engineering departments on equipment or process issues to prevent downtime.Creates work orders as necessary.Ensure equipment and processing rooms are cleaned effectively after sanitation activities are completed.Creates a platform for effective communication between shift changes with employees and other supervisors.Monitors production and sanitation supplies and is responsible to replenish when inventory is low.Creates a teamwork environment with employees and leads by example.Participates in the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) program whenever a production batch doesn't meet specification.This includes completing the proper forms and conducting an investigation to gather all necessary facts and data.Participates in the Griffith Continuous Improvement (GCI) program of generating cost saving ideas or opportunities.This includes assisting with writing a summary, obtaining vendor quotes and preparing a cost justification analysis.--Assists Plant Manager with controlling costs and expenses.Directly supervises 10-20 hourly employees working in the staging, cooking, filling, packing and sanitation areas of the plant.OTIF and CFR Service Levels, Capacity Utilization, Safety & Quality metrics, GCI Targets, Cost Mfg $/lb.Problem Solving/Decision Making:Describe the most difficult or challenging problems that must be resolved.Identify the types of decisions the incumbent will be allowed to make on his/her own.Proactively communicate production issues to appropriate internal resources and helps coordinate solutions.Coaches, motivates and develops workers to be successful in their assigned roles.Must be able to provide disciplinary action whenever necessary with a corrective action plan.Interprets company policies to workers and enforces safety and quality policies.Assists with investigation and satisfactory disposition of internal issues, customer complaints and audit findings.Other duties as assigned.--Working Relationships:--Internal--Reports to the Plant Manager.Directly supervises 10-20 hourly employees within Staging, Cooking, Filling, Packing and Sanitation.Ability to work harmoniously with management and other departments such as:marketing, sales, warehousing, planning, maintenance, quality, HR, R&D, etc.--External--Frequent interaction with maintenance contractors, waste and recycling service providers, chemical suppliers, temporary staffing agencies, outside warehouses and uniform provider.--Education and/or Experience--High school diploma required; Bachelor's degree preferred in operations management or business.5+ years of production or operations experience.3+ years of experience in a supervisory or leadership role in the manufacturing industry.Food manufacturing with liquid processes preferred.--Language Skills--Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos.Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate with individuals and small groups. Ability to read, write and speak English.------Mathematical Skills--Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.Ability to calculate percentages, proportions, and apply basic concepts of algebra.Ability to calculate and understand business indices and interpret graphs.------Reasoning Ability--Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed oral or written instructions. Ability to analyze and solve problems.--Computer Skills--Proficient in MS Outlook, Excel, Word and Power Point.Experience using ERP systems such as SAP or DAX.Ability to conduct training using Alchemy Manager.--Other Qualifications--Must be able to complete companys forklift certification program to operate an electric pallet jack, stand-up forklift and other PIE equipment necessary.--Work Environment--Describe the working conditions related to the job including physical requirements, equipment used, time constraints, public contact, etc.--Physical Requirements--While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk to communicate and listen effectively.This will require both office and plant floor environments.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.The employee will occasionally need to operate and drive a forklift or electronic pallet jack to transport materials or goods.------Environmental Concerns--While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to cold temperatures in a refrigerated cooler or freezer.----------EEO AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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