Production Manager, Itasca
Ferrara Pan Candy Co., Inc.

Itasca, Illinois

Posted in Retail


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Job Info


Job Location: Itasca

Want to make an impact?

The Production Manager is responsible for daily operations and enforces standards of Safety, Food Safety, Quality, and Productivity. The Production Manager ensures compliance with Ferrara quality and food safety policies, procedures, and applicable standards while overseeing day-to-day production and people management.

Ways you will make a difference

  • Oversee day-to-day production activities of finished goods to ensure smooth and efficient plant operation
  • Monitor safety, quality, and sanitation standards to ensure compliance with company standards
  • Ensure compliance of plant Quality Control programs to meet all Food Safety/Quality objectives in process reliability, product quality, product standards, specifications, and consumer complaint reductions. Monitor operations, evaluate operation efficiencies, and correct errors in a timely manner
  • Emphasize Continuous Improvement processes in all aspects of plant operation. Analyzes and recommends improvements and modifications to improve overall plant operation efficiencies, quality, costs, safety, and sanitation
  • Develop and maintain key results and performance standards; conducts performance evaluations
  • Provide guidance, support, and coaching assistance as appropriate to maximize plant effectiveness and maximize operational effectiveness by regular communication with all support functions
  • Participate in long-term strategic planning, identifying and defining issues affecting performance and making corrective action plans as well as forecasting expenditures and meeting budgetary requirements
  • Prepare reports documenting departmental activities
  • Assumes Plant Manager responsibilities as needed

Skills that will make you successful

  • Strong communication skills
  • Adept at building relationships and maintaining a culture of growth, progress, and collaboration
  • Operating knowledge of manufacturing equipment
  • Leadership skills with ability to motivate and strengthen team and maintain standards of quality
  • Agile thinker
  • LEAN/Six Sigma experience a plus

Experiences that will support your success

  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial, Chemical, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Minimum 2 years experience in operations management
  • Experience leading and developing a team of both hourly and salaried employees in a manufacturing environment (experience working with non-union employees a plus)
  • Experience in a work environment with extended work schedules and specific time constraints; flexibility with 24-hour responsibility of plant operations


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