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Production Manager

The production manager coaches multiple shift supervisors, who lead the teams of production workers in our growing manufacturing facility.  Our 24/7 operation is staffed by four teams who work tirelessly across four shifts.  Providing oversight for his/her team's performance, ensuring the safety and quality of our products, and modeling and maintaining a culture of continuous improvement are major responsibilities of the production manager.  Our sole U.S. plant is known for being safe, quality-focused, and efficient.  As a member of the plant management team, you will help contribute to the plant's operational performance and excellence.  In addition to providing people and operational leadership, the production manager will lead the daily cycle of KPI management and serve as a backup for the quality manager for FSMA/FDA compliance.
Production of Biscoff Sandwich cookie

Job description

  • Responsible for achieving the production KPIs (quality, efficiency, hygiene, output, yield)
  • Implement work instructions
  • Propose and implement improvement actions proactively (continuous improvement)
  • Create a culture of continued improvement for product quality and safety (safety first, quality always)
  • Ensure the targeted quality of the end products
  • Ensure compliance with FSMA/FDA regulation
  • Ensure compliance with IFS standards
  • Perform traceability exercises
  • Cultivate a motivating and supporting culture
  • Provide training tools and documentation
  • Plan training and learning events in partnership with Human Resources.  Provide feedback on the quality and effectiveness of these programs.
  • Actively influence the retention of personnel and maintain compliance with plant procedures
  • Take a lead role in the selection of new team supervisors, line leads, and production workers
  • Oversee and provide guidance for the performance-management activities of your production team (half-year revews, annual reviews, disciplinary actions, terminations)

Profile

Master’s degree with specialization in food technology or chemistry

Bachelor’s degree in same domains with relevant experience is acceptable

FSMA/FDA requirements

GFSI-certification requirements

Basics of mechanical/electrical engineering & utilities

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a production management role (food industry or related)

Experience with SAP (production, planning) is a plus

Experience with BRC-GS is a plus

Strong command of the English language, both verbal and written

Conversational Spanish skill is helpful but not required

Production of the sandwich cookie in the factory

"Despite the immense growth of the company I still have the feeling to be part of one big family where I can be myself,
while at the same time I’m challenged and supported to further develop my own knowledge and skills."

Testimonial - Tim De Baets

Tim De Baets

Corporate Procurement Manager

Offer

A compelling function with responsibilities, space for initiative and taking ownership, and the possibility to develop professionally and personally

A dynamic working atmosphere in a family business with clear international growth ambitions

A strong corporate culture of Team spirit, Open Dialogue and Passion, in which quality and professionalism are highly valued

A competitive salary, complemented by a comprehensive package of fringe benefits

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