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Production Manager - 2nd Shift

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Company: SCM Talent Group
Contract: PERM
Location: St. Louis Area, MO, United States

Summary: Responsible and accountable for the coordination and direction of all production activity toward the achievement of maximum efficiency of operations with the assurance of producing quality products.  Responsible for performance in meeting the company’s operational goals relating to Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and People.


Primary Tasks/Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, lead, and mentor shift supervisors and hourly production and kitchen employees.
  • Make recommendations to Plant Manager concerning policies, procedures, techniques, facilities, production planning, and any other matter relative to the effective operation of the department and company.
  • Provide resources and guidance to all production employees as it relates to the operation of the business.
  • Ensure compliance with company, local, state, and federal guidelines and regulations.
  • Provide assistance to Plant Manager in the preparation of capital and operating budgets.
  • Implement and drive process consistency and cross functional collaboration utilizing Continuous Improvement methodology that results in process improvement and cost saving initiatives.
  • Build a high achieving production team capable of sustaining the company’s profitability, goals, and vision.
  • Develop and maintain a positive, productive relationship with supply chain leadership team.
  • Partner with all functional departments to ensure meeting business unit and company safety, service, cost, and people goals.
  • Benchmark and set targets for overall production performance and personnel.
  • Maintain an understanding of go-to market strategies based on customer demands, manufacturing capabilities, and storage capacities.
  • Comply with and enforce all company work and safety rules and regulatory compliance rules and regulations.
  • Wear and enforce the wearing of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times, in accordance with OSHA regulations and company policies.
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary, and safe work area.
  • Follow and enforce all Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Adhere to and enforce all safety and security policies and procedures.
  • Follow and enforce all food safety and quality system requirements by committing to meet all pertinent regulatory, customer and Safe Quality Foods (SQF) requirements.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership and guidance to employees working in Production and/or the Kitchen.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions. Assisting with changeovers, breakdowns, troubleshooting, and running projects.



  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in related discipline required
  • Minimum of 5 years significant, direct, and practical Production Management experience in food/beverage, consumer products, or manufacturing industry required
  • Experience working with and implementing LEAN manufacturing principles, highly preferred


Other Skills and relevant considerations:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to build consensus and foster positive relationships in order to drive company strategy and efficient methods in achieving the lowest landed cost possible.
  • Capacity to solve problems through creative, innovative solutions and challenge traditional methods of accomplishing tasks and removing obstacles.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex sets of data and make business recommendations based on analysis.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with capital and working budgets, P&L, regulatory body compliance, and manufacturing operations required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization and in a variety of cultures.
  • Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and varying shifts, as required.
  • Must be able to frequently stand, walk, kneel, reach, climb, pull, and bend with full range of body motion.
  • Must be able to work independently and/or on a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to work in a wet and/or humid environment.  Occasional exposure to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals will occur.  Exposure to nut allergens.
  • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.


Language Skills: 

  • English is the primary language skill; however, bilingual skills may be beneficial based on business necessity.






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