Manager, Packaging I

Manager, Packaging I
Company:

Saputo Cheese Usa


Manager, Packaging I

Details of the offer

Responsible for the overall performance of the Packaging Department while focusing on Cost, Quality, Safety and Employee Environment.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Communicate and interact effectively with the department personnel, Plant Manager, all departments, plants, support services and all levels of management to ensure the smooth operation of the process
• Work with our suppliers, customers, production planning and customer service to insure customer needs are satisfied for product performance, quality, cost, and timely shipment of orders
• Monitor and oversee the quality of the finished product by maintaining the equipment and facility in a sanitary condition to meet regulatory, customer, and company standards; work with plant sanitation, Quality Assurance, and Chemical representatives to monitor and improve
• Identify equipment downtime and machine problems and work with our maintenance staff to resolve issues leading to inefficiencies
• Lead problem-solving efforts through the facilitation of team meetings and on the floor leadership. Document issues aggressively to ensure resolution and reduce/eliminate future occurrences
• Forecast and plan the receipt of raw material needs for processing of finished product
• Organize and plan optimum daily production schedules
• Manage and develop a team of supervisors by providing strong leadership and support
• Monitor and control department costs in comparison with budgetary standards
• Monitor and maintain labor staffing accordingly to meet or exceed the labor cost per pound objectives
• Counsel and discipline employees in a fair and consistent manner in accordance with Company and plan policies and procedures
• Provide departmental safety training and enforce safe working practices at all times; document and investigate every accident and injury in an effort to prevent future occurrences
• Promote safety programs and policies in order to reduce the number of accidents and injuries; ensure involvement of designated parties
• Participate in the interviewing and selection of applicants for vacant positions for both hourly and salary openings, when applicable
• Enforce Good Manufacturing Practices and constantly ensure the quality of the product
• See Physical Demands for weight requirements
• Perform miscellaneous duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary
QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversees all Packaging personnel; responsibilities include training employees, disciplining employees, planning, assigning, and directing work.
FOOD SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Packaging manager is responsible for food safety including, but not limited to enforcing and practicing GMP’s and appropriate food defense techniques.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s Degree in a related field; five (5) years of food packaging experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Budgeting experience preferred
• Working knowledge of computer programs (i.e., Excel, Word, etc.)
• Ability to define programs, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
• Ability to lead, influence and motivate people
• Ability to understand cost containment and budgetary principles
• Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
• Ability to work flexible hours
• Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently with good time management and organizational skills
REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Being able to resolve issues/problems that involve numerous variables in demanding situations.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
• Must be able to stoop, kneel, and squat for several minutes at a time
• Must be able to stand on feet for at least a two-hour consecutive time period
• Must be able to lift up to eighty (80) pounds
• Must be able to enter into confined spaces
• Ability to reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear
• Employee is required to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle or feel
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perceptions and ability to adjust focus
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts
• Environment is occasionally damp and cold. Caustic, acid, and chlorine chemicals will be used and may emit fumes into the air
• Floors may be wet and slippery
• Room temperatures will range from 35 degrees F. to an excess of 130 degrees F
• The use of safety glasses, ear plugs, dust masks, rubber gloves, rubber boots and aprons are all necessary in this area.
Equal Opportunity Employer

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