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Production Manager

Company: The J.M. Smucker Company
Location: Topeka
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Job Description:

For more than 120 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has brought families together to share memorable meals and moments. Guided by a vision to engage, delight, and inspire consumers through trusted food and beverage brands that bring joy throughout their lives, Smucker has grown to be a well-respected North American marketer and manufacturer with a balanced portfolio of leading and emerging, on-trend brands. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's, Folgers, Jif, Dunkin' Donuts, Crisco, Caf Bustelo, R.W. Knudsen Family, Sahale Snacks, Smucker's Uncrustables, Robin Hood, and Bick's. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Rachael Ray Nutrish, Meow Mix, Milk-Bone, Kibbles 'n Bits, Natural Balance, and Nature's Recipe. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about our Company, visit Production Manager/Snacks Area LeaderLOCATION Topeka, KSREPORTS TO Manager, OperationsKEY RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for the leadership and business results of a team of hourly Processing Technicians and Team LeadersWorks with operating teams to address safety concerns and assist in resolutionRole models our Basic Beliefs, Our Commitment to Each Other, and Emotional Intelligence to build resonanceEnsure the department meets safety, quality and sanitation standardsResponsible for team development, including skill building, performance management, staffing strategy and developing a "flow to the work" culturePartner with Operations Manager in developing and delivering Processing Master PlanEnsures that essential business information and general expectations are clearly communicated and understood by all members of the teamDevelop and coach operational and leadership skills of Team Leaders and Technicians to enhance peak performance through Smucker Quality Management Systems (SQMS) and High-Performance Organization (HPO) design principlesAssist in developing and executing key technical and organizational projects while increasing Smucker Quality Management System capability within the organizationResponsible for driving department issues to root cause and developing a zero-loss and continuous improvement cultureChampions department Daily Direction Setting (DDS) to ensure that department is setting a daily plan and following through on open items needed by the team. Participates in the Plant Daily Direction Setting (DDS) meetingsAccountable for the daily operations and team performance (Safety, Quality, Reliability, Cost, Org. Capability)Responsible to collaborate across all pillars and leadershipActs as the technical resource for operating teamsSELECTION CRITERIA Education A Bachelor's degree is required; an Engineering or a related degree is preferredExperience At least 3 years of manufacturing operational experience is requiredPrior experience in successfully managing people and teams in a high-performance work environment is preferredPrior food processing and/or manufacturing experience is preferredDemonstrated experience in developing people essentialOther Excellent organizational skills specific to people, projects or data is a mustExcellent trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills also a mustDemonstrated ability to lead and influence operating teams necessaryExperience working in an environment that values peer-to-peer collaboration and managing upward through the organizationDemonstrate ability to work effectively across organization boundaries and with diverse teamsStrong written, verbal and presentation communication skillsStrong commitment to Quality and SafetyDemonstrate ability to be decisive, proactive and strategic in decision making while role modeling balance for othersWillingness to work a flexible schedule across shifts as needed to most effectively support the organization; willing to report to work to address key and/or critical issues whenever necessary

Keywords: The J.M. Smucker Company, Topeka , Production Manager, Executive , Topeka, Kansas

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