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7 Mar 2018

Northwest Production Manager – Oregon

Posted by Melody Dante, – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #33019


Our organization is searching for a dynamic Production Manager to take on the responsibility of overseeing plant activities in order to meet business objectives. The successful candidate will be accountable for all aspects of plant performance, participate in continuous improvement and will ensure that objectives are attained in a cost-effective manner that’s consistent with quality requirements. He or she will also delegate authority to key supervisors in production, manage all functions involved and direct and coordinate operations for the processing plant.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Planning, organizing, directing and running optimum day-to-day operations to exceed our customers’ expectations
  • Increase production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards
  • Be responsible for production output, product quality and on-time shipping
  • Allocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets to produce optimal results
  • Implement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus
  • Monitor operations and trigger corrective actions
  • Share a trusting relationship with workgroup and recruit, manage and develop plant staff
  • Collect and analyze data to find places of waste or overtime
  • Comply with all USDA regulations
  • Remain in compliance with facility SQF3 standards and all Food Safety guidelines
  • Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive preventative maintenance program


Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
  • 5+ years’ plant operations experience (Adequate knowledge of manufacturing and packaging business and management principles (budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation)
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements for operating plants
  • Familiarity with industry standard equipment and technical expertise
  • Be knowledgeable of safety, quality, productivity, demand creation, inventory and stewardship processes
  • Able to lead root cause analysis investigations
  • Proficient with MS Office
  • Able to explain training material to our operating staff
  • Aptitude for equipment operation and troubleshooting
  • Excellent communication skills
  • four years of MRP system Microsoft NAV, Just Foods, SAP or similar ERP system is highly preferred.
  • Strong sense of urgency
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • Team oriented, well organized and focused on details
  • Ability to create accountability and to lead by example
  • Strong team building, decision-making and people management skills
  • Proactive problem solver who works well under pressure

Please contact Melody Dante,


Job Categories: Operations, Production, Processing. Job Types: Northwest. Job expires in Endless.

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