Production Manager

Location: Saint Albans, VT
  • Zurich-based Barry Callebaut Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products – from the origination and processing cocoa beans to producing the finest chocolates, including chocolate fillings, decorations, and compounds.
  • Run more than 50 production facilities worldwide and employs a diverse and dedicated global workforce of over 10,000 people.
  • Serves the entire food industry, from industrial food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate, such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakers, hotels, restaurants, and caterers.

The Role
  • Manage and lead operational strategies and objectives by leading the operational team through organizing, directing, controlling and leading, to ensure the achievement of St Albans operational goals.

  • Manage production resources to deliver short, medium, and long-term production goal by use of operational team and support functions.
  • Initiate and enforce policies and procedures to ensure the operational excellence of efficiency, quality, cost and safety.
  • Responsible for employee safety as well as food safety.
  • Manage and report on departmental financial budgets, explaining variances and drive cost saving initiatives.
  • Manage and motivate all reporting staff in order to obtain highest performance.
  • Lead and support continuous improvement programs and initiatives to reduce cost and improve production output with sustained programs.
  • Foster learning and development for all direct reports; actively coach to provide support and challenges.

  • Bachelors Degree (Preferred)
  • 2+ years of Production Manager experience (Required)
  • 5+ years of supervision (Desired)
  • 7+ years of manufacturing experience (Preferred)
  • 3+ years of food manufacturing experience (Desired)
  • Speaks out confidently to raise issues or respond to challenges and criticism as well as argues a case by providing clear explanation and concrete examples.
  • Financially savvy by making decisions or setting priorities based on anticipated profit/ROI.
April A. Estes
Senior Recruiter
720-439-2609 Direct
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