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Senior Production Manager

Kansas City, KS · Manufacturing
Position Overview: 
The Second Shift Sr. Production Manager is responsible for leading the operations, materials management, and sanitation teams and activities involved in manufacturing the highest quality meat products through a philosophy and commitment to continuous improvement.

  • Providing overall leadership and direction to direct reports
  • Implementing strategies to increase efficiency, maintain quality and ensure continuous improvement of production, materials and warehouse processes and procedures
  • Creating a work environment reflecting a commitment to protecting the health and safety of employees, sanitation activities, food safety and quality, identifying and supporting the development of internal talent for future opportunities.
  • Leads direct reports in the attainment of established production standards, goals and objectives including those associated with OEE, yields, productivity, safety, budget, cost control and other key performance indicators
  • In partnership with the EHS Manager and Plant Management team, participates in scheduled safety meetings to review performance and is a leader in creating and maintain a culture reflective of a commitment to an accident free workplace
  • Leads the plant in value stream mapping activities to identify areas of improvement.
  • Creates plans to drive waste out of the operations based on current and future state value stream maps
  • Ensures compliance with safety and environmental rules, regulations and SEP/Environmental audit requirements.
  • Maintains all work areas in a safe manner and ensures compliance to 5S programs.
  • Applies problem solving techniques to determine root cause safety issues and enforces solid and preventative corrective actions.
  • Ensures compliance of employees to all state and federal regulations
Required Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in business, meat science or related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of management techniques utilized in a lean manufacturing environment
  • Prior supervisory experience in manufacturing
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal. Must possess ability to influence people to achieve department and plant mission, vision and objectives
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Must be effective in working with and maintaining relationships with all levels of employee at plant and corporate levels
  • Ability to be resourceful, demonstrate business acumen, creative thinking skills and be able to act as a decision maker
  • Exceptional leadership qualities
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Sanitation experience
  • SAP experience or demonstrated proficiency with a similar ERP.
  • Prior application and adherence to food safety and quality programs
April A. Estes
ProEnlist, LLC
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