US Foods Stock Yards Production Manager in Aurora, Illinois

Job Description:

Basic Purpose-

Develops and implements strategies to direct the manufacturing and warehousing teams in achieving efficiency, quality, and safety as well as, productivity through maintaining a data driven culture of continuous improvement. Ensures production of quality products at the lowest unit cost and manages staff to ensure the integrity, USDA regulatory compliance, sanitation, shipping receiving and inventory control.

Description-

Effective Production:

  • Develops manufacturing strategies consistent with overall business plans to ensure ability to deliver planned business results
  • Develops a team and structure that can flex to meet the demands of the business
  • Aligns priorities with the direction of the broader organization to meet the demands of needs of the customer
  • Manages production and labor scheduling to ensure deadlines and quality specifications are met in accordance with internal and regulatory guidelines
  • Establishes and maintains cross functional relationships in a matrix, functionalized organization

Compliance:

  • Ensures compliance with internal and external guidelines, including, but not limited to USDA, FDA, OSHA, and Food Safety regulations
  • Maintains an environment and culture focused on the safety of the team members and of the products.
  • Manages and operation that meets or exceeds certification levels of external audit standards (GFSI)

Sustainable Operation Improvement:

  • Establishes and manages metrics used to define performance
  • Guides production and warehousing teams through in-depth analysis and resolution of strategic issues
  • Solid understanding o f key drivers of operational performance (Six Sigma, lean continuous improvement, etc) and their use in developing strategies for driving efficiency

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Qualifications-

Education & Work Experience

  • High school graduate or equivalent, college degree preferred
  • Five years of operations management experience required, preferably in a perishable processing environment.
  • General business knowledge in manufacturing, operations, or food processing
  • Experience working in a JIT (Just in Time) production environment, is a plus
  • Experience using continuous improvement tools, such as Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Abilities to communicate effectively (oral and written) to all levels of the organization
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to facilitate and manage change
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative assessment skills, critical thinking skills and the ability to constructively challenge ideas and assumptions
  • Must possess strong interpersonal relationship skills
  • Strong computer skills and experience applying these techniques to analyze and measure productivity

Primary Location: Aurora-IL

Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job

Job Function: Meat/Fish Processing

Job Level: Manager

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