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Assists the Plant Leaders in the managing of all activates related to the manufacturing process as assigned by the Production Manager. To ensure all people and food safety policies, procedures and programs are communicated and adhered to at all stages of the manufacturing process. To provide guidance and direction to the production team helping ensure production standards and efficiencies are met and/or exceeded.  Provides leadership and guidance to members of the manufacturing team. 

Responsibilities & Duties

A.    Serves as a hands-on leader in production operations by communicating, monitoring and participating in all production related activities as assigned by the Production Manager. 

•    Assists team members and Production Manager in coordination of production schedules
•    Participates in and sometimes conducts regularly scheduled Safety, production, quality and cost   meeting with subordinates            
•    Assists the Production Manager in determining staffing needs and position movement 
•    Actively participates in providing employee training and monitoring its effectiveness
•    Serves as a role model for Safety and Quality
•    Assists and directs the daily positioning and assignments of production personnel 
•    Serves as a primary resource for identifying and resolving production issues utilizing employee feedback and involvement

B.    Facilitates Production Activities through effective planning, organizing, monitoring, training and communication.  

•    Provides daily communication to production employees to relay pertinent business formation as well as advising, coaching and assisting in problem solving 
•    Monitors work in progress for efficiency and quality as well as providing feedback directed at employee development
•    Participating in regularly scheduled meetings with the LHS leadership team and other Department Heads as required 
•    Assists in determining and implementing department goals and objectives
•    Assists in determining departmental training needs and provides training as determined
•    Provides positive reinforcement and constructive feedback
•    Encourages and models a Team approach
•    Promotes and utilizes employee involvement and empowerment 

C.    Assists the Production Manager in developing and implementing continuous improvements plans and projects.

•    Reviews and analyzes current production procedures and methods
•    Seeks out opportunities and offers suggestions for alternative methods and procedures
•    Plans Team production employee schedules and priorities as directed by the Business Unit Leader

D.    Responsible for gathering and analyzing production data daily with guidance provided by the Production Manager.

•    Serves as a resource for identifying and resolving production opportunities utilizing employee feedback and involvement
•    Verifies the accurate completion of daily production efficiency and cost reports
•    Reviews the accurate completion and submission of all SQF and SAP daily records
•    Analyzes efficiencies, HRD’s and costs
•    Actively participates with the Production Manager in determining line efficiencies, staffing to standards, and material costing of new products
•    Actively participates in Inventory Control and inventory accuracy to include cycle count reviews as well as material and packaging variances.


Essential Skills

This position requires refined people management, planning, organizing, analytical, budgetary, communication, problem solving and team building skills. Familiarity with standard & company specific software programs along with mathematical skills are required. 

Related Experience: Three years serving in a leadership role in a manufacturing environment with a proven record of accomplishment. 

Educational Level: B.A degree in a business related field. Three plus years of proven management experience in a food related field might be substituted for a portion of the four-year degree. 

Expertise Level:  Excellent communication skills, computer skills, organizational skills math skills, attention to detail, analyzing, and troubleshooting are essential to this position. 

COMPENSATION $48,000 -$59,000
LOCATION Lafayette, LA
DATE POSTED 08/24/2017

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