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Shift Manager (2nd Shift)

Fort Madison, IA

Job ID: 39092 Industry: Food/Beverage Pay Rate: $75 - $90k
This position will lead Production Operation for Second Shift Manufacturing, while supporting the development and implementation of a long term strategic plan for a lean manufacturing environment that lowers production costs, and improve efficiency. The candidate for this position will report directly to the Operations Manager. This position will provide cross-functional leadership support to all departments on second shift.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

- Develop and execute plant production strategies in accordance with the Company plan
- Manages all Second Shift Production resources to achieve and maintain plant targets and goals
- Facilitates Kaizen events, 6 S efforts, and liaises with other department leaders in the plant
- Implements cost savings improvement projects
- Manages and implements Food Safety/Quality Control and Occupational Safety initiatives

Skills and experience:

- Demonstrate ability to positively impact the safety culture and safety performance of an operation.
- Demonstrate ability to improve the food safety and quality parameters of an organization.
- Demonstrate ability to lead all areas of manufacturing in a fast-paced, food production plant
- Demonstrate ability to complete cost savings projects
- Manage staffing levels to current labor contract / labor standard requirements
- Hold employees accountable for performance and apply disciplinary actions in accordance with plant policies and procedures
- Promote an environment conducive to teams, teamwork, and line-driven accountability
- Lead an organization through strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work in a matrix organization
- Ability to manage a complex budget and adhere to cost plans and annual plant initiatives
- Strong analytical skills using tools such as statistics, downtime tracking, mechanical history, project planning to identify and resolve opportunity areas
- Creative in problem solving and innovative approaches to resolve complex problems
- Microsoft Office skills such as PowerPoint, Project, Excel, Word, and Outlook
- Ability to quickly come up to speed on complex production processes and work with others to identify opportunity areas via data
- Strong ability to lead effectively and develop subordinates for advancement opportunities
- Ability to partner with other departments to resolve complex problems and work jointly to find solutions
- Understanding of Continuous Improvement processes and demonstrates ability to advance the organization through these efforts
- Demonstrate ability to engage the workforce to improve quality and safety initiatives
- Ensure training is completed to levels that drive operational efficiency
- Demonstrate ability to accomplish objectives with a laser focus on the right results
- Demonstrate bias toward a high sense of urgency and speed to completion without cutting corners
- Leads with an infectiously positive approach
- Able to have a positive influence across levels and functions
- Complete special projects, duties and assignments, as appropriate
- Skill set and desire to pursue upward movement in manufacturing leadership

Supervisory responsibilities:

- Required to lead Team Manager direct reports
- Oversee production department of approximately 200 hourly employees
- Provide leadership support to other departments including quality control, maintenance, prime materials, produce receiving and warehousing
Benefits, Bonus potential, unlimited growth!

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