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Production Manager
See's Candies 116 reviews - Burlingame, CA

 

 

 

Work is Sweet!

'Quality without Compromise' is not just a motto at See's Candies. It is the most important ingredient in our recipe for success. See's Candies has been in business since 1921 and maintains a reputation for producing the highest quality candy and providing superior customer service.

See's is a leader in the confectionary industry with over 250 retail shops across the USA.

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

This position is responsible for management of the candy making processes from raw materials to finished goods in accordance with Seeís established standards of quality, productivity, and safety. This manager is directly responsible for the management of personnel, equipment, raw materials, and execution of the production schedule to assure the adequate supply of product to the Packing Department and all Selling Divisions. This position requires managing 24-hour operations during peak seasons.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Responsible for all activities of the candy making processes in the Lollypop plant. Manages the quality, productivity, planning and implementing the production schedule.

2. Maintains appropriate inventory levels and implements the daily, weekly, and seasonal schedule for products and ingredients. Assures supply of product to Packing Departments and sales channels across the company.

3. Ensures correct staffing levels for the attainment of department goals in production, sanitation, maintenance, productivity, budget, scrap and rejects. Coordinates hiring and layoff with the Human Resources department. Ensures compliance with state labor regulations and sets shift schedules of all personnel for safe and efficient operation of the department.

4. Direct supervision of all production, maintenance, sanitation and quality assurance, including training, development and performance management of all supervisory and hourly employees. Develops, enforces and updates Standard Operating Procedures (SOPís) and training programs for skilled (bid) positions. Manages in accordance with the B & C union contract and Seeís policies.

5. Responsible for compliance with Seeís Safety, Good Manufacturing Practices, Food Safety, and Production policies. Monitors formula and procedure adherence. Oversees operational practice to prevent food contamination. Provides technical guidance during plant operations including shutdown and startup to minimize production losses.

6. Responsible for equipment maintenance, including preventive maintenance schedules and emergency response to downtime and food safety maintenance.

7. Monitors and insures compliance with Environmental regulation, including Federal, State and Local; and maintains all necessary documentation.

8. Responsible for the Safety of all plant associates, makes sure all the required Safety training is completed and enforces the existing policies and procedures. Actively participates and provides leadership in safety meetings.

9. Sets appropriate individual and departmental goals, tracks productivity and labor budget for the department and monitors waste controls and shrinkage. Maintains visible presence on plant floor to assure quality of product, compliance with safety practices, machine operations, Good Manufacturing Practices, and waste management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. At least five years of management experience in a confectionery or quality food-manufacturing environment, which should include inventory control, quality assurance, and control of process and product flow from raw material to finished goods.

2. Excellent management and oral and written communication skills. Spanish is a plus.

3. Proven ability to provide leadership, motivation, and supervision to employees at all levels.

4. Bachelor degree in business, biological sciences, or food-related discipline or equivalent training in food and management disciplines desired.

5. Proficiency in Word and Excel. Experience with Warehouse Management, Purchasing, or Production Scheduling software systems desired.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Production Management: 5 years

Required education:

  • Associate

 

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