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
See's is a leader in the confectionary industry with
over 250 retail shops across the USA.
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
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
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
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.
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
5. Proficiency in Word and Excel. Experience with
Warehouse Management, Purchasing, or Production Scheduling software systems
Job Type: Full-time
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