Production Manager

Position Description

The Production Manager is a key member of the Operations Team within our organization and will have the responsibility to provide motivation, support and guidance in all aspects of production for our Fairmont, MN premix manufacturing facility. This position will manage the daily production requirements through an excellent team of production operators to ensure we meet or exceed our customers’ needs.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Meet regularly with production team leaders and production workers to give guidance and training
  • Manage daily production schedule to ensure products are completed accurately and timely to meet customer deliver requirements
  • Identify workflow policies that enhance speed and efficiency without compromising product safety or integrity
  • Maintain clean and organized work areas to ensure efficiency and safety
  • Ensure efficient collaboration and coordination between relevant departments including Supply Chain, Customer Service, Logistics, Formulations and Quality departments
  • Periodically check maintenance issues on production equipment and suggest modifications as needed
  • Ensure company controls and safety standards are meet
  • Communicate any problems or obstacles to management
Qualifying Skill and Attributes
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years of supervisory experience is desired
  • Knowledge of feed, feed ingredients, feed supplements and feed manufacturing equipment & facilities
  • Experience with various production processes including manual and automated batching systems
  • Knowledge of general production management requirements
  • Experience with quality systems, HACCP in the Food or Feed industry is preferred
  • Experience with quality audits, risk management and regulatory compliance such as FDA audits
  • Strong interpersonal relationship building and leadership skills
  • Flexible and adaptable in terms of role and work hours
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to motivate the team around you
To apply for this position, please submit as much of the information requested below by August 15, 2019:
  • A detailed resume or CV
  • A description of your salary requirements
  • The names and contact information for three professional references.

Please note: References will not be contacted until a candidate has been notified.

Please email your information to: Melvin.Ruppert@devenish.com