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Production Manager

Date Posted: 4-11-2009
Location: West Memphis, AR, USA
Contact Person: Recruiter
Company/Business Name: J.R. Simplot Company
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The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We currently have an Production Manager position open at our West Memphis, AR facility.

Overview: The position reports to the Plant Manager and is responsible for both Production and Sanitation. Accountabilities will include, directing the activities of shift supervisors - Production and Sanitation and other operations personnel, with an emphasis on cost, quality, service, sanitation, safety, security, and workplace respect in the interest of team objectives, productivity goals, and customer satisfaction.

Essential Responsibilities: Accountabilities will include, directing the activities of shift managers/supervisors and other operations personnel, with an emphasis on cost, quality, service, sanitation, safety, security, and workplace respect in the interest of team objectives, productivity goals, and customer satisfaction.

The successful candidate will assist with planning and execution of operational budgets, and will manage production and sanitation programs, striving to minimize downtime, and providing a safe working environment, and a safe finished product that meets government and environmental criteria. The focus will be on continued improvement of the plant in areas such as teamwork, employee involvement, and process ownership.

Skills/Experience Requirements:The position requires a Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university with emphasis in business, engineering, operations management or food science preferred. Must also have at least 6 years experience in a production environment, preferably in the food and beverage or pharmaceutical industries, with high-speed packaging experience required.

Will also consider candidates with equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be able to demonstrate previous success in a manufacturing environment. Must also possess demonstrated leadership ability, problem resolution and process improvement skills, and a strong customer commitment. Must have strong computer skills with experience with PLC Controls.


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