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Production Manager

Company: Gables Search Group
Location: Westfield
Posted on: October 10, 2021

Job Description:

Production Manager - Foods


  • Well established foods manufacturing facility has a need for a Production Manager due to a retirement
  • Company has been in business for 75 years with sales around $20 billion.
  • They offer fantastic benefits and are big believers in continuous improvement and upper ward mobility
  • The Production Manager is responsible for managing, planning, directing, and coordinating the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing, maintenance, quality, sanitation, processing and packaging.
  • Relocation assistance will be provided
  • Sponsorship and visa transfers are not available 



  • Plan, organize, direct, and run optimize day-to-day operations to exceed yields, delivery, and efficiencies  
  • Increase production efficiency, asset capacity and flexibility while minimizing costs and maintaining high quality standards
  • Responsible for production output, product quality and on-time delivery
  • Allocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets to produce optimal results
  • Implement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus
  • Monitor operations and initiate corrective actions
  • Collect and analyze data to improve operations and eliminate waste
  • Develop and support a strong Safety culture
  • Maintain and support systems and processes that track and optimize performance metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets
  • Address employees’ issues by coaching, training and guiding the supervisors
  • Stay up to date with latest production management best practices and concepts
  • Drive a continuous improvement culture



  • BA/BS degree required; preferred in Engineering, Industrial Technology or Business
  • Minimum of 7 years' experience in Operations and/or Lean Management.
  • Food manufacturing industry experience is preferred (not required).
  • Experience being a change agent with experience in implementation of Lean principals as they apply to manufacturing operations.
  • Ability to apply structured problem solving methodologies to determine root cause of problems and provide effective countermeasures.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Advanced excel skills



Keywords: Gables Search Group, Westfield , Production Manager, Other , Westfield, Massachusetts

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