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Production Manager

Company: Saputo Inc.
Location: Belmont
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

At Saputo, our best comes from our people. We're a talented and caring team with a longstanding history of excellence. Since our first days delivering cheese on a bicycle, we've grown into a leading global dairy processor by staying true to the culture that defines us. Each of our employees is committed to uphold our tradition of care, quality, and passion through food, and together, we foster an environment where we can all make contributions that matter-from our manufacturing plants to our office locations and everywhere in-between.How You Will Make Contributions That Matter...Develop and improve the manufacturing processes with the assistance of Technical Services, Quality, Safety departments, and the rest of the management team.Support plant leadership in overseeing the overall activities of the manufacturing facilities of the plant to ensure customer orders are planned, scheduled, produced, and shipped safely at the lowest landed cost and standards to meet the customers' requirements and service level agreements while maintaining corporate established quality standards.Analyze plant production operations and key metrics to maintain operational efficiencies within the department.Is responsible for expense management and control, including labor, and overhead costs. Meet and exceed plant Profit & Losses objectives with a continuous emphasis on efficiency improvement and loss minimization.Utilize continuous improvement techniques and a Management Operating Structure (MOS) to identify root cause, risk mitigation and efficiency improvements while jointly working with other departmental leaders for the betterment of the overall business.Collect and report reliable information to measure the performance of the plant and of the various plant departments as required.Organize and plan daily/weekly production schedules and communicate changes effectively between the milk procurement, production and packaging teams. Schedule the optimum amount of supervisory coverage and ensure personnel coverage to meet the labor standards determined by the product schedule and budget. Provide supervisory coverage on different shifts as needed.Is responsible for meeting all regulatory requirements and guidelines.Monitor and oversee the quality of the finished product by maintaining the equipment and facility in optimum sanitary condition. Coordinate with Quality team at both the plant level and corporate level to prepare for Audits.Responsible for understanding and complying with the Current Good Manufacturing Practices and Food Safety guidelines to ensure that quality food products are manufactured in a sanitary production environment and delivered with superior protection to our customers and consumers. Actively lead by example and comply with the Company's Code of Ethics as a condition of employment. This includes leading accountability and support of our established policies, standards and specifications.Work together professionally in a team environment with coworkers and other department personnel.Support other departments as needed and perform other duties as required by management.You Are Best Suited for The Role If You Have...BS in Food or Dairy Science, Microbiology, Business and/or equivalent combination of education and experience; minimum of 3-5 years' experience in a managerial role relevant to the dairy or cheese manufacturing industry.Strong analytical and organizational skills with attention to detail.Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills.Above-average understanding of costs relating to dairy manufacturing and packaging (budgetary experience preferred).Ability to work different shifts and provide supervisory coverage based on plant needs due to projects, issues/challenges, equipment improvements or newly commissioned, as needed.Ability to motivate a large workforce through strong leadership, interpersonal and team-building skills to impact team members' development toward becoming stronger departmental leaders.Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, etc.Knowledge of SAP to drive financial results is a plus.Must be self-motivated, results oriented, possess high degree of initiative, and work well under pressure.We Support and Care for Our Employees by Providing Them With...Development opportunities that enhance their career fulfillmentMeaningful compensation & benefits that help them care for their familiesOpportunities to contribute to your community and enhance the lives of others through Saputo productsSaputo is among the top three cheese producers in the USA and one of the largest producers of extended shelf-life and cultured dairy products. We have a diversified product portfolio with well-known retail brands, such as Friendship Dairies, Frigo Cheese, Montchevre, Stella and Treasure Cave, and a strong foodservice presence, partnering with chain restaurants and broadline distributors. Thanks to our countrywide footprint and national and international distribution networks, we're proud to bring our best to our customers and, consumers and have plenty of opportunities for our employees to grow in their own way. And we do it while also striving to build a healthier future for our people and the communities where we operate, guided by our values and the Saputo Promise. To learn more about Saputo in the USA, please click here. ( the Saputo Dairy USA team to make your contributions matter every day!Saputo Cheese USA Inc. and Saputo Dairy Foods USA, LLC endeavors to make accessible to all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Human Resources at 214-863-2300 or email This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.Saputo Cheese USA Inc. and Saputo Dairy Foods USA, LLC are equal opportunity employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you'd like more information on your EEO rights under law, please visit review the Saputo Cheese USA Inc. and Saputo Dairy Foods USA LLC Privacy Notice for California applicants, please visit our Corporate website associated section by clicking here (English) or here (Spanish).

Keywords: Saputo Inc., Madison , Production Manager, Executive , Belmont, Wisconsin

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