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Production Manager

Company: Dairy Farmers of America
Location: Rockford
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

Kemps is a farmer-owned brand of Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a diary marketing cooperative owned by more than 12,500 family farmers.-- Since 1914, Kemps has provided families with fresh, delicious dairy products, fresh milk, frozen yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese and frozen novelty treats.-- By joining Kemps, you can help us continue to make a difference that matters.-- We care deeply about the well-being of our neighbors and friends, and we celebrate the diversity of our company and our world.-- It takes an incredible team to deliver the goodness of dairy and enrich our communities - come join us!--We are currently seeking a Production Manager- 1st shift for our plant in Rockford, IL that produces cultured dairy products. In this critical role you will lead plant operations production to meet and exceed plant budget and company goals.-- We seek an effective leader for our valued employees who will create a culture centered around our values while maintaining the highest standards in safety and quality.-- This position reports to the General Manager.----Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:Manage daily operational activities of supervisors and production staff to ensure customer orders are received, scheduled, and produced at the lowest possible cost to meet the customer's requirements while maintaining established safety and quality standardsAnalyze operations and key metrics to ensure that the facility maintains high quality and safety standards; proactively look for ways to increase operational efficiency and contain costsEnsure that Standard Operating Procedures are developed and maintained for all operational activitiesReport deficiencies to plant leadership; identify and resolve operational issuesAssist in development and implementation of safety programsEnsure that all regulations and company policies are understood and followed by supervisors and production employees; advise them of correct interpretation when necessaryConduct meetings with department management to communicate essential policies, plans, or problems affecting operations, employee relations, and general company informationMaintain preparation for and participate in plant inspections by authorized agencies utilizing appropriate staffMonitor inventory levels for supplies and equipment and initiate or approve purchases as appropriatePrepare reports and records for management reviewManage assigned employees, including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, development, evaluation, and performance management. Understand and effectively apply work rules, union contract provisions (if applicable), and employment policies. Administer discipline consistently and fairly. Work with Human Resources and plant management to resolve employee grievancesActively communicate with employees through shift meetings and informal methods. Maintain and promote positive employee relations in work environmentMaintain safe working conditions for employees and compliance with all company, state and federal regulations regarding health and safety issuesFollow all DFA good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in a manner consistent with all company regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements--

Keywords: Dairy Farmers of America, Rockford , Production Manager, Professions , Rockford, Illinois

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