A High Growth, Entrepreneurial Plant Based Protein Company
We are a newly formed division of Maple Leaf Foods, the largest protein company in Canada, which we can trace back over 100 years, but our vision and purpose are decidedly forward looking. We formed this division after the acquisition of two leading brands in the refrigerated plant protein category - Lightlife Foods (located in Turners Falls, MA) and Field Roast Grain Meat Company (located in Seattle, WA). As we pursue our vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, we advance our strategic agenda in the plant protein space, remaining agile and quick to react to change. Our focus on growth is laser-like, riding the fast growing plant-protein movement.
Our job is to make great food
Greenleaf Foods, located in Elmhurst, IL embraces a strong, values-based culture, where dedicated employees take pride in doing what's right for our consumers, our customers and our communities. Our 400+ employees thrive in an engaging, open and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and responsibility. Each Greenleaf team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping all of us achieve our goals with passion and discipline. We support one another to grow professionally, to learn new skills and to take on challenging experiences in the spirit of continuous improvement.
Lightlife Foods Inc. is looking for a Production Manager that will lead all plant operations while ensuring the highest levels of Safety, Quality and Productivity are met. Responsible for efficiency, yield, employee safety, food safety and quality initiatives as reported from the plant operation. Continuously strives for improvement in these areas through staff development, new work flow methods, new equipment, positive employee relations, and promotion of safe work standard. This position reports directly to the Plant Leader.
.A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will do:
* Maintain the Company's Food Safety requirements with strict adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP. * Work closely with the production leadership team in the creation of schedules to ensure that the production schedule is completed. * Build strong relationships across all departments with a focus on collaboration and cooperation in order to meet the needs of production. * Complete regular reporting that captures manufacturing performance and be able to analyze and report out on the results. * Create plans for future success with short, medium and long-term planning/forecasting. * Monitor production inputs/outputs closely and be able to provide strong leadership to maximize efficiency and to minimize product loss. * Champion continuous improvement for the manufacturing processes, leading meetings and specific project to optimize production operations. * Model and drive a strong safety culture (H&S and Food Safety). * Ensure compliance and enforcement of the Occupational Health & Safety programs and work towards achieving an accident free facility. * Develop employees through coaching, training, providing clear expectation and consistent support and feedback for all employees. * Foster and maintain a positive employee relations environment by treating all employees with respect, providing timely feedback and grievance resolution. * Develop a cohesive, competent Supervisory group and plans for development and succession planning. * Any other tasks as assigned by leadership team. * Collaborate directly with HR Department to ensure employee issues or concerns are addressed and resolved in accordance with good business practices and company policy. * Carries out other supervisory activities as requested.
What we have to offer you:
* Career development opportunities. Your career will not stop at this role, this is just the beginning * Competitive Health and Wellness benefits * 401K plan * Commitment to Learning - courses, resources and tools provided to all employee * Employee Assistance Program
What you will bring:
* 5+ years of leadership and management experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in a food processing facility. * BA/BS in Food Science, Business, or relevant subject area preferred. * Excellent organizational and time management skills with a high degree of initiative and flexibility. * Must demonstrate ability to schedule employees and production shifts within a fast-paced multi-shift environment. * Have strong financial and manufacturing analytical skills and be able to produce high-level reports and business plans. * Proven decision-making ability using various analytical tools (variance reports, downtime analysis, SWOT analysis, Six Sigma metrics, etc.) * Firm comprehension of industry standard Safety, Quality, Productivity and Inventory processes and Best Practices. * Proficiency with commonly available manufacturing-based software packages including performance management tools such as Excel, SAP, LEDS (Epicor). * Well-developed written and communication skills, and ability to deal with a variety of front-line employee relations issues. * Demonstrated initiative and ability to exercise timely and good judgment in day-to-day business decisions. * Must be prepared to substitute for Production Supervisors' absences as needed. * Comfortable and effective in working with all levels of a very diverse workforce. * Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage conflict and build teams. * Knowledge of HACCP and Health and Safety regulations.
We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.
Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce. Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at ...@mapleleaf.com. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible.
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.