Production Manager Food

Department: Production Reports To: Site Manager
Location: Carnegie, (Pittsburgh), PA
Mallet a Subsidiary of Vantage Speciality Chemicals, is a global supplier of processing aids for the food industry and recognized as a leading supplier of: Bread and cake release compounds, Edible oils and specialty blends, Emulsions and icing stylizers, Bread pan oilers, Cake pan greasers and Target spray equipment.
To contribute to the achievement of Company objectives by leading and managing the production department to ensure:
Compliance with all local and Company safety and environmental policies
Product reliably meets all agreed customer requirements
Maintain manufacturing costs at agreed levels.
Effective deployment / development of human resources.
Drive a continuous improvement mindset throughout the department and organization to constantly advance process efficiencies, reduce costs, and achieve business growth plans.
Comply and hold all personnel accountable for all facility procedures and initiatives
Act as the production champion for quality and regulatory systems including cGMP & ISO documentation, food safety and all GFSI initiatives across the site.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Ensures efficient operation of all production areas and establishes optimum manufacturing/ process conditions at lowest cost basis
Ensure safe process and work conditions through active leadership in Safety, Health and Environment (SHE)
Drives continuous improvement initiatives and is accountable for addressing all department required actions in a timely manner
Prepares proposals for process modification and capital expenditures in cooperation with other technical departments.
Contributes to process and product development activities.
Ensures an effective production planning procedure.
Responsible for continually improving and achieving production standards in terms of physical yield utilities and chemicals consumption
Responsible to the Site Manager for developing the production organization through selection/development/management of all production personnel.
Ensures that the plant is in compliance with all local and Company standards for safety and environmental requirements.
Ensures all GFSI, ISO, cGMP, HACCP, Food Safety, Food Defense, Prerequisite programs, and operating procedures are in place, trained, and followed.
Serves as department leader ensuring incidents (production or safety related) are investigated to determine root cause and corrective actions implemented.
Oversees the production training program to ensure the work force is continually developed
Ensures that a high standard of housekeeping is maintained and continually improved
Develop and implement procedures related to the production units, human resources, safety and quality requirements.
Contributes to the harmonious human relations environment through effective management and communication with the work force
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
Must have Bachelors degree in an engineering field preferably Chemical Engineering.
A minimum of five (5) years industrial management experience, preferably in a continuous chemical/process plant.
Must possess strong management skills with previous supervisory experience.
Project management experience is also preferable
Experience with ISO and Food Safety quality systems is highly desired
Knowledge Skills & Talents:
Strong analytical skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Leadership and management skills.
Ability to influence and work in cross functional teams.
Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
Proficient in MS Office Suite applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook).
Strong organizational skills
Knowledge of all typical industrial equipment including various pumps, heat exchangers, valves, instrumentation, etc.
Vantage is a EO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability

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