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Manager of Flavor Operations, 1st Shift

San Leandro, CA 94577

Posted: 05/29/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Production Job Number: EC195111529

Job Description

  Manager of Flavor Operations, 1st Shift    

We are seeking a seasoned people manager to lead our 1st Shift Manufacturing Operations!  You are passionate about optimization and understand that the “people, process and technology” recipe always starts with people.  Production demands are met so that our customers have all the Torani they want, when they want it!  Developing effective teams  gives you great joy and your production chops are put to good use as you share your knowledge and grow our Team’s  capabilities. Whether you are side by side with our Team on the Flavor Factory floor or facilitating team meetings, your collaborative and uniting nature is infectious—our team is very motivated to learn from you!    

You are an experienced leader who drives organizational change by focusing first on Safety, Quality, & Service. Adapting to changing demands in a dynamic work environment with the ability to prioritize multiple projects with competing  deadlines is one of your superpowers. Through Team Member coaching & development, a commitment to process improvement, and cost‐effective utilization of technology, you ensure 1st Shift Operations is humming and contributing  to our double‐digit growth!    

Success Factors (First 12‐18 Months)   

  • Leadership and Team Development Champion:  You have mentored and developed team members through a  “lead‐by‐example” approach. The 1st Shift leadership team has the skills and training they need to effectively  manage the workload and develop their own direct reports.  Regular feedback and coaching allowed you to  assess your team’s skills and create development plans that have increased team member capabilities, so we  kept pace with our increasing demand.  All team members and other leaders in the Flavor Operations group  have been kept informed of key business results on a regular basis.  You managed the shift budget and worked  with key Flavor Operations leaders to monitor expenditures, labor costs, and capital projects to ensure  adherence to department budgets. An effective mix of staffing and skills levels have been achieved to support  efficiency and reliability.      
  • Safety & Sustainability Activist:  You always see things thru a lens of safety.  Our Flavor Factory is built on a  foundation of compliant, consistent, and effective safety practices. Collaborating with other Flavor Operations  leaders and with your direction, the 1st Shift Team is known for their collective safety mindset.  Safety risks have  been mitigated through the processes you have implemented that assess potential hazards, develop &  implement solutions, and evaluate their effectiveness.    
  • Service Delivery Guardian:   Internal and external customers were wowed by the excellent and consistent  output your team provided on a day‐to‐day basis.  Key Flavor Operations KPI’s are attained on 1st Shift through  strong collaboration with your Peers as well as with Planning, Procurement, Maintenance & Warehouse. You  provided a detailed focus to internal quality standards that ensured all finished products were defect free, every  time and that our inventory accuracy targets were achieved.   You have been a people and technical leader that  provided operations expertise to the organization while developing your team.  The superior service delivery  from your Team contributed to our ability to Grow Baby Grow!   
  • Continuous Improvement Guru:  By Incorporating continuous improvement principles such as Visual  Performance Management and 6S you lead the effort to show scalable and sustainable dock to dock  improvements in Flavor Factory Operations.  You guided the team through effective root cause analysis and  system failures and the Team is actively identifying corrective preventative measures.  Key Performance Targets have been achieved with a constant focus on continuous improvement and the 1st Shift Team collectively works  to identify and develop programs and projects to reduce turn time and increase accuracy.      
  • Have FUN!                                                                                                

QUALIFICATIONS & ATTRIBUTES:  
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred  
  • 5 years of people leadership experience & team building required  
  • 5 years of Manufacturing experience required 
  • Experience with the following continuous improvement tools/methodologies preferred. For example: 6 Sigma, DMAIC and Kaizen, Other Lean Manufacturing Tools   
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) 
  • Financial acumen: knowledge of P&L and KPI’s  
  • Knowledge of ERP systems   

Meet Your Recruiter

Elizabeth Coleman

Elizabeth loves working with people and is passionate about brand management and creative marketing, specifically in the fashion, home and beauty industry.

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