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Production Manager - Victorville, CA (Position is eligible for relocation benefits)

LOCATION: 

Victorville, CA, US, 92395

JOB CATEGORY:  Supply
REQUISITION NUMBER:  979201

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We are seeking a Production Manager for our Mars Petcare site in Victorville, CA.

 

This position is eligible for relocation benefits!

 

The Production Manager leads and integrates the efforts of the operating teams and orchestrates the area resources across multiple shifts and assure a quality product is safely manufactured in sanitary conditions. All production front line managers’ report up to this role.  The Production Manager is responsible for managing the area within cost goals and produces sufficient quantities to meet our customer's demands with motivated and engaged associates.  As required, act as the sole authority over all site assets and activities as needed during periods of Site Director’s absences.   This role is typically a succession role to Site Director.

 

Continuous improvement is a key aspect of this role. It will be accomplished through developing and maintaining an organization that demonstrates improvement by continuously driving faults lower and fostering a team-based environment.  Partnering with the other members of the 24-hour Area Leadership Team to deliver area continuous improvement and Mars Supply Excellence (MSE) program implementation. 

 

What would be your key responsibilities? 

Food Safety and Product Quality - Assure the ongoing production of safe and defect free products consistent with the principles of Mars.  A proficiency of HACCP is required; this manager owns ongoing training and championing of quality goals and improvements at the area level.

 

Goal Setting and Measurement - Through Operations teams, establish site performance standards and goals based on site goals and strategies; measure, control, take corrective action and report results as appropriate in all areas of responsibility.

 

Troubleshooting - Manage/guide the technical area coverage resources for the troubleshooting and repair of process/packaging equipment problems, with the objective of effectively utilizing these resources to achieve desired performance levels.

 

Communications - Ensure that open communications are established and that opportunities to broaden the scope and responsibility of Operations teams/associates are undertaken.  The Operations Manager is the key resource to deliver regular business performance updates.

 

Technology Advancement - Advise the Site Manager when opportunities exist for moving the area forward in technological change.  Recommend improvements, which would result in new and improved equipment and or methods to minimize production costs and improve quality.

 

Area Strategy - Participate with the Site Manager and other Operations support associates in the implementation of improvement strategies that will help their Operations Section perform more effectively in the near term and the future.

 

Associate Development - With the support of the line Manager, evaluate exempt and non-exempt associate performance.  In conjunction with associates' career goals, create development plans to challenge their potential.

 

Personal Development - Keep abreast of managerial and technical competencies both within and outside Mars Petcare US.

 

Site Management - The incumbent of this position must be prepared to act on behalf of the Site Manager in his/her absence, i.e., protection of human and physical assets, Crisis Management, conducting Staff Meetings, address public relations issues, etc.

 

 

What are we looking for? 

  • An undergraduate degree, preferably in Engineering, basic sciences or business-related disciplines.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a managerial role.
  • Experience Managing a site operating budget.
  • Working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Ability to convey communications clearly and concisely
  • Understanding of major functions within the plant and the ability to work directly with all levels and functions.
  • Successful completion of a drug and background screen
  • Experience and demonstrated capability in leading others.
  • Previous direct people leadership experience preferred. 
  • Working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
  • Ability to convey communications clearly and concisely.
  • Understanding of major functions within the plant and the ability to work directly with all levels and functions.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, etc.), internet software, e-mail.
  • Ability to succeed in an ambiguous environment.
  • Functional knowledge and understanding of HACCP concepts.
  • Experience in plant sanitation practices and procedures.
  • Ability to deliver critical performance feedback and hold associates accountable to business objectives.
  • Champion of safety with OSHA experience or certification preferred.

 

What can you expect from Mars? 

  • The opportunity to learn, develop and take charge of your own career. 
  • An industry competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • The opportunity to work cross functionally, add value and impact a better world for generations to come. 

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Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

 


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