Nestlé Professional is committed to providing the finest ingredients, operational knowledge, and uncompromised support to foodservice operations across the US. Our team of culinary experts and skilled product developers partner closely with foodservice professionals to generate creative, branded food and beverage solutions that address a wide variety of needs. As a business serving other businesses, we’re focused on performing with speed, service, and precision to cook up delicious ideas for our clients both small and large. Satisfy your appetite for an exciting career at Nestlé Professional.
To ensure employee safety, product quality and asset performance while delivering on time the shift/line/area production plan. This is accomplished by leading a team of approximately 30 employees. Leadership of people includes participating in the hiring process, employee on-boarding, performance management and corrective action. Proactive cooperation with other groups on site and within NUSA to ensure that their area and people are fully aligned with the organization. Modeling the way for others by practicing what is preached to create and maintain a workplace culture that engages and motivates associates at all levels. Focusing on results to deliver success as measured by key performance metrics.
1. Ensure the timely deployment of People development plan and assure the competencies of his/her team as per the agreed plan with PM (proper training inclusive of equipment, safety procedures, and hygiene) Enforce strict compliance to standard operating procedures (SOPs) by all personnel within the team. 2. Ensure a safe work environment is maintained at all times. Updated work instructions available for all positions. Processes are run in accordance with SOP's, SSOP's and other documentation. Activities being performed having an environmental impact are communicated and accomplished according to the environmental management. 3. Ensure quality objectives are met including regular adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), performance of sanitation audits, food safety checks, and product quality checks conducted according to policies. Actively participate in prevention and correction of quality-related errors. Check and enforce personnel hygiene & safety e.g. protective clothing (uniform), shoe change & hand wash. 4. Ongoing coaching of employees to fulfill and exceed the requirements of the job through NCE approach. Daily review of achievement of targets and report variances during on-the-floor and review meetings. Ensure the development and implementation of action plans to address root causes of failures and support continuous improvement initiatives. Facilitate seamless handoffs and communicate key information to peers, team members and Production Management 5. Ensure continuous line Controls and immediate corrective action to assure prescribed quality and to ensure compliance with manufacturing instructions, internal and external regulations, procedures & policies. 6. Ensure ongoing smooth operations of factory through effective employee and industrial relations management. 7. Ensure that there is an adequate distribution of skills to enable production plan to be achieved effectively. 8. Ensure timely launch of new products to the Market as per agreed with the business unit/area. 9. Ensure adequate maintenance of the installations in coordination with quality, engineering & administration. Review daily maintenance effectiveness with Maintenance Mechanic(s) and Team members to identify opportunities for improvement. Prioritize, schedule, and ensure Maintenance & Repairs are completed to maximize efficiency. 10. Travel requirement = 5%
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: • Reports directly to Production Manager, Shift Manager, Operations Manager, or Factory Manager.
SUPERVISION GIVEN: The ability to ensure smooth operation through effective staff management and deployment of the team: • Maintain properly skilled crew at all times and minimized use of overtime hours • Control absenteeism by supervisory emphasis and counseling as necessary • Ensure accomplishment of teams assigned duties and continued development of skills and competencies • Ensure record keeping is accomplished correctly
REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL • Bachelor’s degree AND 2 years of leadership experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment • OR 5 years of supervisory/management experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment • OR 2 years in a leadership role in the United States Military • Work extended days and/or weekends with flexibility to switch shifts as required • Willing to work in a factory where ambient conditions may be extremely cold, wet or warm
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: • Experience in food processing or packaging • Experience in Supply Chain and/or Inventory Control • Experience in Quality and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP’s) in a food processing environment. • 1 year of experience in Continuous Improvement environment (Lean manufacturing or Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) preferred)
SKILLS: • Ability to maintain a safe working environment through proper housekeeping and safety practices. • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and listening). Ability to adjust communication style to multiple audiences, facilitate group coaching, and information sharing. Ability to positively confront and effectively deal with non compliance through effective "soft Skills". • Excellent people skills – maintain a positive attitude and ability to motivate people, specifically mentoring and coaching individuals in identifying short- and long-term development needs and providing appropriate support. • Confidence in own capacity and judgment. Must be willing to face challenging situations. Developed ability to build personal relationships based on trust, mutual respect and open communication. • Adaptable – ability to adjust approach to match varied task requirements, adjust behavior to others’ styles, change priorities to meet changing demands, adjust quickly to new responsibilities and tasks. • Ability to manage multiple priorities at one time through highly developed organizational skills. • Ability to set effective and challenging objectives. • Strong mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting through root cause problem solving. • High energy level and excellent follow-up • Intermediate level computer skills in Microsoft Office, NT/XP/Vista version(s)
The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
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