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Production Manager

Date: Nov 21, 2022

Location: Twin Falls, ID

Company: Chobani

Summary

The Production Manager is responsible for managing a cost-efficient operation, focusing on continuous improvement through effective collaboration with quality, technical support, maintenance, safety and human resources. Depending on the candidate, the Production Manager may be responsible for the yogurt processing function (from raw milk receiving, raw milk separation and pasteurization, yogurt processing and separation) or the filling/packaging function for a specific product platform. This role has a responsibility for ensuring both food safety and quality of Chobani product.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure safety of employees through example and accountability. Deliver KPI’s in support of the manufacturing strategy
  • Support regular communication and education on safety topics
  • Participate and recommend solutions related to all safety issues
  • Manage product quality and food safety by working closely with the Quality and Food Safety team to ensure quality specifications of product are continually met
  • Ensure effective employee communication, training and compliance on quality programs, policies and standards. Take action to address quality issues and the root cause
  • Review and analyze production, quality control, maintenance and operational reports to determine causes of nonconformity with product specifications and operating or production problems
  • Coordinate production activities with production supervisors, maintenance/technical services and quality control
  • Manage daily platform/area operations and take full ownership to ensure optimum production and utilization of staff, resources and equipment
  • Recommend improvements to production methods, equipment performance and product quality
  • Manage the coordination and completion of projects that improve the overall efficiency, safety and effectiveness of the assigned area
  • Oversee all aspects of projects and platform/area performance
  • Maintain technical knowledge and ensure depth in understanding equipment and processes
  • Partner with continuous improvement leaders to implement Lean principles and practices    Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring to build an engaged and effective team
  • Establish goals, communicate expectation and build a culture of accountability, commitment and empowerment
  • Follow Chobani’s safety procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university, preferably in engineering or business administration
  • 5-7 years progressive leadership in a manufacturing environment
  • Food/dairy processing experience preferred
  • Demonstrated Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement skills
  • Project management experience
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative management style
  • Effective leadership skills to create a shared vision, energize others, challenge and engage team members to drive positive change
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Competency with Microsoft Office applications and ERP systems

 

About Us

Chobani is a food maker with a mission of making high-quality and nutritious food accessible to more people, while elevating our communities and making the world a healthier place. In short: making good food for all.  In support of this mission, we are a values-driven, people-first, food-and-wellness-focused company, and have been since Hamdi Ulukaya, an immigrant to the U.S., founded the company in 2005.  We produce yogurt, oatmilk, dairy- and plant-based creamers, ready-to-drink coffee and plant-based probiotic drinks. Chobani yogurt is America's No.1 yogurt brand, and it’s made with only natural ingredients without artificial preservatives.

Chobani uses food as a force for good in the world – putting humanity first in everything we do. Our philanthropic efforts prioritize giving back to our communities and beyond: working to eradicate child hunger, supporting immigrants, refugees and underrepresented people, honoring veterans, and protecting the planet. We manufacture our products in New York, Idaho, and Australia. Chobani products are available throughout North America and distributed in Australia and other select markets. For more information, please visit www.chobani.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Chobani is an equal opportunity employer.  Chobani will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any basis including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military and/or veteran status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws.
 

Compensation Range: $85,600.00 - $128,400.00, plus bonus.


Nearest Major Market: Idaho
Nearest Secondary Market: Twin Falls