The Production Manager will be responsible for the management of the assembly operations which include all sub assembly and finished gift production. Additional responsibilities include management of Configurable and On-Demand produced gifts (i.e. Create Your Own, Pack on Demand). Primary focus is team/individual development, on-time and complete production, achieving aggressive safety, quality, cost, inventory performance goals and continuous improvement of the manufacturing process. This person will also be required to work with both the local management team and the other Enterprise Operational Leadership team. This role is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
Major responsibilities of the position are listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties, assignments and specific projects may be assigned at the discretion of executive management.
Establish, develop and maintain strong working relationships with key business partners.
Lead a seasonal work force of approximately 200 people to deliver aggressive performance targets.
Increase efficiency and productivity, reduce costs and improve quality through continuous improvement initiatives.
Develop and execute production demand plans and schedules.
Manage the scheduling of labor to meet stated production goals.
Develop and manage the assembly financial strategies by estimating, forecasting, and budgeting.
Maintain current knowledge of industry trends and legislation to insure regulatory compliance.
Identifies trends that could impact the organization objectives.
Manage, coach and mentor the assembly team.
Champion safety for the department while influencing facility safety performance.
Other job duties as assigned.
For the first year, this position could likely require frequent and longer durations of travel to the Corporate (Medford, OR) and Hopewell (Hebron, OH) during the off season of January 2021- June 2021. This will occur for additional training during that period. Expected travel will significantly decrease after that first year.
Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Science, Business, Management, or other related field required.
Minimum of 8 years related experience in a production environment, food preferred.
5 years of management experience required.
Must have working knowledge of H.A.C.C.P., G.M.P.'S, Kosher Certification, Organic Certification, S.A.P. or like enterprise systems, U.S.D.A. fruit handling procedures.
Positions of increasing responsibility in Production and QA preferred.
Strong organizational, planning, process improvement and prioritization skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
Technically oriented, comfortable around machinery and plant environment.
Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with individuals at all levels of the organization.
Ability to work well under pressure with multiple projects and deadlines.
Ability to work with people of different experiences and educational backgrounds.
About Us Since 1934, Harry & David has been America's premier choice in gourmet food gifting. Headquartered in Southern Oregon, Harry & David owns and operates 20 different orchards, spread over 100 square miles, featuring fresh yearly crops of handpicked delicious fruit, including peaches, Bosc pears and the iconic Royal Riviera pears. Harry & David offers a wide variety of options for everyday sharing and entertaining, including Moose Munch premium popcorn, Wolferman's Bakery , Cushman's and Stock Yards branded products.
Location/Region: Atlanta, GA