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This is an entry-level Line Manager position that supervises the production area on one shift of operation. This manager will coordinate the short-term activities of this area within established guidelines and standards to produce the highest quality, lowest cost product in the safest and most efficient manner. The Line Manager will facilitate teams in his/her area of responsibility and conduct or coordinate the necessary training for both the individual associates and the team. This manager will implement and enforce established policies and strategies.
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.
Conversion – Manage the efforts of operating teams of a single line, area, or technology on one shift in the efficient conversion of materials into quality products in a safe, secure and sanitary manner within the product design specifications.
Change Agent – Recommend and implement changes in methods, equipment, systems, and organization, as needed, to assure that the objectives of the line/area are met.
Associate Advocacy – Manage associate relations issues and guide and direct the hiring, training, retraining, development, and motivation of Operations associates following self-managed, team working principles with a minimum degree of guidance from the Process/Packaging Manager. Gallup Engagement surveys will be used to determine individual effectiveness in this area and assure site-to-site consistency.
Goal Setting and Measurement – With the general guidance of the Process/Packaging Manager and through Operations teams, establish line performance standards and goals, measure, control, take corrective action, and report results as appropriate.
Troubleshooting – At this stage of technical development, and under the general guidance of the Process/Packaging Manager, the Line Manager utilizes the technical resources on shift for the preventive maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of process/packaging equipment problems, with the objective of effectively using 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.
Technology Advancement – Advise the Process/Packaging Manager when opportunities exist for moving the line/area forward in technological change.
Operations Strategy – Participate with the Process/Packaging Manager in the implementation of improvement strategies that will help the line/area perform more effectively in the near term.
Associate Development – Evaluate associate performance and develop, in conjunction with associate’s plans, to challenge their potential.
Personal Development – Keep abreast of the managerial and technical competencies, both within and outside Mars Petcare US.
Mission Critical Competencies
Building Effective Teams
Managing and Measuring Work
Hiring and Staffing
Developing Direct Reports
Drive for Results
3 years of experience in a supervisory or managerial role is preferred.
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
Demonstrated experience working in Quality
Demonstrated experience working in safety.
Ability to work any shift as needed
An undergraduate degree or equivalent, preferably in one of the Engineering, basic sciences, or business-related disciplines is highly desirable.
Minimum 1-year experience in a food production environment
5 years in a Production Environment
Minimum 5 years in a supervisory or managerial role
Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, internet software, e-mail.
Ability to tolerate an ambiguous environment
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.