Production Manager

Downers Grove, IL

Posted: 02/23/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 71.23KK Pay Rate: 120,000 - 140,000 Experience:

Job Description

Production Manager

The Production Manager is responsible for the day-to-day coordination of safe and efficient operations in his/her assigned department.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Integrates organizational change, continuous improvement, and quality improvement techniques. Provides technical expertise to improve operations
  • Supports development of annual budget. Ensures activities occur to meet those goals and objectives
  • Manages tracking mechanisms to identify downtime conducts and root cause analysis
  • Reviews the process equipment flow and recommends and implements improvements which ensure maximum equipment efficiencies are being met
  • Consistently and effectively communicates and promotes company and plant vision
  • Participates in projects from inception to completion including: design, justification, equipment selection, installation, and start up. Assists in developing annual Capital Spending Plan
  • Maintains good employee relations including strong feedback and communication; maintains a fair and consistent approach to recognition, disciplinary action and maintenance of good working relationships with all employees
  • Ensures all corporate and regulatory safety rules and guidelines are followed
  • Ensures all corporate and regulatory quality rules and guidelines are followed including supporting external customer requirements including SQF certification
  • Shall report any and all food safety and quality problems to personnel with authority to initiate action
  • Actively involved in all phasis of CIL activities and procedures for operating personnel
  • Prepares Management Reviews for all direct reports. Develops and implements personal development plans to foster growth of Production Supervisors
  • Encourages and promotes both personal and professional development of subordinates
  • Shall be responsible for enforcing cGMP’s
  • Shall be an SQF practitioner
  • Shall cover for Production Manager I(s) in their absence

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Sam Kovacevic at

JO:  71.23KK


Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience and supervisory experience. Strong working knowledge of food safety procedures and programs; and in-depth knowledge of food processing requirements / standards
  • Requires PC skills including MS office products, e-mail, and AS400. Knowledge of packaging equipment is desired
  • SQF Practitioner or obtain within 6-9 months
  • HACCP certification or obtain within 6-9 months

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Sam Kovacevic at

JO:  71.23KK

Meet Your Recruiter

Sam Kovacevic
Technical Recruiter

Proven recruiter with 15 years of experience specializing in the Food and Beverage sector.  

Strategic, Independent Recruiting Professional.  Uniquely experienced in providing qualified candidates to a broad scope of companies with talent needs. Passionate Leader who takes a trusted advisory approach to making an impact and finding the best talent available.

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