Operations Manager

Lakeland, FL

Since 1869 we've connected people through food they love. Our history was created by remarkable people, ideas, and innovations. It serves as inspiration and foundation for our future success. 

 

We’re proud to be stewards of amazing brands that people trust. Our portfolio includes the iconic Campbell’s brand, as well as Michael Angelo’s, noosa, Pace, Pacific Foods, Prego, Rao’s Homemade, Swanson, and V8. In our Snacks division, we have brands like Cape Cod, Goldfish, Kettle Brand, Lance, Late July, Pepperidge Farm, Snack Factory, and Synder’s of Hanover.  

 

We foster a culture of belonging where people come first, and diversity is embraced. And we live our values, always, while setting the highest standards for performance.

 

Here, you will make a difference every day. You will be part of a dynamic, collaborative, and competitive team. You will be supported to build a rewarding career with opportunities to grow, innovate and inspire. Make history with us.


Manages the Operations Department in a 24/7 facility that produces premium, Biscuit and Baked Food products. Directs the work activities of salaried employees; delivers bottom-line business results in the areas of employee safety, food safety, product quality, cost management / improvement, continuous improvement and change management, and employee development. Drives attainment of business objectives and facilitates strategy for the Operations function. Active participant / leader in the continuous improvement process; identifies improvement opportunities and guides direct reports to improve bottom-line results and enhance the Company’s competitive position. Develops the capabilities and competencies of employees through ongoing training, coaching, and mentoring; promotes employee engagement, empowerment, and teamwork.


The Operations Manager ensures full compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations, as well as Company policies and standards related to safety, quality, and workplace conduct.  


Principal Accountabilities

  1. Establishes production standards, develops budget and cost controls, and subscribes to product quality, food safety, and conformance to specification programs for all products manufactured and packaged by the Operations Department.  Ensures all employee safety, manufacturing and overhead cost, food safety, and product quality objectives are met.
  2. Provides guidance to the development of manufacturing process plans for products, including personnel requirements, material needs, subcontract requirements, facility needs, and tooling and equipment needs.
  3. Coordinates manufacturing activities with all other functions of the organization and suppliers to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines, and equipment. 
  4. Serves as a key team member in identifying waste reduction / cost savings opportunities, maintaining high levels of efficient production, and exceeding food safety and product quality standards. 
  5. Reviews production and operating reports and directs the resolution of operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.  Facilitate and/or direct resolution to issues as it relates to employee safety, food safety, and product quality. 
  6. Develops and implements effective communication plans to keep Plant Management, Corporate, and direct / indirect reports well-informed regarding business objectives, priorities, results, initiatives, changes, etc.
  7. Provides input to the development of product strategy and research and development of new and emerging products.
  8. Trains and ensures all assigned employees are aware of and comply with company, government, and customer policies, procedures, and regulations.


Job Complexity

  • Has 24-hour accountability for the Operations Department; must be available round-the-clock to provide guidance and direction to address any issues that impact the facility / operation / company.
  • Responsible for the daily management of the Operations Department, as well as for strategic planning, budgeting, enabler / continuous improvement identification and execution, capital projects, etc.
  • Must possess the ability to overcome resistance to organizational change, influencing others, and leading the change initiative.
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize based on business needs.
  • Must develop and maintain rapport with employees at all levels of the Campbell Soup / Pepperidge Farm organization to drive results.  Must interface effectively with multiple departments / functions in the plant, as well as Corporate Senior Management.


Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 4+ years' experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 3+ years of Operations, Supervisor or Production experience


Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor's or Associate's Degree
  • 5+ years of leadership experience in a manufacturing environment within the consumer-packaged goods industry/food industry
  • 6+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 1+ years' Bakery experience
  • SAP experience
  • Knowledge of OSHA standards, HACCP guidelines, and Goof Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Six Sigma Green Belt and/or Black Belt certification.


Compensation and Benefits:

The target base salary range for this full-time, salaried position is between $85,900-$140,800 Individual base pay depends on work location and additional factors such as experience, job-related skills, and relevant education or training. Total pay may include other forms of compensation.


In addition, we offer competitive health, dental, 401k and wellness benefits beginning on the first day of employment. Please ask your Talent Acquisition Partner for more information about our total rewards package.


The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and qualified applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, including consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, protected veteran status, disability, age, religion, or any other classification protected by law.

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