Posted on: May 19, 2019
Responsible for the overall performance of the Blue
Packaging Department while focusing on Safety, Quality,
Cost and Employee Environment.
Actively promote and support food safety and product
quality programs (i.e. GMPs, HACCP, quality and
sanitation standards) and initiatives though working
closely with the Quality Assurance team, plant
management, operations and employees.
Manage and provide strong leadership, direction, support
and development to a team of supervisors and department
Ensure optimum and efficient production schedules and
Work with our suppliers, customers, Production Planning
and Customer Service to ensure customer needs are
satisfied from product performance, quality, cost and
timely shipment of orders. Work to minimize/eliminate
Lead trouble-shooting and problems-solving efforts
through the facilitation of team meetings and
on-the-floor leadership to effectively change systems
and procedures through the process of continuous
Monitor and maintain labor staffing accordingly to meet
or exceed the labor cost per pound objectives.
Monitor, oversee and improve the safety and quality of
the finished product and environment by maintaining the
equipment and facility in a sanitary condition to meet
regulatory, customer, and company standards, though
working closely with plant sanitation and Quality
Maintain a positive employee environment through
consistent/fair practices and leadership in areas such
as employee development, safety and training.
Develop a yearly departmental budget, in conjunction
with the Plant Manager. Monitor and control departmental
costs in comparison with budgetary standards. Measure/
focus on maximizing yields, productivity, controlling
waste, labor efficiencies and monitoring spending.
Identify equipment downtime and machine problems and
work with our maintenance staff to resolve issues
leading to inefficiencies.
Develop and maintain positive and effective verbal and
written communication with the Plant Manager, plant
management team, supervisors, service groups and all
employees to ensure smooth operation of the process.
Work cross functionally to improve plant efficiency and
Promote and support the plant s safety programs and
policies to insure a safe, hazard-free working
environment for all employees, through floor leadership
and active role in plant s safety teams.
Maintain, adhere to and administer company policies and
procedures in the areas of Human Resources, Food Safety
and Quality Assurance.
Perform miscellaneous duties and responsibilities as
Bachelor s Degree or the equivalent experience.
Minimum of five (5) years of supervisory and food
packaging experience, preferably in the dairy industry.
Strong employee safety, food safety, customer and
Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills,
both verbally and in writing.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish
facts, draw conclusions and implement to completion
Ability to understand cost containment and budgetary
principles. Budgeting experience preferred.
Ability to work in a team environment, as well as
independently, with good analytical, time management and
Ability to lead, influence and motivate a large
workforce through interpersonal and teambuilding skills.
Ability to work flexible hours.
Must be self-motivated, results oriented, possess high
degree of initiative, and work well under pressure.
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,
PowerPoint), SAP, Maestro, etc.
Values that align with the Saputo culture: Efficiency
through Simplicity, Family Environment, Ownership and
Commitment, Hands on Approach, Passion.
Keywords: Saputo, Minneapolis , Packaging Manager, Executive , Almena, Minnesota
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