Production Manager - Flavors Manufacturing

Your future position? Givaudan Flavors, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of flavors and fragrances, serves customers around the world with innovative products through a sales and marketing presence in all major mature and developing markets. We know that our path to success is within our people. The reason that we are as successful as we are (25% of our industry's global market share) is a direct result of the talented employees that make-up our Operations and Production teams.   In this role, you will help to lead coordination of all flavor product manufacturing for the 204,000+ sq. foot Carol Stream, Ill. facility.  This coordination consists of coordinating four manufacturing departments (Grinding, Blending, Packaging, and Batching, Oils and Setup), with direct management of 4 exempt and 4 nonexempt team members.   Manufacturing Strategy Implementation: Manage a team with focus on policy and strategy implementation and control. Based on regional strategy, oversees the execution of tactical and operational plans locally to meet functional objectives. Liaise with functional or operational area managers (for example in supply and logistics or sales) to understand their current and future product needs and develop plans, cost estimates, and schedules for integrating these needs into existing manufacturing activities.   Operational Excellence: Control production of flavours, material flow, and inventory to achieve cost and quality targets and production schedules of the assigned production line(s). Oversee the development and implementation of manufacturing processes to maintain proper product functionality as well as cost efficiency through development and implementation of product assembly labour standards and work instructions, line layouts, properly designed and maintained tools and fixtures.   Mentor and Lead: Create an environment for high performance through sound leadership. Monitor employee job performance such as attendance, quality, and productivity. Ensure that all assigned personnel are properly trained and cross-trained as required. Administer personnel functions, including recruiting, review and approval of job descriptions and salary classifications, and selection and placement of personnel. Serve as back up to the plant manager when delegated.   You? Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your own world?  Who thrives being in a culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment?  Who wants to collaborate and work in a team as passionate as you?  Then come join us - and impact your world.   Your professional profile includes: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management or related discipline. MBA or Master's Degree in a Technical field is preferred. 7 to 10 years of experience in manufacturing operations with strong background in supply chain, quality and/or materials management with 2 to 5 years of progressive experience in people management. Expertise in world class manufacturing concepts (LEAN). Strong understanding of financial concepts (e.g. OPEX, CAPEX). Expertise in product industrialization and strong understanding of business process/system redesign. Understanding of ISO, FSCC, Food Safety (HACCP, AIB or equivalent), GHP and GMP requirements, EHS.   Givaudan is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D
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Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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