Imagine a company full of people that care deeply about making and delivering delicious food that they've made careers out of that passion. That's us. And it could be you!

3rd Shift Production Manager

Location:  Lynn, MA


Position Type:  Full Time

Job Summary

To ensure continuous and efficient operation of the Kitchen and packing areas to meet customer requirements in accordance with Safety, Sanitation, Quality, Quantity and Cost. (SSQQC)
To manage, coach and develop direct reports to achieve day to day KPIs.
Kettle Cuisine takes the utmost pride in their products and expects each employee to do the same with their work.

Model and support Kettle's Core Values and safety culture
Manage performance of all team members
Build a strong, committed, and collaborative team
Develop individual team members & their careers
Conduct annual reviews and PDPs for all direct team members
Create a culture of accountability & performance
Drive a focus on quality and continuous improvement
Plan work, track results and resolve variances

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Adhere to safe working practices at all times
  • Strive to deliver a "Right first time" culture in terms of Quality
  • Coach mentor and motivate Supervisors, team leaders and floor team to meet and exceed daily targets and deadlines
  • Accurate and timely completion of required documentation to enable clear traceability
  • Follow the company GMPs
  • Ensure clean and tidy area at all times
  • Completion of KPI's and generation of performance data
  • Manage ERP system transactions.
  • Manage inventory under area of control
  • Manage employees work schedules, breaks and tardiness
  • Communicate and update all relevant parties of any issues or changes
  • Conduct required team meetings
  • Monitor and action all waste
  • Take active lead with new employees and temporary labor
  • Work directly with QA and technical personnel on addressing and resolving deficiencies.
  • Develop continuous improvement plans to improve Safety, Hygiene/Sanitation, Quality, Quantity and Cost
  • Any other tasks deemed reasonable and reasonably requested by management

Qualifications and Experience

  • 5 years production management experience preferably in the food industry
  • Experience working in FMCG
  • OSHA trained
  • HACCP trained
  • Excellent interpersonal skills needed for working in a team environment
  • Goal oriented & well organized
  • Ability to work all scheduled shifts, on time

Preferred Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills needed for working in a team environment
  • Goal oriented & well organized
  • Ability to work all scheduled shifts, on time
  • Experience and practical application of LEAN principles (5S, Top Loss)
  • Passion for food and high quality
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Time management
  • Leadership-coaching and developing
  • Problem solving
  • Planning and organizing
  • Numeracy skills
  • Bi-lingual preferred


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