Kettle Cuisine began in 1986 as a door-to-door campaign to fill a void in the market and change the soup status quo. That meant making and bringing the freshest, highest quality soups to restaurants that had neither the time nor ability to do it themselves. That entrepreneurial, artisan, pioneering, can-do spirit is our DNA – and continues to inspire and guide us today.
We’re a passionate, innovative food company committed to making fresh, healthy, delicious, artisan quality food for all. We’re food lovers making food people love.
We’d love to help you serve your clients with excellence and grow your business.
To ensure continuous and efficient operation of the production line 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
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Adhere to safe working practices at all times
Perform daily checks of area for non-compliance
Ensure finished product conforms to specifications Manufacture quality products efficiently within time and quantity parameters
Drive and motivate team to meet and exceed daily targets and deadlines i.e. UPMH
Accurate and timely completion of required documentation to enable clear traceability
Follow the company GMP’s
Ensure clean and tidy production area at all times
Remove out of spec material from production line
Complete Date Code and Label checks.
Report Downtime to maintenance in a timely manner
Plan ahead all activities to reduce downtime
Record data. Manage ERP system transactions.
Manage employees work schedules, breaks and tardiness
Communicate and update all relevant parties of any issues or changes
Conduct Weekly team brief with direct reports
Monitor and action all waste Manage inventory of raw material
Manage, coach and develop direct reports.
Take active lead with new employees and temporary labor
Encourage colleagues to challenge the status quo and drive continuous improvement
Take instructions from supervisors.
Any other tasks deemed reasonable and reasonably requested by management
Kettle Cuisine takes the utmost pride in their products and expects each employee to do the same with their work.
2 years manufacturing experience preferably in the food industry
Experience working in temperature controlled settings
Experience with perishable items
Proven track record in safe working practices
Excellent interpersonal skills needed for working in a team environment
Goal oriented & well organized
Ability to work all scheduled shifts, on time
Ability to operate a pallet jack / fork lift
Able to interact and communicate with team members
Ability to lift 50 lbs
Passion for food and high quality
Excellent attention to detail
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Leadership – coaching and developing
Planning and organizing
AS A LEADER WITHIN THE KETTLE CUISINE TEAM YOU ARE EXPECTED TO:
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