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Team Leader- Packaging

Promotion In Motion Inc Franklin Township Full-Time
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The incumbent serves as the first line leader and has responsibility for all packaging line operations, approximately 50 associates on a designated work shift. Through strong leadership, establishes the goals for the team, drives world-class operational performance through lean initiatives, and has overall responsibility for Safety; Machine Care, Sanitation, and Maintenance; Quality; Productivity; Cost; and, People. Will not only drive operational performance but develop exceptional talent through hiring great talent, development activities, and employee engagement initiatives

  • Provides leadership & development to team and associates to provide direction, inspire, challenge and guide activities pertinent to Safety; Machine Care, Sanitation, & Maintenance; Quality; Productivity; Cost; and, People.

  • Aligns continuous improvement initiatives with key performance metrics to drive goals.

  • Delivers with a commitment to excellence and a dissatisfaction with the status-quo.

  • Develops positive relationships with internal constituents and support teams including Human Resources, Finance, Quality, Engineering, Maintenance, Sanitation, Logistics, and Facilities.

  • Provides training and coaching on job skills, safety policies, rules and regulations, as well as other company policies and sanitation standards- Leads by example.

  • Engages employees in identifying and implementing continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Ensures that the teams comply with GMP and HACCP guidelines to ensure food safety, food quality and customer specifications.

  • Conducts quality and safety audits as scheduled, partners with Quality to ensure compliance to SQF. 

  • Completes all reporting, root cause analysis, corrective actions, and works with Engineering, Maintenance, and Continuous Improvement to resolve any equipment inefficiencies.

  • Ensures correct reporting of production and adherence to inventory procedures including FEFO control.

  • Effectively handles all emergencies and reports incidents to appropriate personnel.  Investigates immediately and utilizes support services (HR, Safety, Quality)

  • Provide feedback, coaching and cross training to manufacturing staff to develop a highly skilled workforce with potential for promotions.

  • Coordinates production activities with planning, warehouse, procurement, facilities/maintenance, sanitation, and quality control activities to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources and equipment.

  • Reviews and analyzes production, quality control, maintenance, sanitation, and operation reports to determine causes of nonconformity with product specifications and operating or production problems.

  • Develops and implements operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality.

  • Revises production schedules and priorities because of equipment failure, operating problems, or Supply Chain problems..

  • Inspires and motivates the team through a lively and engaging management style and care for people.

  • Builds an empowered, engaged, and high performing team by hiring top talent and developing people. A coach and mentor who seeks to share knowledge and grow talent across the organization-your team will want to follow you.

  • Effectively manages all employee relations matters and conflict resolution, and tracks and ensures associates comply with attendance policies.

  • Creates development experiences that will cross train and grow talent.

  • Ensures focus and accountability, facilitates collaboration, continuous improvement, and achievement of results.

  • Manages key projects as assigned.

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Management, Engineering or another related field is preferred.

  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of similar management experience in a packaging environment, preferably within confectionary industry.

  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) language preferred, and strong overall communication skills required.

  • Strong focus with the courage, drive, and discipline to execute.

  • Intellectual and analytical horsepower with ability to apply problem solving techniques and take on business challenges.

  • Demonstrated personal and professional values, being a role model & positive influence on those around him/her. Demonstrates unquestionable integrity and character. Brings out the best in others by these qualities.

  • Knowledge and demonstrated success driving lean manufacturing principles and tools leading to strong results.

  • Demonstrated ability to hire top talent and build talented, engaged, and high performing teams.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience on safety best practices and regulations.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal and organization skills; and, demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence people, including building high levels of trust and commitment.

  • Exceptional performance and record of achievement demonstrating leadership capabilities.

  • Self-motivated and bias for action.

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

  • Approachable, authentic and genuine.

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