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Technical Production Manager Vitamins

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Santa Cruz, CA
$140,000 - $150,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Bachelor of Science
Jul 19, 2017
Job ID
Manufacturer of confection based dietary supplements and nutritional vitamins supplying the sports nutrition, natural product and nutraceutical markets. 
200K sq.ft. Plant employing 500, 5-day, 3 shift, 3 mogul lines, 14 packaging lines, producing 30mm products daily.  Company holds 37% of the market.
Lead and manage a department of 3 shift supervisors and 100+ manufacturing associates.
Develop and maintain efficiency within the Production Department per standards for labor, productivity and quality managing the day-to-day activities of the department.  
Execute and organize planned production runs maximizing productivity for labor, material usage and minimizing waste.  
Track and develop workflows and manpower scheduling to achieve production standards and the schedule and coordinate tasks between Warehouse, Planning and Quality to achieve desired product output and quality.
Lead the continuous improvement, responsible for performing the analysis of all processes and determining opportunities for improvement.  
Lead improvements efforts through proven CI / Lean / TPM tools.  
Responsible for leveraging processes and executing process overhaul and upgrading programs.
Maintain and enforce GMP practices, safety and product quality standards.
BSE or BS related.
5+ years’ experience working in high speed manufacturing; food, beverage or pharma and a technical understanding of production equipment.
Process Improvement skills; Six Sigma, CI, Lean, TPM tools.   
ERP, planning and Manpower staffing.
Knowledge of business and management principles; strategic planning, project management, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods and coordination of people and resources.
Understanding of FDA guidelines and manufacturing requirements, processes and procedures.