Peet's Coffee

  • Assistant Manager Production

    Job Locations US-CA-Alameda
    Requisition ID
    2018-4188
    Job Industry
    Warehouse/Roasting Plant Operations
  • Overview

    OVERALL FUNCTION:

    The Assistant Production Manager oversees the tactical execution of coffee production packaging processes as well as works closely with roasting, quality assurance, maintenance, and fulfillment departments to ensure safe and efficient production requirements are being met while maintaining strict product quality guidelines and expectations. This position requires demonstrated leadership, good judgment, and administer good sound decisions as well as the ability to develop, coach, train, and foster teamwork in a fast pace environment. Additionally, this position ensures improving bottom line results through department wide measurements that demonstrate continuous improvement in efficiencies and cost savings. This is a full time, non-exempt position and requires schedule flexibility to support a variety of shifts.

     

    Responsibilities

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Oversee production flow from roast to package and leads a staff of machine operators, operator helpers and material handlers in varying levels of experience and education.
    • Accomplishes manufacturing results by communicating job expectations and plans.
    • Monitors production expectations and provides appropriate coaching for job results.
    • Utilize the interpersonal skills necessary to effectively lead and involve team members and ensure individual and team levels of performance exceeding goals and expectations.
    • Assists in maintaining work flow by monitoring steps of the process, setting processing variables, and observing control points and equipment.
    • Communicate flow of production as well as any equipment, quality, safety or productivity issues to the Production Manager.
    • Assists in the completion of production plans by scheduling, assigning personnel, accomplishing work results, establishing priorities, monitoring progress, revising schedules, resolving problems, and reporting results on our shift production summaries.
    • Creates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, record keeping systems, forms of control, and implementing change.
    • Effectively motivate, train, and communicate with assigned team to assure superior levels of safety, reliability, cleanliness, and quality.
    • Demonstrate ownership of the production facility by ensuring cleanliness, organization and attractiveness of the production floor.
    • Effectively takes part in our employee safety committee, follows safety guidelines and ensures that safety concerns are being communicated down and upstream.
    • Comply with, enforce, and educate team members on food safety, GMP and AIB requirements.
    • Effectively coach, support, counsel, discipline, and develop direct reports to ensure the strategic intent and executions of strategies are realized.
    • Complete other tasks (i.e. Kronos) or projects assigned by the Production Manager

    Qualifications

    5 plus years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing/production environment or warehouse pick/pack operation, or 4-7 years of experience in Peet’s Roasting Plant with a history of consistently good performance at Peet’s exceeding job expectations and acting as a role model for other employees.

    • Knowledgeable in continuous improvement and quality methodologies (i.e. lean, six-sigma); green or black belt certified a plus
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
    • Operating knowledge of packaging equipment and vertical form, fill, and seal machinery along with good technical skills and the ability to demonstrate problem solving skills.
    • Must be quality minded, self-motivated, analytical and results oriented.
    • Ability to prioritize, plan, multi-function and manage time efficiently.
    • Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook, production management tools, ERP and reporting systems.
    • BA/BS preferred

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