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DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA INC Production Supervisor in Allerton, Iowa

Production SupervisorAllerton, IowaPosition SummaryThis position is responsible for supervising the production process at the Allerton facility; providing a direct leadership role to the production team, with responsibility for the manufacturing process for all products; ensuring processes are understood and consistently executed to ensure food and employee safety goals are attained; working with other functional areas, i.e. Quality, Maintenance, and Supply Chain to promote the overall efficiency of the Allerton operation.Primary ResponsibilitiesDirect production crews by leading and supporting the team environment. Teach and develop the decision-making skills of the production staff.Provide an active role in the continuous improvement of the production process. Support and direct area teams to achieve targeted goals.Plans, coordinates, and advises department employees of work to be completed daily.Monitors performance of department employees to ensure they follow established standards and procedures such as safety, SOP's, GMP's, housekeeping, etc. Addresses performance deficiencies in the appropriate manner based on the type of deficiency.Ensures quality and efficiency/productivity of production at all stages of the process.Complies with all Federal, State, and Local regulatory requirements and procedures. (FDA, USDA, and EPA included.)Assists with the development of an effective production schedule at the plant level.Coordinates work schedules and production schedules to meet production schedule needs.Executes Health and Safety programs, train staff on procedures and OSHA requirements, reports accidents and associated investigations, while maintaining regulatory requirements.Monitors and understands actual and targeted manufacturing direct costs, quality measurements, safety performance and sanitation control elements.Teamwork and Collaboration. May provide and/or receive input from across functional boundaries. Understands organizational mesh points and potential synergies. Integrates team efforts across the organization. Leadership.Acts with integrity. Treats others with dignity and respect. Models behavior that is consistent with DairiConcepts' core values. Delivers on commitments and deadlines and holds others accountable for the same. Communication. Effectively communicates with all levels of the organization. Demonstrates excellent presentation, oral, and written communication skills. Executes outstanding customer communication and relationship building techniques.Other Responsibilities Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. As a leading provider of cheese and dairy ingredients for the global food industry, DairiConcepts is supported by a diverse and educated team of high-quality employees. We seek personnel with expertise in their fields who also demonstrate our values of Safety, Integrity, Continuous Improvement, and Service. Headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, the company has eight manufacturing plants located throughout the United States. Bachelor's degree in related Technical or Scientific field or 2 or more years of demonstrated work experience in Production in a Food Manufacturing or Food Processing environment, preferably dairy protein or infant formula. .Demonstrated working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices, Food Security, HACCP, and Laboratory Methods.Excellent communication skills, including teaching and coaching.Proficiency with Microsoft Office.Demonstrated ability to positively contribute in a team environment.DairiConcepts is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We offer competitive compensation, bonus potential, and a full benefit program including 401K. For additional information, go to