Pinnacle Foods Shift Manager (2nd Shift) in Fort Madison, Iowa


At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose:unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.

The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.


This position will lead Production Operation for Second Shift Manufacturing, while supporting the development and implementation of a long term strategic plan for a lean manufacturing environment that lowers production costs, and improve efficiency. The candidate for this position will report directly to the Operations Manager. This position will provide cross-functional leadership support to all departments on second shift.


  • Develop and execute plant production strategies in accordance with the Lean Pinnacle Way

  • Manages all Second Shift Production resources to achieve and maintain plant targets and goals

  • Facilitates Kaizen events, 6 S efforts, and liaises with other department leaders in the plant

  • Implements cost savings improvement projects

  • Manages and implements Food Safety/Quality Control and Occupational Safety initiatives


  • Demonstrated ability to positively impact the safety culture and safety performance of an operation.

  • Demonstrated ability to improve the food safety and quality parameters of an organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead all areas of manufacturing in a fast-paced, food production plant

  • Demonstrated ability to complete cost savings projects

  • Manage staffing levels to current labor contract / labor standard requirements

  • Hold employees accountable for performance and apply disciplinary actions in accordance with plant policies and procedures

  • Promote an environment conducive to teams, teamwork, and line-driven accountability

  • Lead an organization through strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work in a matrix organization

  • Ability to manage a complex budget and adhere to cost plans and annual plant initiatives

  • Strong analytical skills using tools such as statistics, downtime tracking, mechanical history, project planning to identify and resolve opportunity areas

  • Creative in problem solving and innovative approaches to resolve complex problems

  • Microsoft Office skills such as PowerPoint, Project, Excel, Word, and Outlook

  • Ability to quickly come up to speed on complex production processes and work with others to identify opportunity areas via data

  • Strong ability to lead effectively and develop subordinates for advancement opportunities

  • Ability to partner with other departments to resolve complex problems and work jointly to find solutions

  • Understanding of Continuous Improvement processes such as the Lean Pinnacle Way and the demonstrated ability to advance the organization through these efforts

  • Demonstrated ability to engage the workforce to improve quality and safety initiatives

  • Ensure training is completed to levels that drive operational efficiency

  • Demonstrated ability to accomplish objectives with a laser focus on the right results

  • Demonstrated bias toward a high sense of urgency and speed to completion without cutting corners

  • Leads with an infectiously positive approach

  • Able to have a positive influence across levels and functions

  • Complete special projects, duties and assignments, as appropriate

  • Skill set and desire to pursue upward movement in manufacturing leadership.


  • Required to lead Team Manager direct reports.

  • Oversee production department of approximately 200 hourly employees

  • Provide leadership support to other departments including quality control, maintenance, prime materials, produce receiving and warehousing.



  • Five (5) or more years of leading employees in a manufacturing environment, required

  • Experience in a food production/packaging environment, preferred

  • Experience working with Continuous Improvement methodologies, preferred


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or related field – strongly preferred

  • Masters’ degree in related field – preferred

    Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –

qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard toprotected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, nationalorigin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or anyother legally protected basis.#LI-BC1


Job ID2018-5744