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Food Production Manager

Company: Thistle
Location: Vacaville
Posted on: November 14, 2021

Job Description:

Comprehensive health benefits(medical, dental, vision) to fit your needsFounded in 2013, Thistle is an early-stage food-tech startup empowering our customers to get and stay healthy while improving our food system's sustainability. We deliver delicious, organic, healthy, plant-forward meals, cold-pressed juices, and snacks to customers on the West Coast at the elusive intersection of convenience, health, and sustainability.. We don't want to be just another food delivery startup. Our focus is on our customers' health and happiness, and we are revolutionizing how fresh, nutritious, high-quality food is purchased, manufactured, and delivered at scale. Thistle is headquartered in San Francisco, and we are backed by some amazing investors in the Bay Area and beyond.. About the Role:. The Production Manager is responsible for managing a team consisting of Production Supervisors, Leads, and Associates. Production Managers maintain the entire production function which includes plating and packaging meals, snacks, and beverages.. This role also oversees rigorous upkeep of facilities and working spaces for our production facility. We are looking for a process-oriented leader who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and is willing to actively build and maintain a strong culture of support, cross-functional teamwork, and a quality-first mindset.. This is not a desk job - we are a hands-on company and are looking for candidates who enjoy getting in the trenches with their team and understanding the challenges they face, identifying opportunities, and working to thoroughly oversee the implementation of new practices and initiatives.. If you are driven, people-focused, and creative, and empathic in your approach to innovation, this role offers the opportunity to touch a lot of different parts of the company and build a future for yourself with the help of your team, your coworkers, and senior leadership.. This role is based out of our Vacaville Production Facility and reports directly to our Plant Manager.. What You'll Do. People Management. Oversee production team including collaborating with supervisors on all areas of People Management including time management, team training, growth and development, performance feedback and evaluation, discipline, and ensuring full compliance with employment law and company policy on all personnel matters.. Partner with Talent Acquisition team to identify recruitment needs, assist with interviews, training, and orientation for new hires.. Production Oversight. Set production objectives and implement action plans for achieving set targets. Prepare periodic reports to update upper management on food production activities. Plating and Packing Oversight. Plan, organize, and map Plate/Pack Production throughput for both AM & PM Shifts with assigning associates to respective lines for maximum efficiency and balance. Ensure that all required documentation is completed in full, accurate, and submitted after each shift. Confirm that all component weights received are accurate to meal requirements and proper sign-off is documented. Ensure that any shorts, missing items, and component needs are properly received and verified. Responsible for completing Production Handoff documentation to allow for visibility of the current team progression. Responsible for ensuring that the accuracy of Inventory count at the beginning of Pack Production is precise and all shorts are communicated to Plate Production immediately. Provide real-time updates on necessary Slack channels on current line progression and/or productivity. Communicate and inform Warehouse and Logistics teams when routes are completed and ready to either ship or be loaded on the truck. Responsible for ensuring that the accuracy of Inventory count at the end of Plate Production is precise and all needs are fulfilled to the best of ability prior to Pack Production. Maintain and institute initiatives to drive Production accuracy equal to or above 97%. Ensure that all staff follows and understands Allergy SOP to maintain and allow for"0"(zero) Allergy misses. Ensure that Line Clearance is accurately conducted and compost is disposed of when a cycle is complete. Ensure that Shipping Boxes and Bag cleaning tasks are conducted regularly so overflow is kept at a manageable level. Create and institute any SOPs or protocols as needed to ensure accuracy, efficiency, and discipline for Plate Production. What you'll bring. 4+ years proven experience in a production/manufacturing environment, with at least two years supervisory or management experience; food production experience preferred. Working knowledge of relevant Employment Law. Strong decision-making skills and a results-driven approach. Working knowledge and understanding of GMPs, quality standards, and safety & OSHA regulations. Proven experience in setting and reporting on key production metrics. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational and time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines. Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate. Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment. This is an exempt position required to make managerial decisions and participate in departmental administrative work.. Join a diverse, passionate & driven team of all backgrounds. Generous Employee Discount. Team-building and Frequent Wellness Events(remote-friendly). Flexible Time Off & Parental Leave Policy. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential values at Thistle. We know we'll do our best and most impactful work when we feel we're represented and we belong. We're proud to actively recruit and hire talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. You can get some deeper insight into how we approach DEI, along with some statistics on the internal demographics of the company and leadership team, here: equipmentJob Details

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