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Production Manager



Harrold, SD, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024
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How we make our food matters — to human health, to our air, land, and water, to the climate and global economy. At PURIS, we are leading the plant-based food movement through our high-quality ingredients and innovation. If being a part of a culture that values Leadership and hard work interests you, continue reading!

The Production Manager is accountable for the Safety of our team and producing our products in the most efficient way possible adhering to the highest standards of Food quality. The Production Manager must be able to abide by PURIS’ SOPs, SSOPs, and Quality Standards always.

In addition, the Production Manager must adhere to and embody the PURIS Core Values: Integrity, Leadership, Openness, Global Vision, Adaptability, and Partnership.

PURIS offers competitive wages, an incentive plan, fully paid life and disability insurance, along with affordable medical, dental and vision insurance. We also offer a generous PTO package and 401k with 3% company match. As a family owned and operated business PURIS takes care of our employees health, wellness and financial goals. We offer a safe work environment and COVID-19 safety protocols are followed.

Summary of Essential Job Functions:

  • Accountable for Plant Efficient Production Output in a Safe People and Safe Food Environment reporting directly to the Plant Manager
  • Capable of utilizing Lean Principles to ensure efficient use of all resources of Manufacturing.
  • Responsible for the Organization of > 30 Team Members of Front-Line Managers and Technicians
  • Responsible for Developing annual, monthly, and weekly production plans to align with the Business needs
  • Provide Safety Leadership on the Floor in every activity – by training and example
  • Participate in the Development of Improvement plans for Process efficiency and new product growth
  • LMAD Production Operations; Lead, Manage, Hold Accountable and Develop the Team to align with Performance improvement growth.
  • Manage coordination of weekly activities of the Maintenance Team with production, and resolve scheduling conflicts
  • Accountable to develop and manage a Staffing Plan to support 24/7 Operations
  • Accountability Responsible for Managing the Standard Work Documentation and Training Systems
  • Lead and Manage period Process CIP (Clean In Place) events
  • Provides input to Engineering Team on planned project work and provides voice of production team to all strategic plant management activities that impact production
  • With 24 hour operations, must be available to occasionally spend some time on other than regular shifts such as off shifts and weekends.
  • Perform other tasks and projects as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Engineering or Technical/Vocational Degree with demonstrable technical and analytical capability
  • 5+ Years of Process plant experience in a production environment (manager, in-plant engineer or senior level shift lead are ideal)
  • Experience with operations safety leadership required
  • Demonstrable experience in process improvement projects and methodology
  • Practical experience with food or similar plant operations, food safety requirements, wet and dry process CIP a Plus but not required
  • Prefer experience with 24/7 operation
  • Demonstrated Strong Problem-solving skills: (A3, Six Sigma, Kaizen etc.…)
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing a Plus but not required

Skills and Capabilities:

  • Competent verbal and written communicator; Capability of Speaking to a Group of People
  • Good judgement showing business acumen, decision making skills, intellectual and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to handle multiple initiatives at one time

PURIS brings growers, makers, and eaters together to feed the growing plant-based revolution. We are reimagining what it means to be environmental stewards at every step in the food journey from seed to shelf.

Join the MOST INNOVATIVE FOOD COMPANY OF 2021 named by Fast Company Magazine!

Innovation is in the PURIS DNA. Since 1985, our company’s focus has been feeding people, and as luck would have it, the path to nourishing people mirrors the path to nourishing the planet, itself. And what began as a mission to breed more resilient crops has blossomed into something much greater -- a company taking leaps forward in regenerative agriculture, state of the art manufacturing processes, food security, and global supply chain transparency.

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PURIS is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

The hiring process for successful candidates includes successfully completing a team interview, background check, pre-employment physical, and negative drug screen. We E-verify all new hires.