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Production Manager



Harrold, SD, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024
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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.

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


Enjoy competitive wages, opportunities for overtime premium pay, and comprehensive benefits starting on the 1st of the month following hire date. Benefits include affordable medical, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off (PTO), mental health support, 100% paid life and disability insurance and a 401K plan with company match.

Join the Plant-Based Revolution:

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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