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Production Manager - Culpeper, VA


The Production Manager must have experience working with short life perishables and in a manufacturing and/or production industry. The Production Manager is someone who is driven by challenge and success in a fast-paced working environment. The Production Manager will develop teammates to enhance their potential and must possess strong leadership to lead others. This position ensures the overall performance of the facility and often works with changing variables. The Production Manager position exists to ensure a safe and unadulterated product is produced, process controls are in place, and cost-effective production is met. This position requires an energetic, metrics motivated, and self-actualized individual that demonstrates leadership within their position. This position reports to the Operations Manager and will have the opportunity to lead projects and actively participate in strategic operations initiatives

  • Plans work schedules, assigns responsibilities, and evaluates work to ensure expectations are met
  • Responsible for interviewing, selecting, and training of direct reports
  • Conducts performance teammates’ evaluations and administers corrective actions as necessary
  • Manages all teammates within the FreshCut (“FCH”), Living Organic Herbs (“LOH”), shipping and/ or receiving, and quality control (“QC”) departments
  • Engages in short and long-term planning
  • Manages ongoing projects and aids in the development of future projects Ensures an adequate inventory of packing supplies is maintained
  • Monitors and improves operational KPIs. Aids in the development of SOPs and process controls
  • Interfaces with Corporate Safety & Compliance department to ensure a safe work environment is maintained
  • Interfaces with QA and Food Safety teammates to ensure high quality and safe product is shipped to customers
  • Ensures that all product is properly selected accordingly for Company customers
  • Interacts with Human Resources personnel as needed to ensure proper staffing and all teammates adhere to Company policies
  • Plans, motivates, and holds Managers accountable for their department’s performance
  • Adheres to all requirements of sanitation, GMP and/or HACCP standards, and other hygiene policies
  • Observes and practices housekeeping procedures
  • Goal oriented, confident, outgoing, high-capacity worker, able to work well under pressure and succeed within a competitive and dynamic environment
  • Be a role model for the Shenandoah Growers Core Values–Honesty, Humility, Mutual Respect, Discipline, Passion/Enthusiasm/Determination
  • Adheres to all Company policies and procedures
  • Can work under little supervision
  • Performs other assignments as management may direct
  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ Years Food Processing experience
  • 3+ Years of supervisory experience
  • HACCP or PCQI Certification
  • Strong analytical thinker with problem-solving skills
  • Bilingual, English & Spanish
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Office 365 programs
  • Valid Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record
  • Highly organized and detailed oriented
  • Knows how to manage overlapping projects and keep track of deadlines
  • Effective communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead and motivate people
  • Ability to communicate effectively with teammates at all levels of the organization
  • Basic math
  • Ability to travel if needed
  • Sage 100
  • Working knowledge and experience in Lean Six Sigma

SGI utilizes E-Verify and is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. In the event you require reasonable accommodation to apply for this job, please contact our company and appropriate assistance will be provided.