Production Manager Chocolate Manufacturer


Production Manager – Chocolate Manufacturer

Location: American Canyon, California

Chronos Consulting is part of the Coberon Chronos Group, an award winning global leader in permanent and temporary staffing, RPO and business process automation solutions for global multinationals. The Group owns and operates 41 offices worldwide.

Chronos Consulting's client is a global chocolate manufacturer and is expanding their facility in Napa Valley.

We are seeking a Production Manager to direct and drive implementation operational strategies and objectives to ensure the achievement of site operational goals.

The Role

Reporting to the Plant Manager, you will:

Lead and develop a team of 3 Supervisors, who are responsible for activities such as; assembly, machine operation, processing, treating, and packaging (with approximately 50 team members in this facility).

Set targets and create improvement plans in line with site priorities, drive performance against relevant department KPI’s.

Advise and train on Safety and Quality matters.

Monitor all production activities to meet established production specifications and schedules.

Develop and implement manufacturing schedules, allocate labor, and utilize capital resources to maximize productivity.

Analyze production, maintenance, and malfunction records to identify problems and recommend solutions to improve performance.

Collaborate with cross-functional and operational managers to understand their current and future product needs, and integrate their requirements into existing manufacturing activities.

Manage and prioritize production line maintenance, and downtimes to minimize disruptions to manufacturing schedules.

The Requirements


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Food Science or related area coupled with 5 to 10 years in food manufacturing.

Technical background with business operations and personnel management skills.  

Proficient in Continuous Improvement, procedures, and project management experience (Capex a plus).

Strong in strategic planning, resource allocation, communication, and time management skills

Knowledgeable in MS Office Suite and SAP.

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