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Production Manager – Leipsic, OH

Production Manager – Leipsic, OH The Production Manager leads and integrates the efforts of the operating teams in orchestrate the...

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Production Manager – Leipsic, OH
The Production Manager leads and integrates the efforts of the operating teams in orchestrate the area resources across multiple shifts and assure a quality product is safely manufactured in sanitary conditions. The Operations Manager is responsible for managing the area within cost goals and produce sufficient quantities to meet our customer’s demands with motivated and engaged associates. As required, act as the sole authority over all site assets and activities as needed during periods of Site Manager absences.

Continuous improvement is a key aspect of this role. It will be accomplished through developing and maintaining an organization that demonstrates improvement by continuously driving faults lower.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Food Safety and Product Quality – Assure the ongoing production of safe and defect free products consistent with the principles of Mars. A proficiency of HACCP is required; this manager owns ongoing training and championing of quality goals and improvements at the area level.
  • Goal Setting and Measurement – Through Operations teams, establish site performance standards and goals based on site goals and strategies; measure, control, take corrective action and report results as appropriate in all areas of responsibility.
  • Troubleshooting – Manage/guide the technical area coverage resources for the troubleshooting and repair of process/packaging equipment problems, with the objective of effectively utilizing these resources to achieve desired performance levels.
  • Communications – Ensure that open communications are established and that opportunities to broaden the scope and responsibility of Operations teams/associates are undertaken. The Operations Manager is the key resource to deliver regular business performance updates.
  • Technology Advancement – Advise the Site Manager when opportunities exist for moving the area forward in technological change. Recommend improvements, which would result in new and improved equipment and or methods to minimize production costs and improve quality.
  • Area Strategy – Participate with the Site Manager and other Operations support associates in the implementation of improvement strategies that will help their Operations Section perform more effectively in the near term and the future.
  • Associate Development – With the support of the line Manager, evaluate exempt and non-exempt associate performance. In conjunction with associates’ career goals, create development plans to challenge their potential.
  • Personal Development – Keep abreast of managerial and technical competencies both within and outside Mars Petcare US.
  • Site Management – The incumbent of this position must be prepared to act on behalf of the Site Manager in his/her absence, i.e., protection of human and physical assets, Crisis Management, conducting Staff Meetings, address public relations issues, etc.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 like-minded and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.
  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.


Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

Job Requirements

What are we looking for?

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent, preferably in Engineering, basic sciences or business related disciplines.
  • 6 years of experience in a Production/business experience.
  • 5 years of experience in a managerial role.
  • Experience managing a site operating budgets.
  • Working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Ability to convey communications clearly and concisely
  • Understanding of major functions within the plant and the ability to work directly with all levels and functions.


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