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Production Manager

Knoxville, Tennessee
Manufacturing and Production

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United States - English

Job Description

Auto req ID: 146560BR

Job Description

This position contributes to the success of a warehouse or manufacturing distribution location for PepsiCo by directing the production team to meet customer needs and achieve standards related to cost, line efficiencies, waste, safety and productivity. The Production Manager must convert departmental objectives into achievable tasks at the execution level. This individual must set production performance standards and align the organization to achieve standards. This individual is responsible for managing numerous shifts in either a union or non-union environment and developing a team of supervisors. Additionally this role is responsible for developing, implementing and executing a best in class service to sales standard.

Major Tasks, Key Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities:

  • Applies knowledge of processes, equipment and system capability to set challenging individual and facility standards
  • Develops Annual Operating Plan for Production
  • Coaches supervisors to achieve performance standards with regards to safety, line utilization and quality
  • Manages direct and indirect controllable costs to meet overall cost index target
  • Tracks key performance indicators/costs, anticipating and correcting trends which would compromise achievement of financial targets
  • Oversees and assures facility equipment reliability to minimize downtime
  • Builds people capability through effective employee relations, hiring, training, and communication for both management and front-line hourly personnel
  • Profit and Loss (P&L) responsibility for production, maintenance, and quality control
  • Ensures compliance with all Health & Safety regulations

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience in a high speed manufacturing environment, preferably consumer packaged goods
  • A minimum of 2 years work experience in a management position
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency: Microsoft Suite Ability to work flexible hours

Preferred Job Qualifications:
  • Experience in consumer packaged products or similar industry
  • Demonstrated ability to function successfully in a fast paced, changing work environment

Relocation Eligible: Eligible for Limited Relocation
Job Type: Regular


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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