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Sandwich Making Leader

Company: The J. M. Smucker Company
Location: Selma
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Sandwich Making Leader

McCalla, AL

Reports To
Department Manager, Sandwich Making

Come help us startup a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant producing everyone's favorite peanut butter & jelly sandwich, Uncrustables.

In this role, you will be able to lead and contribute in meaningful ways at our new McCalla, AL facility. This person will have responsibility for the Sandwich Making area of the plant. This role is responsible for providing technical leadership and enhance overall productivity, safety, and quality by collaborating with production teams and leadership.

If you are looking to leverage your skills in a facility that hosts opportunities for career growth, this role is for you!

Why Smucker is the Place for You

You deserve a positive and encouraging work environment. One that allows you to deliver your best work and become your best professional self. That is exactly what you will find at Smucker. Inspired by our unique culture, we are determined to support every employee holistically by meeting their physical, emotional, and financial needs through:

  • Our Total Reward benefits program - includes competitive health and financial benefits that reflect your needs at different life stages, effective day 1 and a continued commitment to empower flexible work schedule when possible.
  • Continuous opportunities to learn, grow and develop - beyond functional job-based education, we promote well-rounded development and encourage a spirit of continuous learning as part of our commitment to help you realize your professional goals.
  • Our continued progress on the journey to become the inclusive and diverse organization we expect to be supporting equity across our communities. We firmly believe that an inclusive environment and diverse organization strengthens our Company and enables every employee to reach their full potential. Your Opportunity

    At Smucker, we view our manufacturing operations as the heart of our efforts to deliver food people and pets love. It is foundational to our commitment to provide safe, high-quality products our consumers count on for themselves and their families. With this, we believe passionately in promoting manufacturing as a career. That means ensuring continued growth and development opportunities to help you expand your skills while providing an enjoyable and supportive environment. In this role you will:
    • Responsible for the manufacture of consumer foods which comply with all Food Safety, Quality, and regulatory requirements. Understanding and supporting The J.M. Smucker, McCalla Safety Program policies and performing work-related activities in a safe manner. Recognizing unsafe work conditions and suggesting new safety standards as appropriate
    • Model the Basic Beliefs and Our Commitment to Each Other
    • Support and provide guidance to operations/engineering organizations on improving existing operations, troubleshooting of major problems, cost-savings ideas, and evaluation of new production opportunities
    • Partner with Department Manager in developing and delivering business master plan, including key technical and organizational projects.
    • Develop the capability of technicians and managers at the site to understand the sandwich making process flow, inputs and outputs, control variables, and basic troubleshooting
    • Drive high-performance work culture by engaging with team members on the floor and coaching to problem solve, make decisions, and become self-reliant
    • Leverage High-Performance Organizational principles to develop leadership skills in individuals and the Sandwich making teams
    • Develop an expert level understanding of the equipment, process, packaging, and sandwich making process; provide technical support to the sandwich making department
    • Drive out defects in the process and enhance overall productivity, safety, and quality by collaborating with production teams and leadership
    • Develop and improve process documentation
    • Manage ingredient variations effectively
    • Responsible for the evaluation of ingredients, optimization of formulas for quality, performance, consumer-liking, and profitability
    • Act as a technical leader within cross functional teams to deliver initiatives and departmental projects
    • Identify and implement cost and process improvement projects necessary to run a stable, efficient operation; may lead multiple projects/initiatives simultaneously
    • Work with R&D to create and improve formulations based on consumer and marketing feedback and/or sensory results
    • Build and leverage strong internal/external network to gain insight, influence and information regarding the bread and sandwich making industry
    • Develop strong relationships with Corporate R&D, Other Production Sites, Marketing, Engineering, and external vendors
    • Help organization stay current with applicable innovative technologies, ingredients, product trends, and competitive activities
    • Assist in executing plant start up Commissioning, Qualification, and Verification (CQV) activities for plant start-up.
    • Other tasks as required The Right Role for You

      Are you motivated by the chance to help provide quality products consumers count on every day? Are you interested in working with a collaborative team to get the job done while learning new skills? If so, you are exactly who we are looking for to join our Company! What we're looking for:
      • A Bachelor's degree is required, am Engineering or Food Science degree is highly preferred
      • Minimum of 2 years of food manufacturing operational experience is required
      • Minimum of two years of packaging engineering or related experience is required
      • Ability to effectively engage, lead, and build capability on the floor
      • Ability to work and influence within a team environment
      • Effectively works across organization boundaries and with diverse teams
      • Strong analytical troubleshooting, problem-solving, and root cause identification skills
      • Decisive, proactive, and strategic in decision making
      • Self-motivated, organized, and able to learn new skills/technologies quickly
      • Initiative and follow through - demonstrated ability to receive given basic coaching/direction and execute work assigned in an accurate and timely manner
      • Time management/prioritization - demonstrated ability to manage several tasks at a time thru to completion and meet the needs of multiple customers
      • Proven project management skills and technical problem-solving capability
      • Excellent presentation, written, and verbal communication skills
      • Proficient in Microsoft Suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
      • Highly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
      • Open to managing operating teams as needed (as backup or future assignment)
      • Some travel will be required for plant start up
      • Willingness to work a flexible schedule that most effectively supports the organization
      • Ability to work off-shifts or weekends as needed Learn More About Working at Smucker
        • Our Total Rewards Benefits Program
        • Our Thriving Together Philosophy Supporting All Impacted by Our Business
        • Our Continued Progress on Inclusion, Diversity and Equity



Keywords: The J. M. Smucker Company, Montgomery , Sandwich Making Leader, Other , Selma, Alabama

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