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Manager of Batching Operations

Company: Niagara Bottling
Location: Diamond Bar
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

At Niagara, we re looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.Consider applying here, if you want to:Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.Develop lasting relationships with great people.Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.Manager of Batching OperationsThe Manager of Batching Operations is responsible for supporting new or existing aseptic and non-aseptic manufacturing facilities from the time of handover from engineering to commercial production and then on-going production support. This position will take an active role to work with the Plant Director(s) to identify opportunities and be the project coordinator to support or to troubleshoot existing problem associated with batching and processing systems. This person may also assist in making recommendations with many cross-functional areas in aseptic/beverage manufacturing.Essential FunctionsBe the onsite point of contact for the PD to provide support, as the plant transitions from engineering to production. Work with various Plant and HQ teams to identify issues and areas of opportunity for improvement on batching and processing systemsCoordinate with cross-functional teams to commission new products, ensuring a seamless integration into existing processes.Develop and implement protocols for testing and scaling up new products.Develop effective and efficient working relationships with both internal teams and external partners, including all OEM s.Collaborate with procurement teams on storage of raw ingredients, ensuring proper inventory levels while maintaining quality standards.Set-up scorecards to evaluate liquid yield and loss, identify and prioritize areas of risk and opportunities, and provide solutions to the team.Prepare and manage action items to coordinate OEM s and support teams for success.Be an expert in aseptic/beverage operations, gaining a full understanding of all components in batching and processing.Lead and mentor the batching teams to ensure efficient and accurate processes during new product commissioning.Implement best practices for batch processing, ensuring adherence to quality standards.Manage and mentor Team Members to successfully meet the Company s objectives, creating a competitive advantage and ensuring Team Members learn from your expertise.Openly share findings and best practices to other aseptic and / or similar operations and cross-functional teams for improved performance.Manage the creation and maintenance of product recipes, ensuring accuracy and consistency in batch rooms and thermal system6Work closely with R&D to implement new recipes and product formulations.Identify opportunities in maintaining world-class safety, quality, line performance and cost metrics.Establish reports from existing systems to analyze operational and quality data to look at trends and proactively find/solve problems and make recommendations for improved operations.Support teams to achieve goals for aseptic plant operations.Identify opportunities for process optimization and efficiency improvements.Implement continuous improvement initiatives to enhance overall operational effectiveness.Conduct regularly scheduled audits of each operation to assess effectiveness and efficiency and work with the teams to improve deficient areas.Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:6 Years
Experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably food and beverage, and / or field support operations6 Years
Experience managing people/projects *experience may include a combination of work experience and educationPreferred Qualifications:10+ Years
Experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably food and beverage, and / or field support operations10+ Years
Experience managing people/projects*experience may include a combination of work experience and educationCompetenciesCandidate will be a self-motivator with the ability to prioritize and manage workloads efficiently to support the needs of key stakeholders. Additionally, they will be required to outline a clear pathway for their career (and that of their direct reports) and necessary improvement areas for success.Ability to negotiate, collaborate and influence with servant leadershipAbility to analyze data and find/mitigate riskResults driven and ability to communicate need for actionExperience working in a food manufacturing environmentAbility to identify weak spots in a process to improve efficiencyGreat planning and project management skills. Lead team to excellenceAbility to work in a fast-paced environmentOpen to travel up to 60% of the time to our aseptic plant operations.Excellent communication skillsEducationMinimum Required:Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Project Management, Operations or other discipline, or work experience equivalent, including field operations experience related fieldTypical Compensation RangePay Rate Type: Salary$113,528.00 - $164,616.00 / YearlyBonus Target: 10% AnnualBenefitshttps://careers.niagarawater.com/us/en/benefitsAny employment agency, person or entity that submits a rsum into this career site or to a hiring manager does so with the understanding that the applicant's rsum will become the property of Niagara Bottling, LLC. Niagara Bottling, LLC will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.Employment agencies that have fee agreements with Niagara Bottling, LLC and have been engaged on a search shall submit rsum to the designated Niagara Bottling, LLC recruiter or, upon authorization, submit rsum into this career site to be eligible for placement fees.Niagara Plant NameCORP-OFFSITE

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