Production Manager

HelloFresh

Operations | Newark, NJ, US

As Production Manager, you will an integral part of how HelloFresh revolutionizes the food industry and the way people eat! In this role, you will deliver strategic operational leadership across all aspects of production and will cultivate a culture that is second to none. You will be hands-on and immerse yourself in the trenches to optimize productivity, promote growth, spark innovation, and incite change from within. We're searching for a visionary leader who is excited to build something awesome and share it with the world!


The schedule for this role will be Tuesday-Saturday 7am-4pm.


You will…


·       Drive continuous development to production, quality, cost, and delivery initiatives while building and maintaining relationships with hourly associates, managers, carrier partners, vendors, and various departments within HelloFresh


·       Oversee the day-to-day production operations, ensuring on-time and accurate delivery of customer orders


·       Effectively engage, coach, motivate and lead the Production team for career progression and development


·       Monitor communication between multiple production lines to eliminate downtime


·       Establish procedures, metrics and processes to drive productivity and optimization


·       Analyze and identify areas of improvement in cost savings, production, and lead times


·       Develop and administer operational procedures for outgoing shipments, handling and disposition of products, and keeping the highest standards of quality


·       Create, learn, and assist on strategic planning and forecasting to improve existing production issues


·       Establish new procedures, metrics, and processes alongside the COO and Director of Operations


·       Develop and administer operational procedures for executing activities for outgoing shipments, handling and disposition of products, and keeping the highest standards of Quality


·       Create a positive team dynamic that encourages all employees to provide feedback and drive change within the facility, adapt to the ever-changing business, and stay focused on the customer experience


You are...


·       Bold: you are a true entrepreneurial spirit and not afraid to take calculated risks to disrupt the status quo; you're a visionary leader that listens to your team and values their ideas


·       Analytical: data is your friend; you're able to translate numbers into action and pave the way for efficiency


·       Strategic: you recognize and resolve situations that are ambiguous or challenging, focus effort on meeting or exceeding goals, and pave the way for efficiency


·       Problem-solver: you have a knack for production planning and are a critical thinker who uses logic to identify alternatives and present solutions to complex problems while thinking in terms of contingency plans


·       Customer-focused: slightly obsessive-compulsive when it comes to customer experience and strive to deliver a product that is second to none


You have...


·       Bachelor’s degree preferred, diploma or GED required


·       5+ years of operational leadership in food manufacturing/production plant


·       Prior experience in direct to consumer fulfillment / eCommerce operations


·       Understanding of food safety regulations/compliance (SQF, HACCP, AIB, BRC)


·       Proven success managing teams of 100+ employees in a hyper-growth organization - our culture is a critical part of our success, and you need to help drive it


·       Effective project management skills, well-versed in Lean Manufacturing/Continuous Improvement (Six Sigma, APICS, Kaizen certification a plus)


·       Efficient Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point) and Google app (Gmail, drive, sheets, etc.) capabilities


You'll get...


 



  • Competitive Salary & 401k company match that vests immediately upon participation

  • Generous parental leave of 16 weeks & PTO policy, as well as paid holidays off

  • $0 monthly premium and other flexible health plans

  • Amazing discounts, including up to 75% off HelloFresh subscription

  • Emergency child and adult care services

  • Snacks & monthly catered lunches

  • Collaborative, dynamic work environment within a fast-paced, mission-driven company