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Dart Container Production Manager in Horse Cave, Kentucky

Production Manager

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Date: Oct 16, 2020


Horse Cave, KY, US

Company: Dart Container

Manages production for multiple shifts spanning multiple technologies and processes, with a focus on meeting Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for safety, quality, production, efficiency, and service.

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Direct production, working with supervisors to schedule product priorities, equipment, workstations and staff to efficiently meet production goals

  • Manage and promote practices and processes intended to provide safe products that comply with appropriate laws and regulations, meet the company quality standards, and serve the needs of our customers

  • Recommend, develop and lead continuous improvement initiatives

  • Take ownership and demonstrate leadership necessary to achieve goals specific to Safety, Quality, Service, Efficiency and Employee Development

  • Monitor KPI’s anticipating and correcting trends which would compromise achievement of targets

  • Facilitate regular improvement planning sessions to identify key strategic opportunities to achieve manufacturing strategic goals and develop related action plans with measurable outcomes.

  • Support and reinforce the effective application of the Daily Management System to validate that actions lead to desired performance improvements.

  • Lead by example to promote and encourage employees to strongly commit to safety and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)

  • Understand, support and follow management expectations in alignment with company values

  • Plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate work activities of staff

  • Responsible for employee development, discipline, performance appraisals, and administration of policies

  • Review staff levels to ensure they are adequate and resources are effectively allocated to meet short- and long-term objectives

  • Make recommendations regarding staffing requirements

Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree with five (5) years of manufacturing operations management or leadership assignments demonstrating a progression of increased scope and responsibility

  • Five (5) years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in planning, resource allocation, cost analysis and budgeting, people management, and leadership guidance

  • Displays strong interpersonal skills and is accessible and approachable

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary in order to persuade and influence decision making of individuals, groups, or work teams

  • Ability to utilize business sense and creativity to develop new ideas, approaches and solutions

  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including the ability to create basic reports, documents, presentations and spreadsheets in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint

  • Ability to be on-call 24/7

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience managing multi-shift or continuous operations

  • Paper converting, chemical/plastics processing and packaging industrial experience

  • Lean manufacturing experience

Overview: As the manufacturer of Dart® and Solo® brand products, Dart Container is an industry leading single-use food and beverage packaging company. With 15,000 employees and 40+ locations worldwide, Dart offers more than 4,000 products used every day in restaurants, hospitals, schools and homes around the globe.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.

If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (833) 472-3278 or email us at for assistance.

Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (833) 472-3278 or email us at Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.