Production Manager* – Chicago, IL USA

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Excellent opportunity with a Fortune Company that is one of the world’s largest in their area of specialty. Voted as one of America’s Best Big Companies to work for by a prominent financial magazine. Competitive salary and excellent benefits and relocation assistance provided. Commutable from downtown Chicago Lakefront as well as Chicago suburbs.



— Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science (Chemical Engineer preferred).

— Significant experience in operations, including supervisory of hourly workforce.

— Prefer 3-4+ years of supervisory experience and 8+ years of overall industry experience.

— Relevant industry experience which includes food ingredients, corn milling, pharmaceutical ingredients, chemicals, refining, biofuels or related “process” environments. Knowledge of regulatory policies including GMP, quality and safety a plus.

— Sound knowledge of manufacturing operations and processes and experience driving Continuous Improvement. (Lean Six Sigma or others)

— Track record of positive career progression.

— Strong communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to mentor and motivate an hourly workforce.



— Responsible for managing the Production Unit in all aspects of EHS which includes Environmental reporting, incident investigation, and supporting process safety initiatives.

— Driving operations and maintenance activities to meet Unit KPI’s including but not limited to Safety, Quality, Cost, Production, Energy Conservation and Site Sustainability Efforts.

— Recommending capital expenditures and process changes necessary to maintain and improve business efficiencies.

— Prioritizing maintenance needs of the unit, to participate in the process of optimizing maintenance staffing and utilization throughout the plant.

— Monitor raw materials inventory and usage.

— Identifying area’s for improvement utilizing Continuous Improvement methodologies.

— Manage and discipline the hourly workforce in compliance with the collective bargaining agreement and in line with Plant Rules.


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