Cargill Production Manager in France, France

Production Manager

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.

Description

Position Purpose

The Production Manager has oversight for all production processes for a most complex plant with high level of complexity. The role ensures products areas (multiple channels) of responsibilities meet business unit (BU)/Plant standards for safety and regulatory, quality, operational effectiveness and financial performance.

The Production Manager is responsible for safely manufacturing the product portfolio at defined quality, total lowest cost of ownership while continuously driving productivity gains in the location assigned.

The role ensures directly or indirectly through the professionalized team in the production organisation the identification of opportunities to leverage efficiency and effectiveness in the operations to drive productivity improvements while executing the business strategy according the location and site roadmap. Deploys a mid-term outlook (1-3 years) / production Roadmap where relevant projects and initiatives are led to sustainable results.

The Production Manager is the driver for the deployment of Continuous Improvement processes in the production areas and to manage all production resources to operate, improve and solve problems.

The Production Manager advises, consults, and provides strategic delivery oversight and governance in the following main accountability categories for the production organisation:

  • Production Safety

  • Production Customer Quality/ Reliability

  • Production Financial Performance / Capital Effectiveness

  • Production Efficiency and Productivity

  • People Management

The Production Manager will report into the site Manager.

Principal Accountabilities

20% Accountability Category #1: PRODUCTION SAFETY

Implements and monitors employee and food/feed safety program standards and goals for all production areas (multiple channels) in a most complex plant. Accountable for all internal/external operating/regulatory procedures on employee safety and food/feed safety including strategic and tactical execution in alignment with Corporate Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory (FSQR) Functions as well as government regulations for the production areas and channels.

  • Supports EHS/FSQR experts and production Area Superintendent (ASI) to ensure the most effective risk mitigation plans and regulatory compliance strategies are in place. Ensures all regulations are followed and reporting is accurately and timely.

  • Health & Safety: champions a culture of zero injury and illness.

  • Environmental: Reduces and proactively avoids environmental impact and potential risk to the businesses.

  • Food Safety: Accountable for eliminating risks associated with products. Ensures HACCP/FDA requirements are met in all food and feed processes.

  • Educates/trains workforce in the food safety fundamentals and completes safety inspections and housekeeping audits.

  • Consolidates and analyses aggregated EHS/FSQR incident data to identify risks (i.e. safety index, RIFR, food safety index, CFSRA and FDA audits) and to recommend revisions to operating policies asapplicable for the production areas.

  • Supports and maintains community relations that align with Cargill's corporate and business interests while addressing stakeholders/community needs.

20% Accountability Category #2: PRODUCTION CUSTOMER QUALITY/RELIABILITY

  • Monitors general operations and maintenance of plant equipment and executes on operational priorities for all production areas (multiple channels). Monitors operations/quality management deliverables to ensure customer and product/quality standards requirements are met within specifications.

  • Collaborates with Logistics/ Procurement/ Sales/ Supply Chain professionals to ensure availability of raw materials and ability to meet customer specifications and timelines. Accountable for ensuring those customers are satisfied and that any inquiries, incidents and/or issues are resolved in a timely manner concerning production items.

  • Develops and implements performance metrics for capturing, monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of corporate quality management activities and programs at the plant level for the production areas.

  • Partners with internal/external stakeholders (i.e. customers, Engineering, FSQR, Sales, Technology) to define, adopt and monitor performance indicators to identify/measure quality performance in areas that impact the customers and recommend areas of improvement and innovation.

  • Supports Plant customer relationships by meeting businesses objectives and by understanding how operational performance impact internal and external customers

20% Accountability Category #3: PRODUCTION FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE/CAPITAL EFFECTIVENES

  • Prepares and controls capital and operating budgets for the production areas (multiple channels) to achieve short and medium term financial performance objectives set by the business. Ensures and holds direct reports accountable for meeting and controlling operating expenses and established targets.

  • With direct oversight from site Manager, consolidates manufacturing P&L budgets/metrics and understands how production costs impacts businesses margins and pricing. Forecasts overall capacity availability (IBP) and inventory costs. Partners with procurement/sales departments to establish best sourcing/pricing practices.

  • Supports to prepare capital commitments with indirect responsibility for project work, controls, and completion.

  • Support to build reliability and process safety management into capital projects.

20% Accountability Category #4: PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY

  • Accountable for the overall operational management of the production areas . Implements operational efficiency improvements which may include, but are not limited to, standardization of plant information manufacturing systems, quality control, safety, production reliability excellence and maintenance, operators best practices, etc.

  • Responsible for aligning overall team resources, with direct oversight from the site Manager, to execute against short-term and medium-term strategies and for meeting strategic operations goals in accordance with business and site objectives.

  • Enforces a culture that builds, operates and maintains plants that are operational sound, safe, and efficient. Leverages/deploys leading operational practices and aggressively raise the performance of poor departments by monitoring key performance indicators (i.e. yield optimization, energy/water usage reductions, operator safety indexes, etc.).

  • Deploys and monitors Reliability Excellence processes and ensures the reliability culture is foundational to operations. Enforces common reliability processes and metrics (focus on eliminating the root-cause of reliability problems, ) to achieve targeted results from continuous improvement practices, and validates the importance of Reliability Excellence through key successes (scorecard and metrics control, total cost of maintenance, total cost of ownership, monthly review of compliance audits, etc.).

  • Honours and support business processes (IBP, CI program, , etc.)

20% Accountability Category #5: PEOPLE MANAGEMENT

  • Supervises and provides coaching to direct reports including coaching Cargill's core values and guiding principles for the production areas.

  • Implements general workforce administration policies and programs in the areas of communications, staffing, training, evaluations, disciplinary actions and safety. Develops/supports planning for future production workforce needs and participates in selection of employees.

  • Responsible for developing strong leaders and a most diverse workforce by seeking multiple approaches to attract diverse talent. Incorporates diversity in succession planning and job fulfilment.

  • Implements/supports Plant/BU operational/reliability/safety training programs and monitors employee performance records on a monthly/ quarterly basis.

  • Accountable for workforce planning and accountable for successful training and on boarding of new/transferred employees as well as workforce engagement, recognition, development and coaching for the production areas.

  • Leads and implements systems and processes to maintain a highly engaged workforce. Holds direct reports accountable for actively addressing engagement issues and identifies/leverages best practices in engagement.

  • Ensure that good communication between areas and shifts within production

Qualifications

MINIMUM REQUIRED

  • Education

  • Technical Education (Engineering Degree) or relevant equivalent experience

  • Experience

  • A minimum of 7 year experience in leading areas/teams within Operations/ Manufacturing/ Engineering organization (e.g. Production manager, Area Superintendent, Manufacturing Excellence Mgr., Engineering Mgr., etc.) .

  • Including a minimum 3 years in field experience as operations superintendent

  • Proven ability to execute transformational projects in a safe, timely manner from start to completion and within budget allowance.

  • Good knowledge of process technologies and understanding of continuous production processes

  • Skills

  • Able to motivate and inspire local employees to drive the business forward and achieve though and challenging goals

  • Interpersonal and networking skills to overcome challenges and build confidence and trust amongst team mates, peers, subordinates, superiors and in general, stakeholders.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint and engineering most used software

  • Possess and can develop sound knowledge of CI, supply chain and operations aspects to drive productivity in the whole value chain and possess a customer oriented view.

  • Communication skills: good verbal & written communication skills. Listening, speaking, writing, presenting, discussing and negotiating;

  • Languages: Business fluency in English (writing and speaking)

  • Leadership: Communicates clear objectives, provides feedback, and suggests improvement for collective performance, coaches.

  • Demonstrate inspirational ability to lead, coach, engage and develop teams

  • Execution: Gets the things done. Be customer-focused and achievement-driven

PREFERRED

  • Education

  • Certification Bachelor/ Master University Degree in Engineering (Chemical/ Process, Electrical or Mechanical)

  • In depth knowledge of one or more of the core processes of SSE is a plus

  • EU recognized certification of competent organism for specific knowledge (i.e. Stable Ops, CI, Lean,) - LEAN/Six Sigma Green/Black Belt

  • Experience

  • Experience in having deployed Plant Operations and/or Manufacturing Excellence programs delivery (in a multinational company is a plus)

  • Experience within a manufacturing environment, chemical/starchy industry is a plus.

  • Solid background (more than 5y) in operating large scale food or chemical manufacturing processes

  • Proven track records of highly performance management of teams

  • EHS solid background to be able to lead the production organization

  • Skills

  • Able to motivate and inspire local employees to drive the business forward and achieve though and challenging goals

  • Interpersonal and networking skills to overcome challenges and build confidence and trust amongst team mates, peers, subordinates, superiors and in general, stakeholders.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint and engineering most used software

  • Possess and can develop sound knowledge of CI, supply chain and operations aspects to drive productivity in the whole value chain and possess a customer oriented view.

  • Knowledge in CI and six sigma tools and deployment

  • Communication skills: good verbal & written communication skills. Listening, speaking, writing, presenting, discussing and negotiating;

  • Languages: Business fluency in English (writing and speaking)

  • Leadership: Communicates clear objectives, provides feedback, and suggests improvement for collective performance, coaches.

  • Demonstrate ability to lead, coach, engage and develop teams

  • Execution: Gets the things done. Be customer-focused and achievement-drive

Job Operations

Primary Location France-France-Nord-Haubourdin

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: HAU00240