Production Line Manager
Product Development: Operation Processing: Quality Assurance: Team Leadership
Results driven and dedicated with a wide range of experiences in planning, leading operations involving large manufacturing environments. Great track record in product development from inception to completion. Continuous process improvement to minimize waste and reduce cost, while maximizing quality to produce excellent results. Established effective quality control and safety programs, encouraging participation across employee teams. Effective communicator, training facilitator, success in both building and managing teams to meet production goals, safety and through put.
Expertise in the following areas:
Product Development/Testing, Lean Manufacturing, Quality Management, 5S, Six Sigma, Team Building and Training
MS Office, SAP Equipment and Manufacturing Module, and Kronos Labor Tracking Solutions
March 2014 - Current: Golden State Foods, Conyers, GA
Liquid Products (LP) Operation Supervisor
Liquid Products (LP) Operation Supervisor: Responsible for direct day-to-day workforce in achieving daily production goals and maintaining quality, safety, sanitation, standards. Manage employees hours through Kronos time keeping system, monitor and track department production performance, develop daily work schedule, responsible for training and cross training employees, provide feedback to employees to develop and improve performances.
September 2012 - August 2013: Kellogg’s Company, Columbus, GA
Plant Operations Supervisor
Managed two production lines by providing leadership to a diverse production team. Provided creative and innovative oversight to create products more efficiently through team collaboration and training. Applied Lean Manufacturing principles to reduce cost and waste in production cycle. Reinforced best practices in safety and quality measures. Mitigated risk of operational issues through root cause analysis. Met and exceeded company planned goals through company product standards, cost budgets and established procedures.
May 1978 - September 2012: Hostess Brands Corporation, Columbus, GA
Production Line Manager
Provided leadership for physical development of products. Accountable for the physical mixture of the raw ingredients through proper development channels and special equipment. Facilitated knowledge transfers to production team for product ingredients to the final phase where product is wrapped, labeled, coded, and marketable. Managed cross functional teams by overseeing and delegating production labor tasks. Provided status reports to Senior Leadership. Best Production Line Manager.
Supervised and trained 25 to 30 employees on the packaging end of the production line. Provided effective communication and leadership to the production team regarding finished products at the end of the line where the product is wrapped, labeled, coded, and packed for distribution. Reinforced quality measures and processes by following industry best practices. Facilitated weekly team meetings with staff.
Safety Committee Chairman
Accountable for total plant safety; scheduled plant safety meetings with line employees and investigated hazardous and unsafe conditions plant-wide; selected and promoted safety thrust and programs.
M.B.A. (Continued) Business Administration, 1984, Troy State University, Phenix City, Alabama.
B.S. Degree in Management and Marketing, 1977, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama.
Expertise in the following areas: Product Development/Testing, Lean Manufacturing, Quality Management, Team Building and Training; Technology Applications: MS Office, SAP Equipment and Manufacturing Module, Kronos Time keeping and Labor Tracking Solutions.
References furnished upon request