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Production/Packaging Manager

Location:
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Posted:
April 29, 2019

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KRISTIN R. WARREN

**** ******* ****** ***** ***********, MN 55412

763-***-**** ~ ac88r4@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY

Dedicated Packaging-Production Manager, 8 years experience in leadership roles with over 4 years experience in fast-paced, deadline orientated, multi-line food production facilities. Proven ability to effectively manage daily pressures and stress of an on-demand, “made to order”, with customized packaging service for over 1000 products, while maintaining compliance with all regulatory agencies and company standards. Excellent ability to resolve production, equipment and employee issues while minimizing down time and ensuring a reasonable solution.

SKILLS

Manage teams up to 75 employees

Strong communication, Mediation and problem-solving skills

Highly attuned in critical thinking and decision-making

Prioritizing and Time management and strong organizational skills

Adaptable to change and ability to remain calm and maintain control in stressful or emergency situations

Detail orientated, effectively manages multiple projects

Knowledge of Food Manufacturing Standards and Health & Safety Procedures

Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Produce Pro, Bar Tender, Adobe Creative Suites and more

EXPERIENCE

Packout Manager Wholesale Produce Supply 2 years

Managed multi-line packaging department of 20-25 employee’s while cross-managed 75+ production employees, ensuring company processes, procedures, and policies are adhered to while complying with local, state and federal regulatory agencies (i.e. OSHA, HACCP, FDA, USDA, GMP’s, SOP’s, etc.).

Perform staff selection, employee development, performance reviews, promotions, disciplinary actions and terminations.

Attend daily meeting addressing product yields and costs, labor costs and overtime hours, department updates, issues, plan of action, projected finishing times, and deadlines.

Ensured the production of all product, priority orders and shipping deadlines were met.

Identify production and packaging issues, perform root cause analysis, identify corrective action plan.

Created bi-weekly schedule, introducing 2nd shift, reducing labor costs 15%, and increased productivity 20%.

Efficiency and accuracy increased by 40% while decreasing product shortages by 25%.

Decreased product waste by 35% by designating inventory area, product rotation, and adhering to FIFO (first in first out) and 2-day shipping policy.

Decreased shortages by 50% and increased order completion times by 15% in 2016.

Managed labels and packaging process for over 200 retail items and more than 1000 wholesale items using Bartender and Produce Pro, ensuring required information, “by” dates and branding is correct.

Assign product, run reports, adjust and print case labels, transfer product, close orders and adjust inventory through Produce Pro.

Collaborated with sales associates creating labels, packaging and shipping requirements for new product.

Lead Seamstress Minncor Industries 2 years

Led project attaching embroidered patches to police officer’s apparel and equipment from various states.

Constructed uniformed guard belts, cases and equipment holders using industrial machines.

Train on industrial serger, double stitch, single stich and cutting machines to cut, join, reinforce, or decorate fabric.

Increased efficiency and decreased rework by 15% by evaluating and reworking processes.

Quality Control – Trained team to Inspect, mark errors or defects and repair garments to ensure exact measurements and placements.

Communication Specialist United States Army 3 years

Various job assignments and duties. 2 years in lead roles

EDUCATION

Associates of Arts In Progress Saint Paul Technical College

Major: Graphic Arts and Visualization

Minor: Digital Photography

Certificate Complete Hennepin Technical College

Administrative Office Support

Certificate Complete United States Army

Communications Specialist



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