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Production Manager Supervisor

Greenville, South Carolina, 29605, United States
July 01, 2019

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Plant Management Vendor Relations Production Reporting Safety and Preventive Maintenance

Personnel Training and Supervision Regulatory Compliance Employee Engagement


Results-driven, performance-focused, and methodical professional, offering extensive experience in all aspects of production operations; along with proven track record of success in generating cost savings and improving processes. Concept-to-execution driver and hands-on leader; expert at administering operational strategies, formulating innovative solutions, supervising cross-functional teams, and developing production plans toward productivity and organizational growth. Equipped with problem-solving and critical thinking aptitudes, combined with strong interpersonal and communication skills in building positive relationships and working collaboratively with diverse individuals.


Star Snax, Conover, NC

Assistant Plant Manager Production Manager Jul 2017–Mar 2019

oOversaw processing and treatment of raw materials and sanitation for the entire plant

oLed the execution of multiple safety requirements, including slip resistant shoes, appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), and yearly training to prevent accidents

oEfficiently handled all human resource functions issues entailing hiring, interviewing, training, and terminating associates; implementing disciplinary actions; creating and delivering new processes; coaching and developing supervisors; facilitating communication meetings; and contacting and acquiring all supplies from vendors for production

oSteered efforts in attaining daily efficiencies and presenting key performance indicators (KPIs) to plant manager, vice president, and chief executive officer (CEO)

Career Highlights:

Played an integral role in eliminating all overtime and minimizing sanitation processing time from 24 to 12 hours, which produced approximately $100K in company savings yearly

Succeeded in achieving daily goals by communicating line standards and efficiencies to associates and supervisors

Supervised operators responsible for recording downtime for productivity enhancement of machines through preventive maintenance, thus decreasing cost per unit from 0.15 to 0.12 and enabling the installation of new lines and establishment of a new warehouse

Served as the driving force in overseeing the treatment of raw materials that generated company savings of $70K annually

Cliffstar (acquired by Cott Beverages), Greenville, SC

Operations Supervisor Supervisor Team Lead Line Operator Oct 2006–Jul 2017

oSupervised other departments including Shipping and Receiving, Batching, and Maintenance, while managing production operations

oActively collaborated with the Engineering Department and vendors regarding machines during line expansions and upgrades to train and guide maintenance in the correct areas for repairs

oStrictly adhered to kosher sequence to maximize production and facilitated proper training for associates to ensure compliance with Safe Quality Food (SQF) code and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines

oDocumented KPIs through daily shift report; as well as attendance and disciplinary issues for bi-annual performance review of associates

oGenerated and reported paperwork in accordance with SQF and OSHA standards

oTrained team leads on roles and responsibilities, while closely coordinating with the Maintenance and Engineering departments to improve line standards and drive maximum efficiencies

Career Highlights:

Made significant contribution in reducing cost per case from $2.30 to less than $1 enabling upgrade of the entire line and increase of new customers by training associates and interacting with the Engineering and Maintenance teams

Drove efforts maintaining a well-organized and clean work environment, thus qualifying for a level 3 SQF

Gained distinction as the highest producing plant in the company in 2013 and 2014

Received promotion, from line operator to team lead, supervisor, and operations supervisor due to excellent performance


Bachelor of Science in Biology – Tusculum University, Greeneville, TN


Forklift Certification

Facilitator Training – Cott Beverages Supervisor Training – Greenville Tech

Leadership Development and Thermal Processing – Clemson University


Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) SAP Fidelity Time Saver

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