Director of Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturing Plant

Director of Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturing Plant

M.S. Walker, Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts

Position Overview:

Oversee all aspects of production, rectification, maintenance, shipping, and warehousing.

Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

Implementation and utilization of lean and continuous improvement (CI) methodologies
Implements manufacturing strategies and actions for the accomplishment of plant production goals.
Responsible for hiring, training, developing, and terminating of plant supervisory and administrative staff.
Achieve an effective use of staffing in each department.
Plan, organize, and optimize autonomous and preventative maintenance in conjunction with Director of Facilities
Support and direct all quality, safety, and environmental initiatives
Report departmental key metrics and performance to executive leadership
Create and sustain SOP’s for all maintenance, safety, and environmental-related activities
Direct the team to develop and uphold safe and efficient manufacturing and warehousing practices.
Execute and manage capital projects in alignment with business strategy
Initiate and coordinate implementation of new processes and technologies
Mange site assets, facility maintenance, and modification of equipment
Ensure mechanical and electrical expertise is available to all manufacturing departments needed to carry out the manufacturing of goods efficiently
Improve manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements, equipment layout, and materials (raw and finished) management
Calculate production, labor and material costs and review production schedules
Lead the department to achieve the safety, quality, customer service, cost, sustainability, and employee engagement goals of the organization
Drive best practice and sharing ideas across the team, looking at all-times to find economies of scale, maximizing effectiveness and efficiency
Analyze and document department processes and problems
Oversee staff scheduling to include work assignments, training, vacations, employee breaks, overtime assignment and back up for absent employees
Track key performance indicators/costs, anticipate and correct trends, which would compromise achievement of financial targets
Provide cross training and skill development for production personnel
Troubleshoot and lead problem solving efforts through the facilitation of team meetings
Serve as a company representative involving union matters
Manage supplier relationships required for the manufacture of goods (ie. labels, packaging, ingredients, liquid bulk, etc.)
Manage policy development in the areas of manufacturing techniques, quality, cost reduction, complete and on-time delivery
Manage projects independently when assigned
Ensure proper warehousing and inventory control procedures
Participate in capital planning and budgeting
Participate in product development as a member of a cross-functional team representing manufacturing
Oversee the maintenance of building, equipment, plant security, and site protection

Required Skills:

Leadership: ability to bring operational team together to work together towards a common goal
Mechanical: knowledge production machinery, pumps, tanks, piping, conveyor systems, fillers, case packers, automatic palletizers, case/bottle unloaders, labeling machines, coders, etc.
Electrical: electrical knowledge, PLC knowledge, programming, controls, VFD’s
Building Maintenance: air compressors, hot water boilers, HVAC units, fire, security alarms, plumbing, etc.
People Skills: negotiating collective bargaining agreement; union environment. Supervise and manage the staff successfully.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to frequently stand, sit, walk, and verbally communicate with others
Occasionally bend/squat, climb, push/ pull objects, reach overhead and lift/carry up to 55lbs
Occasional to frequent use of computers, electronic devices, and systems

We offer a Comprehensive Benefits Plan that includes the following:

Medical and Dental coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield
Vision coverage through VSP
11 paid holidays annually
Paid sick days
Vacation time
401K program through Fidelity Investments
Disability & Life Insurance packages
Career advancement opportunities
Discount fitness memberships
Work/Life resources

Sick leave

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