Head, Food Manufacturing

Country Foods Pte Ltd| Date Posted: 28-Jul-2020
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Job Nature:
Position Level:
Top Management
Bachelor's / Honours, Masters / PhD

Job Description

You will be responsible for the supply chain organization for production from the Country Foods facilities. The job involves managing plant operations on a day-to-day basis. Providing leadership, guidance, and direction to carry out business and manufacturing goals regarding compliance and personnel. This role seeks a person that is able to transform and grow the food manufacturing business to the next stage for Country Foods including within the exciting alternative protein space.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage efficient operations through effective production planning, team member scheduling, maximizing equipment up-time, and monitoring of key performance metrics.
  • Responsible for costs including direct, variable, working capital, etc. Controls value of operational inventories, inventory accuracy, and information planning system.
  • Meet or exceed quality levels for products produced at Country Foods in accordance with cost, and service standards.
  • Participates in execution and maintaining Quality System audits including ISO and QSR customer standards in order to ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.
  • Responsible for maintain a system of assurance quality to ensure product consistency and adherence to product specifications.
  • Ensure Halal certification and adherence is maintained at a high standard on an ongoing basis.
  • Participates in facility planning, capital projects, modernization, etc.
  • Responsible for introduction of new products into the manufacturing environment with understanding of critical control points, standards of acceptance, and methods of analysis including regulatory certification as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates leadership in areas of safety as well as to establishes, observes, and enforces safety rules & practices.
  • Encourages safe work behaviors and promptly corrects unsafe conditions and unsafe behaviors that may lead to accidents.
  • Develops and promotes an effective working relationship with other departments; helps establish efficient and proactive communication links to internal and external customers.
  • Promotes a performance-based workforce and conducts annual performance appraisals with appropriate personnel based on job description requirements and prior negotiated goals.
  • Implement system of continuous improvement adopting Lean strategies and recommend new production techniques, processes, workflow improvement as well as systems to improve production quality, safety and efficiency
  • Perform time and motion studies where appropriate to engineer out waste from processes.
  • Other duties as required.

Job Requirements:

  • Degree in Chemical Engineering or related discipline with minimum 10 years of measurable production accomplishments, which includes experience in planning, organizing, leading and driving manufacturing teams.
  • Hands-on floor operations experience in a highly technical and high quality foods operations required.
  • Good understanding of logistics and related computerized systems, including ERP, mrp, etc.
  • Good business acumen with strong bottom line orientation.
  • Possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills to develop practical approach to goals that emphasize teamwork and participation as well as to attract, develop, and retain key contributors.
  • Good understanding of safety quality and productivity that go hand-in-hand and are not separate entities on the production floor.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong background in quantitative and critical thinking, and data analysis
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and within the team.
Company Overview
Country Foods Pte Ltd