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Production Manager

Date: May 13, 2022

Location: Springfield, MO, US

Company: Glanbia



Supervisor’s Title:

Plant Manager



Exempt Status:

Location: Springfield, MO





The Production Manager will direct and coordinate all manufacturing activities by performing the following duties personally or through department supervisors.  The Production Manager will interact with support department managers in a way that contributes to upholding plant and company values.




  • Responsible for proper document, label and packaging controls from reweighs through packaging. 
  • Maintains production line operation by assisting in the solution of production process problems, making equipment adjustments, equipment changeovers.  Working in conjunction with Chief Engineer to resolve equipment problems/failures.
  • Maintain high quality standards and zero error tolerance by adhering to Standard Operating Procedures, updating and creating new procedures in equipment, raw and in-process materials and finished goods as needed.
  • Responsible for cost effective solutions to a variety of production challenges.
  • Trains new team members for blend production job responsibilities by demonstrating Operational, Safety and Quality procedures.
  • Enhances equipment performance by installing modifications, making adjustments and recommending improvements.
  • Coordinates manufacturing activities to ensure production and quality of products meets specifications.       
  • Provide direction and supervision to manufacturing staff
  • Council, coach and or discipline personnel as needed.
  • Food safety responsibilities include following designated allergen control procedures and cleaning of an allergen.
  • Member of the HACCP team and participate in food safety meetings.
  • Hire, train, evaluate, resolve personnel grievances and discharge staff in coordination with the human resource department.
  • Minimize costs associated with product loss and packaging material waste.  
  • Create and maintain programs designed towards motivating staff.
  • Utilize GPS processes, driving a zero loss culture and upholding Glanbia non-negotiables.
  • In addition Production Manager will act as Sanitation Supervisor and must be knowledgeable of and trained on all

housekeeping and sanitation SOP’s.  This responsibility requires training, education, or experience to be effective in this role.

  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals. §        Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures.






  • Strong desire and ability to work in fast paced deadline orientated environment.
  • Ability to manage a team of direct reports, including, but not limited to, managing performance reviews, recruitment, employee relations, training, and payroll.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment by identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Proven ability choosing appropriate course of action while considering related costs and benefits. § Ability to work with amino acids, vitamins and fine chemicals in powder and liquid form.
  • Ability to handle multiple, rapidly changing and conflicting priorities.
  • Must have demonstrably strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal), to include speaking clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. 
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to include overtime and weekends when needed.
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of personnel with the utmost professionalism.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from individuals, groups of managers, groups of employees, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and delegate assignments
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals. §        Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures.









Requires a Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university or a minimum of five years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience

A minimum of 3-5 Years Manufacturing Management experience.

Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and in PowerPoint. 

Must be able to work in a team environment and possess team-based problem solving skills. Must be results focused and oriented toward accomplishment of team and organizational goals.









Independent, proactive, extremely detail oriented, dependable, organized and be able to handle multiple tasks.

Qualified to perform forklift training. Must be results focused and oriented toward accomplishment of team goals

Clean DMV record w/ability to drive company vehicle.

Strong mechanical aptitude proven by past experience.



Physical Demands

  • Regularly involves lifting 50-70lbs.
  • Regularly involves standing, talking or listening, and the use of hands and fingers.
  • Regularly involves going up and down stairs
  • Frequently involves reaching with hands and arms, standing and walking.
  • Frequently involves crouching, stooping, kneeling and/or climbing or balancing.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing over 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to pass respiratory exam and fit test. 
  • Ability to work while wearing Personal Protective Equipment including respirator (which requires minimal to no facial hair).
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceive attributes of objects and materials.
  • Involves strenuous physical activity performing daily activities of a primarily labor intensive nature. 
  • Should be able to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly at 20 inches or closer and 20 feet or more, observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, judge distances and spatial relationships, and adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.





  • May be exposed to moderate to high noise levels (i.e. production equipment, forklifts, heavy traffic).
  • May be exposed to humidity, intense heat and cold, outdoor weather conditions, and fumes and toxic chemicals.
  • May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, above ground with risk of fall, or areas with risk of electrical shock.   
  • May be exposed to ingredients that may cause allergic reactions and may be exposed to various allergen ingredients.







At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield