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Operations ~ Project Coordination ~ Staff Training & Development ~ Team-Building
Quality Assurance ~ Process Improvement ~ SOP Development ~ Documentation & Reporting
Offer demonstrated success in plant operations leadership including project development, preventative maintenance, safety compliance, quality assurance, personnel training, reporting, and inventory control.
Highly skilled at defining and implementing processes to maximize product quality, cost containment, revenue growth, scrap reduction, and profitability; well-versed in leveraging lean methods.
Extensive talents in training and leading cross-functional teams to accomplish or surpass production and performance goals in alignment with budgetary, timeline, and quality criteria.
Consummate strengths in troubleshooting, decision-making, trend analysis, and forecasting.
Adept at preparing reports for upper management to track progress and monitor achievement of goals and key performance indicators (KPIs).
Motivating leader who effectively builds, develops, empowers, and inspires high-performance teams.
Excel at devising stringent food safety processes, procedures, and HACCP plans.
Proven expertise in orchestrating cost-effective and efficient equipment upgrades and other complex projects involving numerous third-party personnel.
Promotion in Motion (PIM brands) Candy Company, Somerset, NJ, 2015 to Present
Deliver influential guidance within kitchen / mogul (candy-making), packaging, and quality departments to yield continuous and high-impact process improvements.
Joined forces with maintenance department to devise a PM (preventative maintenance) program, scrutinize daily downtime via root cause analysis, determine feasible solutions, and execute action plans.
Team with Research & Development in exploring new products, and advise department managers in preparing SOPs to optimize efficiency, quality output, and uniformity of performance.
Ferrara Candy USA - Forest Park IL, 2009 to 2015
Directed 75+ associates, four supervisors, and two group leaders within 24x7 environment in producing 1.9m lbs. of product each week.
Methodically structured comprehensive production reporting system to eliminate repeated cases of inaccuracy.
Championed efforts to drastically reduce absenteeism from approximately 5% to a .5% by focusing on accountability, team cohesiveness, and a respectful workplace atmosphere.
Instituted paperless reporting and contributed to launching company-wide production reporting program.
Established training protocols to standardize starch production, participated in fortifying quality assurance program, and updated SOPs as needed.
Played a pivotal role in elevating operational efficiency from 74% to 82%.
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Professional Experience continued
Gimbals Candy Company, South San Francisco, CA, 2008 to 2009
Proficiently managed, motivated, coached, and mentored more than 50 employees across multiple departments.
Resourcefully expanded warehouse capacity by adding extra tier to racking.
Raised frequency of safety inspections to significantly boost compliance by truck drivers.
Extensively participated in boiler upgrade project to ensure adherence to government regulations.
Collaboratively integrated state-of-the-art dry room to increase production and boost quality output.
Cultivated cooperative efforts with external vendors to efficiently complete projects spanning building expansion, depositor pump upgrades, and loss prevention/asset protection.
Jelly Belly Candy Company, North Chicago, IL, 1993 to 2008
Plant Superintendent 2000 to 2008
Starch Supervisor 1993 to 2000
Promoted to plant superintendent role based on exceptional leadership performance within company comprised of 600+ employees and generating $110M in annual revenue.
Spearheaded full-scope operations within kitchen / mogul department encompassing packaging, sanitation, maintenance, distribution, and quality assurance.
Directed, motivated, trained, and managed four group leaders, two supervisors, and 60+ employees.
Served as Acting Plant Manager for four-month period and governed full circulation during absence of distribution managers for 1.5 years.
Contributed strong business savvy and strategic thinking skills to collaboratively propel annual production from 7.5M to 11.4M lbs.
Introduced paperless reporting to substantially boost efficiency and productivity.
Played an integral role in implementation of three warehouse management systems which enhanced monitoring of product flow.
attention to detail and accuracy in maintaining records and formulating
Prior background includes Production Manager role with L. Karp and Sons Baking Supply in Elk Grove Village, IL; oversaw wet processing department which produced 225,000 lbs. daily including all aspects of plant sanitation, OSHA compliance, and staff leadership.
Engineering Harper Community College, Palatine, Illinois
Food Safety & Sanitation, AIB International
Candy School, University of Wisconsin-Madison
HAACP / OSHA Seminars
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