Assistant Shift Manager- Distribution in Manawa, WI at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 12/8/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


WI Manawa DC

Job Type:

Production Operations

Job Posting Title:

Assistant Shift Manager- Distribution

Job Description:

Job Title: Assistant Shift Manager
Department: Operations
Reports To: Warehouse Manager
Prepared By: Plant Operations Manager
Prepared Date: 12/14/12

SUMMARY: Provides leadership to hourly team members in the areas of safety, productivity, quality, cost, equipment and engagement. Audits the production team for conformance to established safety, quality, and sanitation policies & procedures. Assures sufficient resources are available to meet processing requirements. Engages all employees in continuous improvement and fosters a positive work environment while developing a culture of ownership and accountability.

 Interpret safety policies/practices to employees including enforcing safe work practices.
 Utilize available data (line speed target, set-up guidelines, efficiency and process data) to continuously improve productivity, uptime and reliability.
 Manage product quality by understanding and communicating customer needs to employees and ensuring expectations are consistently met and according to standard work.
 Communicate with Process Owners and Technical Leads to ensure appropriate knowledge transfer from shift to shift.
 Diagnose equipment, ingredients and packaging issues. Coordinate with Engineering, Maintenance or others as appropriate to solve production-related problems.
 Maintain area in accordance with BRC & AIB standards and enforce product safety and sanitation regulations and master sanitation books in conjunction with the Sanitation department.
 In conjunction with HR and management, provide coaching and counseling, conflict resolution, corrective action and training programs.
 Ensure security of employees, facilities and information systems by following and enforcing established security procedures.
 Assures sufficient resources are available to meet processing requirements.
 Lead and/or participate in continuous improvement events in addition to projects or just do its.
 Ensure clear and concise communication to all levels in the organization.
 Ensure areas comply with 5S requirements.
 Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma required plus 5-7 years of manufacturing experience, with a minimum three years of experience in a supervisory capacity OR equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous experience in Continuous Improvement / Lean environment strongly preferred.


COMPUTER SKILLS: Must be proficient in MS Word and Excel. Experience with SAP and Manhattan is helpful.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Professional verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills and delegation skills required. Ability to coach, mentor and develop others required. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving variables in standardized situations.

TRAVEL: Minimal travel may be required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle documents or reach with hands and arms and talk or listen. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may (depending on the area assigned) be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, high or precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold or extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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