Production Manager in Chicago, IL at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 2/19/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


IL Chicago

Job Type:

Production Operations

Job Posting Title:

Production Manager

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Is accountable for directing the plant production activities to produce quality products at the least cost and consistent with company schedules and policies. Coordinates with Production depart to provide production and shipment of quality products to fulfill customer requirements. Controls and effectively utilizes the production capacity, manpower and equipment and outside resources through planning, organizing and scheduling to minimize losses; works within the framework of the budget to optimize company profitability. Interprets policy and decides the best course of action in problems of quality, scheduling and interpretation of engineering requirements, particularly where interdepartmental contacts are involved, to maintain efficient operations. Selects, trains and promotes supervisory employees and provide effective and efficient management in the department.  Participates in company planning through budget preparation, capital expenditure recommendation, manpower and space forecasting.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the production process, drawing up a production schedule;
  • Ensure that the production is cost effective;
  • Identify internal and external resources needed;
  • Draft a timescale for the job;
  • Estimate costs and set the quality standards;
  • Monitor the production processes and adjust schedules as needed;
  • Partner with Maintenance in the equipment selection process
  • Monitor product standards and implement quality-control programs;
  • Liaise among different departments, e.g. suppliers, managers;
  • Ensure that health and safety guidelines are followed;
  • Identify training and development needs for team member.
  • The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list of all tasks. Additional tasks and duties may be assigned from time to time as necessitated by business needs

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing production role
  • 2 years’ experience as a Production/Operations Supervisor
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Proven track record of successfully training employees in productivity and safety
  • Working knowledge of State and Federal regulations related to Plant operations
  • Ability to coach and mentor employees on a one-on-one basis as well as a group
  • Knowledge and experience in production and manufacturing processes and techniques
  • Knowledge of raw materials
  • Knowledge of quality systems and standards
  • Knowledge of health and safety standards and compliance
  • Solid understanding of process improvement techniques and systems
  • Knowledge of business, finance and management principles
  • Knowledge of human resource principles and practices
  • Knowledge of machines and tools
  • Knowledge of engineering and technology principles and practices


  • Bachelor’s Degree Required – Type: Engineering, technical or related field

Preferred Attributes

Food industry experience

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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