Shift Manager - Nights (Mon-Th 3pm-2:30am) in Mankato, MN at Jack Link's

Date Posted: 11/15/2018

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    Mankato, MN
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Job Description


Oversees supervisors and team members on the plant floor during a shift or in a department (RAW/Packaging) or in a Distribution Center. Plans, directs, and coordinates the work activities and resources necessary to accomplishes production goals. Communicates expectations to Supervisors; plan monitoring, and appraising results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining. Hours: fulltime position with extended hours Friday-Sunday and Monday mornings.



The duties and responsibilities of this position shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Manages the production and/or warehousing processes operations through Supervisors. Reviews schedules and adjusts schedules as needed to ensure production is cost effective; Manage inventory and cost control.
  • Ensure planned Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) of efficiency and performance are met or exceeded.
  • Drives Lean Manufacturing Processes; team building, consistency in high quality, preventative maintenance, good work place conditions, productive work, etc.
  • Ensure quality protocols are followed and openly communicated with QC and the Plant Manager in order to fix defects and ensure quality standards are consistently met. evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Provides appropriate interpretation of company policies and safety procedures.
  • Ensuring that health and safety guidelines are followed;
  • Monitoring product standards and implementing quality-control programs;
  • Working with subordinate leaders to implement the company's policies and goals;
  • Ensure complete compliance to prescribed Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) training, along with company pre-requisite programs, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), and Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures (SSOP’s).
  • Ensure proper staffing is maintained, including interviewing and hiring new team members.
  • Implement and monitor training for new hires and ongoing training of current team members.
  • Ensure that all team members are adequately and properly trained in safety, sanitation procedures, chemical handling and GMP’s, etc.
  • Reviewing the performance of subordinates; Track competencies of subordinates and provide leadership and development as required to achieve the objectives.
  • Maintain attendance records, counsel employees with poor attendance, and follow up with coaching/discipline as appropriate.
  • Appraise work performance: conduct appropriate reviews for team members; give coaching/discipline as appropriate in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Responsible for termination decisions.
  • Review, correct, and approve timekeeping tool to ensure team members are paid correctly each pay period.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary.


Job Requirements


Required Education:        High School Diploma or GED*

Required Experience:       2 years** of experience in the food industry plus prior supervisory experience

Preferred:                      Bachelor’s Degree and 5 or more years of successful supervisory experience in a food manufacturing environment

*A High School Diploma or GED is equivalent to two years of experience

**An Associate’s Degree or higher can be taken into consideration for 2 years of experience



Proven track record of managing in a production environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must work effectively with all levels of management and employees. Demonstrated effective leadership, professionalism, problem solving, planning, presentation, and employee motivational skills. Good computer skills including; Internet navigation, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, identify and address problems, meet deadlines, and stay within budget


Some Travel Required 10%



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to be 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 sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or more up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is a plant / office setting with varying degrees of temperatures and noise levels. Exposure to manufacturing equipment movement and wet / slippery floors. However; the vast amount of work is conducted in a climate controlled office. Travel may be required.

 EEO Statement:

Jack Link’s provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic that is protected by federal, state or local law.


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This job description is intended to generally describe the nature and level of work to be performed by employees in this position. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required of employees performing this role.


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