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Product Innovation Manager, Aprati Foods Americas

Job Description – Product Innovation Manager, Aprati Foods Americas

 

 

Job Title:

Product Innovation Manager

Exempt                                                                 

Non-Exempt:                                                     

 

Reports to:

VP Marketing

Functional Group:

N/A

Department:       Marketing

 

Date:

6/21/2017

Location:             La Porte, IN

 

 

 

 

Position Overview:

 

The Product Innovation Manager is a hands-on technical and creative leader in the laboratory and manufacturing facility. In addition, the Product Innovation Manager ensures that there is a safe working environment in the laboratory for associates and visitors.

 

The essential problem the Product Innovation Manager solves is what new experiences and products will satisfy market desires and how can those products be manufactured.  The Manager solves this by leading rapid cycles of learning, using intuition, hypothesis generation, product prototyping, market research and experimentation to answer questions.  The process of learning and discovery creates technical and market knowledge.  This knowledge is collected, made usable and retrievable, to solve future business problems.

 

Essential Job Functions:

 

  • Leads product development initiatives into new product areas both within and beyond the confectionery category, expanding the company’s market opportunities; also lead product improvement initiatives for the current catalog of offerings
  • Ensures that product development initiatives provide high quality and happy consumer experiences, for instance on the dimensions of taste, odor, texture, color, appearance, while achieving key milestone and ship dates
  • Identifies, develops, and creates more cost effective product formulas, standardized production, and achieve good profit margins
  • Establishes and maintain productive relationships with key personnel and contacts in the major food ingredient industries and with outside co-packers as appropriate
  • Manages and direct all preliminary floor-planning of new Product Innovation pilot equipment and new manufacturing equipment
  • Assists and support plant manufacturing during start up of the unit processing and unit operations, involving commissioning of new equipment and transitioning new item products
  • Works with Vice President to understand consumer research/ insights/desires and business plans for product innovations and improvements
  • Verifies that product development initiatives meet governmental/regulatory standards
  • Supports processes and behaviors that create a safe work environment for all associates
  • Establishes New Product Quality Attributes and manufacturing specifications
  • Responsible for Food Safety as related to position.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 10 years of experience in the field
  • M.S. in Chemistry or Food related discipline strongly preferred

 

Qualifications:

  • Experience in a broad area of confectionery machinery and equipment selection and application
  • Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected

 

 

Physical Job Description

Job Title:

 Product Innovation Manager

 

 

 

 

Typical Working Conditions: (Describe environment including exposure to heat, cold, fumes, chemicals, allergens, mold, etc.)

 

 Manufacturing facilities, including temperature extremes and various chemicals and humidity.

 

Equipment Used: (List all manual and automated equipment used in the course of performing essential functions.)

 

 BCH. Extrusion, Panning, Sanders, conveyor belts, cooking kitchens, electrical, plumbing, pumping and storage tanks.

 

Essential Physical Tasks: (List all physical tasks encountered in performing essential functions.)

 

 Lifting & climbing.

 

ADA Worksheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis of Physical Demands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please mark an X where appropriate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N = Never

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R= Rarely (less than 1 hour per week)

 

 

 

 

 

 

O= Occasional (1%-66% of time)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F= Frequent (34%-66% of time)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C= Constantly (over 66% of time)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity

Frequency

Activity

 

Frequency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifting/Carrying

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R

O

F

C

Twisting/Turning

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R

O

F

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Less than 10 lbs

 

 

X

 

 

Reach over shoulder

 

 

X

 

 

11 - 20 lbs

 

 

X

 

 

Reach over head

 

 

X

 

 

21 - 50 lbs

 

 

X

 

 

Reach outward

 

 

X

 

 

51 - 100 lbs

 

 

X

 

 

Climb

 

 

X

 

 

More than 100 lbs

X

 

 

 

 

Crawl

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kneel

X

 

 

 

 

Pushing/Pulling

 

 

 

 

 

Squat

X

 

 

 

 

Less than 10 lbs

 

 

X

 

 

Sit

 

 

X

 

 

11 - 20 lbs

 

 

X

 

 

Walk - Normal Surfaces

 

 

X

 

 

21 - 50 lbs

 

 

X

 

 

Walk - Uneven Surfaces

 

 

X

 

 

51 - 100 lbs

 

 

X

 

 

Walk - Slippery Surfaces

 

 

X

 

 

More than 100 lbs

 

X

 

 

 

Stand

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bend

 

 

X

 

 

Driving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Automatic Trans

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard Trans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keyboard/Ten Key

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fingering (fine dexterity)

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handling (grasping, holding)

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repetitive Motion - Hands

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repetitive Motion - Feet

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Production Associate


Production Associate – La Porte, IN

 

Job Title:

 

    Production Associate

Exempt                                                                  

Non-Exempt:                                                     

Salaried Non-Exempt :                      

Reports to:

 

Production Shift Coach

Functional Group:

 

Operations

Department:         

                                 Operations

Date:

 

   

 

12/21/2016

 

 

Location:                 LaPorte, Indiana

 

Position Overview:

 

The production associate will be expected to contribute to the general manufacturing, production and packaging of candy in accordance with the standards of the Company.  This associate will perform all tasks in a safe manner with consideration to product quality and volume to meet the production schedule and needs of our consumers. This associate will be expected to participate in problem solving to further develop lean manufacturing principles and world class manufacturing practices. This associate is expected to maintain open communications with Team Leaders and the Production Shift Coach.

 

Essential Job Functions:

 

  • Perform each assigned task using the standard operating procedures with consideration of Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost.     
  • Train new associates on the specific tasks required for each production position.
  • Report any possible safety risk to the Team Leader, the Shift Coach or another member of management.
  • Review the staffing board prior to the shift startup meeting to obtain your daily assignment.
  • Learn and rotate through each position in the production line.
  • Remain observant in each location to ensure that proper food safety standards and quality standards are met within the production process.
  • Complete the proper quality paperwork in the positions that require you to do so.
  • Constantly engage in problem solving.
  • Check the daily attendance board.
  • Update the skills matrix board as needed.
  • Responsible for Food Safety, as related to the position
  • Regular, predictable attendance on-site at the facility

 

 

 

Requirements:

 

  • Ability to operate heavy equipment.
  • Ability to stand in one location for a long period of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to read and comprehend standard operating procedures.
  • Ability to read safety warning signs.
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Manufacturing experience preferably in the food industry, but not mandatory
  • Perform basic math skills including addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree

 

 

Physical Job Description

 

Job Title:

 Production Associate

 

 

 

 

Typical Working Conditions: (Describe environment including exposure to heat, cold, fumes, chemicals, allergens, mold, etc.)

 

 Environmental exposure would primarily be in the plant manufacturing area.  Potential contact to a variety of materials and ingredients used in the manufacture of product that may require proper use of PPE.

 

Equipment Used: (List all manual and automated equipment used in the course of performing essential functions.)

 

 Potentially all the equipment used in all of the processes used in the manufacture of product in the plant including the running of machinery for cutting, wrapping, bagging, and packing the product for the end customer. Some processes involve the use of heavy equipment including Mustangs, Packers, circle wrappers, theiles, bliss machines, Rovema, Viking, Hayssen, and matrix baggers. In addition, the use of a motorized pallet jack, forklift, and film loader.

 

Essential Physical Tasks: (List all physical tasks encountered in performing essential functions.)

 

 All physical tasks used in the positions in the production area for all lines, including  loading trays into Theiles machines and some lifting of up to 50 pounds required while palletizing and working in the kitchen area.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADA Worksheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis of Physical Demands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please mark an X where appropriate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N = Never

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R= Rarely (less than 1 hour per week)

 

 

 

 

 

 

O= Occasional (1%-66% of time)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F= Frequent (34%-66% of time)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C= Constantly (over 66% of time)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity

Frequency

Activity

 

Frequency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifting/Carrying

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R

O

F

C

Twisting/Turning

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R

O

F

C

Less than 10 lbs

 

 

 

X

 

Reach over shoulder

 

 

X

 

 

11 - 20 lbs

 

 

 

X

 

Reach over head

 

X

 

 

 

21 - 50 lbs

 

 

 

X

 

Reach outward

 

 

X

 

 

51 - 100 lbs

X

ü   

 

 

 

Climb

 

 

X

 

 

More than 100 lbs

X

 

 

 

 

Crawl

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kneel

 

 

X

 

 

Pushing/Pulling

 

 

 

 

 

Squat

X

 

 

 

 

Less than 10 lbs

 

 

 

X

 

Sit

 

 

X

 

 

11 - 20 lbs

 

 

 

X

 

Walk - Normal Surfaces

 

 

 

X

 

21 - 50 lbs

 

 

 

X

 

Walk - Uneven Surfaces

X

 

 

 

 

51 - 100 lbs

X

 

 

 

 

Walk - Slippery Surfaces

 

 

X

 

 

More than 100 lbs

X

 

 

 

 

Stand

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bend

 

 

X

 

 

Driving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Automatic Trans

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard Trans

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keyboard/Ten Key

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fingering (fine dexterity)

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handling (grasping, holding)

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repetitive Motion - Hands

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repetitive Motion - Feet

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           

 

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Maintenance Manager

Job Description –Maintenance Manager

 

 

Job Title:

Maintenance Manager

Exempt                                                                  

Non-Exempt:                                                    

Reports to:

Director of Manufacturing

Functional Group:

Operations

Department:  Manufacturing

Date:

6/26/2017

Location:  Union City, CA

 

 

Position Overview:

 

Lead and coach the maintenance department with innovative ideas and dedication. This includes setting objectives and establishing measurements for the department. Update and/or create policies and procedures for maintenance to improve efficiency within the manufacturing plant. Provide leadership in Lean Manufacturing by implementing concepts and providing training. Communicate effectively with external and internal customers to minimize production downtime. Participate as an active member of the Union City management team.

 

Essential Job Functions:

 

  • Provide departmental leadership, focus and direction.
  • Manage maintenance related activities throughout the plant.
  • Implement and enforce company guidelines and promote team culture.
  • Oversee building and plant maintenance.
  • Develop and manage departmental spending and budgeting.
  • Approve maintenance and facility spending as directed by Dir. Of Manufacturing.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive maintenance training program.
  • Ensure compliance to all State and Federal regulations.
  • Direct and oversee work of Contractors and vendors.
  • Develop and maintain preventative maintenance schedule.
  • Team member/leader with SQF initiative.
  • Responsible for Food Safety, as required by position

 

 

 

 

 

Requirements:

 

·      Bachelor’s degree as well as previous trade management experience in a production environment with multi-craft and skilled workers.

·      Language skills- ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

·      Computer skills –ability to use and interpret job related software and programs.

·      Lean manufacturing/process improvement training and experience.

·      Minimum of five years of direct experience managing the activities of a maintenance department.  

 

Qualifications:

 

·      Project planning skills necessary to implement projects and process improvements.

·      Ability to effectively communicate at all levels; verbal / written.

·      A productive attitude and be a positive influence (adaptable, customer focused and desire to work with coaches and fellow associates).

·      Initiative (problem solving and innovation).

·      Quality Focused (Best Quality).

·      Innovation / Creativity.

·      Team work / Collaboration.

·      Accountability/Accepting responsibility.

 

 

 

 

 

Physical Job Description

Job Title:

 Maintenance Manager

 

 

 

 

Typical Working Conditions: (Describe environment including exposure to heat, cold, fumes, chemicals, allergens, mold, etc.)

 

Office environment, temp controlled. can be in some areas of the production floor that are warm, hot or cold depending on what season we are in. can be exposed to some fumes from flavors & colors as they are testing them.

 

Equipment Used: (List all manual and automated equipment used in the course of performing essential functions.)

 

 Computer, phones, calculators, moister meters (hand & automated). Glass test ware. Mini test kettle. Incubators

 

Essential Physical Tasks: (List all physical tasks encountered in performing essential functions.)

 

Walking on concrete floors, sitting, walking up stairs & platforms. No heavy lifting. 5 to 10 lbs rarely

 

ADA Worksheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis of Physical Demands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please mark an X where appropriate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N = Never

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R= Rarely (less than 1 hour per week)

 

 

 

 

 

 

O= Occasional (1%-66% of time)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F= Frequent (34%-66% of time)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C= Constantly (over 66% of time)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity

Frequency

Activity

 

Frequency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifting/Carrying

N

R

O

F

C

Twisting/Turning

N

R

O

F

C

Less than 10 lbs

 

 

 

x

 

Reach over shoulder

 

 

x

 

 

11 - 20 lbs

 

x

 

 

 

Reach over head

 

 

x

 

 

21 - 50 lbs

x

 

 

 

 

Reach outward

 

 

x

 

 

51 - 100 lbs

x

 

 

 

 

Climb

 

x

 

 

 

More than 100 lbs

x

 

 

 

 

Crawl

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kneel

x

 

 

 

 

Pushing/Pulling

 

 

 

 

 

Squat

x

 

 

 

 

Less than 10 lbs

 

 

x

 

 

Sit

 

 

 

x

 

11 - 20 lbs

 

x

 

 

 

Walk - Normal Surfaces

 

 

 

x

 

21 - 50 lbs

x

 

 

 

 

Walk - Uneven Surfaces

 

x

 

 

 

51 - 100 lbs

x

 

 

 

 

Walk - Slippery Surfaces

 

 

x

 

 

More than 100 lbs

x

 

 

 

 

Stand

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bend

 

 

x

 

 

Driving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Automatic Trans

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard Trans

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keyboard/Ten Key

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fingering (fine dexterity)

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handling (grasping, holding)

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repetitive Motion - Hands

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repetitive Motion - Feet

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Revenue Accountant

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for managing and monitoring Sales team trade spend budget. The Revenue Accountant is responsible for tracking, auditing and providing Sales with tools to monitor account specific trade spend as well as ROI’s on promotions.  This role is responsible for increasing trade spend efficiency and growing profitable sales. The Revenue Accountant will provide annual spend budgets, review and approve/deny account programs and events, provide customer profitability analysis, and help track channel spend rates. The Revenue Accountant is also responsible for managing the AR Deduction Specialist and meeting the goals of deduction clearing.  This position is a part of the Accounting Department, but works in a team environment with Manufacturing, Customer Relations, Logistics, Marketing and specifically Sales to collaborate on account opportunities and programs.    

Essential Job Functions:

  • Support the department to drive profitable business decisions through analyzing syndicated, industry and account data
  • Establish and monitor annual budget for trade spend by fund code by channel and priority accounts.
  • Evaluate and help determine measurements for Shopper marketing programs
  • Manage AR Deduction Specialist associate and functions.
  • Use experience and judgment to evaluate spending requests and approve/deny, or make recommendations for such, based on parameters for promotions & EDLP.  
  • Monitor customer accounts and review customer profitability.
  • Utilize syndicated and POS account specific data to monitor promotional activity including competitors   
  • Collaborate with manufacturing, marketing, sales and finance on profitability assignments.
  • Collaborate on customer, segment, and brand analysis to influence and formulate actionable business decisions.
  • Evaluate trade spending and identify drivers of over/under spending, utilizing JDE/VG reports
  • Develop reports to track and analyze trade spending and promotional evaluations as well as continuing to improve the deduction clearing process in JDE.

Analytics necessary on:

  • Profitability
  • Promotional Effectiveness
  • Pricing
  • Mix/SKU
  • Customer/COT
  • Accrual Spending
    • Point person in managing yearly corporate budget process.
  • Represents Revenue Accounting in meetings when needed.
  • Manage, audit and maintain integrity of the budget program Adaptive Planning.
  • Assist in Month End process, journal entry, account reconciliations, other functions as assigned.
  • Responsible for Food Safety as related to the position

 

 Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required – Finance degree preferred.
  • Five plus years work related experience, in marketing, sales, finance, CPG role.  
  • Business or financial role experience preferred.
  • Experience understanding relationships with accounts.
    • Understanding of pricing, history and promotions within the customer base.
  • Proficient in MS Office software, generating and interpreting syndicated data and the ability to quickly learn new systems.

Qualifications:

  • Exhibits a high level of energy and motivation.
  • Requires a high degree of confidentiality.  
  • Strong analytical and organizational abilities.
  • Self-directed, independent, result-oriented, team player with 100% dedication and commitment to tasks at hand.
  • Strong MS office skills, with strong math and quantitative skills
  • Displays a wide degree of creativity and latitude.
  • Devises workable solutions or consults with secondary resources to devise solutions.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present analyses effectively and in a variety of presentation situations, reporting and summary writing.
  • Strong team and interpersonal skills, works cooperatively with others, establishes rapport, while identifying needs or positions of others.
  • Ability to discover, understand and meet needs of customers and business partners (both internal and external).

Maintenance – All Around

Position Overview

The key responsibilities of the Maintenance Technician is to perform daily equipment and building maintenance to ensure proper functioning and operation while adhering to company standards, processes and systems. Correct mechanical and electrical problems; perform preventative maintenance, as well as implementing upgrades and improvements for all company equipment and fixtures. The right candidate should have good knowledge of plumbing, welding, power transmission, industrial electronics, hydraulics/pneumatic and interpretation of blue prints.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensure production equipment is in good working order and operating condition; supporting production and quality efforts.
  • Troubleshoot and repair facility equipment.
  • Completing assigned project work orders in a timely manner and responding to maintenance calls.
  • Ordering and maintaining parts inventory on assigned equipment.
  • Maintaining clean work environment in maintenance work areas.
  • Contributing to continuous improvement projects and efforts.
  • Adheres to and participates in all safety projects.
  • General maintenance in a production/manufacturing environment.
  • Maintain communication with appropriate operators, supervisors and management.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years or the equivalent combination of training, education and experience.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience of maintenance, repair, and preventive measures is preferred.
  • Lean Manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Prior Food experience desired.
  • Bi-lingual English-Spanish helpful.

Qualifications:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Team player and service oriented.
  • Basic computer and math skills.
  • Safety conscious and solution oriented attitude.

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