At Beyond Meat, we started with simple questions. Why do you need an animal to create meat? Why can’t you build meat directly from plants? Thus, we make plant-based meats that allow families to eat more, not less, of the traditional dishes they love while feeling great about the health, sustainability, and animal welfare benefits of plant protein. Our goal is to bring exciting change to the plate—and Beyond.
At Beyond Meat, we are focused on raising the bar on talent. We are dedicated to shaping an inclusive culture that drives excellence, innovation, and results by enabling talent acceleration and development, engagement, and the employee experience.
The Assistant Production Manager works closely with the Production Manager in maintaining sound and efficient operations of the production lines and staff while keeping food safety as a priority. The team-oriented Assistant Production Manager leads and is responsible for deliverables including production goals, schedule, and staffing changes, and making high-impact operations decisions when issues arise.
TASKS, DUTIES, & GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Establishes a culture of respect, hard work, consistency, and effective communication in the production facility and when interfacing with contacts external to the organization.
Maintains food production yields, quality assurance and control methods in a high-speed food manufacturing operation focused on continuous improvement.
Adheres to the Federal, State, and District rules and regulations pertaining to food manufacturing operations including both food and employee Safety.
Maintains the company’s high standards of food safety, sanitation, and cleanliness in all manufacturing facility areas
Oversees all activities on the production floor and leads by providing hands-on demonstration of work processes and expectations
Partners with cross-functional peers to ensure greater operational efficiency and reduce costs due to downtime and other inter-departmental dependencies.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with vendors, consultants, and contractors.
Utilizes company production planning tools and resources to maximize facility throughput and workflow.
Reviews and analyzes production work processes and implements corrective action for operational improvements.
Develops and maintains accurate records, makes mathematical computations, and prepares production reports.
Conducts performance reviews and coaching for hourly manufacturing employees.
Addresses employee and customer concerns.
Develops strategies for better workplace efficiency and goal achievement.
Participates in hiring, training and development, and the supervision of the production staff.
Develops high-performing work teams with a culture of personal and shared accountability
Ensures supervisors and team leaders are cross trained on all production lines.
Schedules and leads meetings: daily, weekly, monthly
Performs other duties, as assigned, and follows through on requests in a timely manner
Education, Technical Skills, and/or Previous Experience:
2 -4 years of experience in a supervisor role in food production (or food quality)
Documented training in HACCP or Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Demonstrate knowledge of managing safety and quality programs and processes
Proficient in MS Office, Excel, Google Suite
Knowledge of production line equipment and devices
Must be able to work in cold temperatures
Flexible work schedule as dictated by the needs of the business
Bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus, but not required
Highly organized; ability to prioritize competing demands
Excellent time-management skills
Ability to engage with people and influence positive action
Critical thinking and decision-making ability
SQF / Food Safety Responsibilities
Assure compliance with all SQF Procedure requirements
Assure compliance with all GMP & Food Safety Plan requirements
Assure all products are manufactured in a safe, quality manner
Assure compliance with all customer specifications
Promote and enforce compliance with all employees
Must be able to withstand freezing temperatures for extended periods of time
Must be able to lift up to 50lbs occasionally
Must be able to stand for extended periods of time
Beyond Meat is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. Beyond Meat reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.
Please note that Beyond Meat has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. All U.S. employees who (a) physically enter a Beyond Meat facility in the United States, (b) represent Beyond Meat at work-related events, including but not limited to trade shows and product demonstrations, or (c) physically enter customer or potential customer sites in connection with their work for Beyond Meat must take all necessary steps to be Fully Vaccinated as a condition of employment, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved.