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Production Manager

Company: Berry Global, inc
Location: Middletown
Posted on: May 17, 2023

Job Description:

Berry Global -Berry Global, headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, is committed to its mission of 'Always Advancing to Protect What's Important.' With $13 billion in revenue for fiscal year 2019 -on a combined pro forma basis from operations, Berry is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative nonwoven, flexible, and rigid products used every day within consumer and industrial end markets. Berry operates over 290 manufacturing facilities worldwide, on six continents, and employs over 48,000 individuals.
At Berry, we pursue excellence in all that we do and are always advancing to improve the way we work along with the products and services we provide. Our culture fosters trust and partnerships through appreciation, acknowledgement, and inclusion. At Berry, we are continuously improving to support our mission and exemplify our values of partnerships, excellence, growth, and safety. To learn more about Berry, visit berryglobal.com
Provides leadership and daily direction to all manufacturing departments. Ensure compliance to all company policies and procedures. Responsible for all manufacturing related activities in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, and cost control. Establish and maintain a culture of empowerment and continuous improvement. Establishes and leads plant safety objectives. -

  • Ensures compliance to all safety policies and procedures.
  • Plans, organizes, and directs the manufacturing function to ensure the most effective return on assets
  • Interacts regularly with Operations Frontline Leaders and production employees to provide direction and leadership. Be a visible presence in manufacturing areas
  • Maintains ISO compliant manufacturing records.
  • Provides leadership and adequate resources to support site quality systems.
  • Ensures compliance to all site quality policies and procedures.
  • Supports regional quality standard systems for commercialization, SPC, and preventive and corrective action.
  • Ensures compliance to daily production schedule.
  • Conducts daily operations meetings and periodic plant communications meetings.
  • Ensures budget and financial forecasts are developed and met.
  • Partners with the Supply Chain function to ensure timely, effective and efficient procurement, planning, inventory levels and delivery of finished goods.
  • Partners with the Human Resources function to ensure effective management of human capital.
  • Participates in long term strategic planning involving the optimum utilization of Berry Global assets and human resources.
  • Maintains leveraged knowledge of current technology and market trends, participates in the definition of advanced products required to sustain a cost effective competitive position.
  • Responsible for driving the full implementation of cost improvement programs to consistently maintain a cost competitive edge in the manufacturing of products.
  • Initiates plans and processes to minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials and capital.
  • Ensures compliance with all government regulatory requirements.
  • Establishes and maintains a culture of continuous improvement, quality, high performance and process excellence
  • Establishes team and individual accountabilities for problem solving and cost reduction.
  • Ensures effective labor utilization within departments to allow for maximum return on labor investment.
  • Manages spending against budget and in relation to production volume
  • Establishes management practices in department to encourage employees' positive involvement, with the opportunity for constructive input and action
  • Conducts daily operations meetings and periodic plant communications meetings.
  • Ensures effective communication with all employees.
  • Responsible for directing and executing planning process to drive continuous improvement activities in the department.
  • Supports operational excellence effort for the department
  • Responsible for training and development for the department.
  • Directs or supports the effective implementation of investment projects approved for capacity or facility expansion and upgrades
  • Supervises/manages direct reports (including decision-making for hiring, promotion and discharge).
  • May lead or participate in regional or global projects
  • Performs other duties as assigned


    • Undergraduate degree in Engineering or equivalent combination of experience and education required.
    • Six Sigma green or black belt preferred
    • 5 years minimum in a leadership role in manufacturing preferably textiles, extrusion or paper
    • Read and write; Understand spreadsheets, charts and technical manuals; Good phone skills required.
    • Ability to convert units of measure; Must have fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
    • Able to take responsibility for actions and outcomes and persist despite obstacles; give dedication to the position; demonstrate dependability in difficult circumstances and show a sense of urgency about getting results.
    • Excellent communication skills. Able to clearly present information through the spoken or written word; read and interpret complex information; talk with internal / external customers; listen well.
    • Able to take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues; able to use reason, even while dealing with emotional topics; review facts and weigh options.
    • Able to act in accordance with established guidelines; follow standard procedures in crisis situations; communicate and enforce organizational policies and procedures; recognize and constructively conform to unwritten rules or practices.
    • Able to withhold actions or speech in the absence of important information; deal with unresolved situations, frequent change, delays and unexpected events.

Keywords: Berry Global, inc, Middletown , Production Manager, Executive , Middletown, Connecticut

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