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Elior North America Manufacturing Manager in Berkeley, Illinois

Job/Role Overview:

Direct single-site manufacturing operations through a team of functional supervisors. Ensure increasing levels of employee and food safety and customer satisfaction while improving the efficiency of manpower, materials and machines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage policy deployment in the areas of Lean Manufacturing techniques, quality, cost reduction, complete and on-time delivery, safety, customer satisfaction, employee relations, visual controls and plant performance measures.

  • Provide leadership for employee relations through effective communications, coaching, training, and development.

  • Provide leadership for problem resolution to facilitate fast improvements and improved working relationships.

  • Ensure compliance with Company standards for cost control, waste reduction, quality, OSHA, safety, and complete and on-time delivery at the lowest possible cost.

  • Balance work cell capacity/loading across the plant.

  • Determine operations headcount needs and ensures compliance with Company policies.

  • Identifies, communicates and drives implementation of capital investments and improvement projects.

  • Manage compliance with state and federal regulations.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

What We are Looking For:

  • Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing techniques a plus

  • Technical skills in materials and inventory management, production scheduling, and preventive maintenance.

  • Leadership: A demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.

  • Planning: Ability to think ahead and plan over a 3-6-month time span.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Excellent project and program management skills.

  • Strong Understanding of USDA and Food Safety.

  • Understanding of Human Resource policies.

  • Daily supervision of a team of supervisors and administrative personnel.

  • Strong understanding of budget and budget process

  • Computer proficient (MS Suite)


  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Minimum five (5) years general manager experience in food manufacturing environments.

About Prepared Meals of Elior North America

Be a Part of Something Meaningful

Is there anything more rewarding than contributing to the health and well-being of others? The Prepared Meals segment of Elior North America is making a daily impact in the lives of students, seniors, and travelers with highly nutritious meals that meet and exceed USDA guidelines. Through a high-quality component meal system, we provide schools, airlines, health care providers and more with a well-balanced menu of fresh and frozen foods, while helping them minimize waste and maximize their dollars.

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