Profession food production manager
Food production managers oversee and monitor production and have overall responsibility for staffing and related issues. Hence, they have a detailed knowledge of the manufacturing products and their production processes. On the one hand, they control process parameters and their influence on the product and on the other hand, they ensure that staffing and recruitment levels are adequate.
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- Enterprising / Conventional
- Food legislation
Legislation related to the food and feed industry including food manufacturing, hygiene, safety, raw materials, additives, GMOs, labelling, environmental and trade regulations.
- Quality assurance methodologies
Quality assurance principles, standard requirements, and the set of processes and activities used for measuring, controlling and ensuring the quality of products and processes.
- Food and beverage industry
The respective industry and the processes involved in the food and beverage industry, such as raw material selection, processing, packaging, and storage.
- Financial capability
Financial operations such as calculations, cost estimations, budget management taking relevant commercial and statistical data into account such as data for materials, supplies and manpower.
- Communicate production plan
Communicates production plan to all levels in a way that targets, processes, and requirements are clear. Ensures that information is passed to everyone involved in the process assuming their responsibility for overall success.
- Apply requirements concerning manufacturing of food and beverages
Apply and follow national, international, and internal requirements quoted in standards, regulations and other specifications related with manufacturing of food and beverages.
- Analyse trends in the food and beverage industries
Investigate trends in foodstuffs related to consumers preferences. Examine key markets based on both product type and geography as well as technological improvements in the industry.
- Plan food plant production activities
Prepare food plant production plans by scheduling the main activities within agreed budgetary and service levels. Foresee realistic times and costs required for the production activities taking productivity and efficiency into account.
- Ensure cost efficiency in food manufacturing
Ensure that the whole process of food manufacturing from receipt of raw materials, production, to food manufacturing and packaging processes is cost-effective and efficient.
- Apply HACCP
Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).
- Analyse production processes for improvement
Analyse production processes leading toward improvement. Analyse in order to reduce production losses and overall manufacturing costs.
- Plan shifts of employees
Plans shifts of employees to ensure completion of all customer orders and satisfactory completion of the production plan.
- Control of expenses
Monitoring and maintaining effective cost controls, in regards to efficiencies, waste, overtime and staffing. Assessing excesses and strives for efficiency and productivity.
- Manage resources in food manufacturing
Managing resources to ensure sufficient and appropriate trained staff to ensure consistent performance.
- Maintain relationship with customers
Build a lasting and meaningful relationship with customers in order to ensure satisfaction and fidelity by providing accurate and friendly advice and support, by delivering quality products and services and by supplying after-sales information and service.
- Set quality assurance objectives
Define quality assurance targets and procedures and see to their maintenance and continued improvement by reviewing targets, protocols, supplies, processes, equipment and technologies for quality standards.
- Supervise employees in food production plants
Supervise employees and monitor product quality at plants that turn raw materials including living creatures, vegetables and grains into products.
- Manage corrective actions
Implementing corrective action and continuous improvement plans from internal and third party audits to meet food safety and quality performance indicators with adherance to agreed timescales.
- Keep up with innovations in food manufacturing
Latest innovative products and technologies to process, preserve, package and improve food products.
- Implement short term objectives
Define priorities and immediate actions for the short future.
- Apply GMP
Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
- Set production KPI
Set and achieve KPIs in line with company strategy and ensure customer requirements are met.
- Interpret data in food manufacturing
Interpret data from different sources, like market data, scientific papers, and customers requirements in order to research development and innovation in food sector.
- Apply control process statistical methods
Applies statistical methods from Design of Experiments (DOE) and Statistical Process Control (SPC) in order to control manufacturing processes.
- Oversee production requirements
Oversee production processes and prepare all the resources needed to maintain an efficient and continuous flow of production.
- Identify hazards in the workplace
Perform safety audits and inspections on workplaces and workplace equipment. Ensure that they meet safety regulations and identify hazards and risks.