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Pet Nutrition Production Shift Manager Nights - $5000 Sign on Bonus in Kansas City, Missouri

Job: Shift Manager

Required Shifts: 12 Hour Shifts- Night Shift; 6 pm – 630am.

No Rotating shifts

Shift Schedules: Nights 4 on 4 off schedule

Sign-On Bonus: $5,000.00

Location: Mars Petcare, Kansas City, MO

Mar Petcare is looking for a Shift Manager to join our business at one of our manufacturing plants located in Kansas City, Mo.

As part of our overall total compensation package, Mars Petcare offers a competitive benefits package to all associates which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance, Short- & Long-Term Disability, and 401k match. Associates are also immediately eligible (based on hire date) up to three weeks of vacation, 11 Paid Holidays per year, Sick Pay, Maternity & Parental Leave and annual bonus earning potential, plus many other ancillary benefits not listed here.

This is an Shift Manager position which supervises multi- production area on one shift of operation. This manager will coordinate the short-term activities of this area within established guidelines and standards to produce the highest quality, lowest cost product in the safest and most efficient manner. The Shift Manager will facilitate teams in his/her area of responsibility and conduct or coordinate the necessary training for both the individual associates and the team. This manager will implement and enforce established policy and strategy.

Continuous improvement is a key aspect of this role. It will be accomplished through developing and maintaining an organization that demonstrates improvement by continuously driving faults lower.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Conversion - Manage the efforts of operating teams of a multi- line, area or technology on one shift in the efficient conversion of materials into quality products in a safe, secure and sanitary manner within the product design specifications.

  • Change Agent - Recommend and implement changes in methods, equipment, systems and organization, as needed, to assure that the objectives of the line/area are met.

  • Associate Advocacy - Manage associate relations issues and guide and direct the hiring, training, retraining, development and motivation of Operations associates following self-managed, team working principles with a minimum degree of guidance from the Operations Manager. Gallup Engagement surveys will be used to determine individual effectiveness in this area and assure site to site consistency.

  • Goal Setting and Measurement - With the general guidance of the Operations Manager and through Operations teams, establish line performance standards and goals, and measure, control, take corrective action and report results as appropriate.

  • Troubleshooting - At this stage of technical development, and under the general guidance of the Operations Manager, the Line Manager utilizes the technical resources on shift for the preventive maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of process/packaging equipment problems, with the objective of effectively using these resources to achieve desired performance levels.

  • Communications - Ensure that open communications are established and that opportunities to broaden the scope and responsibility of Operations teams/associates are undertaken.

  • Technology Advancement - Advise the Operations Manager when opportunities exist for moving the line/area forward in technological change.

  • Operations Strategy - Participate with the Operations Manager in the implementation of improvement strategies that will help the line/area perform more effectively in the near term.

  • Associate Development - Evaluate associate performance and develop, in conjunction with associate's plans, to challenge their potential.

  • Personal Development - Keep abreast of the managerial and technical competencies, both within and outside Mars Petcare US.

  • Lean Manufacturing - TPM - Total Productive Maintenance

  • Proven track record of coaching associates

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent, preferably in one of the Engineering, basic sciences or business-related disciplines preferred.

  • Five (5) years experience in a production environment.

  • Three (3) years experience in a supervisory or managerial role.

  • Working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

  • Ability to convey communications clearly and concisely.

  • Understanding of major functions within the plant and the ability to work directly with all levels and functions.

  • Successful completion of a drug and background screen.

  • Candidate must be mobile ready anytime.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree.

  • Demonstrated experience working in Quality & Food Safety.

  • Demonstrated experience working in safety.

  • Minimum one (1) year experience in a food production environment.

  • Minimum seven (7) years in a production environment.

  • Minimum five (5) years in a supervisory or managerial role.

  • Project Management.

  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, Internet software, e-mail.

  • Ability to work any shift as needed.

  • Ability to tolerate an ambiguous environment.

  • Functional knowledge and understanding of HACCP concepts.

  • Experience in plant sanitation practices and procedures.

  • Bilingual - Ability to communicate clearly in Spanish a plus.


  • Pay based on experience.

  • Annual bonus pay out

  • Annual merit increases

Total Rewards:

  • Medical, Vision & Dental- Starts day one!

  • Up to 6% 401K match

  • Vacation time

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Short/Long Term disability

  • Onsite gym

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by the Five Principles.

  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.

  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.

Qualifications Plans and Aligns; Communicates Effectively; Ensures Accountability; Drives Results; Optimizes Work Processes; Drives Engagement; Directs Work; Manages Complexity

Req ID R100441