Overall Goal of Position:
Develops and implements strategic policies, plans, and processes to ensure that sanitary performance meets Sauer Brands, Inc. standards as well as supports Food Safety requirements towards regulatory compliance and with the guidance of Quality for the support of production, and helps make OurRecipe@SauerBrands:
The Department Manager must possess the background and technical aptitude as it relates to food manufacturing sanitation programs, chemical handling, and Safety Food programs. General knowledge of Food and environmental microbiological testing, sanitary design, automated sanitation (CIP), and COP (Clean out of Place) boiling techniques.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Manages the daily activities of assigned staff, provides instructions and feedback to ensure that cleaning, productivity, and quality objectives are met or exceeded
Maintains and oversees sanitation team member schedules, performance, and documentation
Review and maintain sanitation chemical and equipment inventory
Ensure the plant is cleaned daily and ready to start production on time
Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve team and equipment problems.
Maintain a safe work environment by ensuring Chemical, LOTO, and Alchemy training.
Ensure that the company food safety guidelines are implemented daily
Maintain excellent communication with the Sanitation team, peers, and members of management
Train and set goals for the sanitation crew
Participate/assist in audits, and facility inspections and coordinate pre-operational inspection/Swabbing with QC Management
Clearly communicate expectations to sanitation employees. Provide staff with guidance, coaching, and support necessary to perform their jobs effectively and accurately.
Be a positive role model by demonstrating an enthusiastic and respectful approach toward team members and the job.
Drive Continuous improvement projects through 5S, 8step problem solving, Etc.
Maintain a working knowledge of sanitation systems and equipment
Other duties may be assignment What We Are Looking For: Characteristics, skills, experience, education, and performance history needed for success in the position:
Entrepreneurial drive and the desire to “build a business”.
Passionate, outgoing, energetic, and results-oriented personality
Overall confidence in one ability and comfortable communicating the facts
Smart, creative, and inquisitive
Character and Integrity-Does the right thing even when no one is looking
Disciplined approach, and accountability for KPIs.
No excuses mindset. Accountable and dependable.
Dependable team player with a positive attitude
Determination/Grit-Pursuit of Excellence
Passion for organization, and attention to detail
Personal values that mesh with SBI values
Documented history of making improvements in assigned work area/responsibilities
Stellar references based on contributions and performance
Demonstrated proficiency in the following Areas
Tech savvy (ability to enter data and communicate on various platforms)
Ability to work and thrive under time constraints and juggle/prioritize responsibilities
Strong teamwork skills
Good verbal communication skills
Team-orientated, collaborative, diplomatic, and flexible
Education & Experience:
High School diploma or GED required
One to three months prior experience or training preferred
Location Mauldin South Carolina