Director Production in San Antonio at The Bountiful Company

Date Posted: 9/12/2022

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    4266 Dividend Drive
    San Antonio
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  • Experience:
    7 years
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Job Description

Company Description

The Bountiful Company, a Nestlé Health Science Company, is a pure play branded leader in global nutrition, living at the intersection of science and nature. As a manufacturer, marketer and seller of vitamins, minerals, herbal and other specialty supplements, and active nutrition products, we are focused on enhancing the health and wellness of people’s lives. The Bountiful Company’s portfolio of trusted brands includes Nature's Bounty®, Solgar®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Puritan’s Pride®, Sundown® and Ester-C®.

Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace matters at The Bountiful Company.  This includes being focused on retaining and recruiting a diverse workforce and building a culture of inclusivity.  Our goal is to create a place where people feel respected, valued and able to bring their authentic selves to work each day. 

Did we mention that we also offer excellent benefits, competitive compensation and a progressive, healthy company culture? If you’ve ever spent your workdays watching the clock, you know how important a positive work environment is for a person’s well-being. The Bountiful Company is committed to supporting wellness in all forms. And when it comes to wellness, nature is a pretty good place to start.

Job Description

Are you currently looking for a high-profile position where your leadership and plant management experience can be applied to some of the most well-known brands on the market today? Are you looking for an expanded leadership role after successfully leading a department or smaller scale operation? This is a great opportunity for future career growth within the operations functions in Supply Chain. Would you be interested in leading a team within today's upward trending Health and Wellness Industry?  If so, we are currently searching for our next Production Director for our high-speed gummy manufacturing operations in San Antonio, TX. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead a team with multiple levels of leadership to support operations across three shifts
  • Dedicated to ensuring operational success of the plant versus the strategic plan (including safety, quality, sustainability, cost, productivity, and customer service) with limited financial responsibilities
  • Support formulation of plant strategy and annual goals and objectives for the plant that align to the Supply Chain direction. Responsible for direct labor planning and productivity improvements as part of annual budget process.
  • Partner with the site leadership team to drive operational results to achieve Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) on the Plant Scorecard
  • Foster a High-Performing Organization through the creation, implementation, and improvement of Nestle Continuous Excellence systems, including Safety, Centerline, Clean-Inspect-and-Lubricate, Total Productive Maintenance, Quality Defect Elimination, etc. 
  • Provide coaching of plant leadership team members, floor leaders, and operating floor associates in the principles of high performing work systems and hold all levels accountable for implementation and sustainability 
  • Create an effective leadership team, one that has a high sense of urgency and a high level of cross-functional collaboration that drives results 
  • Create systems and processes that result in a high level of competence across all levels, encompassing both leadership and technical skills 
  • Build a culture that develops a high degree of ownership from all associates, an environment of trust and openness, and a culture that delivers consistently superior results 
  • Benchmark successful operations and incorporate learning into the operation 
  • Collaborate with other functions within Supply Chain and within the company to drive an effective business

Job Requirements

  • 7+ years of management experience in CPG, consumer health, or pharma industries.
    • Experience leading a manufacturing operation within the gummy, liquid or powder format highly preferred.
    • Management experience at a “facility-wide” level for a medium sized facility or for a unit within a large sized facility
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, engineering preferred
  • Military experience a plus
  • A substantial technical background, evidenced by academic credentials and professional experience
  • Superior working knowledge of TPM, OEE and Lean and the ability to utilize these tools to create and operate a high performing organization 
  • Significant contribution to tactical and strategic initiatives, like capital programs and cost savings initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to handle large scale change like in a startup or turnaround situation
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with multiple levels and functions, including Safety, Quality, Maintenance/Engineering, Finance, Inventory Control, Scheduling, Procurement, Planning and Human Resources
  • Proven ability to build organizational capabilities and develop people. Provided personal, hands-on coaching of team leaders and operating floor associates to develop ownership and foster engagement. While creating an environment of trust and openness, developed and sustained high performance team(s) that consistently delivered superior results
  • Must demonstrate a good understanding of Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations (cGMP) and OSHA regulations with an appreciation for what are generally considered to be current best practices in the industry 
  • Advanced PC skills that encompass Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint and ERP applications required     

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