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## Job Description

*Pharmavite is a leading and growing US manufacturer, marketer, and retailer of quality vitamins, mineral and herbal supplements both domestically and internationally with a strong portfolio of brands such as **Nature Made**, **SAM****-e Complete**, and **SOYJOY**. With over 35 years as a major force in the nutritional supplement business, Pharmavite was built on the premise of producing the highest quality nutritional products in the country and operates one of the most sophisticated, state-of-the art research and development facilities in the industry.*

*As a member of the Pharmavite team, employees enjoy competitive salaries and an exceptional benefits package featuring medical, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, and long term disability coverage. In addition, employees enjoy educational assistance, credit union membership, substantial discounts on our products, and 11 paid holidays per year.*

We currently are seeking a dynamic, strategic, and innovative **Manager, Gummy Operations**. This key position will be based in our Opelika AL facility.

**_Purpose of Job:_**

Oversees a 3 shift 24/5 Gummy Manufacturing and Packaging operations focused on maintaining a safe workplace while building quality into the operations process to insure product compliance and meeting production and customer service commitments. Manages 3 -5 subordinate supervisors who supervise a total of 25-60 employees in the Gummy Manufacturing and Packaging operation. Responsible for managing the kitchen/mogul, panning/finishing, intermediate WIP inventory, packaging of finished goods, maintenance scheduling, inventory control/logistics, and actively involved in the planning/scheduling of the Gummy departments. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Gummy work centers. Administers, plans, coordinates, and schedules manufacturing and packaging departments and works with warehouse team on shipping of finished product.


* Manages the Kitchen, Mogul, Tray conditioning, Packaging, and Gummy Label Room

* Works with scheduling department to ensure production priorities are being met. Manages and prioritizes manufacturing and packaging Gummy schedule to insure shipping of finish goods to meet sales and customer service requirements.

* Resolves priority issues with Customer Service Department and Logistics management.

* Coordinates with Engineering, Maintenance, Quality Control, and Technical Operations departments to update equipment and processes and enhances product quality.

* Maintains a safe work environment to reduce the risk of injuries from being sustained by the workforce. Implements safety training programs to insure proper instruction in safe work practices is being provided.

* Promotes a positive culture and is capable of team building to ensure employees will work well together to increase efficiency and productivity.

* Takes a leadership role in insuring quality is a priority in the manufacture and packaging of our products and continuously strives to improve our systems, processes and compliance.

* Exercises good judgment in decisions, controls the use of resources and costs. Develops and manages budgets well, meeting or exceeding labor and material usage standards.

* Results oriented and capable of leading the areas to achieve production goals and ensure that sufficient inventory are available to meet customer service expectations.

* Provides leadership to continuously develop employee skill levels, adding increasing value to the company, enabling employees to perform their jobs better and faster.

* Aligns with the corporate vision and develops departmental and employee performance objectives that support company strategic goals.

* Takes the initiative to improve processes. Problem solves through fact finding, resulting in short term corrective action and permanent long term solutions. Work with Continuous Improvement team to implement lean practices throughout the Gummy operations through Lean techniques, Kaizen, SMED, 5S, etc.

* Maintains constructive and positive relationships with other managerial staff.

* Communicates early and often to information share and acknowledge the reality of the situation. Maintains a sense of urgency and is an active communicator.

* Leads by example through our Leadership Behaviors and is highly visible on the manufacturing floor in touch with the pulse of the Gummy operations across all shifts. Views the managerial role as supporting employees to enable them to do their jobs better.

* Has the ability to assess risks and move forward quickly. When necessary, stakes positions before all the facts are known.
* Plans and projects future equipment requirements to ensure Pharmavite remains competitive; works with Procurement team to support negotiations on equipment with vendors, obtains approval from top management for purchases, and oversees line layout, installation and start-up plan for equipment.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.

**_Minimum Qualifications:_**


Requires a four year college or university degree or its equivalent.




Requires five to eight years'' experience in Gummy Manufacturing, including a minimum of two years managerial experience.



* Comprehensive knowledge of budget preparation; good organization, communication, leadership, problem-solving and people skills.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills and problem solving abilities
* Knowledge of inventory and shipping processes
* Understanding of JI''s, SOPs, cGMPs and other applicable regulations and compliance guidelines

**Physical Requirements:**

Manufacturing shop floor environment and office environment


Exposure to raw ingredients is constant. Manufacturing and Warehouse environment, high and low temps, dust, noise, smells, etc.


The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely without endangering the health or safety of self or others.

**Supervisory Responsibility:**

The incumbent has direct supervisory responsibility for 1 to 5 employees.

**Pharmavite is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V**

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*Job Title:* Mgr, Gummy Operations

*Full Time / Part Time / Temp:* Full Time - Regular

*Shift:* 1st Shift

*Area of Interest:* Manufacturing

*City:* Opelika

*State:* Alabama

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