NOW Foods Packaging Manager

Location: Plant (Sparks,NV)
Department: Packaging

Description

Founded by Elwood Richard in 1968, NOW Foods has grown from a small, family operation to a highly-respected manufacturer of natural health products. Today, NOW Foods manufactures and distributes over 1,400 dietary supplements, natural foods, sports nutrition, and personal care products. NOW’s state of the art manufacturing facilities are GMP-certified, and our quality testing labs are among the best in the industry.  The company has over 1,500 employees and its products are sold in more than 60 countries. The company remains family-owned and committed to its original mission: to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.

 

NOW offers a competitive compensation structure and a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental and vision plans from tier one companies, Paid Time Off, 401k match up to $6,500 per year, educational assistance and company-paid disability and life insurance.  NOW employees also enjoy a wide array of unique benefits such as company-paid profit sharing, quarterly bonuses, employee discount, wellness program, company-paid Teladoc and Rx’nGo, and much more!  Many of our benefits are 100% paid by NOW – this is why NOW Foods has been awarded as one of the “101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work for” in Chicago TWELVE years in a row, and on the National Level SIX years in a row!  NOW Foods also currently holds EDAWN's Manufacturing Excellence-Large Award, and has been recognized as a Finalist for the 2018 Best Places to Work in Northern Nevada!

To learn more about NOW Foods, visit nowfoods.com, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/nowfoodsofficial, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/NOWFoods or on Instagram at instagram.com/nowfoodsofficial.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Packaging Manager manages all GMP packaging operations for labels, powders, pills, liquids, and fruit items, both automated and manual.  Maintains all safety rules, SOPs in accordance with all company and outside regulatory policies and rules. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides assistance to the Engineering Department in the selection, layout, and installation of new equipment and the improvement of current equipment in the Packaging areas.
  • Manages all activities of the Packaging departments.
  • Cooperates with the Quality Control and Quality Assurance Departments to insure compliance with all quality SOP's.  Supports the Quality and technical departments with any audits, be they GMP Certifications, Organic Certifications, or Audits by Government Regulatory Agencies.
  • Maintains appropriate files for tracking batch and lot records.  Tracks productivity and bonus number for all lines and employees in the Packaging department while  meeting and exceeding efficiency standards.
  • Supports supply chain functions for all Domestic, International and Private Label operations.  Provides advice and support for all North American and International supply chain functions.
  • Supports all Customer Experience KPI’s. 
  • Maintains operating costs within budgets.
  • Complies with safety and GMP requirements. 

 

SAFETY RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

  • Supports a culture of safe production and operations; follows all workplace health and safety procedures.
  • Responsible for safety performance in respective area.
  • Ensures the implementation of, adherence to, and enforcement of workplace health and safety requirements.
  • Ensures activities are completed to promote and enforce safe behaviors by supervisors and employees.
  • Ensures injury prevention efforts are effectively implemented.
  • Fulfills responsibilities as outlined in the company safety management plan.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Directly supervises the Packaging Supervisors.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems; assuring all company rules and regulations are followed.
  • Must have excellent leadership skills in a manufacturing setting.

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university; and five years' related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Nutraceutical or Dietary supplements experience preferred but will consider Pharmaceutical experience.
  • Recent cGMP experience is required.
  • Oracle OPM experience is preferred. 

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of company management and outside agencies.
  • Bi-lingual skills preferred. 

 

REASONING ABILITY

Excellent problem solving skills required.

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent time management, attention to detail, verbal and written communication skills, listening, decision-making, and organization skills required.
  • Excellent computer skills required, including Microsoft Word and Excel skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills needed, including coaching, team-building and training skills.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles.

 

It is the policy of NOW Foods to prohibit discrimination of any type, and to afford equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and prospective employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.





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