Treatt USA 4900 Lakeland Commerce Parkway, Lakeland, Florida, 33805

Full Time | Posted 13 days ago


Reporting to: PLANT MANAGER
Location: Lakeland, USA

The Opportunity (General Summary)

Responsible for the operation of Blending and Pack downs, with the day-to-day management of their Blending Department whilst delivering our targets through World Class Manufacturing, overseeing Team Leads and ensuring an efficient operation in achieving business targets. Provide leadership and line management to the team, coordinating their workloads, providing support to ensure that the team delivers, monitoring any issues, and ensuring Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and quality standards are met to meet the requirements of the customer. Develop the team by focusing on individual performance and support requirements to achieve high standards, whilst fostering a culture of working safely.

What it’s like to work here

We’ve been making the world taste better since 1886 and sell over 3000 products in more than 90 countries, but we’re only just getting started. We’re on an exciting journey and have ambitious plans to become the indispensable partner of choice for the world’s leading flavor and fragrance houses, beverage and consumer brands.

On joining Treatt, you’ll become one of over 300 international experts, working together to collectively surprise and delight our customers. Nothing is more important to us than the happiness of our people as without them, we’d never succeed.

We think Treatt’s a great place to work, but don’t just take our word for it:
“Everyone wants your feedback and opinion; it feels like a place of study where nurturing and encouragement are the standard. It is very clear the hard work that goes into providing excellence for customers, but it is also very apparent that managers have the same goals for helping us all to progress.” – Anita, Innovation Scientist

“Joining my close and supportive team was the most enjoyable way to gain more skills and increase my knowledge” – Ashley, Distillation Control Team Leader
“Treatt creates an environment to help you be the best you can, with no two days the same and opportunities always available to help you learn and develop. The people and the culture create a fantastic company to be part of” – Rebecca, Commercial Coordinator

What you’ll be doing

Strategy and Planning:
• To operate the Company’s Environment, Health, Safety, Security and Quality Standards.
• To report accurately and effectively on the daily progress of production including any delays and their causes to the Plant Manager, so that adequate decisions can be made to minimize effects on customer deliveries, production efficiency and future production planning. Liaise with Production Planners to advise on manning levels and the scheduling of production tasks and any issues which may impact production timelines.
• Partner with Research and Development to ensure all scale up projects run within the department are supported to ensure effective roll out of the projects.
Operational Management
• Lead a ‘right first time’ policy and help to ensure that all orders are met on time and within specification.
• Ensure high standards of housekeeping and 5S are always maintained within the department, with sustainable solutions rolled across the department.
• Coordinate the safe start-up and shutdown of all plants and ancillary equipment.
• Ensure SOP’s and process cleaning procedures are relevant and up to date. Make changes if required and report major deviations. Ensure all of the operators are operating safety and all the Safety Critical Tasks are trained and Training records up to date. Manage and update Skillstation.
• Manage budgetary control of labor within their crew to optimize standard (overtime and sick cover).
• Manage reduction in non-value-added activities – Identify and deliver cost savings in labor requirements through efficiency improvements and way of working within their team.
• Implement and maintain Key performance Indicators (KPI’s) across Blending, monitoring plan adherence and operator utilization of 95% across Blending and Pack down area.
• Ensure Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) are relevant and up to date and saved on Sharepoint. Report major deviations. Ensure all the operators are operating safety and all the Safety Critical Tasks are trained and Training records up to date.
• Manage and update Skillstation in accordance with the training plan with all operators been trained to Level 2 as well as Universal operators identified and cross trained across Water based Extractions ensuring a flexible and agile workforce.
• To support delivery and deployment of a lean culture and behavior in the organization. Contribute to a ‘Continuous Improvement’ process to improve and make safer processes and operations. Review and seek
to improve labor and equipment efficiencies in conjunction with the Plant Manager and ensure all savings are documented.
• Maintain high standards of GMP & BRC compliance in all aspects of production.
• Exhibit a good awareness of COSHH, risk assessment, HAZOP and general process safety and ensure this is communicated to all staff. Take the lead in introducing an excellent safety culture in general and specifically manual handling, Vehicle / Pedestrian safety, PPE and Accident / incident reporting.
• Exhibit a wide awareness of COSHH, Risk Assessment and general process safety.
• Ensure effective processes and systems are put in place and documented to enable accurate data within JD Edwards, which supports good inventory practices.
• Prepare annual operating budgets with plant and division staff and execute plans within agreed upon budgetary and time constraints.
• Carry out direct report responsibilities for Team Leads, including holiday approval, sickness monitoring, return to work interviews etc. Always ensure that minimum staffing levels are maintained.
• Monitoring team performance, and working with HR to address poor performance, supported by the Plant Manager where required.
• Support the Plant Manager in delivery and implementation of a training improvement programme for all operators with the goal of having all operators trained to level 2 as well as implementation of Universal Operator training to ensure movement of labour between Blending and Water based Extractions.
• Maintain a Needs matrix and to identify potential skills shortages and succession planning within departments.
• Maintaining all profiles within blending on skillstation and ensuring all non-competent skills are addressed and managed through training plans within department.
• To promote the right employee behaviour and conduct of employees through coaching and mentoring to increasing morale through involvement, training, and recognition.
Health, Safety and Environment:
• Contribute to a safe conclusion in the event of an emergency.
• Represent the department at the Health & Safety Committee.
• Ensure skills and training within department are maintained and represented across shifts.
• Contribute to a good approach to Food Hygiene, HACCP and Quality and ensure all relevant regulations are met.
• Contribute to an excellent safety culture in general and specifically with regard to manual handling, Vehicle / Pedestrian safety, PPE and Accident / incident reporting.
• Perform such other tasks as are consistent with the General Description which may be subject to change from time to time.
• Act in the best interest of USA Treatt and Treatt Plc at all times.

What we’re looking for

Education & Training
• Bachelor’s degree in engineering/relevant discipline or relevant experience.
Knowledge & Experience
• Proven Production Manager experience which demonstrates the ability to lead a team to deliver a production plan effectively and motivate others.
• An understanding of BRC and Customer Quality Standards
• Knowledge of all aspects of the assembly process and able to identify acceptable levels of efficiency and Workmanship.
• Knowledge of working within a LEAN environment
• Excellent communication Skills
• Ability to manage and organize a varied workload effectively, utilizing available resources and achieving deadlines.

We want you to love your work and bring that energy to the job every day, no matter what the task. You’ll be someone who keeps up to date with the latest technologies and is always willing to share their knowledge with colleagues.
Our department is busy. We need someone who can run with the pack but also bring their own personality to their work.
You should be personable, friendly and supportive, acknowledging that you’ll get to work with colleagues from all seniority levels across all departments on a daily basis.

What we’ll do for you

We offer an excellent package which includes a competitive salary; vacation time as well as the opportunity to purchase additional vacation, we also offer a discretionary annual bonus, medical (including family cover), dental and vision coverage, AFLAC, 401k employer matching up to 6%, company-paid short term and long-term disability insurance, company-paid life insurance and stock purchase options.
With the encouragement and development, you need, we help you to become your ultimate you. Beyond building a successful career, we also support the wishes and ambitions of our staff outside of the office in achieving a health work/life balance - the wellbeing of our staff is paramount to us, which we actively promote and support by regularly delivering a variety of wellbeing initiatives. There will also be opportunities to be actively involved in community and charity projects and to take part in numerous subsidized social events.

Polite Notice

We politely request that we are not contacted by any recruitment agencies. We have a preferred supplier list and high volumes of speculative calls from agencies negatively impact upon the efficiency of our business. Please help us to maintain the highest levels of customer service by respecting our wishes.