Production Manager
Hostess Brands, LLC

Arkadelphia, Arkansas


Join the Hostess Brands Team and help us inspire moments of JOY for our customers, consumers, stakeholders, and each other!

Job Description

Your Opportunity as Production Department Manager

Location: Arkadelphia, AR bakery

Work Arrangements: 100% Onsite

Reports To: Plant Manager

In this role you will:

  • Responsible for leading the production department to support the Hostess business (Sweet Baked Snacks), which includes all processing and packing operations
  • Develop capability and leadership characteristics in Supervisors, Wrapper Technicians and Operators
  • Responsible for meeting Product Supply, Quality, Safety, Reliability, and Cost targets for production operations
  • Work with all plant functions, including departments and pillar owners, to ensure all production needs are met
  • Lead and teach complete understanding of overall plant product flow including all inputs and outputs
  • Align production strategy and schedules to maximize production efficiencies and labor schedule stability
  • Manage and leverage relationships with R&D and corporate engineering
  • Identify and eliminate operations losses; Lead in solving issues to root cause and implement improvements
  • Participate in direction and execution of capital budget/projects to improve Operations measures in the areas of capacity growth, production efficiencies, Quality, and Safety
  • Set plant direction by contributing to the Plant Leadership team and supporting vision and plans for future work systems
  • Administer any necessary discipline
  • Support and foster our Company Culture through role modeling our Basic beliefs and Our Commitment to Each Other
  • Executes effective communication to all levels of the organization

The Right Place for You

We are bold, kind, strive to do the right thing, we play to win, and we believe in a strong community that thrives together. Our culture is rooted in our Basic Beliefs, and we believe in supporting every employee by meeting their physical, emotional, and financial needs.

Minimum Requirements:
  • A bachelor's degree is required; an engineering or technical degree is preferred
  • At least 3-5 years of manufacturing operational experience managing people and teams
  • Priority setting and Problem solving: Demonstrate ability to be decisive, proactive, and strategic in decision making

Additional skills and experience that we think would make someone successful in this role:
  • Food processing or manufacturing experience
  • Experience in a high-performance work environment
  • Work effectively across organization boundaries and with diverse teams
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) and listening skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Experience directing and managing vendors
  • Must be willing to travel at least 10% and be available after hours/weekends

Learn more about working at Smucker:
  • Our Total Rewards Benefits Program
  • Our Thriving Together Philosophy Supporting All Impacted by Our Business
  • Our Continued Progress on Inclusion, Diversity and Equity

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Hostess Brands, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, and encourage minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. Upon request, Hostess Brands, LLC will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified applicant.

About Us: Hostess Brands is a leading sweet snacks company that makes, markets, and distributes our delicious treats throughout North America.
Our approximately 2,600 employees put their hearts in everything they do, inspiring moments of joy by baking new and classic snacks including Hostess® Donettes®, Twinkies®, CupCakes, Ding Dongs® and Zingers®, as well as a variety of Voortman® cookies and wafers.



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