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Product Manager Job in Willard, Ohio US

Product Manager

Campbell Soup Company - Willard, OH

Posted: 7/26/2021 - Expires: 10/24/2021

Job ID: 229912623


Job Description

Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.

We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.


Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the Product Manager provides leadership guidance in the production and packaging of the assigned product family, while utilizing all resources (i.e. personnel, raw materials, packaging, etc.) to ensure the output of high-quality product volume in a safe and efficient volume necessary to meet customer and consumer demand while meeting business results. Delivers schedule attainment and other business results in the areas of safety, quality, and cost. Drives the continuous improvement process; identifies improvement opportunities and applies appropriate tools to improve bottom-line results and enhance the Company's competitive position. Develops the capabilities and competencies of employees through ongoing training, coaching, and mentoring; promotes employee engagement, empowerment, and teamwork. He/she ensures full compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations, as well as Company policies and standards related to safety, quality, and workplace conduct. He/she plans and assigns work recommends improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions.


30% - Balance and improve quality, productivity, cost, safety and morale to achieve results in all areas.
15% - Develops and maintains the budget and labor schedules for the operation. Tracks actual performance vs. plan using Key Performance Indicator (KPI) metrics; implements corrective action as necessary to ensure results are achieved.
10% - Manage departmental performance measures, including visual controls and provide regular progress reports and updates on results to plant management.
10% - Meets production goals/objectives relative to schedule attainment, operating efficiencies, yields, labor utilization, etc.
10% - Leads all continuous improvement activities and initiatives for his/her respective operation and is a team member/resource to the cross-functional Daily Direction Setting (DDS) Team.
5% - Develops and implements effective communication plans to keep direct and indirect reports well-informed regarding business objectives, results, initiatives, changes, etc. Ensures that the operation's focus is properly aligned with the larger plant and corporate goals.
5% - Ensure effective employee relations. Provide employee coaching and development. Works with Human Resources to make employment decisions. Resolve employee issues through problem resolution.
5% - Ensures his/her direct reports coach and counsel hourly employees; document/discuss performance reviews on a timely basis.
5% - Assesses training needs and implements effective training programs to develop supervisors and hourly associates.
5% - Interprets and enforces Company policies and procedures; holds employees fully accountable for complying with these standards. Resolves employee relations issues, questions, and complaints; maintains a positive employee relations.


Has 24-hour/7-day accountability for the operation; must be available round-the-clock (ability to work across all shifts) to provide guidance and direction and address any issues that impact the production process. This could include providing coverage for direct reports during absences and vacations.
Responsible for the daily management of the operation, as well as for strategic planning, budgeting, enabler identification and execution, capital projects, etc.
Must possess the ability to overcome resistance to organizational change, influence hourly and salaried employees to embrace it, and lead the change initiative.
Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize based on business needs.
Must develop and maintain rapport with employees at all levels of the Campbell Soup/Pepperidge Farm organization to drive results. Must interface effectively with multiple departments/functions in the plant, as well as Corporate Product Development, Engineering, etc.
Must possess the ability to train a diverse group of salaried and hourly employees, adapting training programs and presentation style to fit the audience.


B.A. degree in Business Administration or a related field (or equivalent combination of education and experience).


Minimum of five years management experience in a manufacturing environment.

Proven track record of driving for results.
Cross-functional operations experience with a proven track record of delivering successful business results in the areas of schedule attainment, safety, quality, and cost.
Previous experience managing/supervising large groups of employees (i.e., >50) in a non-union facility
Comprehensive knowledge of OSHA standards, HACCP guidelines, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), etc.
Ongoing passion to identify continuous improvement opportunities and lead initiatives to deliver bottom-line results.
Must be a change agent.
Outstanding analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
Previous experience working in a Lean manufacturing environment employing Six Sigma concepts preferred.
Six Sigma Green Belt and/or Black Belt certification preferred.
Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written). Must possess strong training/facilitation skills.
Computer proficiency in Windows-based software applications (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, team environment.
Possess a "hands on"/lead by example type personality.


MBA preferred.


Position requires


The working environment includes both office and plant floor settings. Exposure to industrial noise, forklift traffic, moving mechanical parts, and temperature extremes occurs in operating areas of the plant.



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Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
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