Production Team Leader

  • Company: Top Seedz
  • Posted: 06/07/2022
  • Location: Buffalo, NY
  • Category: Production Management
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Experience Level:


What We Do
In sports, the top seeded player or team is the one who is given the highest ranking in a
seeded tournament—a player who is most favored to win. At Top Seedz, we firmly
believe that we can create positive change within ourselves and in the world when we
eat healthily. This is why since 2017, we’ve hand-made seed crackers and roasted
seeds, and have recently started selling raw seeds and seed cracker mix (think of a
cake mix for crackers). All of our products are organic, gluten-free, vegan and delicious.
If you have what it takes to be a top seed and want to join our growing team, apply now!

Role Summary
At Top Seedz we strive to be agile and responsive to the needs of customers. We have
great products that our customers love, and we are building our production capabilities
to meet the ever-growing demand. To support this mission, Top Seedz is seeking
skilled, engaged, diligent and conscientious production personnel to help us continue
producing our products to meet and exceed our customer’s high expectations, and
according to our manufacturing processes and quality standards.

The Production Team Lead is required to be proficient in all tasks associated with
producing and delivering our products. In addition, as a leader of other people, the
Production Team Lead consistently demonstrates all the attributes and attitudes
required to lead and motivate a team. The Production Team Lead is expected to take
the initiative to do whatever needs to be done to consistently meet our customer
expectations for products that are on-time, at the correct quantity and quality, and to
lead others to do the same.

A Day in the Life

  • Manage the production team in their daily activities
  • Forecast and plan daily production to fulfill customer orders
  • Manage online order fulfillment
  • Ensure equipment is maintained according to maintenance plan
  • General team management (vacation, sick leave, employment issues)
  • Ensure the team is following all safety procedures
  • Ensure Good Manufacturing Practices are followed
  • Ensure ongoing training for yourself and staff
  • Ensure all staff are following the standard operating procedures in daily manufacturing and quality standards are met
  • Maintain good records of incoming and outgoing products and materials

What you Bring

  • Ideally have experience managing/leading a team of people in a production
  • Food industry experience is highly desirable, knowledge of food safety
    regulations and good manufacturing practices
  • Good communication skills, and soft skills dealing with people from different
    cultural and language backgrounds
  • Ideally a degree in science or business-related discipline from an accredited
    institution or university.
  • A happy and enthusiastic team player
  • Good work discipline, adherence to processes and time management
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; Email, Excel, Word etc
  • Good familiarity with ERP systems
  • Ability to plan and manage people and their work
  • Ability in managing complex employee issues
  • Trustworthiness to keep our product and company information safe
  • The ability to motivate and maximize team performance

Equal Employment Opportunity

Our organization will not discriminate against or harass any employee or
applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, marital status, familial
status, veteran status, membership or activity in a local human rights
commission, status with regard to public assistance or any other legally protected
basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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