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Night Manager PM - EBF


Date: Jul 18, 2019

Location: San Juan Bautista, CA, US

Company: DANONE

Danone North America is the largest Benefit Corporation in the world. Our mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

Danone North America is looking for a Night Manager PM in San Juan Bautista.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Sanitation Manager will be accountable for planning, directing, coordinating and managing the employees, work activities and resources necessary for the sanitation process and manufacturing products during the 3rd shift of operation.  This includes supervision of Sanitation Supervisors, sanitarians and janitors; including successful employee transitions from plant manufacturing to sanitation and sanitation to plant manufacturing. These duties are to be performed in accordance with established occupational safety, food safety, quality, cost, and quantity specifications.  The individual in this role must be comfortable working proactively and independently in a fast paced environment that is subject to long hours (routinely 10+ hours) including evenings and on-call status.  

85% Sanitation Management Process
• Plan and manage the execution of sanitation processes including the master sanitation clean-up schedule, chemical inventory levels, permits, licenses, applications and records and in compliance with Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP), Master Sanitation Schedule, occupational safety and organic integrity requirements.
• Provides continued leadership and guidance to sanitation supervisors and employees.
• Review processing schedules or production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, or duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints.
• Review operations and confer with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems.
• Through coordination with other departments, ensures that the facility is prepared for cleaning by ensuring there is an effective shut down and start up of the production process while maintaining the compliance on the sanitation processes.
• Recommend procedures for facility or equipment maintenance or modification.
• Initiate and coordinate inventory and cost control programs.
• Institute employee suggestion or involvement programs.
• Develops positive partnerships with other operational functions (i.e. maintenance or human resources) and suppliers to ensure human capital, equipment, production and sanitation processes are used in the most effective/efficient manner to meet or exceed manufacturing targets. 
• Recommend and/or manages continuous improvement in a way that engages employees and functional partners in systematic, effective and collaborative manner. 
• Spends approximately 80% of time on the production floor engaging with employees and overseeing plant operations.
• Cooperate with managers and other leaders to ensure all Company legal and ethical requirements are met.
• Drives Food Safety and GMP compliance to assure a successful food safety culture. Ensures food safety protocols without fail. Always perform tasks in a manner that protects and promotes food safety.
• Participates in emergency and crisis management teams.
• Ensures all aspects of plant KPI’S are being reviewed and communicated to operations team and recommends ways to improve.
• Manage the Sanitation Training Program and execute training sessions to maintain compliance with Company and Regulatory requirements.
• Drives Food Safety with supervisors and managers to ensure compliance with all Company policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), Hazard Communication, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
• 15 % Manage special projects and perform other duties as assigned.


•A minimum of five (5) years of food/consumer goods manufacturing experience with increasing levels of responsibility and authority including 1+ years of sanitation management experience desired.
•Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) certification strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•Up-to-date knowledge of State and Federal food safety regulations, relevant legislation, Good Management Practices (GMP) and HACCP programs.
•Technical knowledge of manufacturing operations and operational support functions (cleaning and sanitization, plant maintenance, planning, safety, quality and human resources).
•Computer skills – Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook).
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate with multi-level audiences; bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred; must be willing to acquire Spanish language skills as required.
•Strong analytical, problem solving and project management skills.
•Excellent planning/organization skills.
•Able to write reports, business correspondence and standard operating procedures (SOP).
•Able to work under tight deadlines in a manufacturing environment and respond to “on call” hours as needed.
•Lead through influence - Develops effective working relationships with internal and external partners.
•Change Management – Adaptable to a fast paced, shifting work environment; willing to remain flexible to accommodate changing business conditions, work requirements and scheduling needs.
•Detail Oriented – Attention to detail, ability to focus on the project or task at hand and consistently deliver error free results.


Work environment consists of regular exposure to a refrigerated food manufacturing facility with very cold temperatures (34-36 degrees F); routine exposure to the smell of chlorine, heavy machinery, forklift traffic and loud noises; occasional exposure to outdoor weather conditions; regular exposure to an indoor, environmentally controlled business office; occasional exposure to an indoor, not environmentally controlled warehouse.



Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices in White Plains, NY and Broomfield, CO. For more information, please visit 

Danone North America is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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