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Team Lead, Production

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Date: Mar 3, 2023

Location: Jackson, GA, US, GA 30233

Company: Bonduelle

What if your job had a real impact? 

By joining Bonduelle, the world leader in ready-to-use plant-based food, you are deciding to make a positive and sustainable impact on yourself, others, and the planet. You will play an active part in our mission: "inspire the transition toward a plant-based diet to contribute to people's well-being and planet health". Bonduelle is a family-run company of 14,600 people which provides over 100 countries with vegetables. 

Well established in the United States, our business unit includes 4 production facilities with more than 3,200 associates. We process fresh vegetables, salads and meal solutions with our own brands: Ready Pac Foods®, Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts® and Bonduelle Fresh Picked™. Join us at Bonduelle to start an adventure where people come first and contribute to a better future through plant-based food!

Position Summary:

As our Production Team Leader, you’ll be responsible for supervising production associates on assigned shifts in order to drive a safe and highly efficient production operation to produce high quality fresh food products.  This position requires strong leadership skills and people and process development is critical in this role. The Production Team Leader must mentor associates, contribute to continuous process improvement and ensure that proper quality, sanitation and safety guidelines are being met.



What you will Do:

  • Ensure the safety of all employees in the operation of equipment through proper training, enforcement of safety rules, documentation, and following proper procedures and GMP protocols.
  • Produce and package a high quality product through the use of proper procedures and adherence to good manufacturing practices and government standards in cooperation with the Quality & Food Safety department.  Responsible for reporting and taking action on food safety and quality problems to the appropriate personnel, as well as following quality and safety programs and policies themselves in order to ensure products made meet the highest standards possible
  • Ensure production lines are operating efficiently and running at targeted throughput.  Complete hourly audits for safety, quality, cost, and line performance.  Develop and execute action plans to address any gaps in efficiencies.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to ensure that downtime is minimized and yield is maximized.  Execute action plans to ensure root causes of unplanned downtime are addressed.
  • Manage Production Schedules and employee schedules and ensure correct crewing and de-crewing processes are being followed in accordance with crewing standards.
  • Monitor rework levels and usage in order to keep rework levels at a minimum
  • Monitor product yields and identify/execute corrective actions and plan to close gaps
  • Build people capability through effective employee relations, hiring, training and communications for frontline hourly associates.  Coach and mentor frontline workforce to drive line productivity, efficiencies and yields. 
  • Plan and initiate cross training of employees to expand job knowledge and add flexibility to scheduling the workforce.
  • Track KPI/costs and anticipate as well as correct trends which would compromise the achievement of financial targets.  Ensure proper and accurate reporting of all daily requirements and metrics (quality, safety, schedule attainment, case fill rate, order fill rate, yield).
  • Manage all plant overhead costs to budget such as T&E, supplies, utilities, sanitation, etc.


What you will Need:         

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment or other equivalent experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Bi-lingual capability is a plus
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Ability to work in a cold environment (70% of time in 34°F, 30% administrative office work)
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team based fast paced, changing work environment.
  • An understanding of production procedures, safety processes and food safety/quality requirements is desired (FDA compliance).
  • Exposure to TPM, Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong communication skills required.
  • Must be self-motivated and independent.
  • Basic Mathematical and analytical skills required as well as problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and collaborate up and down the organization
  • A passion for learning and a craving to work in a fun culture
  • Ability to initiate action to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities relating to food safety, quality and production efficiencies.
  • Ability to use computers, including Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint as well as the Google Suite.
  • Familiarity with JDE, RPMS, DSI, and ADP timekeeping a plus
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule as needed.  Typical days 2nd shift - Friday and Saturday, 1st shift - Sunday and Monday

Related Success Metrics:



  • Overtime %
  • Performance, Efficiency, rework, CPLH, Product Specification compliance, CPC
  • FO, KPI, Quality Response, Consumer Complaints
  • TFO, TFI
  • Fill Rate, Labor & Yield Efficiencies




Desired Traits:

  • Confidence: Learning to delegate, contributing to team spirit whilst allowing others to try new things
  • Excellence: Making performance and high quality a priority
  •  Integrity: Complying with our commitments, acting honestly and accountability
  • Simplicity: Promoting common sense, encouraging a friendly environment and maintaining sincere human
  • relationships
  • People-minded: Mutual respect, listening skills and close relationships between employees. Ensuring physical safety.
  • Open-mindedness: Being available, tolerant and encouraging creativity
  • Fairness: Ensuring objectivity, setting a good example and guaranteeing a profit-sharing system.


Physical Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the associate will be required to perform repetitive movements, regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to extreme cold. The associate frequently works in high, precarious places. The associate is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Bonduelle Fresh Americas is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in hiring individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to create a workforce that truly reflects our communities. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to veterans and individuals with disabilities or special needs during the application process and employment. If you need assistance, please contact us at (626) 856-8686 or