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Manufacturing Coordinator



Location: Birmingham 

Exemption: Nonexempt 



Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that can be found at national and regional restaurants, hospitals and universities, movie theatres and major retailers in the U.S. and in more than 60 countries. At 15 manufacturing sites across North America, Ventura Foods creates dressings and sauces, mayonnaises, margarines, and oils that help our customers create great-tasting flavors with high-quality ingredients. Those same high-quality ingredients go into our own set of branded products, such as: Marie’s® dressings, LouAna® oils, Dean’s® dips and Gold n’ Soft® spreads. Our company is headquartered in Brea, California with operations across the U.S, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines and Singapore. Regardless of your role, function or location, at Ventura Foods, you'll be part of a supportive team dedicated to helping our customers delight their customers.

Position Summary:

The manufacturing Coordinator position will serve as a conduit between the data of our operation (line performance, weight control, oil inventory, labor variances, project/action item management) and the Supervisor/Leadership (Leads) team on the floor.  This position will also serve as an entry opportunity to Line Supervision through the assignment of various team management, WCM tool development, leadership classes/emphasis and the understanding of systems, processes and capabilty through the completion of daily data compilation.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Daily and Weekly develop reports and assist in determining trends and analysis with the management and line teams in the areas but not excluding: SIS/OEE, Labor Variance, Oil Inventory (Scrap, inedible, tank farm inventory), Fats and Weights, Schedule adherence, and mixing accuracy
  • INFORMANCE Super User - Develop base reports, create workbooks, queries, and data validation
  • Lead data tracker and report generation for all Plant WCM projects, team member of FI teams, developer of OPL with WCM team and Plant leadership.  Including FAT and startup curves
  • Work with L&D for report and training manual developments
  • Participate as key member in the DEMAIC process (measure) with data collection and analysis, often using EXCEL and Minitab - Works cloisely with the Production Manager in report generation
  • Conduct Area/Line Equipment audits - LAP audits/GEMBA walks
  • Action Item Tracker, Slide creator for Busness plans, Town Halls, QBR's and VIP visits. 

Education and Experience:

  • College Degree preferred 
  • Familiar with AS400 system - preferred

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Must possess good math and reading skills
  • Advanced understanding of the Microsoft Office Suite, focused on EXCEL, Word and PowerPoint
  • Basic understanding of statistical analysis tools and processes – preferred
  • Must be able to multi-task


Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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