Patrick D

Operations Manager - 20 Years of Experience - Near 53083


Operations Manager


Sheboygan, WI

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Accomplishments: * Streamlined the sanitation practices resulting in a 60% reduction in downtime caused by sanitation cycles * Worked across existing departmental lines to develop greater teamwork and common goals * Increased on time performance of the lab technicians resulting in timelier sharing of lab results Agricultural Manager - Lakeside Foods, Random Lake, WI December 2014 - May 2016 Responsibilities: * Assure timely delivery of products and supplies * Drive positive change at this location * Develop and implement numerous administrative tools to improve performance tracking Accomplishments: * Lowered raw product costs substantially * Modernized workflow relating to tracking and managing Key Performance Indicators * Managed the workforce to create a more company centered attitude General Manager - Lakeside Foods, Seymour, WI March 2011 - December 2014 Responsibilities: * Overall responsibility for operations at this location * Managed a diverse and effective workforce that increases substantially during peak production * Identified and implemented continuous improvement projects that utilized Lean concepts * Worked with the Federal Food and Drug Administration and other agencies to assure compliance with regulatory guidelines Accomplishments: * Decreased overhead operating costs by over 26% in less than 3 fiscal cycles * Decreased direct operating expenses * Increased line production capacities more than 50% without increasing expenditures * Increased the engagement ratings of the employees making the rating the highest in the Company * Oversaw movement to the International Safe Quality Food (SQF3) Certification, earned a score of 97 * Drove our safety program forward and achieved greater than 1,300 days without a lost time accident General Manager - Lakeside Foods, Random Lake, WI November 2008 - March 2011 Responsibilities: * Overall responsibility for operations at this location * Managed a workforce that flexed to over 300 employees to meet production needs Accomplishments: * Identified several capital projects and followed them through to completion to make the facility Ready to Eat, these projects totaled in excess of 3.8 million dollars * Reviewed the plant's value stream and redesigned the product flow in the plant to eliminate unproductive steps Agricultural Manager - Lakeside Foods, Manitowoc, WI May 2006 - November 2008 Responsibilities: * Used innovative techniques such as incorporating new varieties and technology to supply high quality raw product to numerous production plants * Made recommendations on capital projects and managed those projects to completion that served to increase capacity and increase product quality. Accomplishments: * Increased production capability by increasing the engagement of our grower base * Earned a score of 98% on the SYSCO Sustainable Agriculture Audit * Decreased raw product costs over $250,000 on an annual basis by utilizing techniques such as establishing a Company managed land rental agreement for our highest cost products Assistant Agriculture Manager January 1997 - May 2006 Responsibilities * Oversaw and managed the care of the crops * Managed the repair and upkeep of equipment Accomplishments: * Greatly decreased downtime by introducing many preventive maintenance procedures * Managed our supply inventory by establishing effective supply inventory levels * Worked closely with growers throughout the upper Midwest to provide an adequate supply of raw product