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We’re a safety-first culture driven by a zero defect and zero waste mentality set out to enrich the lives of pets and the people who love them. We dare to Stand Taller and make every day better. 

The Production Team Leader will join our factory family in St. Joseph, MO.  Since 1985, our wet dog and cat food factory has provided employment, and a special home for many of our associates who work passionately each day to annually produce 30 million cases of Fancy Feast® and 10 million cases of Beneful® Prepared Meals – two flagship Purina brands. Joining the Purina factory in St. Joseph means you are joining more than a pet food company, but also a very driven and close-knit team focused on safety, personal growth, development and community. Our attention to safety and quality, matched by a culture of continuous improvement, innovation and renovation, helps us to attain our fullest potential.  

In this role, we’ll rely on your leadership to motivate, coach and develop the team to meet production, quality and safety goals. You and your team will impact efficiency, innovation, cost reduction, productivity and waste reduction. This is a key position that can lead to much larger roles in the factory. If your full potential could be unleashed, what could you add to the mix?

We’re a global organization known widely as a ‘Best Place to Work’. Our culture continuously dares us to Stand Taller and ask “what’s next?” Are you up to the dare? Join our Purina Family.   

Responsible for managing all day to day production activities 
   Motivate and lead team to achieve quality and performance goals
Achieve all production goals in a safe manner
   Coach and develop employees for effective performance
   Actively support continuous improvement objectives
Maintain a healthy labor relations environment and positive attitude on the part of all personnel working in the department
Perform all other duties as assigned.
HS Diploma or GED; Bachelor’s degree preferred
1+ years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing, military, or related environment 
Job: Team Leader, Production
Primary Location: St. Joseph, MO US
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Career Area: Professional
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