Production Manager

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Date: Apr 13, 2024

Location: Emporia, KS -Kansas, US, 66801-3125

Company: Bunge

At Bunge, people don’t just come here to work, they come here to grow – solving challenges that directly impact the world with a diverse team of thinkers and doers.  Bunge offers a strong compensation and benefits package, vacation time and opportunity to progress.  Most importantly, in all we do we live our values:

•    Act as One Team by fostering inclusion, collaboration, and respect

•    Drive for Excellence by being agile, innovative and efficient

•    Do What's Right by acting safely, ethically, and sustainably

Responsible for the safe and efficient day-to-day Crush, Refinery, Milling or Packaging production operations.  Support the Plant Manager in monitoring and improving plant productivity. 


Main Accountabilities:

  • Cultivate a safety culture where unsafe acts are not tolerated and employees and management have a common goal of zero injuries. 
  • Oversee assigned facility production activities (crush, refinery, milling, packaging, warehouse, boiler house, and/or elevator) to ensure operations are running at the highest levels of efficiency. 
  • Manage monthly sanitation inspections and lead, monitor and ensure corrective actions are completed as necessary.
  • Track and report facility productivity improvements
  • Approve daily reports and KPRs for the may be responsible for two or more departments.  
  • Support and develop Crush, Refinery, Milling and/or Packaging Supervisors in operations issues and trouble shooting.
  • Assist the Plant Manager in planning annual shutdowns
  • Oversee the Process Safety Management programs, where applicable
  • Work with the Safety/Environmental Manager to ensure compliance in all aspects
  • Responsible for developing and driving Operations Excellence Plans to help meet safety, quality and production goals and show continuous improvement throughout the facility.
  • Support the continuous improvement activities and act as a change agent for any changes that occur in the facility. 
  • Monitor KPR’s throughout the facility and help develop plans to bring teams in line with Operations Excellence goals.
  • Participate in daily production meetings to remain informed and ensure that the activities of all production operations management are aligned. 
  • Monitor and manage product yields
  • Participate in new employee selection process
  • Assist Department Supervisors and Shift Supervisors with personnel issues by participating in investigations and recommending corrective actions as necessary.
  • Demonstrate the following core values and guiding behaviors which are expected of all employees at Bunge North America: Integrity, Openness and Trust, Teamwork, Citizenship, and Entrepreneurship.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • 5+ years of experience (or equivalent combination of education and years of experience) in soybean crushing, oil refining, milling, oil packaging operations, or related and applicable activities
  • High School graduate or equivalent required
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field is preferred
  • Proficiency with basic computer skills, including Lotus Notes, Microsoft Word and other technical software packages, as needed
  • Work Schedule:  Standard (On-call 24/7 as needed)  

Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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