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Jack Link's Business Process Control (BPC) Analyst - Cold Craft in Laurens, Iowa

Running with Sasquatch is more than just a clever marketing campaign. As a Jack Link’s team member, Running with Sasquatch means we roll up our buffalo plaid sleeves and do the hard work first. We don’t shy away from challenges. In fact, we push hard and take risks. True to our North Woods roots, we're a bunch of ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things by driving results with innovation, creativity and a clear sense of urgency. Like our awesome protein products, we have an unwavering passion for quality, and you won’t find anything artificial here. What you see is what you get… authentic, humble and fun people who Run with Sasquatch!

Running with Sasquatch takes a team. We invite you to run with us, succeed with us, and celebrate with us. Most importantly, Feed Your Wild Side with us on our journey to be the dominant global leader of branded protein snacks!

Jack Link's Protein Snacks is a global leader in snacking and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide. Still family-owned and operated with headquarters in Minong, Wisconsin, Jack Link’s also has a large corporate hub in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, and operates a total of 11 manufacturing and distribution facilities in four countries. Jack Link’s produces high-quality, great-tasting protein snacks that feed the wild sides of consumers around the world. Jack Link's Protein Snacks family of brands includes Jack Link's, Lorissa's Kitchen, World Kitchens Jerky, Bifi and Peperami.

The responsibilities of the Business Process Control Analyst will work alongside the Plant Department Managers & Supervisors with providing operations business process leadership and business system expertise at the plant level. Coordinates and documents the movement of all materials in and out of the production areas with the help of the department material handlers. Works closely with both the department leads and supervisor to ensure all materials are accounted for and moved in a timely manner. Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the company policies and procedures.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The duties and responsibilities of this position shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Actively monitor business processes, ensure data integrity, control daily, weekly and period reporting, and security needs for the plant

  • Review business process documentation and update where necessary on a regular basis

  • Working closely with warehouse and plant floor management and staff, help Identify root cause of the data transaction errors in a timely manner and remedy errors as they occur

  • Help identify and document areas for potential business process improvement

  • Provide implementation and ongoing support of new and existing plant operations business processes

  • Deliver plant business software application training at a one on one level, as needed

  • On-site lead that will initiate, monitor and control risk mitigation plan in the event of business system failure

  • Follow daily production schedule & Bill-Of-Material (BOM) list to achieve specified goals.

  • Manage all raw materials to ensure availability in correct area for on time start-up.

  • Monitor workflow and adjust raw materials as needed to maximize machine output.

  • Ensure input of location-to-location moves is made accurately in a timely manner.

  • Coordinate with floor leads and supervisors for the training of all team members on use of BOM’s.

  • Ensure product conforms to customers’ specification.

  • Ensure all raw materials are correctly labeled and identified for proper disposition.

  • Material cycle counting at required intervals as determined by finance and management.

  • Data entry of inventory transactions.

  • Ensure accuracy of daily paperwork.

  • Suggest improvements; continuously improve the quality of all support activities.

  • Maintain safe, clean, and organized work/storage areas.

  • Ensure safety devices are installed and working properly.

  • Adhere to all company safety policies; wear and maintain safety equipment.

  • Adhere to all company personnel policies.

  • Follow good manufacturing practices, along with company SOP’s and SSOP’s.

Required Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred

Required Experience:

  • 1-2 years of experience working within a manufacturing environment

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word.

Preferred:

  • 2 years ERP or SAP experience

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE and ABILITIES:

  • Ability to analyze data/inventory

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment

  • Demonstrated ability to diplomatically communicate needs and recommendations.

  • Demonstrated proactive style that ensures the completion of projects despite obstacles.

  • Actively seek to utilize a “Collaborative Team Approach” in all situations.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; must work effectively with all levels of management and team members.

  • Ability to build interpersonal relationships within a manufacturing environment

  • Proven ability to build consensus across functions and shifts in a plant

  • Microsoft Office Skills - Strong Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills; experience working with graphics

  • Able to read and write legibly.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to be successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is a plant / office setting with varying degrees of temperatures and noise levels. Exposure to manufacturing equipment movement and wet / slippery floors. Travel may be required.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:Jack Link’s provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic that is protected by federal, state or local law.

E-VERIFY:Jack Link’s is participant in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For information about the E-Verify program, please visit: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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