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Packaging Department Manager


Yonkers, NY, US

Req ID:  26670
Date:  Sep 29, 2021

ASR Group is the world’s largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons of sugar. The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, ASR Group owns and operates six sugar refineries, located in Louisiana, New York, California, Maryland, Canada and Mexico. In the European Union, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in England, Portugal.  ASR Group also owns and operates mills in Mexico and Belize.  The company’s brand portfolio includes the leading brands Domino®, C&H®, Redpath®, Tate & Lyle®, Lyle’s® and Sidul®.



The primary responsibility of the Packaging Manager is to effectively plan, coordinate, and manage all of the packaging and bulk operations in a safe, environmentally responsible, quality-focused and financially responsible manner.   The Packaging Manager directly supervises the packaging superintendents and packaging supervisors and indirectly supervises the hourly packaging employees.



  • Review daily packaging operation with the packaging superintendent with respect to overall efficiency, product requirement, and production schedule.  Review current inventory levels and anticipated customer demand with Logistics to assure adequate order fulfillment.
  • Develop and implement plans to improve performance, drive continuous improvement, and build technical depth and leadership capability.  Determine the future state of the department and develop and implement plans that drive towards the future state.
  • Develop and maintain a good working climate by developing a team. Conduct performance evaluations on a timely basis and establish performance goals.  Ensure that supervisors and superintendents are building teams, setting expectations and holding employees accountable.
  • Manage union relationships and grievances with Human Resources. 



  • 6 or more years of experience leading a high-speed packaging operation required.
  • Experience working in a unionized environment required.
  • Experience working in a CPG or Food Manufacturing environment required.
  • Experience leading a large workgroup of 75+ employees required.
  • Prior continuous improvement experience required.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, coach and train employees.
  • Proficient with Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of sound HSSE practices and experience with quality systems (ISO, SQF, etc.).
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends and holidays, if appropriate.



  • BS/BA degree from an accredited college/university required.



  • Yes



  • Ability to manage a broad scope operation (32 lines and numerous product types);
  • Experience in driving continuous improvement – we need standardized work procedures to be developed and introduced in a way that is sustainable;
  • Ability to develop a long-range plan – the future state and implement via incremental steps to achieve the plan;
  • Strong people skills to manage a large, diverse employee group. 



  • Yonkers, NY


Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Nearest Major Market: Yonkers
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City