Pinnacle Foods

  • Manufacturing Manager

    Location US-CO-Denver
    Job ID
  • Overview

    At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.


    The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.


    This position is 2nd Shift: 2pm - 10 or 11pm.  




    The Production Manager will lead a cross-functional team of supervisors and manufacturing employees.  The Production Manager will also be responsible for ensuring that their team is properly  trained and provided the direction and motivation needed to meet Key Performance Indicators to include Employee and Food Safety (GMPs), Efficiency Metrics, Yield Realization and Product Cost Targets.  Additionally he/she is responsible for interfacing with and providing direction to the sanitation and maintenance resources that are responsible manufacturing areas and related equipment.  Our Manufacturing Facility currently runs two shifts with operations taking place 7 days per week.  Schedule flexibility is required.  As our business continues to grow, this position will have direct input into how we continue to grow in a manner that meets the needs for increased capacity. 

    Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Establishes a culture of respect, hard work, consistency and effective communication in the production facility and when interfacing with contacts external to the organization.
    • Maintains food production yields and quality assurance and control methods in a high speed food manufacturing operation focused on continuous improvement.
    • Utilizes company production planning tools and resources to maximize facility throughput and workflow.
    • Adheres to the Federal, State, and District rules and regulations pertaining to food manufacturing operations including both Food Safety and Employee Safety.
    • Maintains the company’s high standards of food safety, sanitation and cleanliness in all manufacturing facility areas .
    • Manages the health, sanitation, and safety regulations pertaining to the handling and storage of foods and the operation of food processing facilities and equipment.
    • Develops and maintains accurate records, makes mathematical computations, and prepares production reports.
    • Reviews and analyzes production work processes and implements corrective action for operational improvements.
    • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with Peers, Vendors and Manufacturing Employees to ensure costs are aligned with the operating budget.
    • Participates in hiring, staff training and development, and the supervision of the production staff.
    • Executes all performance reviews and coaching for hourly manufacturing employees. This individual acknowledges as part of the management team, are responsible for food safety and quality at the Boulder Brand’s Udi’s Facilities.
    • In the instance this individual is absent from the facility and cannot be reached, their backup defaults to the individual that this individual reports to.
    • Performs other duties, as assigned, and follows through on requests in a timely manner





    Essential Requirements

    • The successful candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:
    • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive needed to work effectively within a young and growing company. 
    • Hands on production manager experience working in a high volume, food manufacturing facility.
    • Proven track record for delivering success in fast paced, results oriented environments.
    • Proven management experience including training and development of teams.
    • Able to lift 50 pounds and physically perform requirements of job.
    • Advanced knowledge of safe and proper Safety Programs in a food manufacturing environment.
    • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong computer skills are required with the ability to quickly learn new programs.
    • Able to work well with others and participate as part of a team.
    • Able to multi-task in a professional, respectful manner with keen attention to detail.
    • Committed to Boulder Brands focus on the highest quality, best tasting product in the marketplace
    • Bi- Lingual (English, Spanish) is a plus
    • Valid driver's license required.
    • We are looking for someone who is a team player, flexible to varying work schedules, has a strong work ethic and the ability to handle change as part of a rapidly growing company in a fast-paced environment. Additionally, you should be familiar with RTE food handling procedures, people management, and possess a basic knowledge of the supply chain functions.
    • In return for the skills mentioned above, we are offering a challenging, fast paced environment with the opportunity to make a difference at a rapidly growing leader in the all natural consumer packaged goods industry.
    • Compensation commensurate with experience.


    Education and/or Experience:   

    • High School Diploma required, College Degree preferred.
    • 5+ years of experience in a high volume food manufacturing facility; 1-2 years in a managerial role in food manufacturing


    Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer – qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other legally protected basis.





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