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Manager I, Cheese (Grade 12)

Company: Leprino Foods
Location: Tracy
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Job Description:

Within our Tracy union manufacturing facility, we are seeking a highly qualified Manager I, Cheese (Department Manager level) to help us continue our successful trend in the global cheese and nutrition markets through quality of product and food safety at our Tracy, California production facility. At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role typically ranges between $115,000 and $140,000. This position has an annual target bonus of 15%.
This role is responsible for managing the Cheese Production Department to ensure the successful conversion of raw materials into finished cheese products that meet quality and customer specifications in a safe and efficient manner.
Provides leadership to department supervisors and employees to develop a highly skilled and engaged workgroup.
Responsible for the people safety, food safety, product quality, and financials of the department.
Manages the Cheese Production Process to assure the highest quality finished products that meet company and customer specifications and government regulations.
Maintains high productivity and cost effectiveness through proper scheduling production operations, maintenance, and workforce.
Provides leadership in the Cheese Production Department by implementing and maintaining programs in technical training, safety, quality, communications, performance recognition and internal employee development in order to ensure peak employee productivity.
Responsible for outlining and managing the work of the supervisors in the Cheese Department.
Actively leads the processes for performance management, employee development and engagement.
Ensures production yields and efficiencies are met as defined by budgetary and Corporate standards.
Manages the department budget within established guidelines ensuring financial objectives are met.
Manages the department's quality systems to achieve quality goals.
Oversees the sanitation program effectiveness to ensure food safety standards are met in the department.
You Have At Least (Required Qualifications):
Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Dairy Technology or related field, or similar work experience in related industry.
8+ years of experience in food manufacturing.
2+ years of progressive leadership experience.
Proficient computer knowledge, with familiarity or ability to learn SAP or other manufacturing computer systems.
We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):
Dairy/Cheese manufacturing experience.
Direct leadership experience over supervisors.
Advanced technical knowledge of Cheese making and equipment.
Working knowledge of microbiology and sanitation practices.
Leprino Foods celebrates and supports diversity. We believe in equal opportunity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We know we are better together and are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive culture that leverages the unique talents, experiences, background, and perspectives of each individual employee.
Offering You In Return:
A chance to be part of a global team of individuals passionate about producing and delivering high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Leprino Foods could not be where it is today without our incredible employees. That is why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring great people who are in it for the long run is our goal. Through competitive salaries and bonuses, life, medical/dental/vision coverage, voluntary benefits, employee assistance programs, wellness incentives, tuition assistance, vacation, nine paid holidays, sick time, annual merit increases, as well as the LFC Profit-Sharing & 401(k) plan. Your impact will be noticed and rewarded, as you seek to further our company, our customers, and one another.
Our Story:
Leprino Foods' history dates back over 65 years, when Jim Leprino first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in the Little Italy neighborhood of Denver. We've grown a bit since then. Today, Leprino is the world's largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by Jim and the Leprino family, our sights are set to be the "World's Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company." To help us achieve that bold vision, we're looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated team member who is the best at what you do. Three people in a small corner grocery store in the early 1950s have now grown to almost 5,000 employees throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey? Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing. Additional information about this process can be obtained at
Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location.
Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disability/VeteranNearest Major Market: Stockton

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