1st Shift Operations Manager

11 - 15 years experience  •  Food & Beverage

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/14/17
11 - 15 years experience
Food & Beverage
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/14/17


Monogram Foods is a privately held manufacturer and marketer of meat snacks, corn dogs, frozen appetizers, pet treats, hot dogs, sausages, precooked bacon, and gourmet foods.  With the Company’s Support Center in Memphis, TN, Monogram operates 8 processing plants employing over 3000 team members.  A fast-growing organization, Monogram Foods was recently recognized as a great place to work by the Memphis Business Journal.  Monogram Foods has also been recognized on INC Magazine’s annual list of America’s fastest-growing private companies for eight consecutive years.

Our role of Operations Manager is based in Harlan, IA and will provide direct oversight, leadership and direction to the packaging department in all areas of responsibility, including safety, food safety, and production.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations Management, Meat/Food Science, or professional related experience in lieu of

  • Currently a Department Manager overseeing an equivalent sized manufacturing operation, multi-plant and department management experiencepreferred

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant operations experience and 5 years of department management experience. Food/Meat industry experience and understanding of USDA, FDA, OSHA and BRC regulations are required.

  • Proven integrity in the areas of employee safety, quality, and food safety.

  • Ability to understand the vision of the organization and translate into specific actionable plans and hold team members accountable to achieve desired results

  • Proven ability to build strong teams and interact at all levels of the plant, including front line team members

  • Demonstrates a passion for learning and a willingness to build new skills. Recognizes opportunities to simplify processes and create efficiencies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication to varied audiences, including front line team members


    Specific accountabilities include:

  • Directs the overall activities of the packaging facilities of the plant to ensure customer orders are produced and shipped at the lowest possible cost to meet the customers’ requirements while maintaining corporate established quality standards.

  • Analyzes department operations to ensure that the facility maintains a leadership position in the industry and shares/receives best practices from other plant locations.

  • Ensures that appropriate standard operating procedures (SOP’s) are developed and maintained for all aspects of the business. Has supervisory responsibility involving staffing, conducting performance appraisals, training and developing team members, disciplinary actions, etc.

  • Responsible for inventory of all materials used in department and finished goods

  • Develop and report departmental business metrics


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