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Production Manager

Departement: Production & Operation
Workplace: 101 Kennedy St. Fairwater, WI 53931
Company: Nortera

By joining Nortera, the world leader in ready-to-use plant-based food, you are deciding to make a positive and sustainable impact on yourself, others and the planet.


We strongly believe vegetable food is THE solution to bring well-being through food to the nearly 9 billion inhabitants of our planet while preserving its resources. 


The size of our company gives all employees the opportunity to grow, gain autonomy and be in charge of their projects.


Why choose Nortera

  • Competitive salary and Annual bonus program
  • Group Health Insurance program w/HSA or FSA
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Several Supplemental Insurance options
  • Retirement savings plan with employer contribution
  • Paid Vacation and Paid Holidays
  • Employee Assistance program
  • Physical reimbursement program
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Participation in a volunteer day
  • Referral program 
  • Activities where we serve our communities
  • Opportunities for advancement within a growing company

Your daily role

You'll invest the majority of your time in three key areas:  

  • Responsible for coordinating the facility's product quality systems including food safety programs, quality improvement programs, and product grading systems.
  • Directly supervises employees involved with establishing product quality (grade) levels.
  • The primary link between customer quality expectations and the facilities' manufacturing systems. 

Specifically, you will:

  • Be Responsible for the health & safety management system to achieve established goals and provide a safe, efficient environment for all employees. 
  • Manages off-peak projects and process improvements
  • Ensure the production schedule is followed and create proper logs, if any modification is needed
  • Responsible for Process and Quality procedures application (all the fresh pack employees must follow company procedures)
  • Manages Productions employees: motivation, assessment, training
  • Develop production budget and monthly forecast, follow and explain variations budget vs. actual
  • Assure continuous improvement: mass balance, line time study, job task analysis shall be carried out regularly (in cooperation with Production Supervisors and Process Engineer) to identify bottle necks and improvement opportunities
  • Manages off-peak projects and process improvements

Your profile

You will bring the following to the business:

  • Must have excellent employee engagement, communication, organizational, problem solving, results driven focus, decisive decision making, and time management  skills
  • Must have excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Computer literacy to include Microsoft Office 
  • Must possess a demonstrated leadership and process knowledge
  • Must be able to direct a structured team made of Supervisors, Leads and floor operators
  • Willingness to learn new tasks and be dependable
  • Must be able to read and write the English language
  • Must be a team leader and effectively communicate with others
  • OSHA Affected Training in Hearing Conversation, Blood Bourne Pathogens, Confined Space, HAS-Com
  • Company and Facility Training in Facility Work Rules, Facility Security, Food Safety, GMP’s, HACCP
  • Engineering/management background


  • Five years of progressive experience in Food Safety/Science supervision
  • Five years of experience in the food industry; specializing in fresh vegetable production, frozen vegetable repack, and distribution is desired
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Food Science, Business Administration, or other related Food Science field




If you see yourself fitting into this job and our culture, we want to meet you!

At Nortera, diversity is a treasure that we cultivate!

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Nortera Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. EOE. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department via phone at 585-434-0399.

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