Food Production Supervisor

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Albany, NY, United States

Posted on: 2024-05-17

Category: food

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About the company:

We’ve studied and become inspired by mycelium. We’ve learned there’s a lot you can do with it—from textiles to building materials to packaging alternatives, even to food! Really tasty food. Guided by the wisdom of the woods, MyForest Foods is harvesting this new approach to meatless food—one that can sustain AND satisfy all types of eaters. Our mycelium is grown—not ground, so it actually feels like you’re biting into a whole cut of meat.

Have you heard of Mycelium?

It’s the root structure of mushrooms, growing juuuuust beneath the forest floor. 

We believe mycelium is the forests’ best-kept secret. With a naturally savory umami flavor and a wonderfully meaty texture, mycelium is a delicious, naturally sustainable option for people seeking a meat alternative. At MyForest Foods, we grow this gourmet mushroom mycelium inside our vertical farm in big, WHOLE pieces that can be sliced up just like traditional cuts of meat. Our first product, MyBacon is winning the hearts of vegans and carnivores alike—and we're just getting started! 

Intrigued? If you’re a motivated, inspired, passionate foodie with a drive to revolutionize the future of food, we should definitely talk.

Lead the Charge in Safe, Sustainable, and Savory Success as Our Production Supervisor at My Forest Foods!

The Production Supervisor at My Forest Foods is responsible for managing and leading a team of Production Operators in food production, with a strong focus on safety practices, SOP development, and driving production growth for MyBacon branded products. This role will play a vital role in ensuring a happy, safe, and high-performing production team while meeting quality, safety, and productivity targets.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Lead and oversee the production of MyBacon branded products, consistently meeting or exceeding quality, safety, and productivity goals 
  • Collaborate with management to define production facility requirements and provide recommendations for creating a conducive production environment that promotes employee well-being and high performance
  • Regularly interface with the Director of Operations, disseminating strategic guidance aligned with company objectives to guide and direct production efforts
  • Manage the Production Operators, including responsibilities such as interviewing, hiring, training, performance management, compensation reviews, employee relations, and fostering continuous development through goal setting and performance reviews
  • Ensure the My Forest Foods production team is appropriately staffed to achieve company goals, while striving to build a world-class food production team
  • Adhere to and enforce the Food Safety Plan, Quality System, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and other relevant regulations
  • Manage the flow and inspection of incoming production materials
  • Effectively manage the production schedule to meet order commitments
  • Oversee the packaging and storage of finished food products
  • Track inventory of raw materials and finished goods
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Ability to work independently
Minimum Qualifications and Competencies: 
  • College degree highly preferred 
  • 5 years of experience in food production with a leadership mindset preferred 
  • Experience leading a food production team in a large-scale food production facility, preferred 
  • Food production experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably with produce and/or vegetarian or vegan products 
  • Demonstrated excellence in managing and developing high-performance production teams
  • Strong interest in the meat alternative market and ability to compare traditional products to alternative meat products
  • Motivational and authentic leader of people and teams 
  • Inspired by the opportunity to make a significant impact on the planet
  • Committed to creating the world's most delicious foods
  • Skilled in identifying and implementing opportunities for continuous improvement 
  • Data-driven and systems thinker 
  • Collaborative approach, working effectively across cross-functional teams to drive growth
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment and embraces change
  • Confident in suggesting ideas and receiving feedback
  • Safety-oriented mindset, actively seeking ways to improve safety in the workplace 
  • Familiarity with Google Apps platform (email, calendar, sheets, docs, forms) and Slack ServSafe and/or HACCP/HARPC certifications preferred
    Strong emphasis on GMP’s, quality control and cleanliness 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Production staff of 5-10 associates

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • The work environment and physical demands described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk
  • The employee frequently engages in squatting, using hands and fingers, handling objects or controls, speaking and listening, reaching with hands and arms, and lifting objects
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • This position involves exposure to an industrial kitchen environment, with a moderate to loud noise level

Albany Salary Range

  • Example:  $65,000 - $100,000 annually based on skills and qualifications of candidates.

If you’re inspired by the potential of mycelium and the promise of a well-fed future, join us! Our team is always seeking passionate problem-solvers and forward-thinking foodies.

As a part of this bold and quirky band of fun-loving world-changers, you can expect...

  • A diverse and welcoming work environment
  • A fresh company culture (full of opportunities for involvement!)
  • Team-bonding retreats & community-based events
  • Immediate benefits (medical and dental coverage starts on day 1!)
  • Multiple voluntary benefit options; access to tele-med, pet insurance, 401k

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