US Foods Production Manager in Charlotte Metro, North Carolina

Job Description:

Basic Purpose-

Develops and implements strategies to direct the manufacturing and warehousing teams in achieving efficiency, quality, and safety as well as, productivity through maintaining a date driven culture of continuous improvement. Ensures production of quality products at the lowest unit cost and manages staff to ensure the integrity, USDA / FDA regulatory compliance, sanitation, shipping receiving and inventory control.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Effective Production:

  • Develops manufacturing strategies consistent with overall business plans to ensure ability to deliver planned business results
  • Develops a team and structure that can flex to meet the demands of the business
  • Aligns priorities with the direction of the broader organization to meet the demands of needs of the customer
  • Manages production and labor scheduling to ensure deadlines and quality specifications are met in accordance with internal and regulatory guidelines
  • Establishes and maintains cross functional relationships in a matrix, functionalized organization


  • Ensures compliance with internal and external guidelines, including, but not limited to USDA, FDA, OSHA, and Food Safety regulations
  • Maintains an environment and culture focused on the safety of the team members.
  • Manages an operation that meets or exceeds certification levels of external audit standards (GFSI)

Sustainable Operation Improvement:

  • Establishes and manages metrics used to define performance
  • Guides production and warehousing teams through in-depth analysis and resolution of strategic issues
  • Solid understanding o f key drivers of operational performance (Six Sigma, lean continuous improvement, etc.) and their use in developing strategies for driving efficiency


  • Production Supervisor and Production Employees
  • Warehouse Supervisors and Warehouse Employees



EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status



Education & Work Experience

  • High school graduate or equivalent, college degree preferred
  • Five years of operations management experience required, preferably in a perishable processing environment.
  • General business knowledge in manufacturing, operations, or food processing
  • Experience working in a JIT (Just in Time) production environment, is a plus
  • Experience using continuous improvement tools, such as Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively (oral and written) to all levels of the organization
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to facilitate and manage change
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative assessment skills, critical thinking skills and the ability to constructively challenge ideas and assumptions
  • Must possess strong interpersonal relationship skills
  • Strong computer skills and experience applying these techniques to analyze and measure productivity

Primary Location: Charlotte Metro-NC

Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job

Job Function: Meat/Fish Processing

Job Level: Manager

Travel: No