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Production Supervisor (Whey)

Allendale, MI USA
Requisition ID:  8053
No of Openings:  1
Posted Date:  Nov 20, 2021
Job Function:  Facilities

Within our 300-person Allendale, Michigan manufacturing facility (20 minutes outside of Grand Rapids), we are seeking a highly qualified Production Supervisor (Whey) on our Plant Production team to continue moving our organization to even larger levels of food quality, safety, and production efficiencies. We take pride in our vision to be "world's best", it's why we work harder, invest more, and continually innovate.


  • Use your natural leadership ability daily to build, lead, mentor, develop, and grow highly functioning team of hourly individuals.  
  • Actively lead the processes for performance management, employee development and engagement.   
  • Build and foster strong working relationships, collaborative teams and a positive work environment.   
  • Oversees the execution of sanitation program within the specialty product line, to ensure food safety standards are met.    
  • Implements plant safety programs to ensure compliance and a safe working environment.     
  • Monitor department operations and make recommendations for labor and manufacturing efficiency, cost savings, and quality improvements.    
  • Be humble, inquisitive, patient, collaborative, innovative, results-oriented, and resilient - the DNA of a Leprino employee.


You Have At Least (Required Qualifications):

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Dairy Science, Chemical Engineering, related field OR five (5) years of previous production leadership experience.
  • One (1) year of previous experience as a supervisor, superintendent, or manager in a fast-paced manufacturing environment leading teams of at least 20.
  • The ability to perform shift work in a 24/7 operational plant (the milk never stops coming).


We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):

  • A Master’s in Food or Dairy Science, Food Technology, or Chemical Engineering including four (4) years as a production supervisor in a dairy manufacturing facility (cheese, yogurt, cream, or milk).
  • People leadership within the food or beverage manufacturing industry.


Leprino Foods embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.


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, paid parental leave, 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 over 4,300 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 www.psychemedics.com
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/Veteran

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids