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Manager, Materials & Nutrition

Remus, MI USA
Requisition ID:  15243
No of Openings:  1
Posted Date:  Jun 15, 2022
Job Function:  Production Operations

Within our Remus, MI manufacturing facility (Union), we are seeking a highly qualified Manager of Materials and Nutrition to lead the Warehouse Department and Nutrition process to ensure the successful conversion of raw materials into finished products that meet quality and customer specifications in a safe and efficient manner. They will provide leadership to employees to develop a highly skilled and engaged workgroup and are responsible for the people safety, food safety, product quality, and financials of the department.


  • Provides leadership to up to 16 non-exempt employees by implementing and maintaining programs in technical training, safety, quality, communications, performance recognition and internal employee development in order to ensure peak employee productivity.
  • Ensures product and supply inventory levels are maintained within Corporate/Regional guidelines to ensure availability of product and adequate rotation of product quality purposes.
  • Responsible for leading, monitoring, and coordinating ingredient and packaging materials and non-stock items as necessary to maintain production operations.
  • Monitors daily inventory of milk and cream and develops and schedules shipments of both condensed whey and sweet cream.
  • Coordinates, monitors, and negotiates external services for the plant.
  • Leads the Nutrition process to assure the highest quality finished products that meet company and customer specifications and government regulations.
  • Maintains high productivity and cost effectiveness through proper scheduling production operations, maintenance, and workforce.
  • Responsible for anticipating and managing the scheduling and coordination of nutrition production in order to coordinate product load-outs efficiently to meet customer demand.
  • Responsible for finished product inventories, the upkeep of the storage freezer and the coordination of product shipments.
  • Leads the warehouse and nutrition process budget within established guidelines ensuring financial objectives are met and that a quality product is provided at the least possible cost.
  • Ensures production yields and efficiencies are met as defined by budgetary and corporate standards.
  • Ensures good financial stewardship through negotiating the most advantageous contracts for plant-specific services.
  • Leads safety programs to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Manages the department’s quality systems to achieve quality goals.
  • Oversees the sanitation program effectiveness to ensure food safety standards are met in the department.

You Have At Least (Required Qualifications):

  • A Degree in Food Science, Dairy Technology or related field, or similar work experience in related industry
  • 8+ years of experience in food manufacturing
  • 2+ years of progressive leadership experience
  • A current, and/or ability to obtain, forklift license
  • Familiarity or ability to learn SAP or other manufacturing computer systems

We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):

  • A Degree in Logistics, Warehouse Management, or related field
  • Dairy/Cheese Manufacturing Experience


Leprino Foods celebrates and supports diversity. We believe in equal opportunity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We know we are better together and are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive culture that maximizes the unique talents, experiences, background, and perspectives of each individual employee.

Offering You In Return:

A chance to be part of a distributed 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 70 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 almost 5,000 employees throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?

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