Manufacturing Manager - Site Lead in Pittsburgh PA

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Manufacturing Manager - Site Lead
Job ID: 
Pittsburgh PA
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Job Types:
Continuous Improvement Manager, Packaging Manager/Supervisor, Prod./Plant Manager
Employment Type:
Full Time

Manufacturing Manager - Site Lead

A leading contract manufacturer of various snack food products located in Pittsburgh, PA is currently seeking a Manufacturing Manager.  The position reports directly to the Director of Operations and will lead the operations activities for a 24 / 5 day manufacturing facility.

Job Summary

The Manufacturing Manager is responsible for day-to-day operations leading a team of Production Managers and Production Supervisors with a focus on safety, quality, delivery and cost metrics.  The position works closely with all functions of the business to drive continuous improvement and ensure production goals are met.


Key Responsibilities

  • Prioritize safety through leadership, work procedures and employee safety programs
  • Foster a collaborative working environment across all functions of the organization
  • Hire, mentor, train and coach an innovative, data driven, team-oriented culture that is engaged and embraces continuous improvement
  • Lead the management and performance improvement of Key Performance Indicators relating to safety, quality, crewing, production to standards and yields
  • Lead overall Good Manufacturing Practices throughout the facility to maintain a safe and clean working environment
  • Collaborate with the Quality Department to ensure compliance to food safety programs and initiatives
  • Collaborate with the Maintenance Department to track and reduce downtime
  • Collaborate with production planning and materials management to optimize scheduled attainment and customer service
  • Initiate cost savings measures relating to crewing, standards, and yields
  • Report key financial metrics to standard
  • Prepare and submit operating reports to include safety, quality, delivery and cost metrics and recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness


Key Competencies

  • Customer Focus: Understands and monitors the needs of internal and external customers 
  • Adaptable / Flexible: Open to change in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances  
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Ability to work in a dynamic team environment 
  • Self-Starter: Takes initiative in developing programs to conform with set standards, ensuring the development of a robust culture  
  • Problem-Solving: Prevents and solves issues, understand and mitigates problems, recognizes cause and effect relationships between functions  
  • Project and Time Management: Plans tasks and deliverables accurately, prioritizes tasks and adapts as needed and is responsive to requests and accountable for actions  


  • 5 - 7 years Manufacturing experience with 3 - 5 years Management / Supervisory experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Industrial Management, Engineering, Food Science, Management, Product Operations or equivalent field of study or equivalent experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and negotiation skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills: Must be able to look at the numbers, trends, and data and come to new conclusions based on their analysis
  • Knowledge of BRC / SQF requirements
  • Strong maintenance background preferred
  • ERP / OEE system experience preferred
  • Experience and understanding in 6 Sigma, 5S, Lean, GE preferred
  • Creativity in developing new ways of working / methodology
  • Proficient in MS Office suite including Excel and PowerPoint

TruFood Manufacturing is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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