Product Manager

Date: Apr 24, 2024

Location: Fife, Washington, US, 98424

Company: GRUMA

Mission Foods is currently seeking a skilled Product Manager for Fife WA, location. The Product Manager will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of either the Flour or Corn Department. They will serve as a liaison between upper management and line employees, ensuring that all activities are conducted in compliance with internal and external regulations.


  • Must be familiar with the quality system requirements of the plant.
  • Ensure that all activities of the process are conducted within the specifications.
  • Responsible to verify and control that Flour/Corn production KPI’s (Yield, Waste, Overweight, Efficiency, Labor, etc.) are within or better than budget.
  • Serve as a liaison between management and line employees.
  • Ensure that all duties are performed following GMPs.
  • Responsible to communicate the production schedules to the Supervisors/Leads.
  • Report any discrepancy in the documentation (work instructions, charts, forms, etc.)
  • Responsible of the revision of the training needs and for the training for the Supervisors and employees in the different areas, and to keep records. (AIB, training, Safety, etc.)
  • Responsible for Department safety.
  • Resolve process problems.
  • Perform safety and sanitation inspections and keep records.
  • Resolve problems between employees and document any disciplinary actions.
  • Promote teamwork within his/her department and with other departments.
  • Set specific goals to improve the department.
  • All duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing management, Engineering, Business, or related field required.

5 years of production experience in a manufacturing environment required. Bakery or food/beverage manufacturing preferred. With a minimum of 3 years of experience in a supervisory/managerial capacity in a manufacturing environment required. * Any equivalent combination of related education and/or experience may be considered for the above.



Experience in manufacturing management roles with proven track record in leading manufacturing teams to improve continuously the efficiency of production methods and, ultimately, the quality of products.


  • Experience and exposure to regulatory inspections (AIB, OSHA, MILITARY, Health Dept., EPA, City & County Inspectors)
  • Experience with Quality Systems and Programs
  • Experience with manufacturing safety concepts, applications, and committees.
  • Familiar with Good Manufacturing Practices, LEAN Manufacturing, 5's, World Class Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma.
  • Team management/leadership/development skills, including the ability to manage people in an organization matrix and get the best out of them.
  • Maturity, self-confidence, and effective communication skills.
  • A multicultural approach to operating in a diverse business environment.
  • Budget preparation and Cost analysis
  • SAP & Kronos knowledge preferred.
  • Effectively communicate in Spanish and English both verbal and written (desirable)
  • Be able to walk long distances and to be on his/her feet for extended periods of time.
  • Able to work in dusty, noisy, hot, cold, and small areas.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to manage a 3-shift operation required.


Salary Range:  $90,000.00 - $98,000.00 annually plus $7k Bonus and Full Benefits Packet including:

Health, Vision and Dental insurance, Life insurance, Paid time off, 401(k) matching, & Flexible spending accounts, Dependent Care FSA and Health Care FSA.

This position is eligible for relocation assistance. #zr


Gruma Corporation and its affiliates, including but not limited to Azteca Milling, L.P., are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely for the purposes of determining suitability for employment, verifying your identity, and maintaining employment statistics on applicants. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity with-out imposing undue hardship on Gruma. Please inform the company's personnel representative if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

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