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Product Manager - Brand New Plant!!

Date: Dec 2, 2022

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46168

Company: GRUMA

This position is responsible for the daily operations of the Flour or Corn Department.  He/She serves as a liaison between management and line employees.  Makes sure that every activity is performed within internal and external parameters.



  • Must be familiar with the quality system requirements of the plant.
  • Ensure that all activities of the process are carried out 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.
  • Programs vacations and days off to Supervisors.
  • Verify through Supervisors that production and payroll hour’s match.
  • 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 the safety training and to keep records of the issues covered.
  • Responsible for the monthly meeting, and to keep records of the issues covered.
  • Responsible for Department safety, ensuring that all employees are using their assigned safety equipment.
  • Resolve possible process problems
  • Make sure that all employees are following work instructions and company rules.
  • Perform safety and sanitation inspections, and keep records.
  • Resolve problems between employees and document any disciplinary actions.
  • Promote team work within his/her department and with other departments.
  • Set specific goals to improve the department.




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.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • 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 strong communication skills will be critical for this role.
  • 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 long 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




Mission Foods is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity in all phases of employment in compliance with applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations. We assure you that your opportunity for employment with Mission Foods depends solely on your qualifications.

Mission Foods is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail or call 972-232-5000 to let us know the nature of your request.


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