Bilingual Production Manager- 3rd Shift

Date: May 27, 2023

Location: Rancho Cucamonga, California, US, 91730

Company: GRUMA

The Production Manager develops and implements production standards that will globally improve efficiency of operations in the production area through effective implementation of service to sales, cost reduction, inventory, safety, GMP and Quality program procedures.  Directly manages the daily actions of the production area



Primary Responsibilities

  • Develops and directs strategies conductive to attaining a healthy morale through: Training and development of personnel, Motivation of all workers, promoting teamwork.
  • Communicates with department employees specific and clear objectives that are real and attainable and conclusive to attaining the general objectives of the company.
  • Gives timely performance reviews to each employee as to achievements and objectives, and changes existing strategies whenever necessary to reach those goals.
  • Coordinates efforts with subordinates to reach or exceed established standards of production; such as efficiency, pounds per man-hour, net yield, waste index, overweight and moisture percentages of finished product, and machine downtime.
  • Coordinates the different departments in their tasks to provide sales with the necessary products, in a timely manner, in the correct quantities and with the expected quality.
  • Develops and/or updates operations procedures.
  • Monitors and coordinates the existence of necessary material and packaging material required to manufacture the scheduled products.
  • Ensures permanent solutions are implemented for re-occurring problems.
  • Communicates across departments and shifts to determine condition of operations and priorities.
  • Coaches and Mentors subordinates on required and proactive safety initiatives such as trends, department wide participation, reviews, safety index, goals, and objectives.
  • Controls budget through reduction and control of overtime and manages receiving budget within operational procedures.
  • Participates with Safety, Sanitation, Quality and new products Committees & actively participates in the HACCP Team, responsible for but not limited to Internal auditing, training, implementation, and corrective actions
  • Partners with Human Resources on strategic planning such as development, coaching, career development, secession planning, and cross training to maintain department efficiencies.
  • Ensures all food safety principles, legal requirements, and operational processes have been applied effectively to include education, knowledge, awareness, and application. 
  • Other duties, as assigned.




Education and Experience


Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Management, Industrial Engineering, Business or related field required. 6 years of production experience in a manufacturing environment required.  Bakery or food/beverage manufacturing preferred. With a minimum of 5 years of experience in a 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, successful in building and mentoring high performance teams.
  • Maturity, self-confidence and strong communication skills will be critical for this role.
  • A multicultural approach to operating in a diverse business environment. Comfortable communicating and operating within an internationally matrixed 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

Salary: $86,000 - $90,000 Plus $7,000 Target Bonus


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 HR Manager to let us know the nature of your request.



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