Director of Manufacturing & Operations
Brattleboro
Description

  

ABOUT US:

Do you enjoy working with friendly and passionate people? Do you love pizza sourced from the best local ingredients? Against the Grain (ATG) is a Vermont based gluten and grain-free pizza and bread company. For 15 years, all products have been made in ATG’s dedicated commercial bakery in Brattleboro, Vermont. Our company is committed to the local community from sourcing local ingredients to employing a local team of 90+ people. ATG’s products are gluten-free, grain-free, and made with simple ingredients everyone can understand. We offer consumers a range of products including 10 and 12-inch pizzas, baguettes, rolls, and bagels in a range of flavors.


At Against the Grain, we know that people are our most important ingredient! We are looking for mission-aligned employees to join our growing team. We recently joined forces with HumanCo to fuel our national growth and ensure we continue to create products that help people live healthier lives.


Learn more at Against the Grain and @againstthegraingourment on Instagram.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY:
We are looking for a driven and passionate individual to join Against the Grain team as the Director of Manufacturing/Operations. This individual will be responsible for managing all plant operations while ensuring high levels of Safety, Quality and Productivity are met. This person will ensure site wide adherence to Good Manufacturing Processes (HACCP, sanitation, etc.) at all times and coordinates plant activities with direct reports to achieve overall manufacturing objectives are met in a timely and cost-effective manner. 


WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Responsible for total site and manufacturing headcount 
  • Implement and manage systems and processes that both minimize production costs and waste and maximizes production outputs. 
  • Manage human and material resources to meet production targets
  • Provide leadership and training to accomplish company’s goals and objectives
  • Coach Supervisors/Team Members in all areas of performance 
  • Maintain and/or improve all Operations related KPIs at site
  • Manage all production employees (65-80 employees) including annual performance evaluations across all levels – Supervisors, Frontline Team Members, etc. 
  • Collaborate directly with HR Department to ensure employee issues or concerns are addressed and resolved
  • Work with all other departments at site to drive results 
  • Map out long-term capacity expansion through CapEx initiatives and facility enhancements. 
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement 
  • Manage annual budget for capital expenditures and direct/indirect labor
  • Lead the transformation of facility to a more automated process
  • Training team to help grow their professional development. 


QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  Proven ability to lead team to high levels of performance 
  • Proven managerial experience 
  • Ability to understand and use data analytics to drive site wide results
  • Firm comprehension of industry standard Safety, Quality, Productivity and Inventory processes and Best Practices 
  • High Emotional IQ 
  • Ability to communicate with various levels of the organization 
  • Proficiency with commonly available manufacturing-based software programs including performance management tools, Excel, NetSuite, etc.
  • Food industry and significant management experience preferred 



Benefits:
Competitive pay driven by prior work experiences. We offer health insurance, dental, vision, 401(k) contribution, PTO, bonus potential, and career advancement opportunities.

 

Against The Grain is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.