Production Manager

About Tovala

We're Tovala, a food-tech company completely reinventing home cooking to save consumers time. Through an innovative combination of hardware, software, and food, we give our customers a way to enjoy really good, good-for-you meals without sacrificing time to do whatever matters to them. We've amassed a loyal, rapidly growing following in just a few years, radically changing the day-to-day lives of people across the country and successfully creating a new model for the food industry. We're looking for great people to join our team of hard-working, food-loving nerds.

Job description:

We’re looking for a production / distribution manager to join our operations team on a full-time basis at our new facility in West Valley, UT (Salt Lake City).  In this role, you will oversee the food production and fulfillment operations of the facility.  You would be responsible for ensuring food quality, timely distribution, and safety as well as efficient utilization of our staff, equipment, and other resources to streamline our production and fulfillment processes.  

How you’ll spend your time at Tovala:

  • Lead, plan, organize and control the operation of the shift
  • Monitor performance of distribution, operations and kitchen equipment with food production and engineering teams; communicate equipment malfunctions to engineering team
  • Develop and maintain performance standards for all aspects of facility operations
  • Ensure on-time performance, and error rates meet company standards and customer commitments 
  • Train, develop and coach supervisors, leads and team members
  • Ensure quality, safety and good manufacturing processes (GMPs) are followed
  • Comply with FDA, USDA and HACCP standards
  • Lead interactions with local, state, federal and third-party inspectors
  • Monitor, manage and improve employee productivity and provide constructive feedback, coaching, and progressive discipline as needed
  • Review and maintain time, temperature, and quality records
  • Prepare and submit performance reports
  • Ensure adherence to legal and company policies and procedures and undertake disciplinary actions/accountability when appropriate
  • Identify and resolve employee, customer, and/or supplier concerns
  • Support food production as needed

About you

  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience
  • Experience in food production/manufacturing and/or fulfillment operations preferred
  • Experienced with and capable of demonstrating strong understanding of HACCP or related food safety protocol
  • Fluent in English, strong Spanish language skills a plus
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Word and Excel; willing to learn new online tools and communication channels
  • A self-starter with effective leadership, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced work environment with a growing start-up company
  • Ability to work off-shifts (evenings, weekends, holidays) as needed