Leprino Foods

Manager, Cheese Production

US-CO-Fort Morgan
1 month ago
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Production Operations


Manages the cheese production department to ensure the successful conversion of raw materials into finished cheese products that meet quality and customer specifications in a safe and efficient manner. Provides leadership to department supervisors and employees to develop a highly skilled and engaged workgroup. Responsible for the people safety, food safety, product quality, and financials of the department.



  • Provides leadership in the Cheese Production Department by implementing and maintaining programs in technical training, safety, quality, communications, performance recognition and internal employee development in order to ensure peak employee productivity.
  • Responsible for outlining and managing the work of the Cheese Supervisors in the department.
  • Actively leads the processes for performance management, employee development and engagement.
  • Builds and fosters strong working relationships, collaborative teams and a positive work environment.
  • Implements company and plant policies fairly and consistently.
  • Integrates Leprino Quality concepts into all aspects of the department.


  • Manages the cheese production process to assure the highest quality finished cheese products that meet company and customer specifications and government regulations.
  • Maintains high productivity and cost effectiveness through proper scheduling production operations, maintenance, and workforce.


  • Manages the Cheese Department budget within established guidelines ensuring financial objectives are met.
  • Ensures production yields and efficiencies are met as defined by budgetary and Corporate standards.
  • Manages the Cheese Department’s financial performance to assure that a quality product is provided at the least possible cost.


  • Leads the Cheese Department’s safety program to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Provides employees with the training, equipment, and tools to be able to safely perform their jobs.
  • Sets standards for safety involvement and accountability in the department and leads by example.


  • Manages the department’s quality systems to achieve quality goals.
  • Oversees the sanitation program effectiveness to ensure food safety standards are met in the department.


Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • Requires college degree in Food Science, Dairy Technology or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 8 years of overall experience in manufacturing, preferably cheese and/or food
  • Minimum 2 years of leadership experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities/Competencies

  • Advanced technical knowledge of cheese making and equipment
  • Working knowledge of microbiology and sanitation practices
  • General business management knowledge
  • High level of people management skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills


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