Leprino Foods

Senior Supervisor, Cheese

Job Locations US-NM-Roswell
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Posted Date
6 months ago(4/3/2020 1:56 PM)
Category (Portal Searching)
Production Operations


Leprino Foods, the dairy industry’s best-kept secret has been a family-owned and Denver-based company since 1950. We hold a couple of titles including the nation’s largest cheese company and also the world’s largest producer of mozzarella; the most popular cheese used on pizzas throughout the globe. From three individuals in a small cheese shop in the early 1950s, we have grown to over 4,300 employees throughout our 13 global locations earning more than $3 billion in annual revenue.

Within our 600-person Roswell manufacturing facility, we are seeking a Senior Supervisor - Cheese  to help us achieve the growth needed to continue moving our organization to even larger levels! The Sr. Supervisor provides guidance and direction to the Cheese Department employees through multiple Supervisors. Make informed decisions pertaining to product quality, department safety, and department efficiency across multiple teams that support one specialty in a product line. Monitor all aspects of the assigned specialty product within the Cheese Department including product testing, equipment operations, and employee actions. Take accurate product inventories and schedule employees to meet production needs. Builds an effective employee team by engaging, mentoring, and developing direct reports. 


We Ask Of You To:

  • Provide leadership, direction, and professional development for up to four production supervisors.
  • Supervise the daily shift operations of the Department to ensure production standards, quality parameters, safety procedures, and department business plan goals are met.
  • Work effectively with the maintenance team to minimize production downtime and ensure preventative maintenance is performed on schedule.
  • Responsible for monitoring the total production process including continual monitoring of the total product flow, equipment, process methodology, mechanical repair work orders, on-the-job training of employees, writing and developing standard operating procedures (SOP), product quality, product yields and safety excellence. 
  • Implements plant safety programs to ensure compliance and a safe working environment. 
  • Ensures work is accomplished in a safe manner and the workplace is free of safety hazards. 
  • Provides employees with the training, equipment, and tools to be able to safely perform their jobs. 
  • Leads and demonstrates safe practices. 
  • Participates in safety investigations and corrective actions
  • Monitors department operations and makes recommendations for labor and manufacturing efficiency, cost savings, and quality improvements.
  • Monitors the specialty product line’s financial performance to assure that a quality product is provided at the least possible cost.  
  • May assist in preparing and monitoring the department budget. 

We Offer You in Return:

  • Competitive salaries with equally competitive performance bonuses and relocation packages!
  • 401(k) along with a lucrative annual Profit Sharing plan – We hire to retire!
  • Tuition reimbursement, award recognitions, merit increases, and outstanding health/dental/vision benefits.
  • A chance to reside in sunny Roswell, New Mexico: surrounded by wondrous national parks, outdoor wonders, and located a mere 90 miles from the popular Ski Apache winter and summer resort.


You Have (Minimum Qualifications):

  • College Degree in Food Science, Dairy Technology or related field, or similar work experience in related industry
  • 6+ years of experience in food manufacturing environment
  • 1+ years of progressive leadership or supervisory experience
  • Proficient computer knowledge, with familiarity or ability to learn SAP or other manufacturing computer systems

We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Dairy/Cheese manufacturing experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities/Competencies:

  • Technical knowledge of cheese making process and equipment 
  • Mechanical aptitude 
  • Working knowledge of food safety and sanitation practices 
  • Effective communication skills 
  • Effective people management skills 

Working Relationships:


  • This position reports to the Cheese Department Manager.
  • The supervisors for the Cheese Department report to this position.
  • All Cheese department production employees will indirectly report to this position
  • This position will regularly interact with other production and support group supervisors. Frequently interacts with other plant management

Leprino Foods Company utilizes the services of Psychemedics to perform our Hair Follicle Drug Testing.  Additional information about this process can be obtained at www.psychemedics.com


Leprino Foods requires all individuals to wear the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as required by the role and location.


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