Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy
  • Brattleboro, VT, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time


The Production Manager provides leadership and direction to the plant in areas of responsibility including administration, production, processing, packaging, scheduling, sanitation, quality, purchasing, safety and environmental. He/she works with the Plant Manager as the liaison between the Plant and other internal and external departments / entities including Sales, Distribution, Corporate, and State and Federal Regulatory Personnel. 

  • Directs the overall activities of the manufacturing facility to ensure customer orders are received, scheduled, and produced at the lowest possible cost to meet the customer's requirements while maintaining established safety and quality standards.
  • Analyzes plant operations and key metrics to ensure that the facility maintains high quality and safety standards to continue to maintain our leadership position in the industry.
  • Is responsible for expense management and control, including shrink, labor and overhead costs utilizing Continuous Improvement techniques and a Management Operating Structure (MOS).
  • Ensures that Standard Operating Procedures are developed, maintained and utilized for all aspects of the business.
  • Cooperates in a cross-functional manner as a change agent with all departments within the Company.
  • Engages in the typical responsibilities of a manager requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating, and delegating.
  • Provides management of employees directly or through supervisors to ensure effective selection, retention, development, disciplinary action and performance management. 
  • Leads by example by following all Commonwealth Dairy quality and operational policies, procedures, standards and specifications.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • Minimum of 4 years working in a dairy processing plant or similar manufacturing facility
  • Internal Candidates: A minimum of 5 years hands-on plant experience in the dairy plant or food industry operations, with a minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Safety, and Workers Compensation experience preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and computer-based applications. 
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills. 
  • Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs; ability to lead others through change.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Skill in organization and prioritization, and attention to detail. 
  • Strong team player and leader with the ability to work across multiple functions and disciplines. 
  • Ability to select, coach, develop, engage, and retain a team of employees. 
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and written skills that enable high-level interaction with senior management within the company and across our customer and supply base.

EEO: Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.


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