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Production Manager

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Date: Mar 15, 2023

Location: Swedesboro, NJ, US, NJ 08085

Company: Bonduelle

What if your job had a real impact? 

By joining Bonduelle, the world leader in ready-to-use plant-based food, you are deciding to make a positive and sustainable impact on yourself, others, and the planet. You will play an active part in our mission: "inspire the transition toward a plant-based diet to contribute to people's well-being and planet health". Bonduelle is a family-run company of 14,600 people which provides over 100 countries with vegetables. 

Well established in the United States, our business unit includes 4 production facilities with more than 3,200 associates. We process fresh vegetables, salads and meal solutions with our own brands: Ready Pac Foods®, Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts® and Bonduelle Fresh Picked™.


Join us at Bonduelle to start an adventure where people come first and contribute to a better future through plant-based food!


Position Summary:

The Salad Production Manager owns the operations function tasks including planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the operational activities for the Salads department. The incumbent will ensure all food preparation and packaging is compliant with the guidelines of Good Manufacturing Practices and Food Safety regulations. They will also oversee and monitor the performance of the Plant Operations as it relates to quality, safety, productivity, cost control, service to sales, employee training, and leadership development.


With your key position in our company, you will support our environmental and social initiatives to drive progress against our corporate social responsibility and B Corp certification ambitions.


Primary Duties


  • Adhere to ReadyPac quality standards to ensure product quality and Food Safety by following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), standard operating procedures (SOPs), and ReadyPac specifications.

  • Organize and facilitate production line activities to ensure conformance to establish requirements regarding quality, safety, employee- relations, productivity, and cost-scheduled volume outputs

  • Work with Product Development, Suppliers, Engineering, Quality, and Factory Employees in finding innovative ways to improve the Quality and productivity of our Products

  • Support Employee involvement in Safety, Analytical Problem Solving, Project Planning, Vendor and Customer Relations, and fostering a Team atmosphere.

  • Monitor and update all area practices and policies for compliance

  • Work with Product Supply Group in weekly scheduling of the Packaging and Processing Area to optimize productivity.

  • Monitor productivity data and help develop corrective action plans necessary to achieve annual productivity improvements

  • Implement safety measures for accident prevention through monthly departmental safety meetings and working with salaried Supervisors to ensure hourly employee compliance

  • Report on quality defect issues and help determine necessary corrective actions to eliminate repetitive failures

  • Assist with the supervision of the Production staff including but not limited to performance management and employee development, etc.

  • Participate in the SQF (Safe Quality Food) audit and assist in the development of procedures and corrective actions

  • Oversee and lead the implementation of the SQF system and operational standards as outlined in the plant accountability list

  • This description should not be construed to contain every responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job. Incumbents are required to perform other related functions assigned.

  • Along with the site’s senior management, ensures:

  • Adequate resources are available to achieve food safety and quality objectives.

  • Supports the development, implementation maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF system.

  • Food safety practices are followed.

  • Training to associates essential to food safety and quality occurs and that required competency to carry out functions has been met.



Applies all learnings acquired in the Jackson Food Safety and Quality Training Onboarding packet in the day-to-day operations and ensures others comply with it as well.

Be familiar with the Food Safety Policy.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Business, Food Science, Engineering, or a related degree is strongly preferred

5 years experience in a manufacturing environment is required

5 years of progressive leadership experience in a manufacturing environment is required


Bonduelle Fresh Americas / Ready Pac Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is looking for diversity in candidates in employment.


Bonduelle Fresh Americas does not require employees to be COVID-19 vaccinated and/or boostered at this time, but does require disclosure of vaccination status and supporting documents. Bonduelle Fresh Americas reserves the right to modify any internal policies, including safety policies, as needed and in compliance with all applicable laws.


Bonduelle Fresh Americas is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in hiring individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to create a workforce that truly reflects our communities. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to veterans and individuals with disabilities or special needs during the application process and employment. If you need assistance, please contact us at (626) 856-8686 or