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Vacancy: Food Production Supervisor, Vacaville, CA, USA

Vacancy: Food Production Supervisor, Vacaville, CA, USA

Posted on: Sep.19.2021

Who We Are:

Founded in 2013, Thistle is an early-stage food-tech startup empowering our customers to get and stay healthy. We deliver delicious, organic, healthy, plant-forward meals, cold-pressed juices and snacks to customers in California who want to put their nutrition on auto-pilot. We are not just another food delivery startup or meal-kit company. Our focus is the health and happiness of our customers and we are revolutionizing how fresh, nutritious, high-quality food is purchased, manufactured, and delivered at scale. Thistle is headquartered in Vacaville and we are backed by some amazing investors in the Bay Area and beyond.

About the Role:

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Production Supervisor is responsible for supervising and coordinating a shift in the Production Department to manufacture quality products for our customers. The ideal candidate will have a roll-up your sleeves approach, has a positive attitude and works to empower and motivate their team, and thrives in a fast-paced, evolving environment.

What You’ll Do:

• Supervise and coordinate activities of the production team for a shift including scheduling, time management, performance evaluations, hiring, and discipline
• Champion employee morale at all times
• Identify training needs and areas for employee development and professional growth
• Act as liaison and point of contact between leads, associates, and management team
• Ensure employees are following GMPs ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards and Thistle policy
• Implement and champion new and existing initiatives across production teams
• Work cross-functionally with Culinary, Production, and Facilities teams to ensure proper receiving, handoffs, QA, and other organizational GMPs and standards
• Ensure accuracy of manifests and documentation logs, and ensure all team members understand their functionalities
• Keep up to date and maintain a working knowledge of relevant SOPs and processes
• Have consistent communication with the team for issues, and work with management to troubleshoot and resolve any challenges in real-time effectively and efficiently
• Be an active participant in weekly manager meetings and maintain open lines of communication
• Perform production area audits and conduct regular shift meetings to be in compliance with GMP, food safety, and safety regulations.
• Requires stooping, kneeling, bending, or reaching
• Ensure accuracy of manifests and documentation logs, and ensure all team members understands their functionalities
• Provide communication of real-time updates on necessary Slack channels on current line progression and/or productivity

What You’ll Bring:

• High school diploma or equivalent required
• 2+ years’ experience in supervising employees in manufacturing or production, and working knowledge of California wage & time law; food manufacturing preferred
• Desire to grow into managerial positions and develop leadership skills
• Strong communication skills that put people first and ability to balance empathy and direct feedback in order to both support and advocate for the team and also maintain consistent standards of performance.
• Ability to form effective working relationships with a cross-functional team
• Ability to adhere to company SOPs and implement new initiatives as needed
• You bring your A-game every day and encourage your team to do the same
• You have a California or equivalent Food Handlers Certification
• Flexibility to work weekends or early morning shifts
• Ability to consistently work in a refrigerated environment
• Ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds

Life at Thistle:

• This is an exempt position required to make managerial decisions and participate in departmental administrative work.
• Join a diverse, passionate & driven team of all backgrounds
• Generous Employee Discount
• Team-building and Frequent Wellness Events(remote-friendly)
• Comprehensive health benefits(medical, dental, vision) to fit your needs
• Flexible Time Off & Parental Leave Policy
• Choice of PC or Apple equipment

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential values at Thistle. We know we'll do our best and most impactful work when we feel we're represented and we belong. We're proud to actively recruit and hire talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. You can get some deeper insight into how we approach DEI, along with some statistics on the internal demographics of the company and leadership team, here:


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