Production Manager

Do you have a passion for great food? Do you thrive in a management position with the task of supporting a team to meet production goals? Are you always seeking efficient and smart ways of working? We may have the job opening for you!

Higher Taste is a local, family-owned food manufacturer specializing in Vegan and Vegetarian foods. We’re seeking a hard-working and dedicated individual to join our team as a Production Manager! Opportunity for advancement, pay increases and bonuses. Join us as we fulfill our mission of bringing delicious food to the world!

The Production Manager is responsible for assisting the Operations Manager in overseeing the “big picture” in daily and weekly food production operations. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in staff supervision and food production, ability to communicate fluently in English and Spanish, and the ability to delegate tasks and multi-task efficiently. We need someone who is a “go-getter” who enjoys working hard and thinking critically about the whole scope of the production process.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for making daily production decisions, running production crew and managing production schedule

  • Supervise daily tasks of production staff, including training and giving feedback

  • Understand and implement all aspects of production, from cooking to final packaging and preparation for delivery

  • Maintain open communication with Operations Manager and production staff throughout the day

  • Delegate tasks to production staff as needed

  • Knowledge of food safety and quality control processes; assist PCQI and Operations Manager with food safety audit compliance

  • Ability to step into production roles when needed - we need someone willing to learn and execute all roles of production

  • Tracking production logs (temperature, hand-washing, sanitizing, cleaning, etc)

  • Schedule is Monday-Thursday, 5:00 am - 3:00 pm (or when all tasks are complete); with every other Sunday, 5:00am - 2:00pm.


Required Qualifications

  • 1+ years in food production or food service

  • 1+ years in management

  • Experience cooking large batch recipes

  • Ability to perform basic math functions including addition, subtraction, multiplication & division

  • Ability to be flexible in tasks, learn quickly and apply knowledge in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

  • Ability to spend work day standing, bending, & walking

  • Ability to communicate in English

  • Knowledge of Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc)


Highly Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate fluently in Spanish

  • 2+ years in food production

  • 2+ years in management

  • Experience overseeing Food Safety/HAACP Plans

  • Knowledge of OSHA Safety policies


This position is perfect for the candidate who is looking to utilize their skills and job experience in a management role with a local business!



  • Pay range is $20-25 per hour, DOE. Overtime pays time and a half

  • After a 90-day period of employment we offer Paid Time Off

  • After a 90-day period of employment we offer a stipend for health care benefits

  • After a year of employment we offer Paid Vacation

  • After a year of employment we offer an employer-matched retirement savings account

**We run background checks on candidates after a conditional job offer has been made.**

To apply send your resume to with Production Manager in the subject line.

Qualified applicants will be invited for an interview.