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Manufacturing Supervisor - Onsite

FR FC Management - Indianapolis, 3120 N Post Road, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America Req #329
Friday, April 26, 2024

FreshRealm - The Power of Fresh Thinking

The salary range for this role is $58,000.00 - $84,000.00.

At FreshRealm we aspire to be THE fresh meal company. Fresh meals are our focus, and we are passionate about revolutionizing this rapidly growing category. 

FreshRealm develops, sources, commercializes and assembles fresh meals. Fresh meals, including meal kits, ready-to-heat and ready-to-cook offerings are 100% our focus. We partner with leading Grocery, Convenience and Omni channel retailers to deliver the very best meals to their customers. Our success is measured by the success of our retail partners. Service, quality and consistency are our obsession, and we take pride in every meal that our customers place on their shelves.

At FreshRealm meals are more than a source of nutrition, they are our passion. Meals are the heart of a timeless ritual of sitting down to connect with family, friends, and ourselves. We are proud to play a small part in the ritual of “connecting through meals”.

If you are a leader looking to build the future of fresh meals,  you are growth minded and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment, or you are excited to work with the country’s largest retailers, go to market with the best in product quality and work with industry leaders that care for each other and their communities, FreshRealm is the perfect fit for you.


The Manufacturing Supervisor is responsible for managing a department within a fast-paced production plant within FreshRealm’s operations team. Ensure maximum efficiency while at all times maintaining the highest standards of company specifications. Provide training and motivation to team members using recognition, positive feedback, and other rewards with appropriate discretion in a continuous improvement environment. Follow all health and safety standards and enforce the use of PPE’s. 


  • To ensure the full implementation of ‘Safety Systems’
  • To identify and effectively resolve any problems affecting performance within the Department
  • Maximize the efficiency of the department and ensure Daily Production plan targets are attained
  • Maintain the highest standards of hygiene, both within the department and all surrounding areas
  • Ensure that ‘Good Manufacturing Practice’ as indicated by product specifications or other media is adhered to all times and stages of the process
  • Analyze ‘Downtime’ ensuring proper explanation of the reasons for ‘Lost’ production, and liaise with other Departments/Plant Managers on addressing the resulting issues
  • Effectively manage the labor resource within the given budgets/targets for required output
  • Deal with staff issues of discipline, grievance, and welfare within the guidelines laid out in the Company’s published policies and procedures
  • Promote ‘Quality’ within the department by positively reinforcing the Company’s quality ethos and encouraging a ‘right first time, every time' approach
  • Ensure compliance with Food Safety and Quality standards as identified on Product Specifications, isolate and address any non-conformances, and monitor measures designed to maintain and improve standards
  • Elevate critical issues to appropriate QA Leadership
  • Ensure ‘Process Control’ systems are properly implemented and maintained
  • Ensure department Associates are properly trained and encouraged to meet high standards
  • Maintain and not exceed departmental budgets
  • Ensure effective communications at all levels and complete all necessary administrative work


Skills and Requirements

  • Manufacturing experience in fresh food is preferable
  • Knowledge of large-scale business start-ups is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability at being a team player
  • Experience working in a continuous improvement environment and demonstrated delivery through change
  • Certified and/or trained in OSHA requirements, HACCP, SDS, First Aid/CPR, and Food Hygiene
  • Ability to motivate others to work routine and monotonous processes and stand for extended periods of time
  • Must have an excellent understanding of English, bilingual (Spanish) speaking skills are helpful
  • Ability to work in a cold/damp environment and stand for extended periods

Experience / Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent education
  • Advanced education in Food Safety or Culinary Arts is preferred
  • A Minimum (1) year of experience in a first-level production management role, preferably in a chilled food environment within a fast-paced business
  • Experience working in a fresh food manufacturing environment using common processes, procedures, and equipment
  • 1 year or more experience applying and enforcing routine Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) in a food environment is essential

What We Offer

  • Comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, pet insurance and legal insurance
  • 401(k) with company match that is immediately vested
  • Life and ADD insurance
  • Opportunities for career growth with a dynamic company that is changing the landscape of fresh meals.
  • Unlimited paid time off

Our Values at Work

We believe that ACTIONS speak louder than words and our company values align to those ACTIONS.

In Our Daily Work, This Looks Like

  • ACCOUNTABILITY: Set clear objectives and prioritize your tasks Hold yourself and your teams accountable for meeting deadlines Learn from your mistakes and use it as a learning opportunity to improve next time
  • CHALLENGE WITH CURIOSITY: We challenge and engage with each other through curiosity and a drive to innovate and transform. This encourages us to learn from one another, be open-minded to other perspectives and possibilities, and continuously improve and problem-solve with intensity. We persevere through challenges, observe patterns, and pay attention to the details to make connections others may overlook, allowing us to exceed expectations.
  • TRANSPARENCY & HONESTY: Maintain open and consistent communication. Admit mistakes and take ownership Document decisions to help avoid misunderstandings
  • INNOVATION: Work with the end-user in mind and create solutions that will add value Question existing norms, assumptions, and best practices Experiment and take calculated, data-driven risks
  • OBJECTIVITY: Utilize data and make data-driven decisions at every opportunity
  • NIMBLENESS: Utilize time management to help stay focused and on task with urgency es and make adjustments accordingly Delegate and trust others to handle specific responsibilities with resources and support
  • SUCCESS THROUGH OUR CUSTOMERS: Know your audience and the type of work they expect to receive as the end-result of a project, initiative, or task Seek feedback at different stages to ensure you’re on the right track Foster collaboration among cross-functional teams to ensure you’re providing the best experience and service to our consumers

Other details

  • Job Family ZFulfillment Operations
  • Job Function Supervisor
  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • FR FC Management - Indianapolis, 3120 N Post Road, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America