101 Prairie Village Dr, New Century, KS 66031, USA Req #1706
Friday, June 7, 2024

Processing Manager

Overall Goal of Position:

To work closely with all production supervisors and floor team mates to ensure effective production activities, departmental processes, procedures, and help make OurRecipe@SauerBrands:

  • What are we making?
    • A safer, stronger, more sustainable Sauer Brands that forges a prosperous future for our families
  • Why are we making it?
    • To excite and delight our customers with inspired flavors
  • How do we make it? With
    • Integrity
    • Creativity
    • Executional Excellence
    • Teamwork
  • Where are we going? / What does our “product look like?


One of the most respected food companies on the planet


Job Summary


The Processing Manager will be responsible for the effective management of several processing supervisors including processing line function and activity including effectively managing processing activities, departmental processes, procedures, and employees to meet assigned workloads and meet production schedules. The Processing Manager will work closely with the Production Managers and Supervisors to meet the overall department needs.  The Processing Manager will report to the Operations Manager.


Key Duties and Responsibilities


  • Oversee assigned main plant processing lines as designated by the Operation/Plant Manager.
  • Be a versatile leader that is functional across the entire main plant floor.  Leads by example.
  • Support initiatives for improvement in plant performance using established methods.  Participate in daily plant management meetings.  Develop direct reports to utilize and effectively use performance data to drive improvement.  Report on direction of areas of responsibility and actions being taken as well as driving factors to influence actions on a weekly basis.
  • Ensure compliance with Safety Standards and promote a safe work environment. Participate in Safety Committee as needed.
  • Identifies performance issues and provides guidance, coaching and progressive discipline as needed. 
  • Support training using a training platform to expose operators to proper operational methods on equipment as well as required GMP and safety training.
  • Interact with Quality, Maintenance and Production Manager to resolve issues with production and products.
  • Monitor line equipment for functionality, safety and cleanliness.  Perform daily GMP and sanitation audits. Address any found issues.
  • Seek opportunities to improve upon current operational efficiency, quality and safety. 
  • Assist in investigation of quality complaints to determine cause.  Works with Production Manager to implement corrective actions from such investigations within the department.
  • Works with HR to drive recruitment and hiring of qualified employees, monitor and review employee performance and attendance.  Ensure all HR related policies are being followed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


What We Are Looking For:  Characteristics, skills, experience, education and performance history needed for success in the position:


  • Five years food manufacturing experience and processing or production management.
  • Ability to give and receive thorough instructions and communicate effectively with all levels of company structure to achieve understanding of expectations and direction of the department.
  • Excellent computer skills with emphasis on MS Office and Excel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of GMP’s, HACCP, and SQF, and Continuous Improvement.
  • Knowledge of production and ability to lead, develop, train, and motivate the workforce while at the same time ensuring a healthy work environment and a high level of employee engagement.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and hands on approach.


What Is In It For You?
Our company acknowledges talented people are attracted to companies that provide competitive pay, comprehensive benefits packages and outstanding advancement opportunities. For this reason, we offer a Comprehensive Benefits Plan that includes the following: 

  •  401K plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage
  • Vacation, Sick Days, 9 paid Holidays
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Disability Insurance
  • Other Voluntary Insurance Options

Sauer Brands, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, gender, disability, national origin, veteran, other protected status or any other basis prohibited by law.


Job Location: New Century, KS

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
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  • 101 Prairie Village Dr, New Century, KS 66031, USA