101 Prairie Village Dr, New Century, KS 66031, USA Req #1287
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

We are hiring Rockstars to join our Sauer Brands team!


The Manufacturing Manager will lead all manufacturing activities in the factory to achieve desired financial and customer service objectives. The Manufacturing Manager will lead safety, quality, TPM, cost savings, continuous improvement, employee relations, employee engagement, performance management and development of talent. This position is a critical member of the plant leadership team reporting to the plant manager.


The essential functions of this position include but are not limited to the following:

• Work to improve annual operational plans to deliver targets on customer service, manufacturing costs, plant OEE, quality, innovation, and Safety, Health & Environmental while recommending long term site strategic plans.

• Work in conjunction with Maintenance and Continuous Improvement leaders to develop strategies to engage and facilitate the implementations of innovations for the site for not only products, but ways of working, schedule attainment and the supply chain structure. This will include working with the Condiment team to deliver new product launches, implement capital investment to meet planned production, quality, safety, environmental & cost targets.

• Ensure that the technical standards of all manufacturing and non-manufacturing fixed assets are maintained. Enable the factory operation to achieve a high level of Customer Service at optimal cost. • Coordinate labor to achieve the agreed production plans at the specified product quality with optimum labor, energy, and materials utilization.

• Ensure Sauer Brands working capital systems are effectively used and deliver conventional plant inventory targets at planned On Time in Full.

• Work with direct reports to develop, train, and guide them to achieve KPI’s.

• Lead on initiatives and projects aiming for sites integration and collaborative work along the extended Supply Chain.

• Ensures HR policy deployment, corporate initiative, and implementation in plant management of employee relations.


• Bachelor's Degree required.

• Minimum 5 years' experience in a Manufacturing manager leadership role (Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply chain).

• Experience in Food CPG/ FMCG highly preferred

Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

Experience with ERP system(s), Oracle (Peoplesoft) preferred.

Experience with digital production systems (Redzone) preferred.

• Good communication skills to effectively present information to large groups or one-on-one.

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to build collaborative relationships and networks and the ability to understand and influence teams to adapt to new ways of working.

• Ability to drive change and innovation by gathering knowledge and resources to ensure tasks are completed within timelines to a high degree of accuracy and professionalism.


  • Documented history of making improvements in assigned work area/responsibilities.

  • Stellar references based on contributions and performance.

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

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • 9 paid holidays

  • Employee and Dependent Life Insurance

  • Voluntary Disability Insurance

  • Other Voluntary Insurance Options

Job Location: ONSITE New Century, Kansas

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:

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One of the most respected food companies on the planet

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.

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