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Taylor Farms, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to attracting and retaining the best possible talent to help manage and grow our business. We are looking for energetic people who share our commitment to innovation, quality, and excellence, and who are as passionate about healthy fresh foods as we are.


Project Manager, Kroger Deli Fresh Kitchen

Dallas, TX

About Taylor Fresh Foods, Inc.

Taylor Fresh Foods, Inc. is dedicated to being North America’s favorite maker of salads and healthy fresh foods.  Our “Taylor Family” includes nearly 12,000 team members who are passionate about making high quality, great tasting products for families across North America.  As we continue to rapidly grow, we have a career opportunity available for a talented and motivated individual to join our Prepared Foods & Deli team as a Project Manager, Kroger Deli Fresh Kitchen located in Dallas, Texas.

About the Role

The Project Manager, Kroger Deli Fresh Kitchen will lead and manage specific Kroger divisions with new Fresh Kitchen product development projects and manage the current assortment sustainably with sales/revenue.  Key responsibilities include:

  • Daily reports and division communications.
  • Work hand-in-hand to coordinate division projects with the National Sales Manager and streamline the execution of “speed to market” strategy.  Close communications to National Sales Manager, with weekly updates and progress reports.
  • Work closely with Operations to help educate and utilize current production capabilities.  Work closely with local Procurement teams and Quality Assurance teams as needed.  Assist with volume forecast and needs.
  • Be the key communicator for coordinating and communicating progress on new initiatives and new projects with the Sales, Marketing, and Operations teams.  This will include communicating timeline details.
  • Work with local R&D / Product Development Chef to develop new and emerging product categories to generate new sales opportunities for regional and national product needs.  Competitive store / market visits to assist with division needs and wants.
  • Generate weekly sales reports; manage broker communications at each division level, as well as store credits and feedback for improvements; support stores and grand openings as needed; conduct division presentations and relationship building; work with transportation and shipping teams as needed.
  • Create and manage the costing information for all new products throughout the initial rollout.  Review revenue and profitability.
  • Provide product quality feedback to Operations for improvement.  Support execution with new product launches and broker on-going coaching and training for continued focus.

Qualifications

  • 5+ experience in customer management roles
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Exceptional project management experience, with experience in successfully adhering to scopes, costs, and timelines
  • Experience with new product rollouts, as well as facilitation of customer sales growth
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Team player with ability to assertively navigate internal relationships with Sales and Operations teams, as well as to build and expand relationships with external customers

Travel

Potential for 20% domestic travel.

For confidential consideration, please submit your resume via email to tffcareers@taylorfarms.com.  Please type the following in the subject line:  Project Manager, Kroger Deli Fresh Kitchen_Texas


Manager, National Label Regulatory Affairs

Annapolis Junction, MD

About Taylor Fresh Foods, Inc.

Taylor Fresh Foods, Inc. is dedicated to being North America’s favorite maker of salads and healthy fresh foods.  Our “Taylor Family” includes nearly 12,000 team members who are passionate about making high quality, great tasting products for families across North America.  As we continue to rapidly grow, we have a career opportunity available for a talented and motivated individual to join our Prepared Foods & Deli team as a Label Regulatory Specialist located in Annapolis Junction, Maryland.

About the Role

The Manager, National Label Regulatory Affairs has overall responsibility for providing technical regulatory input to cross-functional project teams for all project activities. Implements global regulatory strategies; ensuring that all regulatory requirements/commitments are met with respect to regulatory submissions and other regional submissions. The Manager, National Label Regulatory Affairs must possess ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations in a fast paced environment. Ability to interpret FDA and USDA CFR with respect to its impact on national programs, regional programs and product labeling. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral, schematic, or schedule form.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Formulate & implement Regulatory plans to achieve efficient & competitive product development, working with regulatory senior management to define regulatory strategies.
  • Provide regulatory direction for the coordination, and preparation of regulatory submissions consistent with regulatory requirements to meet corporate strategy & timelines.
  • Act as regulatory lead for the review of documentation prepared by other technical functions
  • Provide regulatory review and approve of internal documentation supporting product development activities
  • Coordinate labeling revisions and the scheduling of receipt of Final Printed Labeling (FPL) with the Label Control Departments.
  • Creation and oversight for maintenance of regulatory project logs, tracking the submission status of reports and other regulatory activities
  • Monitor the development of new requirements or regulatory procedures Responsible for the maintenance of a database to track the labeling history of each product.
  • Assist in the preparation of new and revised product labeling. This includes: creating original electronic labeling; revising existing labeling in response to FDA and/or USDA comment, to make minor or editorial changes, or as a result of changes in FDA/USDA regulations.
  • Assist in communications with Regulatory Agencies

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (scientific or clinical background desirable) required
  • Understanding of the Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 9 of Code of Federal Regulations, various FDA Guidance’s for Industry, various USDA Guidance’s for industry along with knowledge of the regulatory process pertaining to labeling required.
  • 7+ years in the food industry or related field required. However, a combination of experience and/or education will be taken into consideration.
  • Problem solving – the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and follow-up skills. Must have ability to meet tight deadlines and be efficient, detail oriented, flexible, and a self-starter
  • Complete attention to detail – the individual demonstrates a high degree of accuracy and thoroughness, very detailed oriented, monitors own and team work to ensure quality, and uses feedback to improve performance.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite applications
  • Good verbal and written communications skills

Travel

Potential for 10% – 20% domestic travel.

For confidential consideration, please submit your resume via email to tffcareers@taylorfarms.com.  Please type the following in the subject line:  Manager, National Label Regulatory Affairs


Product Manager

Orlando, Florida

About Taylor Fresh Foods, Inc.

Taylor Fresh Foods, Inc. is dedicated to being North America’s favorite maker of salads and healthy fresh foods.  Our “Taylor Family” includes nearly 12,000 team members who are passionate about making high quality, great tasting products for families across North America.  As we continue to rapidly grow, we have a career opportunity available for a talented and motivated individual to join Taylor Farms Florida team as a Product Manager located in Orlando, Florida.

About the Role

The Product Manager will manage all the details associated to the product launches with a major southeast retailer.  The Product Manager will work with cross-functional operational teams, including those from Operations, Procurement, Finance, R&D, QA and Engineers.

Job responsibilities:

  1. Production Show case – review product with production to identify any initial concerns on new item
  2. Participate in new product internal review and refine concepts
  3. Samples creation
  4. Shelf life validation coordination. Coordinate component needs and present on day-of validation.
  5. Participate in costing workbook process
  6. Complete critical path for R & D
  7. Initiate new Axapta item from customer specification
  8. Nutritional document and verification process to review ingredients
  9. Set up new product BOM, packaging, ingredients raw, sub assembly and item numbers
  10. Participate with culinary to ensure job aide is created and accurate
  11. Provide component breakdown
  12. Ensure case label created
  13. Ensure all items are orders and confirm receipt for launch
  14. Lead label verification and transparency process
  15. Conduct any ship testing required
  16. Create product flows for all approved products
  17. Generate and communicate final production launch packet/folder
  18. BOM/PMR – new items verification process (PMR will eventually go to purchasing)
  19. Launch meeting with TFFL team
  20. Conduct audit and final product review after launch/first production day
  21. Execute first run samples to customer
  22. Provide first shipment recap, including photos
  23. Provide post launch review
  24. Participate in post launch to review sales, complaints and any product issues and assist with any corrective action
  25. Cross functional role to back up any team member
  26. Packaging Chart – update the packaging new items/discontinuation with the packaging partners KHL, AAL & Regulatory team and participate in weekly call to discuss and get dates in place.
  27. Lead ingredients and packaging changes or transitions and effectively communicate those to the team.
  28. Communicate promotions to the commercialization team, along with sales volumes & dates.
  29. Seasonal/LTO – BOM review to capture any changes, dates, volume and Inventory management collaboration with purchasing.
  30. Receiving labels for new items – ensure the ingredient on the final labels match the vendor supplier specifications and match the physical component at the plant
  31. Root Cause Analysis – Product Manager to collaborate with other departments to find the root cause of shorts, quality issues, or other issues that may affect customer

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years experience
  • Positive Attitude: possess a “can do” spirit
  • Reliability – “no excuse” performers
  • Works with others – plays as a team and achieves excellence together
  • Drives for results – focuses on the end result and does the right thing
  • Respect – to each other and for authority/chain of command. Courtesy and Respect to all co-workers and or customers must be exercised always.
  • Integrity – be honest and forth right in all situations
  • Professionalism – conduct ourselves appropriately to represent Taylor Farms
  • Gratitude – go above and beyond to deliver outstanding service
  • Previous manufacturing experience preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook are required
  • Self-motivation to follow through on daily assignments
  • Excellent communication skills and extremely detail oriented
  • Strong ability to delegate, give instructions and work independently
  • Strong ability to multi-task and efficiently manage time

For confidential consideration, please submit your resume via email to tffcareers@taylorfarms.com.  Please type the following in the subject line:  Product Manager, Taylor Farms Florida


Environmental Health & Safety Manager

Tracy, California

About Taylor Fresh Foods, Inc.

Taylor Fresh Foods, Inc. is dedicated to being North America’s favorite maker of salads and healthy fresh foods.  Our “Taylor Family” includes nearly 12,000 team members who are passionate about making high quality, great tasting products for families across North America.  As we continue to rapidly grow, we have a career opportunity available for a talented and motivated individual to join our Taylor Farms Pacific team as a Environmental Health and Safety Manager, located in Tracy, California.

About the Role

The Environmental Health and Safety Manager oversees the development and implementation of all the health and safety programs at Taylor Farms Pacific.  This person ensures compliance with government safety regulations and industry standards while working alongside plant and quality assurance leadership.  Overall, the EH&S Manager needs to be focused on the safety of the employees and consumers.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensure Taylor farms Specific maintains an “audit ready” state of compliance with Taylor Farms and governmental standards.
  • Remain up-to-date on newest industry regulations.
  • Frequently conduct safety trainings for all employees
  • Improve and streamline current processes as needed
  • Promotes a safe and environmentally sound workplace that complies with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.
  • Provides management of employees directly or through supervisors to ensure effective selection, retention, development, disciplinary action and performance management.
  • Cooperates in a cross-functional manner as a change agent with all departments and other plant facilities within the Company.
  • Ensures compliance with all procedures internal to Taylor Farms and from national suppliers.
  • Engages in the typical responsibilities of a manager, including planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating and delegating.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years experience required
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred, or other professional certification
  • Deep understanding of legal health and safety guidelines with experience in creating and developing safety programs from the ground up
  • Keen ability to evaluate a safety program, determine what improvements should be made, and create training processes
  • Ability to follow Continuous Improvement (CI) Processes in the Management Operating Structure
  • Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs; ability to lead others through change
  • Strong team player and leader, with the ability to work across multiple functions and disciplines
  • Ability to select, coach, develop, engage and retain a team of employees
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills, with strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills with strong ability to effectively communicate complex topics in a clear and concise manner
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

For confidential consideration, please submit your resume via email to tffcareers@taylorfarms.com.  Please type the following in the subject line:  EH&S Manager, Taylor Farms Pacific


Human Resources Director

Tracy, California

About Taylor Fresh Foods, Inc.

Taylor Fresh Foods, Inc. is dedicated to being North America’s favorite maker of salads and healthy fresh foods.  Our “Taylor Family” includes nearly 12,000 team members who are passionate about making high quality, great tasting products for families across North America.  As we continue to rapidly grow, we have a career opportunity available for a talented and motivated individual to join our Taylor Farms Pacific team as HR Director located in Tracy, California.

About the Role

The Human Resources Director position will be responsible for over-seeing the Human Resources Team and all aspects of the Human Resources function to include but not limited to: employment including recruitment and staffing, compensation, benefits, Human Resources Information System (HRIS- Ulti-Pro) and employee relations.  This role will work in coordination with all plant departments to support company-wide objectives and policies.

Qualifications

  • 8+ years in Human Resources (ideally in a manufacturing environment)
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment
  • Possess sound judgment and decision-making skills
  • Ability to lead and promote a safe and positive work environment

For confidential consideration, please submit your resume via email to tffcareers@taylorfarms.com.  Please type the following in the subject line:  HR Director, Taylor Farms Pacific


Supply Chain Director

Orlando, Florida

About Taylor Fresh Foods, Inc.

Taylor Fresh Foods, Inc. is dedicated to being North America’s favorite maker of salads and healthy fresh foods.  Our “Taylor Family” includes nearly 12,000 team members who are passionate about making high quality, great tasting products for families across North America.  As we continue to rapidly grow, we have a career opportunity available for a talented and motivated individual to join our Taylor Farms Florida team as Director of Supply Chain located in Orlando, Florida.

About the Role

Through the use of sound business practices, the Director of Supply Chain will create and manage systems that will enable Taylor Farms Florida to efficiently manage the procurement and managing of all material used in the manufacturing of our fresh product line.  This individual will be responsible for leading our Procurement, Receiving, and Inventory Management teams.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead the charge toward software and hardware solutions.
  • Allow us clear visibility into daily ordering patterns.
  • Build orders as the product is being manufactured.
  • Design a process that supports an efficient and effective JIT system.
  • Pick both simple and complex orders.
  • Prevent mis-loads, shrink, etc.
  • Marry current and emerging technologies with our service model (e.g. self-driving forklifts, RFID, etc.).
  • Implement the technology and train users and managers on its uses.
  • Utilize existing systems as well as develop new tech based logistic platforms to improve performance.
  • Work with Service team to establish priorities and expectations for both delivered and FOB sales.
  • Lead the development and implementation of system that track performance and customer patterns.

Qualifications

  • Progressive management experience in manufacturing environment
  • 7+ years leadership experience in a JIT system
  • Strong desire to learn
  • Creative problem solver

For confidential consideration, please submit your resume via email to tffcareers@taylorfarms.com.  Please type the following in the subject line:  Supply Chain Director, Taylor Farms Florida


Quality Assurance Director

Orlando, Florida

About Taylor Fresh Foods, Inc.

Taylor Fresh Foods, Inc. is dedicated to being North America’s favorite maker of salads and healthy fresh foods.  Our “Taylor Family” includes nearly 12,000 team members who are passionate about making high quality, great tasting products for families across North America.  As we continue to rapidly grow, we have a career opportunity available for a talented and motivated individual to join our Taylor Farms Florida team as Quality Assurance Director located in Orlando, Florida.

About the Role

The QA Director will be responsible for managing all Quality, Food Safety, and Sanitation activities in the Quality Assurance and Sanitation departments at Taylor Farms Florida.  This position works as managing interface for between customer, sales, and operations team members to produce products that meet and exceed customer expectations.  The primary focus is to manage quality programs in the areas of specifications across all products, standard operating procedures, and sanitation standard operating procedures for all product lines.  The QA Director is a key senior staff member, reporting directly to the President of Taylor Farms Florida and indirectly to the National Vice President of Quality and Food Safety.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Quality and food safety report development and management
  • Manage and support coding and labeling compliance
  • Issue trigger and escalation communication to accountable parties
  • Root Cause Analysis, tracking, and Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPA)
  • Assist and help manage product development initiatives
  • Lead Customer Quality and Food Safety programs (requirements and specifications, etc.)
  • Specification development, measurement, and verification
  • SOP’s development, measurement, and verification
  • Supplier Approval for Quality Programs

Qualifications

  • 8+ years plant quality assurance leadership experience in food production
  • Food quality, microbiology, and food safety experience required (USDA/FSIS, FDA, GFSI)
  • Senior safety management experience required (GMP/OSHA)
  • FSMA trained and PCQI certified (SQF and/or SQF Practitioner)
  • Experience and knowledge of food best practices required
  • Knowledge and experience in regulatory and customer compliance, audits, and reports required
  • Experience implementing a Quality Management System (QMS) highly preferred
  • Experience and knowledge of Lean & Continuous Improvement, KPI’s, etc. preferred
  • Bachelor of Science degree preferred
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Able to work in a respectful and professional manner with all levels of employees
  • Team player who will exceed assigned responsibilities and assist others to reach objectives
  • Native intellectual curiosity and mental stamina
  • Ability to project and explain the consequences of actions take

Travel

Some travel to vendor sites will be required, as well as to other Taylor Farms operations as necessary.

For confidential consideration, please submit your resume via email to tffcareers@taylorfarms.com.  Please type the following in the subject line:  QA Director, Taylor Farms Florida