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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.


 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


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


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


Process Engineer

Swedesboro, New Jersey

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 New Jersey team as a Process Engineer, located in Swedesboro, New Jersey.

About the Role

The Process Engineer will be responsible for analyzing current metrics and processes, and will help lead automation and capital expenditure projects.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Expected to solve for capacity increases, equipment upgrades, redundancy improvement, and process improvements, among others, as directed
  • Responsible to analyze existing data/metrics/reports in conjunction with assigned projects
  • Ability to interact/engage with vendors, as directed, (existing and potential) and report back on specifications/options/timelines etc.
  • Ability to calculate ROI/IRR for potential capital expenditures relating to projects as assigned/relevant to the above
  • Ability to proactively bring suggestions to direct report relating to the first bullet point above
    • Able to work collaboratively with process owners when discussing operational or daily process improvement
  • Ability to accomplish goals within a fast paced and production focused environment. Comfortable approaching subject matter experts while being cognizant of priorities and time demands on the subject matter experts
  • Ability to accomplish goals without direct reports and able to interact with multiple departments

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Management, or related field required
  • 0-3 years work experience
  • Ideally possess experience in process engineering in a food manufacturing environment
  • Must have proven experience interacting with multiple departments in achieving completion of projects/goals
  • Experience with automation of existing processes is ideal
  • Experience in a production capacity of a food manufacturing operation is ideal, experience in a production role in manufacturing is required

For confidential consideration, please submit your resume via email to tffcareers@taylorfarms.com.  Please type the following in the subject line:  Process Engineer, Taylor Farms New Jersey


HR Generalist

Swedesboro, New Jersey

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 New Jersey team as an HR Generalist, located in Swedesboro, New Jersey.

About the Role

We have a great opportunity for an individual to join our team to provide Human Resource Generalist support services at our manufacturing facility. The Human Resource Generalist is responsible for performing all HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with the management and HR team in supporting designated projects. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: employee relations, training and coaching (group and one-on-one), performance management, onboarding, new hire transitions, policy implementation/interpretation, facility communication, employment/labor law compliance, employee reporting and compensation/benefit administration support.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Works collaboratively with employees and management to provide guidance on various issues including but not limited to labor and employee relation issues, interpretation of plant policies and practices, performance management and investigations, benefits and compensation programs.
  • Responds to employee relation issues such as employee complaints, harassment, discrimination, etc.
  • Partners with management in drafting and reviewing corrective action and performance improvement plans.
  • Advises managers and supervisors about the steps in the performance management guide for the company. Counsels managers on employment issues.
  • Develop and execute people processes that attract, train, and retain employees to support the organization’s short and long term business needs.
  • Provides fast pace walk-in support to employees soliciting support.
  • Maintains and coordinates employee recognition programs.
  • Utilizes a variety of translation tools (online and apps) to support a multi-culture/language working environment.
  • Provides competitive market research on various HR related topics and prepares/presents the data as needed to management staff.
  • Partners with accounting and payroll to maintain the employee/payroll database.
  • Supports gathering salary survey data when needed.
  • Spends time on the production floor to maintain positive rapport, answer questions, and proactively address issues.
  • Assists company-wide teams including the wellness, education and training, environmental health and safety, culture and communication activities.
  • Plans and coordinate company events in partnership with HR Assistant.
  • Serves as point-of-contact between employees and management team on escalated employee issues. Identifies potential issues, offers advice and provide solutions.
  • Creates/coordinate/posts regular communication updates to the facilities through email, posters and television updates.
  • Supports administrative and planning activities for the Adopt-A-School and Scholarship programs.
  • Assists with employee communication and feedback through such avenues as company meetings, suggestion programs, employee satisfaction surveys, newsletters, employee focus groups, one-on-one meetings, and Intranet use.
  • Tracks corrective action plans and exit interview data to determine trends and recommend possible solutions to reduce organizational risk and improve employee engagement.
  • Conducts exit interviews for hourly and salaried employees.
  • Assist with identification of training initiatives for the site.
  • Prepares and analyzes reports that are necessary to carry out the functions of the department and company. Prepares periodic reports for management, as necessary or requested.
  • Development, review and update job descriptions as needed.
  • Supports new hire transitions by processing background checks and pre-employment drug screens as needed.
  • Participates in developing department goals, objectives and systems.
  • Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars as needed.
  • Maintains labor and employment compliance posters throughout facility.
  • Maintains, tracks and updates electronic filing system.
  • Writes, distributes and tracks employee attendance employee disciplinary actions.
  • Coaches, counsels and guides managers before executing employee disciplinary actions.
  • Participate in other Human Resource projects, duties and continuous improvement initiatives.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or related field
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish (read, write, translate and speak)
  • 5 years Human Resources experience
  • Excellent communication written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Must be proficient with MS Office software
  • Knowledge of employment and labor law
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships within all departments
  • Strong problem solving, multitasking, time management and organizational skills
  • High change agility to adjust to business needs
  • Ability to work off schedule shifts as needed
  • Ability to train groups of employees, supervisors or managers either in a group setting or one-on-one
  • Ability to work with ambiguity, creativity and be highly flexible.
  • Ability to accommodate an early start or late workday as the business needs
  • Work in a fast paced environment
  • Work in a cubicle (open workspace)
  • Kronos experience preferred
  • HRIS (Ultipro) experience preferred
  • Spend time on the production floor periodically in 32-40 degree temperatures
  • Sitting, standing and walking regularly

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


Production 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 our Taylor Farms Florida team as a Production Manager located in Orlando, Florida.

About the Role

The Production Manager is responsible for both the quality and cost of all production at the facility.  The Production Manager is expected to surpass budget regarding cost of product, labor goals, efficiency standards, as well as expectations for quality throughout production runs.

Having ultimate control over all direct labor in the plant, the Production Manager oversees via direct reports approximately seventy percent of the plantwide workforce.  The Production Manager will need to work well with upstream departments (Sales and Procurement) and downstream departments (Warehouse and Single Unit Selection department), as well as support departments such as Quality Assurance and Maintenance.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Ability to mentor and develop production supervisors and leads in a promote-from-within environment
  • Ability to grasp the production schedule iterations by product and production area. This includes the understanding of timing and input constraints as well as an ability to cycle finished goods to different production lines based on real time information and evaluation.
  • Ability to line staff and labor plan to meet target and ensure on-time production
  • Ability to disseminate metrics and KPIs to direct reports while also able to tailor the delivery of the information and follow up in different manners, depending upon audience and experience
  • Leading by example mentality resulting in majority of time spent on the floor supporting direct reports and successful daily production allowing a culture of floor presence to thrive with direct reports and their next level of leadership below. The production manager will be expected and required to spend approximately seventy-five percent of their time directly on the floor.
  • Ultimate responsibility for direct labor and a significant portion of indirect labor spend plantwide

Qualifications

  • 3+ years’ experience in similar production and operational environment required
  • Experience in production of short shelf life, perishable, value added-commissary production or like, is required
  • Proven ability to develop talent required
  • Experience in both a more automated as well as manual production environment is preferred
  • Experience in a “make today, ship today” environment is preferred
  • Experience in utilizing plant wide ERP system is required
  • Experience in utilizing other plant wide scorekeeping and production methods is preferred
  • Experience interacting with a tenured management group is preferred
  • Verifiable experience and desire to maintain a “lead from the production floor” mindset is required
  • Ability to grasp labor and production planning tools is required
  • Bilingual is strongly preferred

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