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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.


 

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


Associate Product Manager

Orlando, FL

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 an Associate Product Manager located in Orlando, Florida.

About the Role

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

Job responsibilities:

  1. Job aid creation and execution
  2. Sample request execution
  3. Manage label discontinuation process
  4. Participate in costing workbook process
  5. Initiate new Axapta item from/ customer specification
  6. Nutritional document and verification process to review ingredients
  7. Lead label verification and transparency process
  8. Conduct any ship testing required
  9. Launch meeting with TFFL team
  10. Launch/First production day (Audit and final product review)
  11. Execute first run samples to customer
  12. Provide first shipment recap including photos
  13. Provide post launch review
  14. Cross functional to back up any team member
  15. Proficient at Microsoft office to manage projects, pivot tables, create charts
  16. Responsible for commercialization agenda
  17. Add weekly BOM explosion
  18. 9:00am KPI’s
  19. Sample request ties in market/corporate requests (corporate photo requests of competitor products ).
  20. Commercialization agenda, action items and follow ups

Qualifications

  • 2-3 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
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook are required
  • Communication skills to work effectively with team members
  • Previous manufacturing experience preferred, but not required
  • Self-motivation to follow through on daily assignments
  • Excellent communication skills and extremely detail oriented
  • Communication skills to work effectively with team members
  • Strong ability to delegate, give instructions and work independently
  • Strong ability to multi-task and efficiently manage time
  • Strong ability to follow-through on assignments
  • Bilingual a plus

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


Sales Category Manager Analyst

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 Sales Category Manager Analyst located in Annapolis Junction, Maryland.

About the Role

The Sales Category Manager Analyst is responsible for the development and management of several functions including report modeling and competitive analysis across a portfolio of prepared foods product sets and customers. This position will work with the Sales team and Senior Leadership to develop and manage our strategic plan for new business development for national customers along with ongoing business reviews. The scope of this role will be focused on analyzing key customers and product sets.  The individual will also be responsible for developing and implementing standardized reporting tools across all multiple data structures.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop processes and systems to define, measure, analyze and sales on key customers (to be defined)
  • Provide a quarterly category management review for key customers (to be defined)
  • Proactively monitor product sets to ensure competitiveness, optimal structures, and profitability
  • Perform analyses and develop reports/dashboards
  • Analyzing data or insights to determine industry and consumer trends

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of related experience in strategic, leadership, and analytical roles
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Operations, Economics, or other related field
  • Expertise in advanced analytics and simulation development
  • Experience managing programs across multiple locations/territories
  • Proven track record of execution and management of strategic plans
  • Excellent communication skills-written, verbal and interpersonal
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Expert in Excel, Word, PowerPoint; able to learn new programs
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus
  • Additional Preferred Skills: SQL/database knowledge, Halo, and Axapta experience

 Travel

Travel requirements may vary, but potential for 25%-50% domestic travel to Salinas, California and to production facilities around the country.

For confidential consideration, please submit your resume via email to tffcareers@taylorfarms.com.  Please type the following in the subject line:  Sales Category Manager Analyst, Maryland