Senior Director of Manufacturing

Date: Apr 19, 2024

Location: Twin Falls, ID

Company: Chobani

Job Title:             Director of Manufacturing - Dairy

Location:             Twin Falls, ID

                               

Summary: As a key member of the Twin Falls Leadership Team, the Director of Manufacturing will provide strategic leadership and oversight to the Dairy plant within Chobani’s Twin Falls, ID facility, the largest yogurt manufacturing facility in the world! The leader will have extensive experience in manufacturing, operational excellence, continuous improvement, driving business results and collaborative leadership to assure plant performance reaches established expectations. This role has the responsibility and the accountability of ensuring the highest level of safety and quality for Chobani’s employees and products.

 

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Strategic Leadership: Develop and implement manufacturing strategies aligned with company goals and objectives. Drive initiatives to improve productivity, efficiency, and quality.
  • Team Management: Lead and mentor a team of manufacturing managers, supervisors, and frontline employees. Foster a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous improvement.
  • Operational Excellence: Find opportunities for process optimization, cost reduction, and waste elimination. Implement lean manufacturing principles and other standard processes to drive operational efficiency.
  • Continuous Improvement: Lead and support cross-functional teams in identifying and implementing continuous improvement projects. Foster a culture of innovation and efficiency throughout the manufacturing organization.
  • Planning: Collaborate closely with Chobani’s Sales & Operations Planning team to optimize responsiveness and timeliness to assure operational capacity matches customer demand
  • Reporting and Analysis: Prepare regular reports and performance metrics to monitor key manufacturing KPIs. Analyze data to identify trends, opportunities, and areas for improvement.
  • Quality Assurance: Collaborate with the Quality Assurance department to ensure thorough quality control standards and procedures. Implement measures to ensure product quality meets or exceeds customer expectations.
  • GMPs: Follow Chobani’s safety procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices
     

The requirements of this position include:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in engineering, manufacturing, business administration, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years as a small to medium sized plant manager/leader in a manufacturing facility; experience in a fast paced, multi-sku product environment preferred.
  • Willing to spend significant time on the production floor; interacting with employees at all levels.
  • Experience leading or participating in a site transformation preferred.
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to inspire and empower teams to achieve goals and objectives.
  • In-depth knowledge of manufacturing processes, quality systems, and continuous improvement methodologies (e.g., Lean, Six Sigma).
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical abilities.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to optimally collaborate with cross-functional teams and partners.

 

About Chobani 

Chobani is a food maker with a mission of making high-quality and nutritious food accessible to more people, while elevating our communities and making the world a healthier place. In short: making good food for all. In support of this mission, Chobani is a purpose-driven, people-first, food-and-wellness-focused company, and has been since its founding in 2005 by Hamdi Ulukaya, an immigrant to the U.S. The Company manufactures yogurt, oat milk, and creamers – Chobani yogurt is America's No.1 yogurt brand, made with natural ingredients without artificial preservatives. Following the 2023 acquisition of La Colombe, a leading coffee roaster with a shared commitment to quality, craftmanship and impact, the Company began selling cold-pressed espresso and lattes on tap at 32 cafes, as well as Ready to Drink (RTD) coffee beverages at retail.   

  

Chobani uses food as a force for good in the world – putting humanity first in everything it does. The company’s philanthropic efforts prioritize giving back to its communities and beyond: working to eradicate child hunger, supporting immigrants, refugees and underrepresented people, honoring veterans, and protecting the planet. Chobani manufactures its products in New York, Idaho, Michigan and Australia, and its products are available throughout North America and distributed in Australia and other select markets.  

  

For more information, please visit www.chobani.com and www.lacolombe.com, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn

 

Chobani is an equal opportunity employer.  Chobani will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any basis including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military and/or veteran status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws.

Compensation Range: $140,000.00 - $210,000.00, plus bonus.


Nearest Major Market: Idaho
Nearest Secondary Market: Twin Falls