Senior Manufacturing Manager

Company Description

At Birch Benders, we're on a mission to bring people together, make your favorite foods better, and fill your days with stacks of fun! Founded in 2011, Birch Benders is the number one natural pancake & waffle mix brand in the country and can be found in over 24,000 stores. With a flagship product of all-natural, just-add-water pancake & waffle mix, Birch Benders has expanded to offer a suite of products including frozen toaster waffles, paleo and keto pancake & waffle mixes, monk fruit sweetened syrup, and microwavable snack cups. With six first-to-market lines introduced in the past decade, Birch Benders is one of the top innovators in the breakfast space.

Job Description

The Senior Manufacturing Manager will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of third-party manufacturers and driving process improvement within the organization. The candidate will report to the Vice President of Operations. The responsibilities of this role will fall into three categories:

Primary Job Responsibilities:

Contract Manufacturing Management - 40%
• Plan and monitor weekly production and track manufacturing performance
• Complete and post monthly finished good cycle counts and audit/correct discrepancies
• Quarterly site visits to conduct audits and review performance
• Identify areas for optimization and cost savings
• Work with the purchasing team to ensure purchase orders meet production dates and material requirements
• Calculate the impact to supply associated with major events, transitions, and new and discontinued items
• Keep internal Quality Assurance records up to date and organized
• Standardize product quality specifications, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and performance targets across R&D, suppliers and contract manufacturers
• Process work orders in Netsuite accurately and timely

Reporting & Analytics - 40%
• Responsible for creating and publishing weekly KPIs related to cost, production and production adherence
• Utilize ERP reporting and analytics to develop continuous improvement and process improvement initiatives
• Provide summary reporting as needed 

Commercialization - 20%
• Support the commercialization process of new SKUs with co-manufacturing partners
• Assist with the sourcing and onboarding process of new co-manufacturers
• Support the weekly project management meetings and task assignments 

You are...

• Looking for a position where you can learn the real workings of a fast-paced, rapidly growing start-up!
• Hungry…and not just for pancakes. You are hungry for new experiences and new challenges. You are someone who takes on projects large and small with
a can-do attitude and smile
• Organized and have a great attention to detail 

You have...

• Experience in a CPG (consumer packaged goods) organization
• Experience in a production management environment or managing third party production
• Experience using Netsuite (preferred) or another comparable ERP system
• A basic understanding of Google Docs, Excel and PowerPoint
• A basic understanding of inventory principles
• Excellent analytical, time management and problem-solving skills


• Competitive salary with full health care benefits and FSAs
• 401K plan
• Generous vacation policy
• Cell phone and gym allowance