Schwan's Company Sr Manufacturing Manager in Salina, Kansas


At Schwan’s Company, we are a fast-paced, innovative team, focused on bringing delicious foods to our customers. If you’re passionate about food and creating a successful future, this is the place for you. Based in Minnesota, Schwan’s is a national, multibillion-dollar company that manufactures and markets quality foods through home-delivery, retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands includeRed Baron®, Tony's® and Freschetta® pizza, Mrs. Smith's® and Edwards® desserts, Pagoda® Asian-style snacks and Schwan's® home delivery. To learn more about Schwan's, visit

We are hiring a Senior Manufacturing Manager at the largest pizza plant in the world and home to our Tony's and Red Baron brand frozen pizzas, you will be responsible for the plant manufacturing and maintenance for all shifts.

  • Opportunity to work in a large and highly automated manufacturing facility and be part of a growing platform in the company.

  • Opportunity to lead, mentor, and develop employees.

  • Opportunities for career growth with a well-established food company. For the right candidate, the Senior Manufacturing Manager role is a starting point on the path to a Plant Director position.

  • A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees

  • Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled

  • Competitive wages, incentive pay and a comprehensive package of benefits


  • Directs and assists managers and supervisors engaged in the daily operation of the production and maintenance departments.

  • Develops the budget and controls for department spending at budgeted levels.

  • Maintains actual cost of goods at or below standard. Investigates ways to reduce scrap waste out-of-specification and contaminated ingredients. Explores ways to reduce the manpower and effort needed to produce products without sacrificing quality. Researches and proposes equipment and employee utilization for cost effectiveness. Presents proposals to the Director of Manufacturing.

  • Monitors performance of the manufacturing facility by using reports from Plant Management, Human Resources and Food Safety Quality.

  • Prepares and/or compiles operating reports for the Director of Manufacturing. Follows up on opportunities for improvement with appropriate management in all operating areas.

  • Interviews and hires employees following required EEO and Affirmative Action guidelines and ensuring employees receive the proper training. Conducts performance evaluation. Responsible for managing employees including skills development safety housekeeping policy administration discipline employee relations cost control and problem solving. Adjust daily work schedule as needed to meet production requirements.

  • Manages, trains, and develops subordinates.


Years of Experience: 8-10 years of related experience.

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

  • The desire to make a meaningful difference. Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently. We need someone who competes to win!

  • Authentic leader: direct communicator, able to build strong relationships across the company, with all levels.

  • Must have great collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively work closely with cross-functional teams.

  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Must possess management/supervisory experience.

  • Prior experience in food manufacturing with exposure to USDA/FDA regulations strongly recommended.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written oral diagram or schedule form.

  • Ability to calculate financial figures (product costing standards) and equipment performance.

  • Intermediate personal computer skills including MicroSoft Office. SAP experience beneficial.

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees and upper management.

  • Ability to effectively manage employees.

The employing subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.

Business Unit: SFC Global Supply Chain, Inc.

Req #: 18009503