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Processing Department Manager

At Danone, Manufacturing the best products and supplying them to meet demand is a key driver for our plant teams. We have an opening for Processing Cell Owner based in our West Jordan, Utah manufacturing plant. 

As a Processing Cell owner, you will be responsible for the Processing Cell. The Processing Cell encompasses the reception of raw milk to the storage of yogurt. You will ensure that Safety, Food Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery and Motivation requirements are met through effective management of cell team members. You will have enough skills, resources and tools needed to develop daily work and make decisions autonomously and achieve business needs and targets fast and efficiently.


  • You will provide team members and supervisors with leadership, direction and coaching to achieve work objectives and professional development.
  • You will report results and Cell performance on a weekly basis.
  • You will manage the cell’s key performance indicators,
  • You will lead the Daily Management System for the cell, solving daily nonconformities and elevating problems to the proper level and prioritizing short and long term actions and completion of action plans.
  • You will ensure people safety through behavior-based audits and participation in the culture change for zero incidents
  • You will lead initiatives to improve and sustain product quality and costs through implementation and training of standard operating procedures and standardized best practices.
  • You will direct the cell’s team of front line management to ensure alignment through communication, direction and goal setting, results measurement and regular feedback.
  • You will actively participate in cell organization’s employee selection, competence development, and performance evaluation.
  • You will drive teamwork and motivation through results-driven activities.
  • You will contribute to performance vision and defining targets.
  • You will build and implement processes and projects to reach predefined targets
  • You will train, coach and provide problem solving tools to the operational teams to create a culture of fact-based decision-making and analytical skills
  • You will coach Shift Managers regarding Food Safety, Quality, Cost and Problem Solving
  • You will perform other duties as assigned

About You:

  • You will have a Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing/Engineering/Business Management/Food Science
  • You will have 3-5 years of previous leadership experience in a high speed production environment; previous leadership experience in dairy and/or food manufacturing preferred
  • You will have theoretical and practical knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement methodologies
  • You will have the ability to transform discussions into practical steps; ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where limited standardization exists.
  • You will have strong computer skills
  • You will have sharp and tenacious troubleshooting skills— the ability to rapidly assess, analyze, and resolve complicated problems with little initial information or direction and with varying degrees of ambiguity.
  • You will have excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines within time constraints.
  • You will have strong “self-management” skills. Must bring interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills required to interact with various levels of plant and corporate personnel.
  • You will be detail-oriented, organized, and possess ability to multi-task and shift priorities quickly, while maintaining control, focus and accuracy with limited supervision in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • You will be a team player, motivated and willing to do whatever is required to ensure success of the team.
  • You will have the willingness to work flexible schedules as needed to support plant operations,
  • You will possess resourcefulness and decision-making ability
  • You will have the ability to work under pressure and manage others in potentially stressful conditions

At Danone North America, you’ll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You’ll be part of the largest Certified B Corp™ in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.


Danone North America doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.

Salary Range
$35,000.00 - 99,000.00
per Year
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West Jordan, UT 84084, US