AB Mauri Memphis
  • 24-Jun-2019 (CST)
  • Operations
  • Memphis, TN, USA
  • Full Time

AB Mauri North America is a division of AB Mauri, a global leader in yeast and bakery ingredient products.  Our signature line of quality bakery ingredients including dough conditioners, mold inhibitors, leaveners, vinegars, malts, syrups, acidulants and more are sold under the AB Mauri Bakery Ingredients brand name.  When bakers choose from our complete product portfolio, they experience our commitment to an ongoing working relationship - beyond the product purchase.

AB Mauri North America dates back to the introduction of Fleischmann's Yeast in the U.S. in 1868, thanks to the industry-changing vision held by brothers Charles and Maximillian Fleischmann who partnered with Cincinnati businessman James Gaff.

Around the world, AB Mauri operates in more than 50 locations in 32 countries, with global headquarters located in Peterborough, United Kingdom.  AB Mauri was formed in 2004 as an operating division of Associated British Foods (ABF).


Position Objective:

Direct the efficient and timely manufacturing of goods, which meet all quality and product design specifications while delivering balanced business results in safety, people, quality, service, speed, and cost key performance indicators (KPI's Ultimate responsibility for plant production and two to three production supervisors. Serve as Interim Plant Manager in the absence of the Vice President of Manufacturing/Plant Manager and Assistant Plant Manager.

Key Result Areas:

Performance Standards

Regulatory Requirements

Meet or exceed OSHA safety standards.

Maintain superior scores on SQF and/or related food safety audits.

Ensure compliance with all applicable environmental regulations.


Direct workflow and processes of production teams through two to three production supervisors

Plan and direct production activities and establish production priorities for products in keeping with effective operations and cost factors.

Manages scope proactively to ensure that only what was agreed to be delivered, unless changes are approved through scope management.

Manages and mitigates project risk and ensures the solution is of acceptable quality.

Identify, report and explain production variances and develop action plans to improve production of goods.

Schedule production and labor to meet sales requirements.

Track downtime and coordinate equipment downtime for scheduled maintenance activities with maintenance management.

Process Improvements

Develop and implement action plans to improve department KPI's in safety, people, quality, service, speed and cost.

Manage implementation of technical process innovations.

Provide on-the-floor troubleshooting and coaching skills.

Cross-train worker teams for maximum production flexibility.

Seek and utilize employee input to improve procedures and processes.

Budgeting & Cost Control

Develop and execute yearly production budget for department.

Identify and justify capital projects to help control costs.

Ensure optimum use of available funds, while operating within or better than budgetary guidelines

Identify potential machine failures and coordinate preventive maintenance accordingly.

Practice lean manufacturing techniques where appropriate identifying and improving losses.

Purchasing/Material Resource Planning

Maintain inventories to meet production and customer needs while keeping working capital to a minimum level.

Organizational Capability

Manage and coach production team to solve daily operational issues.

Organize and facilitate daily team and cross functional meetings to improve department KPI's.

Conduct presentations and training programs as needed.

Motivate team members to achieve department KPI goals.

Key Result Areas:

Performance Standards

Human Resource Management

Comply with HR policies and procedures.

Comply with relevant employment laws.

Access employees' development requirements and ensure employees receive necessary training and experience, where applicable, assign annual performance and development objectives that are aligned with the needs of the facility and the business.


Approve vendors as necessary.

Participate in HACCP program as necessary.

Comply with Good Manufacturing Practices.

Other duties as assigned.

a combination of the listed skills and knowledge is preferred


Bachelors degree in science or engineering preferred, and/or Five to Seven (5-7) years of experience in a food manufacturing environment.

Yeast or fluid processing as well as packaging experience preferred.

Five to seven (5-7) years' experience in a management role in a manufacturing plant environment, including direct supervisory reporting responsibilities.

Food Safety/HACCP/GMP training.

Demonstrated people and leadership skills with track record of achieving positive business results the right way.

Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team building skills.

Ability to give/receive constructive feedback.

Excellent organizational, analytical, prioritization and problem solving skills.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Excellent PC skills in Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint.

Budgeting and cost control experience.

other factors

Occasional travel.

working conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and talk, hear and smell. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is sometimes exposed to airborne particles and chemicals. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts. The employee frequently works in high places and is infrequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.


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