AB Mauri Memphis
  • 09-Dec-2020 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Operations
  • Memphis, TN, USA
  • Full Time

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 Title:



Reports To:

Plant operations manager and dotted line to fermentation manager




AB Mauri North America

FLSA Status:












Organize, manage and supervise the manufacturing and distribution of products on the assigned shift 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). Serve as key contact of the fermentation department's process controls, process management, and execution of operator tasks in the absence of the Fermentation Manager.

Key Result Areas:


Performance Standards:

Plant & Employee Safety

Coordinate on the job training of each individual.

Enforce compliance with Company Safety and Sanitation policies.

Identify and respond to potential safety hazards.

Reduce accident incident rate to meet department standards.


Seek and utilize employee input to improve procedures and processes.

Adapt processes to suit different raw materials.

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.

MBWA Manage By Walking Around

Supervise and monitor all activities and operations of the yeast fermentation process and packaging production.

Plan, analyze and schedule fermentation/production activities to ensure customer orders are completed.

Establish, review and conduct training and validation on standard operating procedures (SOPs)

Provide timely and accurate communication on process, sanitation, environment and safety deviations and product losses.

Ensure that the Master Sanitation schedule is being followed and identify any areas that require support for the implementation of corrective action.

Ensure that all HACCP and Sanitation reports are completed accurately, as applicable.

Ensure that the proper fermentation nutrient additions are added as specified by the mash design.

Lead Training sessions for Fermentation and Production operators.

Ensure that production reports are completed accurately.

Quality Control

Monitor brew protocols and schedules for yeast fermentation to meet customer demands.

Assess product samples, laboratory data, and process information to promptly identify production bottlenecks/deviations from normal operations.

Implement changes to raw materials, fermentation protocols, yeast strains, and /or other ancillary process to ensure customer quality requirements are met.

Ensure that molasses ratios are utilized as appropriate.

Ensure supply of cream to Packaging and Cream Loadout meet needed demand.

Participate in special projects as requested and conduct sampling and trials as needed.

Support laboratory sample test requirements.

Ensure all equipment and tanks are cleaned and sanitized per Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures (SSOPs).

Maintain records as required by QC Department.

Maintain fermentation/production logs and related files/paperwork.

Uphold all quality control and HAACP and GMP standards.

Maintain a clean work area within the department per sanitation standards. Maintain departmental Master Sanitation Schedule.

Assure that all Production finished product is properly labeled and is marked with an accurate and legible lot code.

Contact suppliers regarding food safety/quality issues.

Participate in HACCP program as necessary.

Regulatory Requirements


Monitor VOC emissions to comply with Title V Permit.

Ensure compliance with all relevant local, state and federal regulations.

Meet OSHA safety standards.

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

Meet or exceed all customer qualification inspections and requirements.

Ensure compliance with all applicable environmental regulations.

Reporting & Purchasing/Material Resource Planning

Analyze production/ testing records and report/ documents any malfunctions to the Fermentation Manager and/or Production Manager

Periodically reconcile inventories and request raw materials as required to meet production schedules; communicate changes to process as needed.

Support First Pass Quality (FPQ) metrics and provide root cause and preventative measures

Ensure accuracy in production reporting and kitting into the Inventory Management system.

Maintain at least minimal inventories to meet production needs while keeping working capital to a minimum level.

Maintain vendor relationships to ensure timely deliveries.

Manage factored goods inventory levels for the plant.

Effectively communicate with the shipping personnel to ensure execution of the daily schedule Cream Loadout and Production

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.


Focus on continuous improvement.

Other duties as assigned.

Ongoing development/training as required.

Manage and coach fermentation/production teams to solve daily operational issues.

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

Conduct presentations and training programs as needed.

Motivate team members to achieve department KPI goals.

Comply with Good Manufacturing Practices.


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.

Four to six years experience in a supervisory role in a manufacturing plant environment.

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.

Biochemical process and / or food manufacturing experience.

Process and/or product development experience.

Budgeting and cost control experience.

Forklift operator's license.

Ability to operate specific computer software and related hardware in running large scale liquid process plants.

Excellent science and math aptitude.

Experience in food, chemical or liquid processing and related equipment.

other factors


Occasional overtime may be required.

This position may work a 4 day on, 3 day off (rotating shift) with the flexibility to alter that schedule, as needed.


working conditions


Comply with all plant Safety Rules and Regulations

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 1 to 50 lbs. 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 may be in areas that are wet and/or humid

that may contain airborne particles and chemicals. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts. Employee may occasionally work at height.

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