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Senior Manager of Production Planning, Facilities and Compliance

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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Senior Manager of Production Planning, Facilities and Compliance
Job Category Staff & Executive - Facilities/Environmental/Maintenance
Department NJAES Food Innovation CtrSouth

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Manager of Production Planning, Facilities and Compliance for the Food Innovation Center. This position reports to the Director of the Food Innovation Center and the Associate Director of Food Safety, Quality Assurance, and Training at the Food Innovation Center (FIC). Among the key duties are the following:

• Provides leadership for production planning, manufacturing, scale-up to commercialization, food safety, labor management, quality assurance and the associated steps to bring a food product to market. The candidate is responsible to interface with the entire management team at FIC, and be accountable to provide total business solutions for farmers, start-up companies and food processing clients that are served.
• Oversees the mechanical functionality of the facility and equipment, and meet all Rutgers and regulatory requirements, working in conjunction with the FIC Processing Engineering consultant, and Rutgers Facilities and REHS personnel
• Implements and maintains sanitation and quality assurance programs and personnel training, in compliance with FDA and USDA regulations for the manufacturing of food products.
• Provides personalized and customized technical support to FIC clients in the areas of quality assurance, food safety, regulations, and compliance. Interface with clients on a daily basis and provide appropriate food safety training to maintain facility policies.
• Develops protocol and manage day-to-day operations related to quality assurance, sanitation activities, microbiological and analytical testing, and technical support at the Food Innovation Center (FIC)
• Identifies, implements and/or evaluates advanced strategies for sanitation and quality assurance in food manufacturing, building security, food defense, etc.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 07
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 71384.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 90353.000
Annual Maximum Salary 109322.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Admin Assembly (MPSC)
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biological Sciences; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the field.
• At least 5 years of food industry supervisory experience required, ideally in a supervisory position in the fields of food manufacturing, quality assurance, production planning, facilities management, compliance, and/or sanitation within food processing environments.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Education and experience that demonstrates proficiency in food plant production, warehouse, quality, food lab operations and management of FDA / USDA interactions.
• Has an understanding of food manufacturing, food safety principles, including GMP’s and SSOP’s and HACCP.
• Experience with plant operations, quality assurance and technical services in the food industry are required.
• Candidate must demonstrate an ability to develop strategies, manage multiple projects, and have excellent communication skills.
• Should be comfortable in a training role and be capable of creating and leading an environment of continuous improvement.
• Ability to work in a team environment is a must, as well as the ability to work in confidence with the individual needs of clients.
• Computer literacy in Excel and Word, and the ability to analyze data and create technical reports are required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Certifications in HACCP (USDA, FDA and Seafood) and Better Process Control School are preferred.
• If applicant does not already have these, they will be required to become certified in these areas upon hiring.
• Plant Operations and/or experience managing all activities involved in a departmental / cross functional environment.
• Experience with the fruit and vegetable processing industry, prepared foods, beverage industry and/or seafood industry is desirable, but not required.
• Business entrepreneurial experience highly desirable.
SQF Practitioner or similar training experience in another global food safety program (BRC, Dutch HACCP)
• Strong inter-personal skills and the ability to work in a team environment, and with clients on a regular basis for all of their business support needs

Equipment Utilized

• Quality Assurance Laboratory: pH Meter, refractometer, water activity meter, moisture meter, scales, microbiology testing
• Production: Hot water heater, steam boiler, air compressor, vacuum seal machine, automatic filling machine, automatic capper, steam jacketed kettles, refrigeration systems, ovens, dough proofers, commercial mixers., etc.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

• Must be able to work extended hours in either a hot & humid environment or refrigerated rooms -15 to 50°F.
• Ability to walk or stand on hard, wet, slippery concrete floors for extended length of time.
• Ability to lift items up to 50 lbs

Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST2448
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Off Campus
Location Details Bridgeton, NJ (Cumberland County)

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

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  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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