Production Manager

Would you like to work for a company that still has a “family” atmosphere and where the employees are the greatest asset to the company?

Are you a highly independent person? Do you actively seek out problems to solve? Do you have a knack for knowing what is important?  Are you honest and ethical?

If so, you may be the perfect candidate for our Production Manager position. Come be a part of an extraordinary team that is International Food Products Corporation! Excellent benefits and competitive pay are just a few of the reasons to consider our opportunity.

Who We Are:

Located in Fenton, Missouri, is a family-owned company in business for 50 years. IFPC is a growing, highly ethical, quality ingredient company for the food industry.

Why join the team:

  • When you work at IFPC, you are family.
  • Career Advancement
  • Medical / Dental / Vision / Life / Disability
  • 401k with a Matching component
  • Paid Time Off – vacation, sick, 9 paid holidays.


Plant Location: 

Hazelwood, MO

The ideal candidate will be someone who will immerse themselves on the shop floor supporting employees and the front-line supervision in a servant leader role to execute the daily production schedule, making safe, quality food, right first time, in control.

The ideal leader will be someone who can build relationships with all employees and gain respect by supporting them and making their daily production line execution as safe and effective as possible.  In addition, being someone, the employees can trust to be upfront and respectful, also being someone who will hold people accountable for the right behaviors and doing the right things when no one is looking.

Being available to the 3 production shifts and the leaders who run them is important to ensure they have the support needed for the speed of communications and decision making.  Some variable shift schedule time will be important to cross over with the shifts and ensure a strong continuity of operations.

Time spent on the shop floor to ensure employee safety is paramount, the food produced is safe, meeting all of our customer and regulatory requirements.  Someone with an eye for detail who can ensure clean and well-organized production areas at all times.

Our business is planning for future growth and is in pursuit of a strong leader to take ownership of the current state and help ensure a strong foundation is maintained and assist in the growth efforts for the business as future capacity is filled, expanding more production lines across the 3 shifts.

Responsibilities Include

  • Oversight of the human safety of the employees under your charge.
  • Responsible for the Food Safety and Quality execution of the Production Operations team.
  • Tactical leadership of the shop floor environment, 75-80% of the time supporting 8 direct reports Production Supervisors across a 3-shift operation, mostly 5 days per week, with occasional weekend production requirements.
  • Cost management and direct labor deployment of the Production team to meet the daily/weekly production schedule.
  • Schedule adherence by working with the Production Shift Supervision to map out an executable plan with the Supply Chain and Production teams to meet customer order shipments.


The successful candidate must have the following qualifications

  • Experience in tactical leadership of a manufacturing shop floor setting.
  • Prior production operations leadership experience.
  • Experience in overseeing a multi-shift operation with oversight of direct report hourly shift supervision.
  • This ideal candidate will have a food safety background and understand how important Food Safety and Food Quality are to our business success, to our customers, and to the industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or engineering discipline preferred. Technical acumen is a huge benefit to overseeing industrial equipment operations.  5-10+ years of prior experience considered instead of formal education discipline.
  • Experience in a dry blending operation is a plus, but not critical. The right candidate will be able to learn by being tactically engaged daily quickly.


Physical Requirements:

  • Lift 60lbs – Occasionally
  • Carry 60lbs – Occasionally
  • Bend/Stoop – Frequently
  • Climb/Work at Heights – Occasionally
  • Reach above shoulder level – Occasionally
  • Push/Pull – Occasionally
  • Squat/Crouch – Occasionally


We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. If you meet the qualifications above, send your resume to

To apply, please email us your resume.