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Spindrift Manufacturing Site Supervisor in Portland, Oregon

The Manufacturing Site Supervisor will be responsible and accountable for executing and helping to improve onsite manufacturing of product to the highest levels of food safety, quality, and productivity.

  • Work onsite and remotely with contract manufacturers to ensure products are made in accordance to specifications and with established protocols with regard to raw material, product, manufacturing techniques, and packaging.

  • Certify that Manufacturing Instructions and Product Manuals are adhered to during production while still applying experience and judgement to make the best possible product.

  • Conduct critical observation of raw materials, packaging, and products used during manufacturing to identify and resolve issues as well as drive opportunities for improvement.

  • Collect and analyze data gathered during production to help drive meaningful improvements to Key Performance Indicators.

  • Work with co-manufacturers, contracted engineers, and internal customers to help commission Spindrift specific capital projects.

  • Assist with transitioning products from the R&D environment to full scale production.

  • Stay current on industry developments relative to processing, equipment, and packaging innovation while identifying potential applications for Spindrift.

  • Help lead continuous improvement activities.

  • Available for travel up to 60%


  • Minimum of 3 years quality and operations food experience (beverage preferred) within CPG industry

  • Comfortable operating within a plant environment.

  • Flexibility to survive and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. (Which means being able to wear multiple hats; operate without highly structured processes; and consider no task too small nor too large.)

  • Ability to work independently

  • Can apply critical thinking, good sense, and courage to make decisions sometimes in the absence of data.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

    Able to interact successfully with cross-functional stakeholders at all levels, inside and outside the company