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Production Manager

Distant Lands Coffee Renton ,WA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


Oversee management of roasting, grinding, flavoring and packaging activities, including personnel. Direct activities so that products are available to ship on schedule and are within quality standards, food safety standards and cost objectives.

REPORTING TO THIS POSITION ARE: Production Supervisor, Production employees


·Assist plant manager and peers in the development and implementation of long and short-range planning, policies, programs and objectives

·Maintain high standards of manufacturing while ensuring that products conform to customer and company quality standards

·Develop, budget and execute departmental staffing and expense spend in line with company forecasts and projection

·Ensure departmental productivity goals are achieved by Overall Equipment Effectiveness and, if required, other productivity management tools

·Direct production activities to achieve roasting and packaging schedule compliance, cost per pound, scrap and other process quality goals.

·Direct and monitor department supervisors to accomplish manufacturing goals consistent with established manufacturing, quality and safety procedures

·Effectively communicate policies, procedures and other matters affecting the performance and results of production staff

·Hire, train and develop staff against structured job performance and evaluation criteria

·Report Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) as required for Production.

·Identify and implement changes to improve productivity and reduce cost, scrap and QA hold while maximizing QA rewor

·Maintain staffing training and foster skill development

·Coordinate with Maintenance department to minimize downtime during routine or reactive maintenance activities

·Maintain cleanliness and order within Production areas

.Perform miscellaneous duties and projects as assigned and required.

·Develop key personnel to become more efficient, effective, and take on more responsibility

·Every employee has a responsibility to report employee safety, food safety and/or quality concerns to their Supervisor/Manager immediately upon identification


·A demonstrated ability to lead people

·Short- and long-term planning capabilities

·The ability to organize and manage multiple priorities

·Manufacturing systems development and deployment

·Technical skills in Lean Manufacturing techniques, Process Improvement, freight and distribution, materials management and production scheduling

·Employee training and development

·Strong customer orientation

·Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

·High performance teams and a strong team player

·Commitment to company values


·BA/BS in industrial, mechanical or business administration, or a 4-year technical degree in related discipline; or equivalent education/experience in the manufacturing field

·Computer proficient

·Experience working with manufacturing based technology, processes and principles is preferred




Company Description
Founded in the lush farmlands of Costa Rica more than four decades ago, Distant Lands Coffee provides the world’s finest coffees to its grocery, food service and specialty roaster clients. Distant Lands is a farmer-first vertically integrated specialty coffee company. Because we grow, mill, source and roast premium Arabica coffees, we have visibility and control at all steps of production from seed to cup. It is this control that enables Distant Lands to deliver consistent quality coffee–always. Our operating divisions include coffee farms and mills, green coffee trading, multi-national quality control services, single-serve capsule production and roasting plants in Renton, WA and Tyler, TX.

Distant Lands Coffee


801 Houser Way N
Renton, WA