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This job expired on March 03, 2021

Charcuterie Production Manager Smoking Goose

  • Date Posted January 02, 2021
  • Location Indianapolis, IN
  • Category Culinary / Production
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

Slow cured and smoked meats, salumi, and sausages handmade in Indianapolis since 2011

Indianapolis natives and high school sweethearts Chris and Mollie Eley opened their neighborhood butcher shop and specialty food market in 2007. Based on the relationships with farmers and the recipes that Chris developed behind the butcher counter, this family business grew into Smoking Goose in 2011. Using old world craft and new world flavors, Smoking Goose makes over 40 varieties of slow cured and smoked meats, salumi, and sausages in small batches. all Smoking Goose recipes begin on the farm. Working with farmers in Indiana and neighboring states who raise their animals as nature intended, Chris and the Smoking Goose gang still seam butcher by hand and cure without compound nitrates. Producing this way takes more time, more effort, and more patience. but Chris' and Mollie's unwavering commitment to quality, flavor, and humane, sustainable farm partners has earned Smoking Goose nods from Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, New York Times, james beard foundation, Good Food Awards, and more.

"The meat expert rethinking one of the world's most ancient food traditions." ~ New york magazine's grub street on what sets Smoking Goose apart

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Job description

Now accepting applications for full-time, salaried Charcuterie Production Manager position. This new position requires prior experience to oversee operations in all departments of production inside Smoking Goose's USDA-inspected meatery including butchering, smoking, curing, fermenting, and aging. The duties of this position focus on training staff, identifying and implementing efficiencies, leading product development, managing inventory, and more.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Oversee hiring and training of food production personnel

  • Oversee daily production of smoked, cured, fermented, and aged charcuterie

  • Monitor every aspect of production to ensure compliance with established procedures and standards in accordance with company policies and government regulations

  • Meet order fulfillment requirements and deadlines

  • Conduct studies to identify issues and implement procedures to improve efficiency of production processes

  • Oversee safety, sanitation, and operation of USDA-inspected production areas including staff’s proper use of safety and sanitation uniform and gear

  • Oversee cleaning and maintenance of production equipment to ensure smooth and safe operations

  • Develop new products to meet sales goals and increase generated returns

  • Set production objectives and implement action plans for achieving set targets

  • Evaluate proposed projects to identify potential risks in advance and develop contingency plans

  • Prepare periodic reports to update management team on production activities

  • Maintain accurate inventory of raw materials and finished products

  • Ensure raw materials and final products are stored properly in optimum conditions

Requirements include

  • Demonstrated leadership skills including directing and coordinating the activities of food production personnel

  • Demonstrated time management skills including achieving production targets within set time frames

  • Demonstrated decision making skills including making key production choices

  • Prior experience that meets or exceeds at least one of the following thresholds

    • Five years experience in food production with applicable management experience

    • Two years experience in food production management

    • Bachelor’s degree in food science, food technology, manufacturing engineering, or related discipline

Salary, benefits, and application instructions

This full-time, salaried position offers $55,000 - $65,000 annually plus health insurance, retirement benefits, and paid time off. Regular working schedule includes daytime, weekday hours. Applicants should apply via email only — no phone calls, in-person applications, or social media inquiries, please. Send cover letter and resume to jobs {at]

Compensation this position is : salaried, 50k-75k Application instructions
This job expired on March 03, 2021
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