Sanitation Manager

Pullman, Chicago, IL
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  • Monitor sanitation and janitorial procedures to ensure all policies/procedures are followed and equipment is sanitized for production
  • Monitor the master sanitation schedule to ensure the cleanness of all machines and equipment before production.
  • Oversee shift handoff/ line set-ups/ equipment assembly
  • Manage the sanitation budget by tracking chemical/equipment usage, cost, and reorders
  • Support regulatory and internal processes – Employee and Plant Safety, Food Safety and Quality Initiatives, HR, and Process Controls
  • Facilitate problem resolution related to sanitation and quality issues
  • Drive sanitation metrics, review department performance, efficiencies, labor utilization, and financial results
  • Manage the automated packaging operation during the third shift


  • Direct, coach, and develop a supervisory team to align their work with long-term goals, and alignment with the company’s strategic direction
  • Set direct report goals in performance, training, and development of the team
  • Collaborate with plant management and cross-functional teams to set direction, accountability, and achieve results
  • Serve as acting sanitation supervisor in that person’s absence
  • Responsible for adhering to all food safety and quality programs to ensure food safety and quality
  • Promote and reinforce LOF Core Values and culture at all levels
  • Work with plant team toward identifying initiatives to improve culture & employee engagement
  • Improvement of employee turnover metric vs previous year


  • Develop, manage & complete departmental project work linked to company objectives and goals
  • Communicate and review plant objectives regularly with the team to ensure plant objectives are accomplished
  • Schedules reviews of projects and progress with plant management to discuss sanitation improvements

Core Competencies:

Drive for Results, Consumer & Customer Focus, Builds Relationships, Builds High Performing Teams, Model the Way

  • Possesses in-depth knowledge of food technology and the meat products business
  • Fully understands the process, the concepts, the steps, and the data
  • Manages continuous improvement process
  • Has a deep understanding of consumer dynamics and impact on Land O’ Frost’s brands
  • Partners with Land O’ Frost innovation team on identifying and launching new items
  • Stays current on competitor current and future products. Leads product knowledge and consumer training sessions with peers
  • Proactively demonstrates a passion for deepening knowledge of the meat industry and benefits to the customer and consumer


  • Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management, Food Science, or Organizational Leadership/ Supervision, or a related field
  • Minimum of four years of sanitation experience leading a team in a food manufacturing environment
  • Meat processing sanitation operations experience is preferred
  • Working knowledge of HACCP, Food Safety, Sanitation, Chemical Safety, and Pest Control
  • Strong decision-making skills with the ability to handle frequent change
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, Redzone, and IFS
  • Sanitation license or certification preferred but not required
  • Local and/or overnight travel is required 10% of the time
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