SpartanNash Production Supervisor - Fresh Kitchen in Indianapolis, Indiana

For the team at Caito Foods, the produce business is straightforward. It’s about buying the best products available and being devoted to freshness. Working together, our goal is to make our customers’ jobs easier by ensuring that the freshest and most on-trend products make it to kitchens nationwide. Our outstanding team fulfills that promise every day.

Position Summary

Responsible to supervise the day-to-day production activities to ensure to meet production demands in a timely manner and according to specifications and regulations, as well as productivity, sanitation, quality control and safety standards. Assist with maintaining facility functions in partnership with manager(s).

Minimum Requirements


Associate's Degree (Preferred) Business

or Food Service preferred.

Job Experience

Three years experience in retail food (i.e., bakery/deli), food services or related area required. Knowledge of produce and warehouse operations preferred.

One year produce lead/supervisory experience.

General understanding of USDA regulations and OSHA requirements; ServSafe food safety certification preferred.

Responsibilities and Essential Duties

Supervise the day to day production activities to ensure to meet production demands in a timely manner and according to specifications and regulations, as well as productivity, sanitation, quality control and safety standards. Work with cross-functional departments as it relates to ensure prompt and timely resolution of any issues.

Create schedules and assign work to associates within the department to meet deadlines and ensure completion of workload and product orders; responsible for production activities (i.e., product procurement, preparation, production planning, packaging, labeling and selecting) and hours worked.

Monitor manufacturing practices of associates to ensure the food safety of all products produced and monitor production rates to improve productivity.

Responsible for product procurement and/or inventory; ensure that raw product quality specifications are met, maintain a physical inventory of products, ensure proper slotting for finished product, and ensure proper completion of paperwork and purchase orders (PO?s).

Provide excellent customer service; understand customer preferences, ensure proper quality and quantity of customer orders, ensure accurate order selection and care for products.

Ensure the health, safety, cleanliness and security of the work environment. This may include, but is not limited to: ? Ensure compliance with company procedures and governmental regulations (i.e., safety, sanitation, etc.); ? Oversee and ensure the cleanliness of the work environment; ? Ensure proper maintenance of and report any issues related to equipment, and ensure proper training to operating and maintain mechanical equipment; ? Promote and reinforce safety and effective use of equipment and compliance with facility procedures regarding usage and traffic flow; and ? Report and/or address any issues or work-related injuries, and participate in any investigations as required.

Ensure team is properly trained, coordinate and lead pre-shift meetings and ensure timely communication with associates on various topics (i.e., safety, manufacturing, changes in practices/policies, etc.)

Responsible for department management including staffing, training, performance management and career development of associates, and developing and monitoring department goals.

Assist with maintaining facility functions in partnership with manager(s).

Maintain current knowledge of USDA regulations, federal inspections and sanitation regulations, industry trends and best food preparation practices; make recommendations to improve current programs and processes and to ensure company legal compliance. Maintain product knowledge to include sizes, varieties, sensitivity, location, and background of produce and USDA products.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work being performed as assigned for this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements; additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Knowledge, Skills Abilities

Good verbal communication skills with ability to communicate, collaborate, and delegate efficiently with associates. Good organization, prioritization, decision-making and problem-solving skills. Must be able to multi-task and have good follow through to meet deadlines. Must have good leadership and training skills; ability to work with all levels of management and line associates. Must be able to learn/understand the machinery and have the ability to train associates on operating the machinery in a safe and efficient manner. Ability to work flexible hours based on business needs. Basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills are required. Knowledge of food production, sanitation, and food safety procedures skills and procedures strongly preferred. Proficient with computers and related software.

Physical Requirement

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be required to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds frequently, and up to 50 pounds occasionally. The associate is frequently required to sit/stand/walk. May be required to travel. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is subject to a typical food production environment and/or distribution setting and is rarely exposed to outside weather conditions; temperatures may vary within the work environment. The employee will be exposed to various work environments (i.e., refrigerated/freezer coolers, wet, dry and/or humid) on a frequent basis. The noise level in the work environment varies; food production setting may be low to moderate; distribution center setting may be moderate to high.


General office equipment (i.e., computer, telephone, copy/facsimile machine, etc.)