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Production Manager
Agri-Mark, Inc. / Cabot Creamery - Middlebury, VT


The Production Manager will be responsible for all food processing, which is our cheese and dairy products production. This will be done by participating in product development projects and implementing our formulas, processing procedures and specifications for new products, product enhancements, and cost reductions to meet customer requirements. This position will work closely with operations, external customers and marketing & sales at our state of the art facility in Middlebury, Vermont.


  • Bachelor of Science or Masterís degree, or equivalent in Food Science, Dairy Science, or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or product development experience.
  • 5-8 years related cheese research experience with BS, 2-4 years related cheese research experience with Masters.


  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced PC skills including Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and Word;
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of food ingredients, food chemistry, food processing, and food functionality;
  • Must be able to comprehend technical articles, research papers, or presentation; must be able to apply advanced technical knowledge learned;
  • Advanced ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and offer solutions;
  • Ability to taste and ingest any type of food product currently under development.
  • Prior experience in Production Management required.


  • Uses the principles of food science to understand the processing and deterioration of foods (specifically, cheese and dairy products).Analyzes food content, discovers new food sources, and applies food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store, and distribute food.
  • Provides advanced technical solutions to production issues as it relates to ingredients, formulas, processing procedures, and specifications to ensure continuous production of existing products and maintain product quality and safety.
  • Consults with Applied Research, Process Development and Operations in the development, transfer and commercialization of new technology.
  • Work with experimental formulas, processing procedures, and specifications for raw ingredients, subassemblies, and finished products for simple and complex new products, product improvement, and cost reduction opportunities.
  • Organizes and manages complex test runs to ensure formulas and processes are accurate for final specifications and consistent results.
  • Participates on and leads teams to ensure successful start-ups of new products, product improvements, cost reductions, and ingredient formula specification or process changes.
  • Evaluates ingredients and processing techniques to identify and commercialize simple product improvement and cost reduction opportunities.
  • Documents all work according to established procedures and guidelines, provide timely and effective oral and written communication, and prepare various project reports to team and project leader to ensure complete communication. Generates weekly/daily/monthly reports.
  • All whey production (permeate and WPC80), which is used in such things as infant formula, pharmaceutical, confectionary, and the baking industries.


  • Production Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • Food Processing
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Confectionary
  • Infant Formula
  • Baking Industry

Cabot offers a competitive starting salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Apply on-site, or send your resume with a cover letter, including salary history, to:

Agri-Mark, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
869 Exchange Street
Middlebury, VT 05753

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