Production Manager



Reading, PA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023

About ByHeart

ByHeart is a fully integrated baby nutrition company dedicated to empowering parents with choice: we want all parents to feel amazing about feeding.

We build each product from the ground up: a team of pediatricians, breast milk researchers and nutrition experts at the forefront of immune, cognitive, digestive and microbiome health inform our next-to-nature approach. We hand-pick the most wholesome ingredients from partners and farms that we consider family. We take pride in what we put in and in what we keep out of each recipe. ByHeart is only the 5th FDA-registered infant formula manufacturer in the US, and the only new infant formula brand to complete its own clinical trial in over 15 years. Our formula is blended in proprietary small batch process in our owned facility in Reading, PA with rigorous quality and safety controls. Parents deserve farm-to-formula accountability. Innovation isn’t easy, but we believe in a better feeding future.

With over $190M in pre-market funding, we take our investors and board members as seriously as we take our formula: they come from a vast landscape of expertise, ranging from life sciences development to consumer media and direct to consumer disruption, and more. We launched our Whole Nutrition Infant Formula in March 2022, and are advancing a pipeline of mom and baby nutrition products & markets to follow.

Please visit our site to learn more, and see some recent press on ByHeart:

Fast Company


NPR's Weekend All Things Considered

White House Roundtable including ByHeart with President Joe Biden


Marie Claire

Wall Street Journal

Gimme The Good Stuff

ABC News

About Our Culture

A committed team is (and always has been) the fuel that propels ByHeart forward. ByHeart is comprised of world-class doctors, seasoned formula experts, dedicated blendmasters, and passionate parents. Above all, we are people who believe in no-compromise nutrition, farm to formula accountability, parent partnership and net positive impact for babies (and their parents!), meaning all families (including those of our own ByHeart team) have the very best health choices – whenever and wherever they need them.

At ByHeart, we say people are our number one priority, but we want our actions to speak louder than our words: we offer a fully comprehensive benefits package to every employee on the team, plus flexibility to achieve personal work-life balance. Join us to empower parents with the very best nutrition choices for baby – from (even before) day one.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Production Manager is responsible for monitoring and guiding all production activities related to the Plant. The
manager shall advise, control, and support operations to guarantee compliance with the Production Schedule,
Standard Operating Procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices, Regulatory Laws, and Corporate specifications,
policies, and procedures. A general knowledge and understanding of production processes and excellent
communication skills are essential to the successful fulfillment of the position requirements.
• Follows and enforces all safety policies and procedures. Works to advance and promote the safety culture of
the site.

  • Ensures the safety of personnel and property by making sure that unsafe acts or conditions are not
    permitted to prevail, routinely inspects safety equipment, investigates any potential hazards and
    recommends corrective action.
  • Monitor data on Safety, Quality, Cost, and Efficiency and develop continuous improvement plans. Develop
    and manage key metrics.
  • Maximize the sales generated by the Processing Equipment through compliance to the production schedule
    as well as coordination of scale-up activities for new products.
  • Develop staffing plans and optimal production schedules to maximize efficiency and throughput.
  • Monitor all production operations on a regular basis; take corrective action when deviations from
    specifications are apparent; report problems and corrective actions to operations staff in a timely manner;
    observe production processes for compliance with written SOPs.
  • Coordinate and prioritize maintenance activities for repairs and equipment upgrades.
  • Set goals/objectives with Plant Manager and other senior leadership.
  • Comply with all policies and procedures of the Corporation.
  • The position requires sufficient time to accomplish the tasks leading to long days, weekends, and holiday
    work schedules. When plant production is operational on weekends and holidays, the Production Manager
    is expected to be available to work if needed. The ability to manage change and interruption is paramount
    to being successful in this role.

Competency & Skill Requirements

  • This position is required to function as coach and counselor as well as a key decision maker
  • Must be self-disciplined, a team player, and be able to handle emergency situations common to the
  • Must be able to maintain and display personal cleanliness and follow GMPs’ as described in company
  • Must be able to write clearly and in an organized fashion.
  • Must be able to use a computer: MS office; and other company provided software.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent, bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 5 years of experience in plant operations and 3-5 years of supervising the work of and coaching others preferably in dairy or food processing

Physical Requirements

  • Need ability to stand, crouch and climb to perform inspection of equipment, and associated processes.

Regulatory Requirements

  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures, follow CGMP's, and work in a manner consistent with all
    corporate and regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements.
  • Will comply with all applicable federal, state, and local standards for the manufacture of infant formula and
    other non-infant nutritional foods.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.