Kitchen Manager/Food & Beverage Manager

Production · Detroit, Michigan
Department Production
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor
Compensation 45,760 - 83,200

The Processing Manager position is a critical role to the overall success of Planted Detroit.  Successful management of our processing room contributes to company, team, and individual growth.  Planted’s Processing Manager must be a leader who makes informed decisions daily based on task management, employee scheduling, inventory management, quality, and will cultivate team satisfaction.


Based on the Internal Organization, the official title will be Processing Manager.



The Processing Manager will be:

  • Positive and professional in all situations
  • Honest, trustworthy, and responsible
  • A team builder who sets a positive example through action
  • Detail oriented; is good with noticing, tracking, and following through on details
  • Highly organized
  • Self-motivated, driven, and an initiator
  • A Leader with Interpersonal skills and they will know how to manage conflict resolution
  • Someone who thrives in fast-paced environments with deadlines and high expectations
  • Able to optimize team members’ contributions by placing them in a position to professionally thrive 


Processing Manager Responsibilities:

Provide Operations oversight of:

  • Order fulfillment, preparation of deliveries
  • Organization and execution of an effective packaging line
  • Setting regular cleaning standards for the kitchen and verifying that staff is maintaining sanitation levels according to our HACCP and food safety plans
  • Submission of daily logs to the Operations Manager
  • Delegation of responsibilities to Leads along with overseeing team technicians
  • Equipment operation skills and maintenance, coordinate and communicate with Facilities team for repairs, service, and maintenance 
  • Suggest process improvements and implement as needed
  • Operate farm management software including ERP, Artemis, or other systems as needed
  • Conduct continual education and maintain compliance with personal certifications and training
  • Implementation of corrective actions and PIP’s as needed in collaboration with the Operations Manager and HR Manager
  • Management of inventory so that all necessary ingredients are stocked for orders including ordering and receiving
  • Hiring of new staff and providing training to facilitate quick and positive acclimation
  • Streamlining of the processing room’s processes to maintain prompt fulfillment times
  • Working with the Sales Team to develop and maintain products
  • Creation of schedules for all kitchen staff
  • Tracking kitchen finances to identify areas of potential waste


Team Management:

  • Create a work environment that welcomes ideas
  • Communicate daily with the Operation Manager, Production Manager, Team Leads, and Technicians
  • Communicate regularly with IT Team and Leadership Team through in-person and digital communications
  • Proactively communicate with Sales Team on a regular basis utilizing Slack and in-room phone
  • Identify and help resolve work related employee conflicts
  • Schedule continuous training for team members



Have working knowledge of:

  • Food production lines
  • Kitchen equipment 
  • Current Food Safety practices and regulations
  • Google Suite
  • Fresh Food handling
  • Knife Skills
  • Perishable Purchasing


Physical requirements:

  • Physical stamina to withstand a full shift potentially on their feet
  • Be able to lift 50 lbs. 


Compensation & Benefits:

    • Planted Detroit offers a competitive compensation commensurate with experience and performance.
      • Benefits Package includes medical, dental, and vision options; Employee Assistance Program, 401K, and 88 hours of PTO along with 2 Floating Holidays

Job Hours:

    • 40+ hours per week
    • Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm, hours may vary

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Under Michigan law, any individual who needs a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position they hold or seek must make a request, in writing, within 182 days of the day he/she/they knew or should have known of the need.

Planted, LLC has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and Planted reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as Planted may deem appropriate.

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  • Location
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Department
    Production
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Manager/Supervisor
  • Compensation
    45,760 - 83,200