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Job Title:
Salt & Straw Production Manager
Food Processor
Job Category:
Production Manager
Portland, Oregon
United States
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Employer Location:
Portland, Oregon

Salt & Straw Production Manager

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Salt & Straw is a small batch, handmade ice cream company based in Portland, Oregon. We created this company because we love to create great neighborhoods places, which means supporting local artisans, contributing to local PTAs and taking care of our team. We take a lot of pride that our ice cream is a reflection of the local community, so our entire menu was written using local cream and collaborating with a cast of farmers, chefs, cheese-makers, brewers, and butchers from all over Oregon.


Our kitchen is a crazy fun combination of high end pastry making and lean-focused manufacturing. Our head chef, Tyler Malek, has won multiple awards in the food industry including Forbes 30 Under 30, and Eater’s Young Guns Finalists. On top of that, our kitchen team is constantly working with the best chefs in the world for inspiration, training, and collaboration. Our kitchen team makes everything from scratch and puts incredibly innovative passion behind their work resulting in one of the most dynamic pastry kitchens to work for in the country.


We’re looking for a Production Manager who shares our vision, values, and love for ice cream. This position is responsible for managing day to day operations at our Portland, OR production facility by overseeing production, assisting in implementation of employee and food safety, as well as coaching Assistant Production Managers. This position is deeply involved in continual improvement of employees and the processes surrounding producing unbelievable ice cream. This position is also responsible for employee performance reviews and employee coaching, hiring, training, and retention. We want people who are ambitious and want to create their own legacy within the company, passionate about food and the local food community, and love the joy that ice cream brings to people!






  • 5+ years experience in manufacturing operations management, kitchen management, and/or a combination of both
  • Appreciates and participates in collaborative communication and problem solving
  • 3+ years of experience managing diverse staff




  • Creates Positive Change
  • Supportive Communication
  • People Builder
  • Performance Improvement
  • Pragmatic
  • Mediator
  • Planning
  • Creates Progress
  • Results Oriented
  • Talent Recruiter and Retainer
  • Diplomatic
  • Optimistic
  • Genuinely Persuasive
  • Strategic Thinking




  • Hospitality Training
  • 80 hours of PTO (after 60 days)
  • Health insurance (after 60 days)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Lots of free ice cream!




  1. Make unbelievable ice cream
  2. Be known for legendary hospitality
  3. Generosity
  4. Take care of each other
  5. Carefully tend to profits and growth


If this sounds like an environment in which you could thrive, we’d love to hear from you. Please include answers to these four questions along with your cover letter.


  1. Why do you think hospitality matters in a business?
  2. Why do you think you're the right fit for this position?
  3. What qualities do you admire in others and why? What qualities do you detest in others and why?
  4. What is your pet peeve?


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