Cincinnati, OH

Sanitation Manager

Our company, an established and well-known brand, is seeking a talented individual to join our team as the Waste Management Director. This position is based in Cincinnati, OH. Reporting to the Production Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing waste management operations at our facility. This role primarily involves day shift work, but may require flexibility to support off hours and weekends.


  • Develop a waste management strategy at the plant level, establishing long-term goals and delivering on them through effective resource allocation.
  • Coordinate and implement waste management operations at the plant, ensuring compliance with sanitation standards and regulations.
  • Engage and collaborate with team members to continuously improve waste management processes, while maintaining a strong focus on safety guidelines, GMP’s, and plant policies.
  • Keep track of waste management costs and manage the department as a business, including the development of the annual budget.
  • Conduct training for the waste management department as well as other departments in sanitation practices.
  • Coordinate monthly internal audits and lead corrective action efforts to address any identified issues.
  • Empower and support direct reports in taking on new challenges, solving complex projects, and expanding their skill sets.
  • Lead and document department training, operational inspections, and various sanitation tasks.


  • High school diploma or GED required, with a preference for a bachelor's degree.
  • At least 5 years of experience leading high-performing teams and driving improvement.
  • A minimum of 3 years of sanitation experience, with a preference for experience as a Sanitation Manager.
  • Experience with CIP systems and wet cleaning is strongly preferred.
  • Proven ability to conduct root cause analysis to address operational issues and downtime efficiently.
  • Working knowledge of the Six Step Cleaning Process.
  • Flexibility to work off-shifts and weekends when required.
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