Salary: $125,000 - $135,000


Solidly established foods manufacturer with origins back in the early 1900’s is in need of a Plant Manager with exceptional leadership skills. Responsibilities include administration, production, processing, packaging, quality, maintenance, warehousing, shipping, purchasing, safety, and environmental as well as liaison between the plant and various departments including operations, sales, product development, quality, and more. The previous Plant Manager was promoted creating this vacancy and specialized need. A focus on Lean Manufacturing and 6-Sigma methodologies is key in this role. An excellent opportunity for the driven professional.

Required Skills
Experience and expertise in all plant operations
A good understanding of various department functions and relationships.
Product safety and employee safety
Changes of processes and procedures
Mentor and motivate departmental leaders
Coordination of production, safety, quality, maintenance and sanitation meetings.
Coach plant maintenance, quality, safety, logistics, sanitation and production leaders.
Full ownership of Plant P&L.
Keep the plant in an audit-ready state for customers and regulatory agencies.
Utilize Continuous Improvement techniques.
Develop annual expense budgets and plant capitol budget.
Consult with other plant managers within company to share best practices.
Utilization and implementation of Lean Manufacturing initiatives
6-Sigma Methodologies
Excellent verbal / written communication skills.

Required Qualifications
MBA or related Masters degree, Bachelor of Science with 5 years minimum experience food manufacturing. (Equivalent combination of experience and education will be considered)
Dairy industry experience is preferred but not required
Experience in a management and/or supervisory position in manufacturing
Proficiency in operational finances, capital expenditures, and industry standards.
Strong project management skills to include capable presentation experience.


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