Plant Manager- Food Mfg - 400+ employee plant expe
Job Opportunity at J.D. Cotter Search, Inc.

Posted on Mar 30

http://www.jdcotter.com    +1 (614) 895-2065

Location: Mankato, MN
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4156426

Here is an excellent opportunity with a prominent, expanding food product manufacturer for a seasoned Plant Manager!

Plant Manager -- Food or Beverage Manufacturing Experience - $125-200,000 - Mankato,MN

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The Plant Manager oversees all daily operations of a 3 operation complex facility. This position develops processes that maximize ownership, stewardship, safety, quality and productivity.
Requirements for the Plant Manager - Food Manufacturing:
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Current or most recent experience managing a plant size of at least 400 employees.
  • Experience managing a 24/7 operation overseeing maintenance, production, sanitation, warehouse, and quality.
  • Must understand large scope, be able to handle multiple processes and a very large complex system.
  • 10+ years' related experience in the food/bev manufacturing industry.
  • Demonstrated track record of achieving results against a comprehensive set of KPIs.
  • Ability to analyze downtime and financial variance trends, identifying actions to deliver expected performance.
  • Adequate knowledge of organizational effectiveness and operations management.
  • Ability to effectively present information to all levels of the company; plant floor to executive leadership.
  • Excellent time management, and strong attention to detail, verbal and written communication skills, listening, decision-making, and organization skills required.
  • Excellent computer skills required, including Microsoft Word and Excel skills.
Key Responsibilities of the Plant Manager - Food Manufacturing:
  • Provide overall leadership, direction and coordination for plant operations.
  • Ensure adherence to all safety policies and procedures promoting a world-class safety culture.
  • Ensure all plant personnel are operating in compliance with plant and corporate procedures as well as compliance with customer and governmental regulations.
  • Identify and implement strategies to improve performance, meeting and exceeding plant KPIs.
  • Provide coaching and development of plant staff to insure effective leadership, collaboration and balance in achieving KPIs focused on safety, quality, customer service and productivity.  
  • Monitor and set standards for operations and help identify and correct bottlenecks.
  • Increase production asset capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs.
  • Plan and supervise the design and progress of capital projects.
  • Develops and implements financial and non-financial objectives including annual budget that serves as the plants operating plan.
  • Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions & ensure product quality is maintained.
  • Responsible for Food Safety and Food Quality of MFI products.
  • Identify and address conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.
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