JO 15670 Plant Manager – Atlanta, GA Area
Global manufacturer of food products. Products include seasoning blends, dry mixes, coating systems, dough blends, crumbs, flavors, sauces and food bases that are used in an extensive variety of applications from snack foods and processed meat and poultry to ready meals.
Atlanta, GA Area
$120-$140K to start, bonus program, etc. Total compensation is a combination of base pay, incentives and benefits. Benefits include: BC/BS medical PPO 1st day, MetLife dental PPO 1st day, Short Term and Long Term Disability, Retirement Plans, Education Assistance, FSA, EAP,10 Paid Holidays, 5 Personal Days, Wellness Reimbursement, Telemedicine, Work/Life Balance, summer hours and much more.
The Plant Manager is
responsible for general supervision of all phases of plant operations
including: production, materials, quality control, maintenance, receiving,
and shipping. Responsibilities also include recruiting, hiring and
training personnel and facility/physical plant up-keep and capital
improvements. In addition the Plant Manager will be responsible for
annual budget planning and execution. They will work closely with the
production team to increase productivity and profitability within the
manufacturing operation the company. This person must be a trained
professional with at least 7- 10 years of experience including best practices
in both managerial and production platforms.
Major Duties &
§ Provide leadership for the successful day-to-day operation of the facility in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
§ Work closely with
quality personnel to ensure product consistency while monitoring scrap rates
to determine trends and areas of improvement. In addition, works in
collaboration with Quality to ensure the facility maintains food safety
standards per BRC requirements in order to consistently meet audit score
goals and minimize any opportunities for issues.
§ Ensures Employee
safety requirements are consistently met and areas for improvement identified
with solutions implemented to provide for a safe workplace for employees
while consistently meeting business requirements and annual initiative goals.
§ In collaboration
with the Supply Chain team reviews established production schedules for all
manufacturing departments to ensure established inventory levels and customer
order requirements are met while operating at the highest efficiency
§ Coordinates the
hiring and training of all manufacturing personnel. Responsible for the
talent management of the entire staff.
§ Monitors &
manages operation expenses and researches ways to reduce costs while
maintaining product quality.
§ Develops and executes
the plant manufacturing budgets.
§ Encourages and
promotes operating in a continuous improvement environment, identifying and
implementing best practices leveraging North American sister unit
expertise/ideas as well as outside sources (companies, associations,
consultants, academia, etc.).
§ Removes production
constraints; allocates human and equipment resources and direct production
employees to maintain and enhance profitable operation of the plant facility.
§ Removes waste and
constraints from the production process to improve efficiencies and enhance
§ Communicates with
Marketing, Product Development and Sales to develop new business growth
strategies and developments/implements capital plans to meet strategy
§ Works in collaboration
with sales to organize and execute plant tours for Customers, Suppliers and
other key personnel.
§ Leads Crisis
management process in accordance with business unit guidelines. Works in
collaboration with Human resources to activate the Send Word Now
Communication to plant as well as office employees per requirements of the
§ Works in collaboration with the VP of Supply Chain to establish capacity planning requirements and ensures ongoing evaluation of new business opportunities and its impact on plant capability. In addition, identified and works with the Supply Chain team to determine options for capacity maximization including but not limited to: Feed system options, material handling systems, warehouses, co-manufacturing opportunities, etc.
In collaboration with Engineering
researches and identified new equipment systems that provide opportunities to
improve efficiencies, increase production, reduce ergonomic strain on
employees and overall provide for a more effective operation. Works also
with Engineering to manage capital projects and ensure installation within
time and budget required.
Problem Solving/Decision Making:
Problem Solving: Must be able to
quickly ascertain a situation and be decisive in solving it, such as
identifying defects in the production line, identifying food safety and
Quality issues, managing balance between customer order deadlines and
capabilities/capacity of plant. Resolving employee issues aligned with
§ Decision Making: Development/Implementation of the operations budget to achieve the goals; Resolution of personnel issues aligned with company and legal requirements; Capital decisions/priorities aligned with business plans and budget requirements; day to day management responsibilities of the facility.
Directly manages six subordinate supervisors who supervise a total of approximately
140 employees within the Sanitation Department, Maintenance Department,
Mixing Department, Packaging Department, Quality and Receiving/Shipping
relationships include Plant Managers of sister units in IL, GA, Canada and Mexico
Frequent Contacts include: Personnel in the Food Safety & Quality area Supply Chain organization (Planning & Scheduling, Customer Service), Sales Management, Marketing, Human Resources, General Manager, and Engineering.
§ Customers, Vendors, Contractors, Auditors
§ Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Operations Management/Finance/Business Administration or other related field.
§ 7-10 years progressive manufacturing leadership/management experience in a food manufacturing facility.
§ Preferred Qualifications: Masters in Operations/Business Management or Supply Chain Continuous Improvement Certification
§ Other Requirements:
- Previous experience/strong understanding of budgeting/expense management with a basic understanding of financial and accounting practices.
- Strong computer skills including the ability to prepare spreadsheets and use Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Power Point and/or Access) to analyze data and trends.
- Previous experience/best practices implementing and using continuous improvement/lean tools such as; Six Sigma, 5-S, Lean Manufacturing, Transactional Lean, etc. to drive improvement.
- Previous experience/broad understanding of safety systems and enforcement of safety rules and policies.
- Demonstrated strong leadership, team building and advanced coaching skills.
- Demonstrated ability to motivate people, assess and develop employee skills.
- Demonstrated understanding of the principles and applications associated with manufacturing operations, maintenance and engineering.
- Excellent planning and organizational skills, with the ability to balance production and maintenance needs.
- Excellent interpersonal communication and listening ability.
- A strong ability to be adaptable and flexible.
- Strong analytical and decision-making skills.
- Ability to work with teams and lead decision-making processes in a team environment.
- Highly motivated, results oriented, driven.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly
required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; use
hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee
is occasionally required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision and distance vision.
Works in both an office and a plant environment. The plant work environment may include exposure to moving mechanical parts, dampness, and some dust. The noise level in plant is usually moderate. Hearing protection may be required in designated areas. The noise level in the office work environment is usually quiet.
Terri Sherman, Vice President-Industrial Foods, Ingredients & Flavors, Tom Sloan & Associates, firstname.lastname@example.org, 920-261-8890, Cell: 414-530-4171
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