JO 15701 Plant Manager



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The Plant Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the Plant. Oversees related processes within the maintenance, cheese making, packaging, prep, and administrative areas.


         Manage the daily operations of the Plant with a focus on employee and food safety

         Direct and schedule Supervisors and support staff including interviewing, hiring, training, planning and schedule, performance reviews, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints, and resolving issues

         Ensure daily production planning is in accordance with supply chain needs

         Communicate and resolve all quality and production issues with appropriate team members

         Support quality standards, inventory accuracy and production planning schedules with a focus on reduction/avoidance of failure costs

         Ensure effective resource allocation and use of equipment

         Increase production, assets capacity, and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards

         Collect and analyze data to find places

         Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets

         Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve plant and company objectives

         Collaborate and oversee other levels of the organization

         Promote and participate in Company Operational Excellence throughout the facility

         Monitor variations in production process and report to Quality and Director of Operations

         Coach, motivate and engage employees in all aspects of operations to support the Company culture.

         Responsible for employee development, performance management and staffing with a focus on management by objectives (i.e.: KPIs, Plant Objectives, etc.).

         Promote a culture of safety and ensure compliance with all safety policies, practices and procedures.

         Conduct weekly staff meetings to communicate changes, updates or notifications to employees.

         Review / monitor monthly operations budget and discuss budget overruns with Director of Operations.

         Adhere to food safety policies and all government food safety and sanitation regulations (ex. FDA, HACCP, GMP, and OSHA).

         Stay up to date with the latest production management best practices, concepts, and tools.

         Assist Project Manager in timely completion of cap ex projects through production coordination, project meetings, etc.

         May also assist in the preparation of annual operation budgets and capital expenditures for plant operations in order to achieve budgets.

         Minimum 4 year college degree or equivalent experience.


         Proven work experience preferably in the food industry.

         Proven managerial experience.

         Proven leadership, analytical and problem-solving skills.

         Proven knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources).

         Familiarity with industry standard equipment and technical expertise.

         Ability to create accountability and lead by example.

         Ability to motivate staff to keep operations running smoothly and meet goals.

         Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

         Ability to read and interpret documents, manuals and instructions.

         Detail-oriented nature and ability to adapt to change.

         Proficient with ERP systems and Microsoft Office.

         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

         Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

         Ability to multi-task and prioritize under pressure.

         Ability to work in cross-functional teams.

Equal Opportunity


Dave Sloan, Vice President-Dairy Operations, Tom Sloan & Associates, dsloan@tsloan.com, 920-261-8890

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