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Plant General Manager - Hatfield Facility

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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 10/20/2016

Clemens Food Group Hatfield, PA

Hatfield, PA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)


Build your career. Challenge the process. Collaborate & Engage.

Build your career with Clemens Food Group and be a part of an exciting, collaborative, team environment.
At Clemens Food Group, we want you to constructively challenge and have your ideas heard. We are looking for diverse individuals who push the limits and think outside the box!
Clemens Food Group realizes that our team members are the key to our success. Come be a part of our team and see your ideas in action!

The Plant General Manager will establish priorities and align resources in regards to implementing best practices, procedures and programs that support safety, food safety, quality, productivity management, material management, coaching and continuous improvement at our Facility in Hatfield, Pennsylvania.

The General Manager will also be responsible for the following:

Performance Management - Priority 1 - 40% of Time
Develop the team through the CFG Performance Excellence process (i.e., strategic plans, initiatives, team scorecard and individual development plans are in place for all areas).
Ensure strategic plans for teams are based on customer engagement feedback.
Review proposed initiatives for teams and ensure progress on approved initiatives is occurring.
Review respective team scorecards on a regular basis and ensure action items exist to close any gaps to targets.
Review progress on direct and dotted line reports individual plans (objectives, developmental plans, skill development) and ensure team is doing the same.
Seek feedback to ensure Hatfield Facility performance is meeting the expectations of internal customers (i.e. Customer Solutions)
Communicate progress of team and individual development goals with leadership.
Ensure organizational structure supports company objectives
Participate in key initiative and area opportunity improvement meetings.
Ensure plans are in place for team to be ready for various compliance internal / external audits.
Align internal support areas to support company initiatives.
Establish Key Indicators that support company objectives.
Ensure external benchmarks are incorporated into target / goals - where applicable.
Provide support for direct and dotted line reports to conduct effective team meetings promote achievement of goals and objectives.
Support and engage in customer relationship-building activities and create business development plans for facility
Create a culture of process improvement by addressing root cause and ensuring solutions are scalable across the organization.
Encourage direct and dotted line reports to improve the process and not just the fix the issue.
Proactively address business interruptions and make sure plans are in place to execute upon.
Ensure facility scorecard with industry benchmarking, opportunities, organizational visibility is provided to senior management and key stakeholders.

Talent Management - Priority 2 - 25% of Time
Ensure monthly coaching is occurring at all levels toward progress of individual goals is in place for team.
Identify top-talent and ensure mentoring is in place for these individuals.
Identify growth opportunities for team by enabling exposure to rest of organization and delegate assignments accordingly.
Assess talent for the entire facility and ensure succession planning and tailored individual plans exist at all levels.
Ensure necessary skills for team success are identified and plans to develop are in place for everyone in facility
Serve as hiring manager for all direct reports by selecting and evaluating individual candidates.
Perform networking and recruiting activities to identify top talent pipeline candidates.
Utilize the Clemens Food Group Screening process & tools.
Drive the development, adherence and effectiveness of the onboarding plan for team.
Participate as mentor to individuals outside area of responsibility.
Serve as advisor in the development of organizational-sponsored leadership programs.
Ensure alignment and definition of all roles with clear expectations & KPIs for team members
Employ management by walking around to provide on the job coaching and visibility.
Ensure team members are encouraged to support community opportunities.
Reiterate importance of Key Expectations and encourage direct reports to coach to these expectations.

Voice of CFG - Priority 3 - 10% of Time

Serve as liaison for customers and industry regulatory agencies (USDA, OSHA, DEP, DOT, etc.)
Engage, inspire, and align team to participate in community needs/events.
Supporting and representing Clemens Food Group in the local community
Ambassador of CFG to the local community
Ensures Clemens culture is visible in community
Maintains / builds positive relationship with state and community leaders

Team CFG - Priority 4 - 15% of Time
Participate in Board Meetings.
Engage in facility celebrations.
Engage in customer visits and interactions for Customer Solutions.
Engage in panel interviews for positions outside of area.
Engage in job definition session for positions outside of area.
Participate and drive participation in wellness activities.
Challenge status quo across organization.
Employ management by walking around to provide visibility to areas outside of team.
Ensures Clemens culture is instilled in all facets of the facility
Ambassador of local community to CFG
Active participation in weekly Clemens Food Group Leadership meeting.

Strategic Direction - Priority 5 - 10% of Time
Participate in short and long term capacity and facility planning.
Seek, identify and introduce best practices for all processes.
Align facility capabilities to organizational needs and strategic opportunities.
Facilitate initiative development for team.
Leverage vendor relationships for best practice identification and implementation.
Understand how area will support company strategies and incorporate into team direction-setting.
Drive and participate in the direction setting of the support functions up and downstream.
Connect with the industry to ensure best practices are being developed.
Participate in Clemens Food Group Strategy sessions.
Active participation in the development of company initiatives and objectives.
Active participation in quarterly and annual company and area strategic direction meetings.

Influence Clemens Food Group strategic sessions by providing input and ideas.
Effectively sponsor and champion company initiatives.
Conduct feedback sessions with other area leadership - move up

Position Qualifications:

At least 10 years of experience is required

3-5 years of plant management experience is required

Pork processing experience preferred ( Fresh & Further Processed )

* Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

* Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

* The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Additional Benefits

Full service, 24/7, gym on site in our Hatfield, PA office location. Gym includes full-size basketball court, weight and exercise machines, fitness instructors and classes throughout the day.

Onsite cafeteria and company store for purchases at a discounted price.

Wellness Program with activities through the year to promote physical and mental well-being.

Annual Company picnic and celebration events for Team Member recognition.

Discounts with area businesses.