Plant Manager

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POST DATE 8/31/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Talent Acquisitions Black Creek, WI

Company
Talent Acquisitions
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
29426090
AJE Ref #
576045848
Location
Black Creek, WI
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Plant Manager will manage all aspects of natural cheese manufacturing, packaging, and whey processing facility

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Maximize profitability of plant through efficient use of raw materials, productive use of available labor, and control of overhead
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Ensure manufacturing and packaging of a safe, quality product while maintaining a safe and motivated workforce
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Drive food safety initiatives at plant level, working with corporate Operations and QA teams
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Provide leadership, direction, guidance and support to management team and plant personnel
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Maintain positive employee environment through consistent/fair practices and leadership
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Establish, strive for, and achieve challenging and attainable targets in the areas of: raw material conversion cost; packaging material usage; packaging material loss; production, packaging, and supervisory labor costs; and fixed and variable overhead
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Trouble-shoot and lead problem-solving efforts through the facilitation of team meetings and on-the-floor leadership to effectively change systems and procedures through the process of continuous improvement
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Develop annual budget; monitor and control plant costs
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Lead, facilitate, and support safety process to insure a behavioral-based safe, hazard-free working environment
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Maintain and adhere to policies and procedures in the areas of HR, QA, Food Safety, and QC
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Oversee all regulatory inspections to insure positive relations with state and federal inspection personnel

Desired Skills and Experience:

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BS/BA or equivalent related experience
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Minimum 7years management experience in food manufacturing or processing; dairy manufacturing strongly preferred
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Above average understanding of costs related to dairy manufacturing and packaging
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Budgetary experiencerequired
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Must possess a solid dairy and cheese making background and willingness to learn and understand peculiarities of natural cheese
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Strong food safety, customer and quality focus

Reports to: Regional VP of Operations