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

Talent Acquisitions Black Creek, WI

Talent Acquisitions
Job Classification
Full Time
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Black Creek, WI
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The Plant Manager will manage all aspects of natural cheese manufacturing, packaging, and whey processing facility


Maximize profitability of plant through efficient use of raw materials, productive use of available labor, and control of overhead

Ensure manufacturing and packaging of a safe, quality product while maintaining a safe and motivated workforce

Drive food safety initiatives at plant level, working with corporate Operations and QA teams

Provide leadership, direction, guidance and support to management team and plant personnel

Maintain positive employee environment through consistent/fair practices and leadership

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

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

Develop annual budget; monitor and control plant costs

Lead, facilitate, and support safety process to insure a behavioral-based safe, hazard-free working environment

Maintain and adhere to policies and procedures in the areas of HR, QA, Food Safety, and QC

Oversee all regulatory inspections to insure positive relations with state and federal inspection personnel

Desired Skills and Experience:


BS/BA or equivalent related experience

Minimum 7years management experience in food manufacturing or processing; dairy manufacturing strongly preferred

Above average understanding of costs related to dairy manufacturing and packaging

Budgetary experiencerequired

Must possess a solid dairy and cheese making background and willingness to learn and understand peculiarities of natural cheese

Strong food safety, customer and quality focus

Reports to: Regional VP of Operations