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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 11/27/2016


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Bachelors Degree


Communicate and demonstrate the company culture and
values and fosters positive employee relations.
Responsible for managing all aspects of an aging, drying
and packaging facility, with approximately 200
Maximize the profitability of the plant through
efficient use of materials, productive use of available
labor and control of overhead costs.
Ensure the aging, drying and packaging of safe, quality
products while maintaining a safe and motivated
Promote and drive Food Safety initiatives at plant level
working with corporate Operations and Quality Assurance
Provide leadership, direction, guidance and support to
management team and plant personnel. Coach, develop and
mentor members of the management team and ensure they do
the same for plant personnel. Develop positive and
effective communication with all employees.
Maintain a positive employee environment through
consistent/fair practices and leadership in areas such
as employee training, development, safety, and quality.
Establish, strive for and achieve challenging and
attainable targets in the areas of: material conversion
cost; packaging material usage; packaging material loss;
packaging and supervisory labor costs; and fixed and
variable overhead cost.
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 plant s annual budget. Monitor and control plant
costs in comparison to budgetary objectives.
Lead, facilitate and support the plant s safety process
to ensure a behavioral-based safe, hazard-free working
environment for all employees.
Maintain, adhere to and enforce company policies and
procedures in the areas of Human Resources, Quality
Assurance, Food Safety and Quality Control.
Develop and maintain a positive working relationship
with service, sales and support groups through timely
communication of issues and opportunities.
Oversee all regulatory inspections to ensure positive
relations with state and federal inspection personnel.
Perform miscellaneous duties and responsibilities as
deemed necessary.
Values that align with the Saputo culture: Efficiency
through Simplicity; Family Oriented Environment;
Ownership & Commitment; Hand on Approach; Passion.
Bachelor s Degree or equivalent related experience.
Five (5) or more years of management experience in food
manufacturing/processing, preferably in the dairy/cheese
industry .
Experience in successfully leading, coaching, mentoring
and developing a team in a hands on environment.
Above average understanding of costs relating to dairy
manufacturing and packaging. Budgetary experience a
Must possess a solid dairy and cheese making background
and willingness to learn and understand the
peculiarities of natural cheese manufacturing,
performance and packaging criteria.
Strong employee safety, food safety, customer and
quality focus.
Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills.
Strong analytical and organizational skills with
attention to detail.
Must be self-motivated, results oriented, possess high
degree of initiative, and work well under pressure.
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,
PowerPoint), Maestro, etc.