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Plant Manager- NEW PLANT- Dairy

JOB DUTIES: Monitors and takes necessary action to ensure safe work conditions exist and safety rules and guidelines are followed and/or enforced. Develop and maintain process/procedures to ensure complete training of supervisors and employees.  Stays current on dairy processes and techniques. Identify areas for improvement and/or problems in the plant, determine a course of action, and implement improvement and corrective actions in these areas. Meet or exceed the yield and quality goals of the department. Write and implement annual tactical plans and regularly exchange pertinent information with employees regarding daily and long-term operations and goals. Communicate and support the goals and mission of the facility and Proliant Dairy. Motivate supervisors and employees to achieve continuous process improvements and personal development by providing strong leadership as well as invests in own personal growth. Direct meetings with plant employees as needed and attend regular managers' meetings. Assist in creating a safe working environment, both internally and with outside agencies (USDA, FDA, AIB, etc.), in part by attending all safety meetings and providing plant inspections and tours and by always modeling safe behaviors. Collaborate with management and maintenance to coordinate maintenance activities within the facility. Facilitate efficient and effective labor and production scheduling. Partner with the Quality/Customer Service department to make determinations on disposition of product based on product and customer specifications. Interview, hire, train, plan, assign, direct work; appraise performance, reward and discipline employees, address complaints and resolve problems, and provide quality leadership to supervisors and associated personnel. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Must live within 30 minutes of the plant. Specific knowledge and first-hand experience with industrial production processes in an edible food processing plant. Ability to monitor the production processes, make necessary adjustments in scheduling and/or improve production methods/techniques to achieve company goals. Knowledge and ability to implement and ensure adherence to all safety techniques and procedures related to plant operations. Knowledge and ability to analyze, forecast, and plan production objectives. Ability to hire, train and evaluate personnel ensuring a competent work force to meet production objectives in a cost-effective manner.  This will include goal setting and measurement of performance. Ability to develop and implement standard policies and procedures to maintain consistent daily plant operations, including key safety, quality, and operational metrics. Ability to effectively interact and manage plant personnel. Ability to effectively communicate with corporate office management, contractors, vendors, suppliers, and other business-related contacts. Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality related to all duties and responsibilities, such as production goals and personnel information. Ability to perform basic and complex mathematical calculations. Knowledge of organizational methods and the ability to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously. Ability to remain calm and professional. Ability to work daily and extended hours as necessary. Ability to assist with special or ongoing projects as instructed by the PDI leadership team. Knowledge in statistical process control preferred. Formal knowledge in Continuous Improvement/Lean Manufacturing preferred. Proven leadership ability in creating/fostering a confident, competent, caring, creative and committed team throughout all levels of the plant. JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelor's degree in Dairy Science, Food Science, Operations Management, or related degree preferred. Experience: Five years' experience in production management operations with a bachelor's degree in a related field or 8-10 years' equivalent experience without a bachelor's degree. R1047
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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