Plant Manager I

Responsible for managing all aspects of a natural cheese manufacturing, packaging and whey processing facility, with approximately 140 employees.
Maximize the profitability of the plant through efficient use of raw materials, productive use of available labor and control of overhead costs.
Ensure the manufacturing and packaging of a quality product while maintaining a safe and motivated workforce.
Drive Food Safety initiatives at plant level working with corporate Operations and Quality Assurance teams.
Provide leadership, direction, guidance and support to management team and plant personnel. Develop positive, motivating and efficient communication with all employees.
Maintain a positive employee environment through consistent/fair practices and leadership in areas such as employee development, safety and training.
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 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 insure a behavioral-based safe, hazard-free working environment for all employees.
Maintain and adhere to company policies and procedures in the areas of Human Resources, Quality Assurance and Quality Control.
Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with Services and Sales through timely communication of issues and opportunities.
Oversee all regulatory inspections to insure positive relations with state and federal inspection personnel.
Perform miscellaneous duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.
Job Requirements
Values that align with the Saputo culture: Respect, Teamwork, Openness, Ownership, Commitment, Integrity, Passion.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent related experience.
Minimum of five (5) years management experience in food manufacturing or processing, preferably dairy manufacturing, in a similar role or as a department manager.
Experience in successfully leading, coaching, motivating and developing a team in a "hands on" environment.
Above average understanding of costs relating to Dairy manufacturing and packaging. Budgetary experience a must.
Must possess a solid dairy and cheese making background and willingness to learn and understand the peculiarities of mozzarella manufacturing and performance criteria.
Strong food safety, customer and quality focus.
Strong leadership skills, communication skills and interpersonal skills. Strong analytical, time management & 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, and PowerPoint), Maestro, etc.
Relocation Offered
Exemption Type
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