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Plant Manager

Company: Sterling St James LLC
Location: Cresco
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Cresco, IA

$80-110K plus bonus

Our food manufacturing client in Cresco, IA is looking to hire a Plant Manager, the top leader at the plant reporting to the VP of Operations. This Plant Manager will manage and direct the site to successfully meet customer expectations while achieving safety, quality, efficiency, profitability, quality of work life and company values.

Job Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in engineering, operations, manufacturing management or business strongly preferred.

5 to 10 years of experience with production activities in a Manufacturing environment, food grade preferred or similar industry.

5+ years of experience managing people

Dynamic, forward thinking leader who can provide a positive work environment and create a good working culture.

Key Responsibilities:
Manages the facility to optimize performance

Communicate and uphold company vision and mission with employees

Decide capacity and utilization of facility

Direct the capital activities of facility

Facilitate activities that will allow managers and supervisors to meet plant goals in estimated and actual productivity, cost reductions and profit

Ensure employee safety through EHS Coordinator and Production Manager

Work with management team and supervisors to develop systems and procedures that ensure adherence to safety objectives

Work with the quality department to set goals and ensure compliance to goals

Lead the Production Manager to ensure there are systems to prioritize and schedule jobs including material, equipment, tools and personnel

Develop schedules that meet customer expectations

Develop strategic plans, sales forecasts, budgets and policies that will strengthen the company and support the company's financial goals

Development and adherence to budgets that support current activity and forecasts

Develop sales projections and forecast job costs to support the company's budget

Develop strategic direction and implement key action items to ensure a stronger and healthier company that supports corporate and employee goals

Implement changes to plant operations, manufacturing methods, plant layouts, capital equipment and procedures that result in cost reductions to ensure corporate goals and customer expectations are met

Coordinate with the Business Development Manager/Project Manager for new product introductions as well as new product manufacturing processes or technology

Work closely with Production Manager, Process Engineers, Maintenance Manager, and Quality Manager to plan and set up new processes for test runs, scale up and long-term production processes

Work closely with Business Development Manager/Project Manager/Quality Manager for planning and scheduling new products and processing

Analyze, recommend, and justify the purchase of capital equipment to support the company's strategic direction and changing technology needs

Identify and implement manufacturing methods and organization structure to improve the efficiencies of material flow and to meet the changing needs of our customers

Manage employee quality of work life to ensure an informed, satisfied, and productive workforce

Liaison with current and prospective customers.

Interact with customers to resolve problems, offer alternatives and provide information on CFT's capabilities in meeting their expectations

Strive for excellence in all aspects of each and every activity, which will demonstrate performance model for all employees

Provide support and continual education for all employees, which will provide for a more talented and satisfied workforce

Work closely with VP of Engineering on capital projects, priorities, and strategies.

Keywords: Sterling St James LLC, Rochester , Plant Manager, Executive , Cresco, Minnesota

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