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21 Sep 2016

Southeast Plant Manager – Southeast

Posted by Jennifer Mazza, jennifer@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #30556   – Southeast

A well-established fresh cut processor in the Southeast is looking for a Plant Manager to join their team. This position reports directly to the VP of Operations.  The incumbent in this role is responsible for managing a staff of department heads to include Food Safety/QA Manager, Production Manager, Transportation Manager, Maintenance Manager, Cold Storage and Shipping Manager.  This position requires a result oriented, innovative fresh-cut plant leader with track record of implementing and managing processes that improve quality and efficiency.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Direct all activities for production lines in accordance with plan and line goals, product standards, costs, budgets, and established procedures
  • Coordinate with the Food Safety and Quality Assurance leadership to ensure compliance with food safety and product quality standards
  • Overall responsibility for the food processing and packaging facility.
  • Foster a team environment with a continuous improvement culture
  • Mentor and develop all direct reports to create the future leaders for the company
  • Works with the VP of Operations and other senior leadership on strategic planning
  • Accountable for financial performance of the plant against planned budget
  • Manage and oversee all aspects of plant operations
  • Monitor key drivers established for each functional area
  • Works with the VP of Operations and other senior leadership on strategic planning.
  • Work with senior leadership on staffing issues and needs
  • Direct the activities of subordinates to assure personnel safety, food safety, quality, production, and cost standards are met
  • Develop manufacturing standards and budgets by evaluating historical data and proposed activities in order to provide management with an accurate assessment and projection of manufacturing costs
  • Review cost data, production schedules and capital spending plans to assure compliance with production goals
  • Knowledgeable of costs of goods, including costs associated with raw materials, labor, and overhead
  • Consult with Customer Service and Logistics for the proper planning of production volumes, shipping and receiving on a daily basis

 

 

Skills and Qualifications:

 

  • 4-year college degree in Agriculture/Agribusiness, Engineering, or Business Administration/management
  • Minimum 15 years of overall food industry experience including 7 years of senior management experience in fresh-cut produce
  • Strong working knowledge of food safety guidelines such as HACCP, GMP, and SSOP
  • Strong understanding of fresh produce and fresh-cut produce industry
  • Comprehensive knowledge of fresh-cut retail product manufacturing
  • Good Knowledge of operational finance and accounting
  • Excellent analytical, presentation and communication skills
  • Bi-Lingual (Spanish/English) preferred
  • Able to work independently as a self-starter
  • Able to communicate effectively to management and cross functional areas
  • Good interpersonal skills; able to get along with other employees
  • Excellent technical writing skills
  • Must be willing to maintain a flexible work schedule, including nights and/or weekends
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Solid understanding of sanitation and pest control plans and systems
  • Strong organizational/communication/presentation skills

 

Salary: DOE, Medical Benefits, relocation assistance.

Please contact Jennifer Mazza, jennifer@producecareers.com

Job Categories: Operations, Production, Processing. Job Types: Southeast. Job expires in Endless.

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