We are proud to be representing our client, a food manufacturing company on their Plant Manager opening in the western Chicago suburbs. We are looking for an established & polished Plant Manager to drive a Lean Manufacturing program implementation, increase employee engagement, and lead the commercialization of new products.
Our client is offering a great balance of a family-owned company with industry professionals in leadership roles that is nimble enough to react to market trends with the backing of a larger parent company providing resources & investment. They have seen consistent annual growth for many years, and they are offering a strong base salary, a bonus with a long history of payout, and benefits.
Plant Manager Overview
- Responsible for the performance of a 2 shift (plus night sanitation, non-union food manufacturing plant.
- Management of the following departments: Production, Operations, Engineering, HR, Materials Management, Packaging, and Maintenance.
- The Plant Manager will have approximately 12 direct and 50 indirect reports.
- Lead the continued adoption of Lean Manufacturing principles including strategy, project management, and obtaining buy-in from the staff.
- Ensure cost, safety, quality, and delivery goals are met.
- Provide a safe working condition for all employees.
- Foster a culture with high levels of employee engagement, retention, and career development.
- Facilitate cross-functional interaction and align individual departments with plant-wide goals.
- Maintain the plant budget.
- Oversee the launch of new products.
- Resolve manufacturing floor issues.
- Create & analyze key performance indicators to assess site performance and to identify areas of additional improvement.
- Participate in audits.
- Be the representative for the site in interactions with customers, suppliers, and corporate leadership.
Plant Manager Requirements
- A Bachelor degree in Engineering, Food Science, Operations, or a related field.
- Previous management experience within food manufacturing is required.
- Previous success with improving a Lean Manufacturing culture.
- Knowledge of FDA or USDA standards is required. This is an ambient temperature plant.