• Plant Manager

    Location US-MO-Harrisonville
    Job ID
    Operations Management
  • Overview

    Plant Manager - Harrisonville Site



    Provides leadership to the plant production, distribution, quality, safety, environmental and maintenance to assure a high quality, low cost finished product.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for daily operations; providing leadership, focus and direction to the operations team.
    • Integrates site harmoniously with  support functions, working with Plant Production, Testing, Engineering, Development, Maintenance, Quality Control, Packaging, Logistics, Marketing and Research personnel to name a few.   
    • Maximize efficiency through the design and implementation of improved manufacturing strategies and allocate assets and resources to meet quality, safety, cost, delivery, and volume and productivity goals.
    • Responsible for industrialization and successful launches for new programs and initiatives.
    • Ensures proper supervision training and inspection is being carried out to conform with “Current Good Manufacturing” practices and FDA regulations.
    • Directs the identification of capacity utilization problems and ensures appropriate capital appropriations requests are issued in order to help rectify problems.
    • Develop and maintain department budgets.
    • Lead and implement Site specific Root Cause Analysis methodology.
    • Benchmarks, develops, and implements the operating plan to ensure production requirements are satisfied.
    • Provides focus to the critical business/leverage issues that will have the biggest impact on plant performance.
    • Allocate limited resources and place emphasis on the effective use of resources throughout the operation.
    • Create a flexible organization that can respond quickly to changes in product demand.
    • Provide leadership in team effectiveness by sharing information and encouraging the participation of all team members, building commitment to common goals and motivating team members, support continuous improvement.
    • Compiles necessary statistics and anticipated operating expenses as a basis for determining future operating expense budget.
    • Obtain general guidelines and establish operating objectives from the VP of Manufacturing.
    • Assist the VP of Manufacturing in preparing and reviewing annual budgets while meeting company production commitments.

    Ensure compliance with all federal, state, local, and corporate policies, laws, and regulations.


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Oral and written communication skills.
    • Organizational/time management skills.
    • Effectively interact with employees at all levels of the organization.
    • Ability to work for long periods of time, under pressure, to produce results.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Record of successful goal setting, achievement, employee engagement, and management.
    • Strategic planner with qualitative solutions and quantifiable results.
    • Experience in managing and motivating, and leading a diverse workforce.
    • Capable of making decisions and demonstrate ambiguity.

    Education and Experience:

    • 15 or more years of experience in plant environment position
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Supply Chain Management
    • CPG experience
    • Previous plant manager experience or operations manager at a large site
    • Lean experience
    • Demonstrated leadership experience
    • Distribution/Logistics experience a plus
    • Supply chain planning experience a plus

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


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