Provide overall leadership, direction and coordination for plant operations. Ensure adherence to all safety policies and procedures promoting a world-class safety culture. Ensure all plant personnel are operating in compliance with plant and corporate procedures as well as compliance with customer and governmental regulations. Identify and implement strategies to improve performance, meeting and exceeding plant KPIs. Provide coaching and development of plant staff to insure effective leadership, collaboration and balance in achieving KPIs focused on safety, quality, customer service and productivity. Monitor and set standards for operations and help identify and correct bottlenecks. Increase production asset capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs. Plan and supervise the design and progress of capital projects. Develops and implements financial and non-financial objectives including annual budget that serves as the plants operating plan. Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMPs, maintain sanitary conditions & ensure product quality is maintained. Responsible for Food Safety and Food Quality of MFI products. Identify and address conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.
Bachelors degreerequired. Current orrecent experience managing a plant size of at least 400-500 employees. Experience managing a 24/7 operation overseeing maintenance, production, sanitation, warehouse, and quality. Demonstrated track record of achieving results against a comprehensive set of KPIs. Ability to analyze downtime and financial variance trends, identifying actions to deliver expected performance. Adequate knowledge of organizational effectiveness and operations management. Working knowledge of budgets, forecasting and metrics. Ability to effectively present information to all levels of the company; plant floor to executive leadership. Excellent interpersonal skills needed, including coaching, team-building and training skills. MUST have experience in a large facility.