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Plant Manager

Company: Dairy Farmers of America
Location: Zumbrota
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Direct and coordinate overall plant operations and priorities, and through managers, supervisors, and staff, ensure product is produced efficiently and within cost parameters. Provide work direction to management and employees within the guidelines of standard work rules and employment policies. Is held accountable for achieving the plant's key performance indicators. Support the Continuous Improvement (CI) initiative to improve productivity, quality, efficiency of operations, and the facility's culture. Manage the overall operating budget including capital and expense projects. Direct personnel activities of department, such as recruitment, hiring, performance evaluations, and salary adjustments using independent judgment within the framework of established human resources policies and practices.Manage plant operations in all areas of responsibility including administration, production, processing, packaging, quality, maintenance, warehousing, shipping, purchasing, safety, and environmentalEstablish production priorities to ensure product is produced efficiently and within cost parameters while maintaining safety, quality and sanitation standards; obtain optimum production and utilization of workforce, machines, and equipmentReview and analyze production, quality control, maintenance, and operational reports to ensure compliance and determine causes of non-conformity with product specifications, customer requirements, FDA/government regulations, etc. Report any non-compliance immediately per established protocolAnalyze plant operations to ensure that the facility maintains a leadership position in the industry and that it takes advantage of new processes and technologies that become availableInteract with customers to meet their expectations on a variety of goals including operational, customer service, financial, and quality Develop, monitor, and drive plant key performance indicators (KPI's) related to safety, quality, productivity and finances. Strive for continuous improvement in KPI results. Promote continuous improvement culture and activitiesUnderstand plant P&L to drive plant performance; participate in the development of annual operating, capital and expense budgets; provide reliable and accurate information to finance to meet end-of-month closing schedules Manage or oversee all corporate, customer, and government audits to ensure complianceConduct meetings with management and staff to ensure all operational issues are being communicated and addressed expediently with a common understanding of goalsCommunicate company goals and assist in establishing objectives that align with plant and company goals; communicate plant direction, focus and goalsProvide appropriate direction, mentoring, training, and development planning for managers. Identify and retain highly effective personnel through proper selection, training and task assignment. Actively work with direct reports to cultivate capabilities and utilize strengths to support career development and succession planning effortsMaintain safe working conditions for employees and compliance with all company, state and federal regulations regarding health and safety issuesFollow all DFA good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in a manner consistent with all company regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirementsThe requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required.--Other duties may be assigned as required.

Keywords: Dairy Farmers of America, Minneapolis , Plant Manager, Executive , Zumbrota, Minnesota

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