Plant Manager in Mankato at Apple & Associates

Date Posted: 5/29/2018

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Job Description

Our food manufacturing client is seeking a Plant Manager in Mankato, MN. The Plant Manager oversees all daily operations of a 3 operation complex facility. This position develops processes that maximize ownership, stewardship, safety, quality and productivity.
Must Have:
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 5+ years’ experience managing a 24/7 operation with a minimum annual 100 million pounds of finished goods.
  • Budget building experience - annual operating budgets of $100+ Million.
  • Must understand large scope, be able to handle multiple processes and a very large complex system.
  • Experience in the food / beverage manufacturing industry required.  
  • Experience with autonomous maintenance/reliability maintenance.
  • Ability to promote leadership development – will develop production managers into plant managers.
Key Responsibilities:
  • The Plant Manager is responsible for providing overall leadership, direction and coordination for plant operations.
  • Ensuring all plant personnel are operating in compliance with plant and corporate procedures as well as compliance with customer and governmental regulations.
  • Identifying and implementing strategies to improve performance, meeting and exceeding plant KPIs.
  • Providing coaching and development of plant staff to insure effective leadership, collaboration and balance in achieving KPIs focused on safety, quality, customer service and productivity.  
  • Monitoring and set standards for operations and help identify and correct bottlenecks.
  • Increasing production asset capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs.
  • Developing and implementing financial and non-financial objectives including annual budget that serves as the plants operating plan.


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