Plant Director

Job Title
Plant Director
Job ID
Plant Director

We are working on a high-level Plant Director role in western Kansas with a nationwide food manufacturer.  This role will coordinate with plant management and work as a liaison with corporate with all wide functioning departments. The Plant Director offers large growth opportunities within the national organization.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Manage the health, safety and well-being of team member. Promote employee participation in activities managing EHS through identification and mitigation of hazards. Ensure timely reporting and investigation of EHS events
  • Verify manufacturing team is staffed appropriately to meet business requirements
  • Mentor, train, and coach facility leadership team members to understand the organization and their roles and way for them to develop into another role
  • Demonstrate leadership through participation in core leadership processes such as development of employee onboarding, succession planning and horizon planning
  • Deeply root an atmosphere of collaboration across ingredient solutions manufacturing and shared service business partners that is characterized by inclusion, precision, learning and purpose
  • Lead the establishment of KPIs to measure performance of the division and manufacturing facilities
  • Facilitate communication between our customers and our plants to assure we are properly implementing customer requests, response to complaints and providing excellent customer service
  • Verify facility operations comply with company policies, customer expectations and regulatory requirements
  • Cultivate an innovative, data driven, team-oriented culture that embraces continuous improvement within an environment of learning
  • Support leaders focused on optimizing the use of business integration systems to drive productivity through defining business integration requirements, managing organizational transformation and coordinating end-user utilization for company business systems
  • Lead effective stakeholder collaboration to standardize common functions in areas of quality, safety, maintenance, sustainability, environmental, SAP, SQF, HACCP, auditing, and abatement activities
  • Enable team members focused on increasing productivity through the application of a standardized continuous improvement program
  • Empower teams to improve equipment reliability using TPM, Preventive Maintenance and Predictive Maintenance
  • Partner with key stakeholders to ensure effective capital and expense project management process

Required Skills/Qualifications:  
  • 7-10 years of progressive experience in manufacturing management is required
  • 5+ years of experience in food manufacturing is required
  • Bachelor’s Degree is required due to growth possibilities
  • Excellent team building skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to interact in a positive and professional way with all organizational personnel and their customers
  • Ability to provide leadership and management or various systems, projects and priorities while embracing company values
  • Excellent understanding of the organization’s strategy, goals and objectives
  • Strong insight into the organizational structure and stakeholder needs
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of comfort in a changing environment
  • Able to travel 15-25% of the time


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