Director of Plant Operations

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Director of Plant Operations
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Director of Plant Operations

We are working with a well-established, fast-growing food and beverage company based in Indianapolis, IN that is looking for a talented Director of Plant Operations. This position will be highly focused on continuous improvement initiatives and taking the company and the manufacturing facility to the next level, leading a best-in-class organization. This is a highly visible role in the organization and will report into senior leadership.

This is a unique opportunity for a candidate to:
  • Take his/her experience in food operations / manufacturing and deploy it to quickly improve a fast-growing company.
  • Establish themselves as a leader and source of inspiration for the production, warehouse, and fulfillment team.

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Job Responsibilities:
  • Own, manage and be held accountable for shipping high-quality product to customers on-time and safely.
  • Build, manage and lead a team responsible for shipping / receiving, production and human resources.
  • Build a culture of pride, safety, and integrity.
  • Continuously improve production throughput, improve safety and drive-down labor costs through process improvement and the strategic purchase of equipment.
  • Recruit, train, coach and inspire production team members.
  • Make sure finished products are best in class and exceed all food-safety requirements.
  • Scale inventory tracking system so it can continue to keep up with company growth.
  • Build a labor-cost tracking system and use it for analysis, reporting and improvement.
  • Work with CEO and President to purchase, install and efficiently utilize new equipment for future product launches.

Required Skills/Qualifications:
  • 7+ years of experience in food manufacturing, quality and safety.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Strong Problem Solver
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint skills
  • Great knowledge of food safety best practices (GFSI SQF/BRC, HAACP, etc…).
  • Bi-lingual skills (English/Spanish) preferred.


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