Plant Manager in Lakeville, MN at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 11/4/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time

Location:

MN Lakeville

Job Type:

Production Operations

Job Posting Title:

Plant Manager

Job Description:

Manages, directs and coordinates overall plant operations. Through subordinates, supervisors and managers, assures safety, continuous improvement, quality, cost, customer service, and production objectives are met or exceeded.  Provides coaching and leadership to team members in the areas of safety, continuous improvement, productivity, quality, cost, equipment reliability, and employee engagement. Success relies on ability to build relationships and fully engage employees in continuous improvement to drive business results.

Performance will be managed by the following critical metrics:  lower conversion cost year over year, asset reliability, successful retention of key certifications in food safety, quality and organics, reduced total recordable injury rates, improved yields, employee retention and turnover, case fill rate and on time delivery and continuous improvement.

Scope: The Plant Manager is responsible for the 300,000 square foot Lakeville Manufacturing facility.  This position directly and indirectly influences Department Managers. The Lakeville plant employs approximately 500 non-union full time employees.

 Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure adherence to all health and safety policies/protocols and promote a safety culture.
  • Lead the development, execution and monitoring of the operations strategy in line with the overall operational objectives to achieve performance, quality, and safety improvement and ensure achievement of manufacturing goals. 
  • Assist in the development of operational and capital budgets, policies and procedures, and the execution of same.
  • Utilize available data including OEE, line speed target, and efficiency and process data to continuously improve productivity, uptime and reliability.
  • Continually coach, direct and train employees utilizing Lean principles. Monitor employees' work performance and attitude and perform formal reviews as required by policy.  Coach and counsel employees about work-related issues and assist employees to correct job skill deficiencies.
  • Ensure all plant personnel are operating in compliance with plant and corporate procedures as well as in compliance with all customer and governmental regulations.
  • Lead the continuous improvement program to deliver opportunities in cost, quality, food safety and service.
  • Coordinates manufacturing activities with all other functions of the organization and suppliers to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines and equipment.
  • Conduct regular meetings with plant personnel to ensure operational issues are being communicated and addressed expediently with a common understanding of goals.
  • Engages employees through training, improvement opportunities and teams.

Skills, Experience and Education:

  • Processing or Packaging industry
  • Lean/Continuous Improvement experience
  • Results-driven with a strong desire to grow and learn in a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated track record of meeting or exceeding targets goals
  • Financial Acumen
  • Strong business savvy to successfully interface with business partners external to the plant
  • Food experience desired

Education:   Bachelor’s Degree Required – Type:  Operations Management or related field

Minimum Experience Preferred (Number of years and type): Bachelor’s Degree in Operations Management and five years related experience in progressively expanding roles, including in a Senior Plant Leadership role.

Travel Requirements: up to 20%

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to disability-accommodations@treehousefoods.com. In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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