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Plant Manager

Company: Coolab Foods, LLC
Location: Franklin Park
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPlant ManagerCoolab Foods LLC. located in Franklin Park, IL., producer of Ice Cream products sold nationwide and even beyond. We seek a hands-on Plant Manager who understand how to effectively manage a food production facility, by using effective leadership and motivational skills coupled with operational maturity.The Plant Manager will lead the manufacturing operations in providing quality products at or below budgeted cost and delivering balanced results in safety, people, profitability, and quality. The position will be responsible for managing daily capacity utilization, ensuring plant operations are following regulatory and company quality requirements and the facility meets or exceeds safety standards. Duties and Responsibilities- By example, practices a high on-floor presence especially for start-ups, issue resolutions, project work and first production tests/runs.

  • Plans, organizes, and directs manufacturing operations to ensure the plant meets the daily production schedule while ensuring product standards meet or exceed our customers' expectations.
  • Improves production quality, output, delivery performance, predictability and profitability through effective planning, metrics, and training. Communicate clear metrics and targets to measure improvement.
  • Develop and execute overall plant manufacturing strategies. KPI targets.
  • Participates in planning, development, implementation & evaluation of strategic business and performance goals and objectives.
  • Manages budget and cost controls considering changes in demand (volume), business seasonality and required service levels.
  • Proactively identifies opportunities to reduce production costs and improve material flow.
  • Daily focus on yields particularly with production supervisors. Report daily actions/results.
  • Ensures plant meets OSHA requirements and continually improves our safety record by addressing both physical safety issues as well as employee safety attitudes.
  • Sets priorities for the manufacturing team to ensure task completion. Coordinates work activities with supervisors to support daily business objectives.
  • Ensures compliance with all food regulatory requirements and ensure adherence to food safety GMP's, SOP's, HACCP, and FDA.
  • Maintains superior scores on all Quality SQF.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • The continued growth of our business requires a dedicated and proven leader able to work closely with all business functions.
      • Ability to build, transform and lead a successful team and provide clear direction and instruction is essential.
      • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with management, employees, suppliers, and customers.
      • Possess team-building skills; the ability to gain consensus and deliver results with and through people.
      • Strong leadership skills, independent thinking, strong organizational and planning abilities and excellent analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills are essential.
      • Acts with high integrity and honesty in good times and bad.
      • Laser focus on execution (end to end) applying relentless rigor.
      • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
      • Ability to deliver defined objectives on time, with budgeted commitments and on target. Qualifications
          • Minimum of five (5) years manufacturing experience , ice cream manufacturing or dairy experience required.
          • General understanding of financial and budget management with experience in managing functional areas and scope of business.
          • If you are bi-Lingual (Spanish) that is a significant plus.Desired
              • Bachelor's in Business Administration, Operations Management, Engineering, or related field.
              • Food Manufacturing Experience.
              • Prior plant management experience a plus.Powered by JazzHRlp2kij8hfH

Keywords: Coolab Foods, LLC, Chicago , Plant Manager, Executive , Franklin Park, Illinois

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