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Plant Manager (Food Manufacturing)

Company: Conexus Food Solution
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Who We AreConexus Food Solutions is a leader in the Asian food service industry, bringing a diverse range of ethnic cuisines, such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Thai, to the table. Our corporate headquarters in Chicago is where we house our fully integrated food processing, manufacturing, logistics, and worldwide supply chain services all under one roof. With distribution centers spanning the US, over 2 million square feet of warehousing space, and a fleet of more than 1,000 trucks, we're the go-to when it comes to reliable delivery services.At Conexus Food Solutions, we believe that teamwork and collaboration are the keys to success. We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest standards of integrity and honesty in everything we do and building strong relationships with our clients. We're looking for individuals who share our values and are committed to excellence. Join our team and contribute to our culture of collaboration and integrity while growing your own skills and expertise. Together, we'll deliver high-quality products and exceptional service to our clients and achieve great things.What You ll DoAs the Production & Operations Manager for our Charles Austin facility,you will be responsible for the safety, quality, and production of chicken, pork, beef, goat, and other red meat cuts to be sold to distributions centers (DCs), stores, and restaurants. You will be responsible for the daily management of the DC tasks within their cold storage and dry goods warehouse.Oversight of Daily Operations: Oversee and manage a team of employees, including supervisors and coordinators, and are responsible for hiring, training, and performance management. Plan and coordinate warehouse and production operations, maintain equipment and facilities, ensure safety regulations, streamline logistics processes, and communicate with supply chain teams. Additionally, enforce safety and housekeeping protocols.Department Management: Develop policies and procedures to ensure efficient, safe and effective DC and production operations. Ensure food safety and quality assurance, enforce compliance, communicate business priorities, analyze performance data, manage change, and develop productivity tools. Additionally, audit, monitor accountability, and act as an overall process auditor.Financial Management: Manage the sitebudget,including labor, equipment, and maintenance costs, and identifying cost-saving opportunities. Have full ownership of the value stream, including receiving, inventory accuracy, meat processing, load staging, FIFO, labor management, and shipping.Leadership & Talent Development: Ensure compliance with regulations regarding health, safety, labor laws, and the environment. This includes liaising with regulatory agencies, performing coaching and disciplinary actions, auditing training, coaching, and mentoring staff, and gathering stakeholder input to provide feedback.Supply Chain & Sales/Territory Planning: Understand business operations, customer needs, and warehouse products to support inventoryplanning,coordinate dispatch and drivers, and monitor the local market for pricing strategy and promotions.QualificationsBachelor's degree in logistics, supply chain management, or a related field.5+ years of experience in warehouse operations, including 3+ years of experience in people management.Knowledge of food safety and quality assurance regulation and inventory planning and supply chain management principles.Experience with financial management, including budgeting and cost-saving strategies.Strong leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills.Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities.

Keywords: Conexus Food Solution, Chicago , Plant Manager (Food Manufacturing), Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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