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Plant Director

Company: The Judge Group
Location: Bowling Green
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Location: Bowling Green, KY
Salary: $190,000-$230,000
Description: Our client is currently seeking a Plant Director. This position leads, directs and manages the full P&L for a 24x7 operation and out of 16 sites across the country this is the largest. This role has overall responsibilities for production, processing, maintenance, human resources, sanitation, accounting, materials management and other requirements necessary to the successful operations of the plant. Must haves to qualify:

  • Experience managing Plant size of 500+ employees
  • Food manufacturing experience, preferably with beverage, condiments, sauces, soups, dressings, ect
  • Strong TPM experience (The VP of Ops has helped implemented TPM in all their plants and is very big on making sure people they bring in have a strong background in it or LEAN)
  • Accomplishments - The hiring team wants to see accomplishments on your resume that showcase how you have improved the process at your plant and they will want specific metrics to be described. Full relocation assistance is being offered for this role.This job will have the following responsibilities:
  • Establishes and communicates a vision, strategic direction and purpose for the facility.
  • Establishes and communicates a culture of employee engagement, safety and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) efforts and leads their team through this journey to deliver results.
  • Champions and actively drives LEAN, process standardization and best practices across all their assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Coordinates all plant activities through planning and communication with departmental managers to ensure the total manufacturing objectives are accomplished.
  • Ensures the efficient deployment of investments across the facility.
  • Develops and controls plans, budgets and profits.
  • Implements cost-effective control systems over capital assets, operating expenditures, and labor costs.
  • Establishes and monitors overall plant performance for production, quality and safety standards.
  • Controls and minimizes overtime labor costs, maintenance/repair costs, downtime and product re-work.
  • Maintains existing plant facilities and equipment; recommends replacement or adjustments to plant facilities and equipment when necessary.
  • Ensures compliance to all federal, state and local laws and company policies.
  • Provides direction, development, evaluation, coaching and leadership to department managers and management teams.
  • Supports succession planning and maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training Identifies and develops personal growth opportunities for department managers and next level managers.
  • Selects and retains qualified operations leaders/subordinates
  • Maintains strong corporate and community
  • Ensures proper scheduling, purchasing, accounting, record keeping and inventory control activities and procedures.
  • Maintains plant standards for cleanliness, productivity, and maintenance.
  • Ensures compliance to quality, food safety, 5S, OSHA and HACCP support programs; assures conformity to all company, customer and government standards
  • Drives productivity and improvements across facilities.
  • Gains alignment and partnership with commercial teams to ensure key customer satisfaction.
  • Maintains a broad view of the dressing business and accelerates continuous improvement across all platforms to support incremental business. Qualifications & Requirements:
    • 8+years plant/general management experience in a manufacturing Food related experience required.
    • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in related field or equivalent combination of education and Prefer degree in engineering or supply chain.
    • Experience with SAP production applications.
    • Solid knowledge of company operations and objectives; experience working with co-
    • Background in manufacturing methods, quality control and process improvement
    • Manufacturing knowledge and understanding of yields, plant efficiencies, and operations
    • Solid understanding of OSHA, USDA and Food Safety
    • Ability to work with, and lead, a diverse
    • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving
    • Capable of communicating and expressing ideas clearly and concisely, in both written and verbal
    • High level of organizational planning, teamwork, analytical reasoning, and
    • Strong interpersonal, technical and presentation

      This job and many more are available through The Judge Group. Find us on the web at

Keywords: The Judge Group, Bowling Green , Plant Director, Professions , Bowling Green, Kentucky

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