Title:   Plant Manager
HP Hood
Operations Mgmt


Essential Functions…
  • Plan, organize, direct and provide leadership necessary for achieving plant and corporate goals in the area of Safety, Warehouse, Transportation, Quality, Employee Relations, Performance, and Cost.
  • Responsible for the successful attainment of production objectives, implementation of policies, and most effective utilization of available resources and facilities.
  • Contributes to development of annual budget, performance goals and process and operational improvements.
  • Budgetary responsibility including budget administration and cost control.
  • Responsible for the enforcement of GMP’s in their business unit. Enforce adherence to manufacturing instructions, quality standards, and GMP’s.
  • Ensure compliance with all legal requirements concerning dairy processing, environmental, safety, and working conditions.
  • Responsible for training and development of direct reports.
  • Ensures effective communication betweens shifts and other departments by ensuring established communication methods regarding company performance and safety.
  • Plans, schedules, and directs the operation of equipment and facilities to insure safe and cost efficient operations.
  • Manage annual budget in such a manner as to achieve the targeted objectives.
  • Assist in designing, improving, and installing equipment and systems to improve plant efficiency and meet plant needs. 
  • Work with Engineering and Maintenance groups in maximizing output, improving equipment availability, and reducing waste.
  • Supervises activities of a team of direct reports
  • Responsible for overseeing and monitoring Ethical Sourcing guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain a positive work environment including personnel policy development, training safety and housekeeping
    • Stay abreast of new technologies associated with the industry, through trade magazines, training classes and technical manuals.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Operations. 


Education and Experience…  
  • BS  ME Preffered
  • 7+ years experience in a high volume dairy manufacturing environment. 
  • Operations management responsibility in a 7X24 operation.
  •  Budgeting and planning experience required.
  • Must have managed other operational functions such as projects, processing, and packaging.
  • In depth knowledge of PMO and other related regulatory guidelines as well as interaction with federal and state government employees.
  • Experience in building functional teams
  • Experience with filling, packaging, transportation and customer service targets. 
  • Physical Requirements…
    • Standing: Long periods (a minimum of 6 hours)
    • Sitting: Occasionally for Long periods
    • Walking: Occasionally for short periods
    • Bending: Occasionally
    50-60 Hour Work Week