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Assistant Plant Manager

Company: Michael Foods
Location: Wakefield
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Business Unit Overview

Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that's First in Food .

Location Description

Wakefield is one of the largest production facilities within Michael Foods. We serve as a flex plant and are able to produce everything from a whole pasteurized egg to liquid, dried, hardboiled and curds.

Responsibilities

POSITION SUMMARY :

The Assistant Plant Manager role, within MFI, is a developmental role that exists in larger more complex facilities. The scope of this role may have a smaller (satellite) Plant as part of the overall reporting structure. This position prepares individuals for a transition into Plant Operations Manager role, in medium to large facilities, an opportunity to gain relevant exposure and experience from a succession perspective. This role reports directly to the Plant Operations Manager.

This role functions as the site Operations lead for the facility. The Assistant Plant Manager oversees all daily operations of the plant from production and manufacturing, while ensuring adherence to Company policies and procedures. This position develops business processes that maximize a broad set of key business metrics supporting Human Safety, FSQ and Productivity.

This position has the responsibility to comply with Safety work rules as well as an obligation to reinforce safety as a core value. Ensures all policies/procedures and activities, related to Food Safety & Quality, are complied with in an effort to reduce product and process variability.

The role will have defined responsibility for all operations and be expected to build collaborative relationships with cross-functional partnerships. The areas of responsibility may change as the individual gains the appropriate experience within each segment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Provide overall leadership, direction and coordination for day-to-day plant/segment operations * Through execution of a healthy Management Operating System, ensure appropriate priorities are set and resources allocated to deliver against business objectives starting with Personal and Food Safety through Cost and Service. * Deployable to support special projects or assignments that will both support core business objectives as well as present opportunities for professional and technical growth. * As an active member of the site leadership team must work to translate overall ISC strategy into local strategic objectives and actions. * Ensure adherence to all safety & product quality policies and procedures promoting a world-class safety culture * Manage a leadership team in achieving daily production goals * Identify and implement strategies to improve performance, meeting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). * Provide coaching and development of plant staff to ensure effective leadership, collaboration and balance in achieving KPIs focused on safety, quality, customer service and productivity * Monitor and set standards for operations and help identify and remove bottlenecks * Increase production asset capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs * Plan and supervise the design and progress of capital projects * Help develop and implement financial and non-financial objectives including annual budget that serves as the fiscal operating plan

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPEREINCE REQUIRED:

* Ten or more years' related experience and/or training in a manufacturing, distribution, or supply chains environment or equivalent combination of education and experience * A demonstrated track record of achieving results against a comprehensive set of business metrics * Demonstrated ability to develop direct reports to become bench strength for future growth opportunities. * Bachelor's degree (B.S.) preferably a B.S. in Food Science, Engineering, Business Management or equivalent work experience * Excellent problem solving and reasoning skills required * Ability to analyze Operational performance and financial variance trends, identifying actions to deliver expected performance * Adequate knowledge of organizational effectiveness and operations management * Working knowledge of cost accounting, budgets, forecasting and metrics * Ability to effectively present information to all levels of the organization; plant operations to executive leadership * Time management, attention to detail, active listening, decision-making, organizational, verbal and written skills required * Proficient computer skills required to include; Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint programs * Excellent interpersonal skills required to include; coaching, prioritization, team-building, training, emotional intelligence, and conflict management * Must be able to relocate to other MFI / BEF manufacturing locations as opportunities present themselves.

PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

* Master's Degree in Engineering or Business Management (MBA) * Food manufacturing experience preferred, USDA or FDA experience beneficial

Qualifications:

EDUCATION AND EXPEREINCE REQUIRED:

* Ten or more years' related experience and/or training in a manufacturing, distribution, or supply chains environment or equivalent combination of education and experience * A demonstrated track record of achieving results against a comprehensive set of business metrics * Demonstrated ability to develop direct reports to become bench strength for future growth opportunities. * Bachelor's degree (B.S.) preferably a B.S. in Food Science, Engineering, Business Management or equivalent work experience * Excellent problem solving and reasoning skills required * Ability to analyze Operational performance and financial variance trends, identifying actions to deliver expected performance * Adequate knowledge of organizational effectiveness and operations management * Working knowledge of cost accounting, budgets, forecasting and metrics * Ability to effectively present information to all levels of the organization; plant operations to executive leadership * Time management, attention to detail, active listening, decision-making, organizational, verbal and written skills required * Proficient computer skills required to include; Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint programs * Excellent interpersonal skills required to include; coaching, prioritization, team-building, training, emotional intelligence, and conflict management * Must be able to relocate to other MFI / BEF manufacturing locations as opportunities present themselves.

PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

* Master's Degree in Engineering or Business Management (MBA) * Food manufacturing experience preferred, USDA or FDA experience beneficial

Responsibilities:

POSITION SUMMARY :

The Assistant Plant Manager role, within MFI, is a developmental role that exists in larger more complex facilities. The scope of this role may have a smaller (satellite) Plant as part of the overall reporting structure. This position prepares individuals for a transition into Plant Operations Manager role, in medium to large facilities, an opportunity to gain relevant exposure and experience from a succession perspective. This role reports directly to the Plant Operations Manager.

This role functions as the site Operations lead for the facility. The Assistant Plant Manager oversees all daily operations of the plant from production and manufacturing, while ensuring adherence to Company policies and procedures. This position develops business processes that maximize a broad set of key business metrics supporting Human Safety, FSQ and Productivity.

This position has the responsibility to comply with Safety work rules as well as an obligation to reinforce safety as a core value. Ensures all policies/procedures and activities, related to Food Safety & Quality, are complied with in an effort to reduce product and process variability.

The role will have defined responsibility for all operations and be expected to build collaborative relationships with cross-functional partnerships. The areas of responsibility may change as the individual gains the appropriate experience within each segment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Provide overall leadership, direction and coordination for day-to-day plant/segment operations * Through execution of a healthy Management Operating System, ensure appropriate priorities are set and resources allocated to deliver against business objectives starting with Personal and Food Safety through Cost and Service. * Deployable to support special projects or assignments that will both support core business objectives as well as present opportunities for professional and technical growth. * As an active member of the site leadership team must work to translate overall ISC strategy into local strategic objectives and actions. * Ensure adherence to all safety & product quality policies and procedures promoting a world-class safety culture * Manage a leadership team in achieving daily production goals * Identify and implement strategies to improve performance, meeting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). * Provide coaching and development of plant staff to ensure effective leadership, collaboration and balance in achieving KPIs focused on safety, quality, customer service and productivity * Monitor and set standards for operations and help identify and remove bottlenecks * Increase production asset capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs * Plan and supervise the design and progress of capital projects * Help develop and implement financial and non-financial objectives including annual budget that serves as the fiscal operating plan

Keywords: Michael Foods, Sioux City , Assistant Plant Manager, Executive , Wakefield, Iowa

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