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Plant Manager - Whey

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Plant Manager - Whey
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Plant Manager- Whey

This position is with a growing & successful dairy manufacturing company located in the Midwestern U.S. The Whey Plant Manager is responsible for managing all whey plant operations to ensure products are meeting all quality and quantity specifications.  


Duties & Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Directs, manages & coordinates all whey production operations
  • Ensures products are completed on schedule and within Safety & Quality Food Regulatory Standards and Compliance. As well as plant safety, & audits.
  • Responsible for establishing operating procedures to meet and/or exceed established targets
  • Work with QA to troubleshoot & resolve any quality issues
  • Collaborate with QA department to establish sanitation protocols to ensure microbiological standards are met
  • Work with manufacturing team to resolve all identified corrective actions in a timely manner
  • Manage purchasing & inventory of plant supplies and materials within budget and consistent with production and quality standard needs
  • Work with safety coordinator to develop and modify safety procedures   
  • Collaborate with Sr. Manufacturing Manager to improve product quality & performance through continual process improvement efforts
  • Identify equipment needs to improve operational efficiencies
  • Knowledge of proper operating procedures for all necessary equipment within the department
  • Ensures compliance to company procedures & safety regulations
  • Responsible for hiring, training, developing, coaching and reviewing performance of employees
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Required Skills/Qualifications (including but not limited to):

  • Must have 5+ years of experience in a production management role in a food/beverage manufacturing facility; dairy manufacturing is strongly preferred
  • Needs to have strong technical knowledge and understanding of troubleshooting process and equipment related issues
  • A proven background in staff development & training
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have past experience dealing with facility budgets & cost control
  • Consistent, dependable and diligent in performing tasks
  • Must be able to work a flexible work schedule including evening weekends and holidays
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills are required
  • Needs to have strong computer skills and proficient with Microsoft Office and programs
  • Must be able to pass all pre-employment background, drug and criminal screens

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