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Plant Manager- Cheese

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Plant Manager- Cheese
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Plant Manager- Cheese

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


Duties & Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Directs, manages & coordinates all cheese & milk 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 cream production & cheese production scheduling on a weekly basis & establishing a monthly production schedule  
  • In charge of 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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