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Director of Manufacturing

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Director of Manufacturing
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Director of Manufacturing

Overview: Are you interested in a dynamic role within the CPG industry? We are working with a large retailer that is looking for a Director of Manufacturing. This role will be responsible for ensuring manufacturing objectives for five processing/manufacturing facilities are met. Please apply if interested!

Job Duties:

  • Accountable for setting and delivering a strategic manufacturing vision
  • Coordinates with other upper management to develop KPIs
  • Establish a streamlined organizational structure
  • Oversee capital project management
  • Lead plant management, engineering and maintenance teams in efficient & safe operational practices
  • Ensures sanitation standards and requirements are met 
  • Integrates manufacturing planning to meet merchandising needs
  • Ensures long- & short-range requirements of staff, material and facilities to accomplish production forecasts
  • Evaluate progress at each site and control expenses related to budgets and human & inventory capital
  • Identify & evaluate opportunities to reduce costs
  • Develop annual budgets in accordance with forecasted sales volumes & capital projects. Hold PM’s accountable
  • Ensures all facilities are SQF certified
  • Coordinate with engineering & business leadership team. Also maintain a working relationship with R&D, Quality, Merchandising, and Financial departments
  • Uses CI tools to deliver capital projects that meet within budget & performance commitments

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related Manufacturing fields
  • 10+ years’ experience in a food manufacturing experience is needed – must have ESL dairy experience to be considered
  • Experience implementing Lean/CI ideals and methods
  • Excellent communication skills – written & verbal
  • Very capable of working cross functionally
  • Be a positive change agent within the organization 
  • Experience with SQF Certification
  • Able to travel as needed to manufacturing sites once or twice a week
  • Must have a valid driver’s license 
  • Strong project management and leadership skills.






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