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Plant Manager

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Plant Manager
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Plant Manager


We are working with a dairy manufacturer in Bristol County, MA that is looking for a strong leader that will scale and grow their business. This role will oversee operations & maintenance while ensuring quality assurance compliance. Ideal candidate will have dairy OR perishable manufacturing experience!


Job Responsibilities:

·        Oversee daily production operations & plant maintenance

·        Must be a hands-on manager (visible in on production floor for 50% of work day)

·        Monitor quality of product on a regular basis in conjunction with production and mix staff

·        Oversee compliance with GMPs and SSOPs

·        Inspect production equipment in regular intervals to ensure that equipment is being cleaned and sanitized property

·        Generate long term plans for production schedule in consultation with General Manager to fulfill inventory requirements on a timely basis

·        Monitor raw materials for allergens when planning the production week and schedule to avoid cross-contamination with other products

·        Process special orders and co-packaging requests from customers and/or customer service

·        Coordinate ingredients and packaging requirements with General Manager to ensure items are available to meet production schedule

·        Maintain the facility and equipment in good working order, to provide a safe working environment

·        Monitor downtime and to avoid/minimize unplanned down-time

·        Review daily production sheet/information

·        Responsible for ensuring facility is secure at the end of production shift

·        Coordinate and assist with state and federal agencies on inspections



Required Skills/Qualifications:  

·        Bachelor’s Degree is preferred

·        5+ years of management experience in a food manufacturing environment. Dairy ideal, experience with perishable products is a plus

  • Strong leadership skills with proven ability to provide support, communication, direction, and real-time feedback to direct reports
  • Great understanding of food handling procedures and regulations
  • Ability to set, work towards, and achieve aggressive KPI goals
  • Experience owning quality, efficiency, and scheduling a workforce
  • Strong knowledge of lean manufacturing principles including 5-S, Kaizen, Six Sigma, and Root Cause Analysis
  • Tech savviness; comfort with data analysis and proficiency in Excel / Google Sheets
  • Working knowledge of relevant Employment Law and OSHA/HACCP/GMP/SSOP/FDA/3rd party GSF/Food Safety
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment



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