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Plant Manager

Company: Dairy Farmers of America
Location: High Point
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

PET--Dairy--is a farmer-owned brand of Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a dairy marketing cooperative owned by more than 12,500 family farmers. Our mark matters and it represents the wholesomeness of dairy that we share with our communities and loved ones. DFA manufactures a variety of dairy products, including cheese, butter, fluid milk, ice cream, dairy ingredients and more, under well-known and established regional brands. Our fingerprints touch thousands of brands across the marketplace, and we're passionate about delivering the simple pleasures of dairy to people everywhere, straight from our family farm-owners.------At--PET Dairy--we are proud to provide families with fresh delicious dairy products.--By joining DFA, you can help us continue to make a difference that matters. We care deeply about the well-being of our neighbors and friends, and we celebrate the diversity of our company and our world. It takes an incredible team to deliver the goodness of dairy and enrich our communities - come join us!----------PET Dairy--has an opening for a--Plant Manager, High Point NC.--Direct and coordinate overall plant operations and priorities, and through managers, supervisors, and staff, ensure product is produced efficiently and within cost parameters. Provide work direction to management and employees within the guidelines of standard work rules, union contract provisions (if applicable), and employment policies. Is held accountable for achieving the plant's key performance indicators. Support the Continuous Improvement (CI) initiative to improve productivity, quality, efficiency of operations, and the facility's culture. Manage the overall operating budget including capital and expense projects. Direct personnel activities of department, such as recruitment, hiring, performance evaluations, and salary adjustments using independent judgment within the framework of established human resources policies and practices.----JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES--Manage plant operations in all areas of responsibility including administration, production, processing, packaging, quality, maintenance, warehousing, shipping, purchasing, safety, and environmental.Establish production priorities to ensure product is produced efficiently and within cost parameters while maintaining safety, quality and sanitation standards; obtain optimum production and utilization of workforce, machines, and equipment.Review and analyze production, quality control, maintenance, and operational reports to ensure compliance and determine causes of non-conformity with product specifications, customer requirements, FDA/government regulations, etc. Report any non-compliance immediately per established protocol.Analyze plant operations to ensure that the facility maintains a leadership position in the industry and that it takes advantage of new processes and technologies that become available.Interact with customers to meet their expectations on a variety of goals including operational, customer service, financial, and quality.Develop, monitor, and drive plant key performance indicators (KPI's) related to safety, quality, productivity and finances. Strive for continuous improvement in KPI results. Promote continuous improvement culture and activities.Understand plant P&L to drive plant performance; participate in the development of annual operating, capital and expense budgets; provide reliable and accurate information to finance to meet end-of-month closing schedules.Manage or oversee all corporate, customer, and government audits to ensure compliance.Conduct meetings with management and staff to ensure all operational issues are being communicated and addressed expediently with a common understanding of goals.Communicate company goals and assist in establishing objectives that align with plant and company goals; communicate plant direction, focus and goals.Provide appropriate direction, mentoring, training, and development planning for managers. Identify and retain highly effective personnel through proper selection, training and task assignment. Actively work with direct reports to cultivate capabilities and utilize strengths to support career development and succession planning efforts.Maintain safe working conditions for employees and compliance with all company, state and federal regulations regarding health and safety issues.Follow all DFA good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in a manner consistent with all company regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements.The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required.--BENEFITS:Health and Welfare benefits begin 1st--of the month after start date401(k) with company contribution - 100% vested at day one of eligibilityCompetitive payPaid vacation and holidaysCareer growth opportunities - we promote from within!Comprehensive healthcare benefitsService recognition and employee rewardsEmployee referral programTuition reimbursementWork for dairy farm families

Keywords: Dairy Farmers of America, High Point , Plant Manager, Executive , High Point, North Carolina

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