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Plant Manager – Food/Bev Manufacturing
Lexington, KY

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·         Responsible for plant performance in accordance with Business objectives for absorption, manufacturing variances, safety, quality, sustainability, cost center budgets, and capital project management

·         Responsible for implementation and advancement of Continuous Improvement Programs

  • Responsible for development and advancement of company culture across the organization
  • Responsible for managing the customer-supplier relationships with corporate services, marketing, research and development, engineering and our external suppliers and vendors
  • Responsible for staffing and professional development of plant leaders
  • Responsible for developing the plant vision, master plan, capital budget, expense budget, and other strategic planning
  • Manage the relationship with local city representatives to ensure compliance with all regulations and maintain positive community relations
  • Own the Safety culture and set the standard for safety across the organization
  • Responsible for participating and collaborating within Marketing Team to drive overall Strategic Issues.



·         Bachelor’s degree required

·         Food manufacturing experience required

·         TPM, Lean, Six Sigma or other experience with the implementation of High Performing Work Systems required

·         Successful experience leading, coaching and managing leaders required

·         Previous experience leading a plant is preferred

·         Knowledge of GMP, PC, OSHA, FDA, and WSDA regulations strongly preferred

·         Must be able to effectively meet external customer requirements

·         Strong quantitative and qualitative assessment skills, critical thinking skills and the ability to constructively challenge ideas and assumptions

·         Strong leadership skills and the ability to facilitate and manage change

·         Must have good organizational skills

·         Strong attention to deal

·         Must be able to prioritize work in a high demand work environment

·         Skilled in leadership, collaboration, and driving process change

·         Excellent written and verbal communication

·         Strong Interpersonal relationship skills

·         Self-motivated and able to motivate others

·         Ability to lead, teach, and coach others


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