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Senior Plant Manager

Company: Land O'Lakes
Location: Appleton
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Job Description:

Join Land O'Lakes, Inc., and help us bring food from farmer to fork, building vibrant communities along the way. We're a global, Fortune 250 company and a farmer-owned cooperative, which means we work for one another-not Wall Street. We're proud to rank a Top Workplace. We offer:

  • Competitive compensation and rewards
  • Best-in-class healthcare for you and your family
  • Powerful savings programs
  • Training and career progressionSenior Plant ManagerThe Senior Plant Manager is responsible to oversee all aspects of the operation within the Little Chute, WI facility with indirect leadership for the Spencer, WI site. This position manages the daily activities of the plant and is responsible for the proper execution of all tasks associated with human safety, product quality and plant operations. The position will manage the plant costs to ensure spend is in alignment with set budgets. The Senior Plant Manager will ensure the use of continuous improvement with plant employees using lean methodologies in a team setting to lead in the most efficient way possible to maintain safety, quality and productivity goals, while adhering to the company policies. This position will have 5 direct reports.KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Facility Leadership
    • Provide leadership to both facilities, including Maintenance Manager, QA Manager, Production Supervisor, Plant Administrative Coordinators, and an offsite Plant Manager
    • Coach and manage performance of all direct reports and entire plant team
    • In cooperation with Human Resources maintain strong relations with all plant team members and ensure the CBA requirements are met (Spencer)
    • Develop talent within the plant to ensure strong leadership is present at all levels
    • Be a change agent for the facility by influencing and inspiring all team members
    • Create team engagement to find and resolve production limiters
    • Ensure that human safety is a core value for all team members by promoting a safe work environment and safe work practicesOperations Management
      • Support product quality improvements by ensuring all EQMS requirements are in place
      • Ensure materials, equipment, and supplies that are needed to perform daily production are in place
      • Manage the plant budget and communicate concerns when these are present
      • Manage all plant capital spend by working closely with project manager/Engineering and making sure that all projects are completed on time and within the authorized dollar amount
      • Drive continuous improvement efforts via process improvement teams within the plant
      • Leverage lean and problem solving (DMAIC) methodology to resolve production slowdowns and process downtimeBusiness Strategy & Collaboration
        • Work with internal and external customers to ensure the plant is meeting set expectations
        • Partner with the business representation to ensure customers needs are understood and fulfilled
        • Through collaboration with Sales Team and Engineering, drive strategic initiatives to position the plants and operation's teams for new growth opportunities and untapped business segmentsREQUIRED EDUCATION/SKILLS/COMPETENCIES:
          • Bachelor's degree in a related field and a minimum of 4+ years exempt level people leadership experience in a manufacturing environment.
          • Must have strong leadership skills and strategic planning skills.
          • Must be respected by peers, co-workers, vendors, and internal and external customers.
          • Must have strong customer relations skills in working with both internal and external customers.
          • Requires proven and demonstrated project management capabilities and the ability to diagnose operational inefficiencies.
          • Assignments will be broad in nature and require originality and ability to navigate complex problems and utilize others to find resolution.Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.Neither Land O'Lakes, nor its search firms, will ever contact you and ask for confidential information over the phone or in email. If you receive a call or email like this, please do not provide the information being requested.Land O'Lakes endeavors to make accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact the HR Solution Center at 844-LOL-HR4U (844-565-4748) M-F 8:00am-4:30pm CT.

Keywords: Land O'Lakes, Appleton , Senior Plant Manager, Professions , Appleton, Wisconsin

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