Plant Manager (Imlay City, MI)
Pinnacle Food Group LLC - Imlay City, MI

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REQ ID: 2784
LOCATION: Imlay City, MI 48444

Millions of times a day in more than 85% of American households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been trusted household names for decades. Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, our business employs an average of approximately 4,300 employees. We are a leader in the shelf stable and frozen foods segments and our brands hold the #1 or #2 market position in 8 out of 12 major category segments in which they compete. Our Duncan Hines Grocery Division manages Leadership brands such as Duncan Hines® baking mixes and frostings, Vlasic® shelf-stable pickles and Mrs. Butterworth's® and Log Cabin® table syrups and Foundation brands such as Armour® canned meats, Brooks® and Nalley® chili and chili ingredients, Comstock® and Wilderness® pie and pastry fillings and Open Pit® barbecue sauces. Our Birds Eye Frozen Division manages Leadership brands such as Birds Eye®, Birds Eye Steamfresh®, C&W®, McKenzie's®, and
Fresh like® vegetables, Birds Eye Voila!® complete bagged meals and Van de Kamp's® and Mrs. Paul's® seafood and Foundation brands such as Lender's® bagels, Celeste® pizza, Hungry-Man® dinners and entrées and Aunt Jemima® frozen breakfasts. Our Specialty Foods Division manages Tim's Cascade Snacks®, Hawaiian® Kettle Style Potato Chips, Erin’s® Popcorn, Snyder of Berlin® and Husman's® in addition to our food service and private label businesses. Pinnacle Foods is a Top 1000 Company ranked on Fortune Magazine’s 2011 Top 1000 companies list.

SCOPE OF POSITION:
This position is responsible for leading and coordinating all aspects of food manufacturing within a manufacturing facility.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned.

Operations:
• Develop, implement and ensure adherence to processes that drive continuous improvement in the areas of Employee Safety, Product Quality & Safety, Environmental Compliance, Customer Service and Cost.
• Ensure manufacturing plans that align with inventory goals and support strategic deployment of resources in support of Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP).
• Sustain plant SQF System Certification, where applicable, and provide resources to that purpose for the full scope of certification.
• Maintain oversight responsibility for all programs associated with food quality and food safety.
• Monitor manufacturing plan performance, ensuring identification of variances and effective corrective actions.
• Develop relevant performance metrics that encourage exceptional results.
• Perform regular analysis as a means for highlighting opportunities.
• Build brand quality through compliance to specification, HAACP and OMT programs.
• Ensure regulatory compliance.
• Complete special projects, duties and assignments, as appropriate.
Finance:
• Lead manufacturing activities to ensure financial objectives are met.
• Function as a member of the senior management team and play a key role in strategic business decisions affecting manufacturing, sales, and financial results.
• Develop capital plans and ensure capital expenditures support manufacturing and corporate goals and business growth initiatives, as well as provide a strong return on investment.
• Drive cost containment initiatives.
• Participate in S&OP processes and meetings, as appropriate.
Customer Service:
• Support all involved departments and external customers to ensure attainment of customer goals and objectives.
• Receive and analyze customer feedback and consumer complaints, utilizing data to drive improvement initiatives.
• Help management identify and develop relationships with vendors and customers.
• Support development and implementation of new product plans and new customer product launches.
Environmental, Health & Safety:
• Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, including OSHA, DNR & EPA regulations.
• Direct the development, administration and maintenance of safety programs and compliance activities.
• Direct and participate in plant audits designed to promote a safe and healthy work environment.
Individual and Team Development
• Ensure the existence of a work environment conducive to teams and teamwork.
• Ensure Succession and Organizational Development plans are developed and maintained for the plant location.
• Coach teams and individuals for better results.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position provides direct supervision to plant operations management, as well as direct or indirect supervision to plant support department management.
QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
EDUCATION:
• Undergraduate Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or equivalent, required.
• Undergraduate Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or equivalent, with a concentration in Food Science, Operations, Supply Chain Management, or equivalent, preferred.
• Masters in Business Administration, or equivalent, preferred.
EXPERIENCE:
• Minimum of 10 years of Operations Leadership (management) experience in a complex, fast paced manufacturing environment, required.
• Management experience in a food manufacturing environment or food products industry, including familiarity with SQF Systems, preferred.
• Experience with statistical analysis and practical application of Statistical Process Control (SPC) on the shop floor, required.
• Experience leading continuous improvement processes in a manufacturing environment.
• Experience driving business results in the areas of Employee Safety, Product Quality & Safety, Environmental Compliance, Customer Service and Cost.
• Experience developing and executing against operating budgets and capital plans, within a manufacturing environment.
• Experience leading the development and successful implementation of complex projects in a manufacturing environment.
• Experience leading and working with a diverse group of people.
• Experience with union negotiations, grievance resolution and labor relations, strongly preferred.
SKILLS/COMPETENCIES:
• Excellent leadership skills.
• Demonstrated commitment for results.
• “
Change Agent”, with a demonstrated ability to “think outside the box” and a proven talent for driving innovative solutions and ideas.
• Demonstrated ability to analyze information, evaluate risk, and employ excellent judgment in making effective and timely decisions.
• Demonstrated flexibility, versatility and negotiation skills necessary to operate with organizational savvy across functional work teams.
• Demonstrated ability to mentor, motivate and positively influence others.
• Demonstrated ability to maintain high expectations for self and others.
• Demonstrated ability to react to situations with a strong sense of urgency.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent problem solving, project management and prioritization skills.
• Excellent customer focus, both internal and external.
• Knowledge of computer applications as they relate to work, specifically Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, Word and Project) applications.
Pinnacle Foods Group LLC, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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