The Western Sugar Cooperative - Torrington, WY

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The Western Sugar Cooperative is a sugar refining/manufacturing company with over $400M in annual sales. We distribute beet sugar to both industrial and consumer customers under the GW brand and private labels to major regional grocery and retail stores. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Western has operations in CO, WY, NE and MT. We are currently seeking a results-oriented individual with proven leadership as well as management experience in manufacturing operations. The successful candidate will manage plant operations, in conjunction with corporate resources, with the overall responsibilities for quality, safety, production, maintenance, and other production-related activities.
Food Processing experience; sugar or related sweetener processing experience preferred. Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent experience in food processing industry. Knowledge of process improvement Proficient in accepting and managing change. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Provide leadership for plant-specific strategic vision, mission, & values to ensure continuous improvement and alignment with the Cooperatives vision, mission, values and objectives. Establish goals & objectives to ensure the factory meets expectations Utilize zero loss mindset to understand opportunities and prioritize resources accordingly. Maintain a multi year plan to achieve the vision for the plant. Utilize a structured performance review process to drive accountability and action. Drive employee engagement, training and development to maximize safety, quality, and productivity. Provide direct daily oversight for the operations management team including quality and safety, environmental, process, and maintenance In conjunction with Corporate resources provide leadership for assessing and enhancing plant capabilities to achieve the cooperatives vision of being the low cost producer of sugar. Develop and manage facility budget. Ensure regulatory compliance including but not limited to OSHA, EPA, USDA, FDA, FLSA, EEO, and NLRB. Ensure all quality standards, specifications and policies are met or exceeded. Support a culture based on open honest dialogue and individual involvement. Provide leadership for diversity and positive community involvement. QUALIFICATIONS Proven leadership ability Possesses process improvement skills and abilities Proven ability to manage a business Proven track record of identifying and eliminating waste and non value added activities Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office platform (excel, power point, outlook, word) & SAP Proven fiscal responsibility (financial planning, budgeting, financial analysis, variance reporting, etc) Proficient knowledge of regulatory disciplines (EPA, OSHA, USDA, HACCP / SSOP's) Proven experience in employment law issues including union leadership Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize one's own time consistent with the needs of the business. Perform formal, true root cause analysis to identify and resolve downtime and/or inefficient operational issues. DESIRED EXPERIENCE 7-10 years in manufacturing experience in the food industry. Demonstrated successful track record as a manager in progressively more responsible positions Project Management experience a plus Understanding of basic supply chain functions The Western Sugar Cooperative is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Western Sugar does not discriminate against qualified applicants or employees, in hiring or any decision affecting job status or pay, based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or age, or any other basis in accordance with applicable federal, and the state or local law in the state in which the employee works.

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