Plant Manager #002
Ciresi & Morek - Chicago, IL

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Ciresi & Morek, established in 2012, is the integration of two successful search companies, Ciresi & Ciresi and Point Search Partners. Ciresi & Morek is a national search firm, dedicated to professional and executive talent acquisition. Through our search process, we use an interpersonal approach when locating talent for our clients. We proactively partner with our clients and candidates to provide professional representation.

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We are currently assisting our client, a Fortune 500 Food Products Company, located near Chicago, IL, with a Plant Manager search. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading activities of the facility to obtain optimum results in quality, service, safety productivity/profits and employee relations. The Plant Manager is responsible for the management of people, equipment and materials to achieve both daily and long-term production objectives.

  • Manages product production flow, safety, quality, inventory and logistics to meet the company core value requirements
  • Ensure site compliance with all EHS regulatory and corporate requirements
  • Reviews production and operating reports and directs the resolution of operational, manufacturing and maintenance problems to insure minimum cost, prevent operational delays and take advantage of opportunities
  • Ensures all established cost, quality, and delivery commitments are met
  • Coordinates activities with all functions of the organization and suppliers to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources and equipment
  • Addresses and participates in the effective resolution of customer requests/issues
  • Prepares and manages budget/capital equipment plan for plant operations
  • Uses LEAN tools to provide overall leadership and guidance to resolve quality or process issues and ensures the integrity of work produced within the facility
  • Prepares and presents communications to associates, management team and/or customers regarding productivity, quality, safety, housekeeping and other key measures
  • Enhances positive employee relations through coaching, performance management and effective communications
  • Fosters collaborative (teamwork) relationships within and across department and business units
  • Develops innovative strategies to provide new and more effective ways of doing things, while achieving the organization’s goals
  • Assures facility compliance with all local, state, federal laws and regulations and company policy
  • BS - Engineering in a relevant discipline is required; MBA preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible leadership experience in a food manufacturing environment is required; with at least 3-4 years in a plant manager role
  • 160,000 – 185,000
  • Competitive Relocation - 2 years ago - save job