Plant Manager - Morristown, TN Plant
Rich's - Morristown, TN

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Rich Products Corporation is known around the world as the founder of the non-dairy segment of the frozen food industry and the leading supporter and solutions provider to the Food Service, In-Store Bakery and Retail marketplaces. We are one of the world's premier family-owned food companies with more than 7,300 associates worldwide.

We currently have a great opportunity as a Plant Manager to lead our Morristown, Tennessee manufacturing team. Please visit our website at to apply for this position or view other exciting opportunities.

A Plant Manager is responsible for providing leadership to all departments for overall vision and direction of the plant by way of guidance, direction, encouragement, training and development.

Develops and coach managers and supervisors to excel to the peak of their performance levels.

Directs all managerial personnel to manage their departments and functional areas to meet the manufacturing plant's operational and financial objectives while supporting the values, mission, vision, and priorities of Rich Products Corporation.

responsible for the complete operation of the manufacturing facility.

Ensures safe, efficient operation of the plant within the guidelines established by Rich Products and all governmental laws and regulations.

Monitors production, inventory, safety, human resources, quality assurance, maintenance and sanitation programs.

Plans capital projects, long range strategic planning, and succession planning.

Promotes Lean Manufacturing concepts and leads the plant with Rich Products vision; is open to, and promotes change to continually improve and enhance the facility and workforce to stay ahead of the competition.

Ensures ethical behavior in all aspects of managing the facility and its material and human resources.
Responsibility for manufacturing facility's Capital and operating budgets.

Responsible for associate and leadership development, developing team skills, and creating a culture of engagement and continuous improvement.

What do I need to be considered a candidate?
A Plant Manager must have a Bachelors Degree in Business Management, Food Science, Engineering, Science or similar academic disciplines.

5-10 Years Experience at the Plant Management Position and 5-10 years in a supervisory and or management position with progressively more responsible positions.

Knowledge of Food Safety, Associate Safety Programs/Systems HAACP, General Manufacturing Practice's etc. Sanitation and Plant Maintenance and Continuous Improvement such as Lean Manufacturing would be definite assets.

A Master's in Business Administration is preferred but not required.

Effective written and verbal communication skills and cultural sensitivity required. Foreign Language skills as it relates to the facility's demographics are a plus.

Ability to manage a diverse staff of managerial personnel.
Experience with self-directed teams/skill-based pay.

Ability to work hours necessary to perform job function to the fullest.

May require considerable walking and some climbing throughout the facility during inspections and observation of work performance and condition of the plant.

Will be required to perform tasks such as lifting up to 50 pounds, walking, standing, climbing, reaching, stooping, pulling, pushing, grasping, and balancing as part of production activities out on the floor.

Will be required to see and hear well enough to understand Associates questions and respond to their concerns.

Some travel to other manufacturing facilities and to World Headquarters (located in Buffalo, NY).

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and invite qualified candidates to apply. As part of our efforts to provide a safe and productive environment and hire talented and qualified associates, we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background investigations.

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