Plant Manager (Foodstuff)

Ref No.  EE-5337870

PERMANENT

Specification

Our key client is searching for a dynamic Plant Manager to take on the responsibility of overseeing plant activities in order to meet or exceed business objectives. The successful candidate will be accountable for all aspects of plant performance and will ensure that objectives are attained in a cost-effective manner that’s consistent with quality requirements. He or she will also delegate authority to key supervisors in production, manage all functions involved and direct and coordinate operations for the processing plant.

The Plant Manager will oversee all daily operations of the plant from production and manufacturing to ensuring policies and procedures are followed. They develop processes that will maximize stewardship, safety, quality and productivity.

Plant Manager Responsibilities

  • Planning, organizing, directing and running optimum day-to-day operations to exceed our customers’ expectations
  • Increasing production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards
  • Responsibility for production output, product quality and on-time shipping
  • Drive continuous improvement and optimization of all processes.
  • Allocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets to produce optimal results
  • Implement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus
  • Monitor operations and trigger corrective actions
  • Share a trusting relationship with workgroup and recruit, manage and develop plant staff
  • Collect and analyze data to find places of waste or overtime
  • Commit to plant safety procedures
  • Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets
  • Address employees’ issues or grievances and administer collective bargaining agreements
  • Stay up to date with latest production management best practices and concepts

Person Specification

  • Five years + proven work experience as a plant manager
  • Proven managerial experience
  • Adequate knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation and human resources)
  • Familiarity with industry standard equipment and technical expertise
  • Be knowledgeable of safety, quality, productivity, demand creation, inventory and stewardship processes
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to create accountability and to lead by example
  • Strong team building, decision-making and people management skills
  • Able to lead root cause analysis investigations
  • Aptitude for equipment operation and troubleshooting

Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry/Microbiology/Biochemistry/Food sciences or a Mechanical/Chemical Engineering preferred - or equivalent experience.

How to Apply:
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Industry Sector:

ENGINEERING

Location

Suffolk

Salary / Rate

to £100,000