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Plant Manager

Company: Aunt Millie's
Location: Plymouth
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

This position, reporting to the Vice President of Operations, is accountable for overseeing ongoing plant activities necessary to fulfill product demand within the expectations of customers and in accordance with applicable corporate and government requirements in the most safe and efficient manner possible. The plant manager is responsible for articulating a site vision that describes overall site direction; and designing and implementing a plan driving towards the site vision. The individual will select and motivate staff in order to foster a positive work environment that stimulates growth and continuous improvement.


  • Responsible for overall site performance in the areas of Safety, Quality, Morale, Production, Delivery and Cost
  • Ensure that all regulatory permit requirements are met, and correct licensing is maintained
  • Ensure that OSHA regulations and building codes are complied with
  • Foster and develop partnerships between site, commercial and NPD teams, and corporate functions, creating a collaborative environment for more effective execution and ongoing plant optimization
  • Effectively develop and manage operating and capital budgets ensuring adequate human and financial resources to support corporate mission and strategic plans
  • Establish and improve systems to ensure quality control of finished product materials and compliance with FDA, GFSI and good manufacturing practices (GMP) practices
  • Accountable for defining tactics that drive operational activities within plant planning and replenishment, manufacturing, warehousing, distribution and technical services that are integrated with commercial and supply chain strategies
  • Provide ongoing coaching and feedback with direct reports and ensure personal development plans are implemented for all site personnel
  • Accountable for tracking, communicating and providing support for the continuous improvement of all key performance indicators (KPIs) on the plant balanced scorecard
  • Track ongoing operations and lead contingency activities whenever deviations outside of agreed upon tolerances are noted. Communicate and implement contingency activities to correct deviations including implications to existing forecast
  • Accountable for proactively establishing and maintaining customer partnerships through channel partner and customer visits and interaction with the commercial organization. This includes interfacing with Customer Service to meet or exceed customer expectations
  • Support all corporate safety, environmental, and quality initiatives.Experience required:
    • 8 or more years progressive experience leading within a production bakery environment
    • Demonstrated leadership ability through references
    • OSHA compliance knowledge required
    • GFSI (BRC) compliance knowledge required
    • FDA and GMP requirements knowledge required
    • Proven continuous improvement track record
    • Total Productive Manufacturing (TPM) experience desired
    • Demonstrated ability to achieve goals through direct or indirect management of others.
    • Demonstrated ability to interact with vendors, customers and third parties in a professional manner.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively across functional groups and management levels.

Keywords: Aunt Millie's, Detroit , Plant Manager, Executive , Plymouth, Michigan

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