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Dairy Plant Manager

Company: The Judge Group Inc.
Location: Fresno
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Location: Fresno, CADescription: Our food manufacturing client is currently seeking a Dairy Plant Manager for their operations south of Fresno, CA. Responsible for driving improved performance, customer relationships, plant asset utilization, and positive employee relations.Other responsibilities include but are not limited to developing and executing the site budget within corporate guidelines. Manage all plant resources to optimize profitability to meet or exceed internal and external customer expectations. Creating a positive work environment that supports continuous improvement, reinforces company philosophy and policies, and ensuring a diverse and inclusive workforce. Develop the skills and capabilities of both salaried and hourly team members. This job will have the following responsibilities:Directs the overall activities of the manufacturing facilities of the plant to ensure customer orders are received, scheduled, produced and shipped at the lowest possible cost to meet the customers' requirements while maintaining corporate established quality standards. Analyzes plant operations to ensure that the facility maintains a leadership position in the industry and that it takes advantage of new processes and technologies that become available.Is responsible for expense control, including shrink, labor and overhead costs utilizing Continuous Improvement techniques.Develops annual manufacturing expense budget in accordance with forecasted sales volumes and planned inventory levels.Develops and manages implementation of plant capital budget.Provides reliable and accurate information to finance to ensure that end of month closing schedules are met.Ensures that appropriate standard operating procedures (SOP's) are developed and maintained for all aspects of the business.Is responsible for expense management and control, including shrink, labor and overhead costs utilizing Continuous Improvement techniques and a Management Operating Structure (MOS).Implements plant safety programs and ensure compliance with good manufacturing practices (GMP's).Is responsible for the Food Security Policy/Program to assess potential food security risks and to ensure food security preventive measures are being implemented and routinely audited regarding the manufacturing, handling and storage of all food ingredients as well as finished goods.Is responsible for all corporate, customer and government audits to ensure compliance.Is responsible for environmental compliance.Collaborates with other plant managers within company to share best practices.Acts as a liaison with Distribution, Sales and Customer Service to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction in helping to address customer inquiries, problems and concerns.Is responsible for maintaining proper staffing levels, employee performance evaluations, discipline, and employee commendation.Is responsible for the overall succession planning and development of plant management staff.For those facilities with a collective bargaining agreement, additional responsibilities will include assisting in contract negotiations, grievances and arbitrations and all aspects of contract management. Ensures compliance with all company Corporate policies and procedures.Engages in the typical responsibilities of a manager requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating, and controlling.Has supervisory responsibility involving staffing, conducting performance appraisals, training and developing subordinates, promotions, salary increases, terminations, disciplinary actions, etc. Qualifications & Requirements:10+ years progressive manufacturing experience with proven leadership qualities and a history of delivering sustainable results and with demonstrated success in LEAN/Six Sigma/TMM and Employee/Labor Relations, dairy industry preferredBachelor's degree in Science/Food Science, Agriculture, Business Administration, Engineering or related education is required.Dairy experience is required, powder and drying/evaporation processing highly desired. Develop teamwork and collaboration that improves plant culture, drives business results with people leadership and developmentAbility to develop strategic plans and implement actions for the siteProven track record with Mfg Transformation/change management that drive costs savings and enhanced plant culture Contact: apatt@judge.comThis job and many more are available through The Judge Group. Find us on the web at

Keywords: The Judge Group Inc., Fresno , Dairy Plant Manager, Accounting, Auditing , Fresno, California

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