Manufacturing Plant Manager

Experience: 7 years

Hazelwood, Missouri

Job Title: Manufacturing Plant Manager 

Job Summary: 

We are seeking an experienced Manufacturing Plant Manager in Hazelwood, Missouri. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and running the plant, which employs 50 full-time employees, predominantly from the African American community. As a Plant Manager, you will have four direct reports and be accountable for maintaining efficient operations, driving continuous improvement initiatives, and fostering a positive work culture.


  • Lead the plant's day-to-day operations, ensuring production targets are met and maintaining quality standards.
  • Implement and drive continuous improvement initiatives, promoting LEAN principles and fostering a culture of positive change.
  • Manage the workforce effectively, demonstrating excellent communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Oversee the plant's financial performance and contribute to the development of the annual budget.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to optimize production processes and enhance product quality.
  • Ensure compliance with safety, health, and environmental regulations.


  • Minimum of 7 years of experience as a Plant Manager or Assistant Plant Manager in a manufacturing environment.
  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in a relevant field.
  • Previous experience in Food, Beverage, Ingredient, Flavor, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, or similar manufacturing industries.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills with the ability to manage and motivate a predominantly African American workforce.
  • Experience with P&L management and driving financial performance.
  • Willingness to relocate to St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Proven track record in implementing continuous improvement initiatives.
  • A "change" manager with the ability to positively influence the plant's culture.
  • Salary expectations up to $170,000 base salary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience managing a large African American or ethnically diverse workforce.
  • Background in Food or Food-related manufacturing.
  • Proven success in managing production operations in a large plant.

We are committed to diversity and encourage African American and minority candidates to apply.

Please note that candidates who do not meet the essential qualifications or have a history of job hopping will not be considered.

Location: Hazelwood, Missouri (St. Louis, MO)

Job Type: Permanent

Salary Range: Base up to $170,000 plus 20% bonus

Relocation: Relocation assistance is available for eligible candidates.

We are excited to welcome a driven and experienced Plant Manager to join our team and lead our Sauces & Salad Dressing Plant to new heights of success. If you meet the qualifications and have the necessary experience, we encourage you to apply.

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