Job Title: Manufacturing Plant Manager
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.
- 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.