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July 9

Plant Manager-Food Processing

  • Starkville, MS
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: 253fbed8-6935-4662-85ea-2aad287297f7

The Plant Manager is directly responsible for the daily operations of our dry and liquid blending and packaging facility including overseeing the facilities, safety, personnel, customer relations, operation/maintenance, and quality. The plant manager will be responsible to ensure the plant is producing product in accordance with all established policies and procedures.


Directly lead and manage Production, Warehouse and Maintenance Managers and Safety Coordinator. Indirectly oversee all onsite plant personnel.
Responsible for hiring, setting performance goals and deadlines, monitoring employee productivity, and providing consistent coaching feedback of staff.


Management Capabilities

  • Lead staff to ensure production methods and procedures are followed and products are produces
    safely and efficiently
  • Leads continuous improvement efforts in safety, productivity and resources
  •  Coordinates the activities of all departments utilizing excellent communication and developing
    efficient production methods
  • Display a continuous improvement mindset and use progressive visual tools, production reporting,
    employee involvement teams, performance measurement, and other techniques to improve facility
  • Ensures that Maintenance supports the operation in an effective and efficient manner and
    prioritizes maintenance reliability programs
  • Utilize production data to manage the facility and provide the company with timely, thorough and
    accurate information
  • Works with other input departments and their leadership to ensure the service levels from the
  •  Recommend and research capital improvements to improve efficiencies, quality, or safety
  • Understands the importance of Gemba walks and gaining perspectives first hand
  • Develop and contribute to long term strategic planning for the plant


  • Bachelor degree in Engineering or other related field preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years management experience in a food plant manufacturing environment
  • Operational Excellence experience as both a leader and practitioner
  • Proven leadership and managerial experience
  • Adequate knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation and human resources)
  • High level knowledge in liquid food processing equipment, GMPs, HACCP, OSHA and plant safety practices
  • Must have strong ERP systems knowledge and understand MRP, and material control & inventory transaction reporting
  • Must be committed to the manufacture of safe, legal, quality food products
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