Plant Manager (Food Manufacturing) - #495475

8th Ave Food & Provisions

Date: 10/14/2021 16:00 PM

City: Troy, Alabama

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Business Unit Description:

8th Avenue Food & Provisions is a growing organization made up of businesses that produce and sell quality products including pasta, peanut butter, granola, and fruit and nut trail mixes to retail, foodservice and ingredient customers. The company was formed in October 2018 through a combination of Post Holdings’ private brands businesses and is owned by Post Holdings and funds affiliated with Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. (“THL”), a private equity firm


The Plant Manager is the senior leader at the manufacturing site. This role directs and manages all plant operations with overall responsibilities for safety, quality, production, maintenance, and warehousing. To be successful in this role, a qualified candidate will need to effectively drive safety initiatives, identify and execute on continuous improvement initiatives, develop people, set clear objectives/expectations, and manage costs to ensure the greatest return for the business.

  • Leadership of plant operations inclusive of safety, quality, maintenance and engineering, shipping and receiving
  • Develop annual plan and ensure delivery of the same as well as all Key Performance Indicators.
  • Drive continuous improvement of quality performance, operational efficiencies, and waste reduction through Lean manufacturing principles.
  • In partnership with executive leadership, develop, design, plan, budget, and implement capital projects to improve throughput, quality, and safety
  • Collaborate with Sales, Purchasing, Engineering, and Operations to develop and execute plans for the introduction of new product offerings.
  • Ensure appropriate leadership and guidance is provided for the department management team regarding people functions for the facility, including: employee s policy/regulatory compliance.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Engineering, Business Management, or related field
  • Experienced with safety, organizational design, talent selection, employee development, performance management, and labor relations
  • 10 years’ experience in plant leadership position
  • CPG (food) manufacturing experience
  • Previous team leadership experience in a food or beverage manufacturing
  • Previous experience forecasting, developing budgets, and developing metrics
  • Previous experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Previous involvement in plant start-up
  • Experience developing and managing KPIs
  • Previous experience with implementing behavior-based safety programs
  • Demonstrated strategic planning experience, high level of accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Effective written and verbal communication, strong organizational skills, including experience managing multiple high-priorities simultaneously

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