Plant Manager

Edison, NJ 08820

Posted: 12/06/2018 Industry: Industrial Job Number: 8656


The Plant Manager is responsible for general supervision of all phases of plant operations including: production, warehousing and maintenance while increasing production and revenue.


  • Provide leadership and develop highly effective site leadership team.

  • Prepare operating budgets and reports while controlling costs to achieve company goals.

  • Manage plant operations and processes.

  • Establish a "safety first" culture and develop and maintain highly motivated workforce.

  • Identify and eliminate potential sources of food safety risk.

  • Responsible for delivering site environmental, health and safety performance.

  • Ensure internal and external audits exceed expectations.

  • Ensure legal compliance, company safety procedures and local and state health and safety regulations are met.

  • Create continuous improvements and processes in key areas; i.E., safety, quality, productivity, cost and customer service.

  • Continuously improve site processes and technologies and oversee daily floor operations.

  • Develop and execute site capital plan, addressing short and long term opportunities.

  • Implement and sustains manufacturing best practices and procedures as well as relevant certifications, qualifications, requirements; i.E., OSHA, AIB, GMP, HACCP, FSSC, FDA.

  • Act as liaison between plant personnel and corporate functions in order to build a solid relationship between the teams.

  • Identify issues quickly, develop action plans and coordinate team member activities.

  • Develop strategies to increase productivity and production by implementing Lean and TPM across all site areas and elevate site performance.

  • Develop, deploy and sustain Leader Standard Work to ensure continue success of these efforts.

  • All other duties, as assigned or needed.


  • Bachelor degree in Engineering, Management, Business or related field

  • Master s in Business Administration or Management preferred

  • 5+ year s progressive experience in a key leadership/management role within manufacturing/warehouse operation.

  • Previous experience/broad understanding of safety systems and enforcement of safety rules and policies.

  • Familiar with regulatory requirements for operating plants

  • Aptitude for equipment operation and troubleshooting

  • Ability to analyze problems and strategize for better solutions

  • Lean Six Sigma, PMP, TPM and other related certifications

  • Demonstrated ability to motivate people, assess and develop employee skills.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles and applications associated with manufacturing operations, maintenance and engineering.

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, with the ability to balance production and maintenance needs.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and listening ability.

  • A strong ability to be adaptable and flexible.

  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills.

  • Ability to work with teams and lead decision-making processes in a team environment.

  • Highly motivated, results oriented, driven.

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