As a family owned business with a long-term focus on growth and stability, we are committed to you, our dedicated employee. Our environment of open communication, integrity, and mutual respect encourages everyone to go beyond what is expected.
The Plant Manager is responsible for all Manufacturing, Packaging, Inventory, and Distribution operations as well as manufacturing support functions: Engineering, Quality, Safety and Maintenance. This position is responsible for meeting the needs of the customers, while maximizing operational effectiveness. The position will provide daily direction and leadership to all departments and ensure compliance to all company policies and procedures. The plant manager is responsible for monitoring performance, setting expectations and development of staff.
Direct and coordinate plant operations within company policies and procedures that produce products that meet quality, cost, volume and service criteria and objectives.
Initiate plans and processes which minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of employees, equipment, facilities, materials, and capital.
Assure attainment of business objectives and productions schedules while insuring product standards that will exceed our customers’ expectations.
Foster an environment where safety and quality are high priorities.
Implement manufacturing strategies and action plans to ensure that the facility supports strategic initiatives and goals.
Work closely with functional departments to ensure coordination between sales, customer service, loading, shipping, purchasing, receiving and finance.
Maintain individual skills, keeping up to date with latest production, technological changes and production management.
Establish, manage and maintain a well-trained and motivated staff.
Develop and implement comprehensive plans to develop employees.
All GLC employees are expected to perform any assignment or job task according to the stated safety policies and procedures.
All GLC employees are expected to produce our products in a manner that exceeds the quality and value expectation of our customers and consumers by adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices, Policies and Procedures outlined in our Safe Quality Food Program.
Other responsibilities as assigned by the manager.
Required Education, Experience, and Skills
Bachelor’s Degree in business or technical field or commensurate experience.
10 years of experience in a manufacturing environment or more.
5 years of experience of managerial experience or more.
Energetic, creative, self-directed manager with high level of integrity.
Strong leadership skills, independent thinking, strong organizational and planning abilities and excellent analytical and problem solving skills are essential.
In depth understanding of all areas of operations management.
Ability to administer a proactive management approach.
Ability to provide leadership, support, communication and direction to direct reports.
Ability to handle multiple tasks, troubleshoot and problem solve beyond routine issues.
Proficient in Microsoft Office.
Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills
MBA or Master’s in a related field.
Bachelor’s degree in a food science/technology or engineering field.
10 years of food, dairy and/or packaging experience or more.
Great Lakes Cheese is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.