Plant Manager

Champaign, IL 61820

Posted: 05/02/2024 Industry: Operations Job Number: 2409 Pay Rate: $150,000 - $190,000 + 20% bonus

Job Description

As the Plant Manager, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our plant operations. This position is ideal for a passionate leader who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is committed to driving operational excellence. With a focus on efficiency, quality, and safety, you will lead a diverse team of employees towards achieving exceptional performance and productivity.

  • Champion the management of all plant operations with an unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and efficiency.


  • Lead, inspire, and motivate a team of 100 employees, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement.


  • Drive operational excellence by implementing best practices in manufacturing processes, leveraging technology to optimize production.


  • Ensure strict adherence to health, safety, and environmental regulations, setting the standard for a safe and respectful workplace.


  • Collaborate cross-functionally with supply chain, R&D, sales, and marketing teams to align plant operations with company strategy and customer needs.


  • Manage and oversee the development of annual budgets, closely monitoring performance to ensure financial targets are met or exceeded.


  • Proactively engage in talent development, creating opportunities for growth and development within your team.


Job Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree is an asset but not a requirement; we value hands-on experience and a track record of success in the food or beverage manufacturing sector.


  • Demonstrated experience in a managerial role within food or beverage manufacturing, showing a deep understanding of industry challenges and opportunities.


  • A history of achieving results through people, demonstrating exceptional leadership and team-building skills.


  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills, with a proven ability to solve complex problems and make data-driven decisions.


  • Exceptional leadership and people management skills, with an ability to inspire and motivate teams to achieve their best.


  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, capable of building strong relationships across all levels of the organization.


  • Strategic thinker with a knack for identifying opportunities for improvement and innovation.


  • Comprehensive understanding of the food or beverage industry's regulatory environment and quality standards.


  • Strong financial acumen, with experience managing budgets and controlling operational costs.


  • Resilience and adaptability, with a capacity to navigate the challenges and dynamics of a manufacturing environment.

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Subject: Plant Manager- Champaign, IL

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