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Assistant Plant Manager - Food Manufacturing

ACCESS Staffing Executive Search
Norfolk, NE
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


Rural location 45 minutes from Norfolk, Nebraska.

This role as Assistant Plant Manager functions as the site Operations lead for a 24/7 food ingredient RTE manufacturing facility. It provides future opportunities for advancement to a Plant Manager role.

The position oversees daily plant operations of manufacturing production and develops business processes, KPI metrics for Safety, Food Safety & Quality, and Productivity and builds collaborative cross-functional relationships.


  • Provide overall leadership, direction and coordination for daily plant operations

  • Ensure priorities are set and resources allocated to deliver business objectives

  • Ensure adherence to all safety & product quality policies and procedures promoting a world-class safety culture

  • Manage a leadership team in achieving daily production goals along with strategic objectives and actions

  • Monitor and set standards for operations and help identify and remove bottlenecks

  • Identify and implement strategies to improve performance, meeting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

  • Provide coaching and development of staff to ensure effective leadership, collaboration and balance in achieving KPIs focused on safety, quality, customer service and productivity

  • Increase production asset capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs

  • Plan and supervise the design and progress of capital projects

  • Help develop and implement financial and non-financial objectives including annual budget that serves as the fiscal operating plan


  • Minimum of 10 years' related experience in a food manufacturing environment

  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) preferably a B.S. in Food Science, Engineering, Business Management or equivalent work experience

  • Demonstrated track record of achieving results from metrics along with developing staff (direct reports) for future growth opportunities

  • Ability to analyze operational performance and financial variance trends, identifying actions to deliver expected performance

  • Excellent problem solving and reasoning skills

  • Adequate knowledge of organizational effectiveness and operations management

  • Working knowledge of cost accounting, budgets, forecasting and metrics

  • Ability to effectively present information to all levels of the organization; plant operations to executive leadership

  • Must be able to relocate to other manufacturing locations as opportunities present

Salary: $100 - 120K with a 10% bonus potential

Relocation assistance is available.

To Apply: Apply through this job listing OR email resume to:

ACCESS Staffing Executive Search


Norfolk, NE




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