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Plant Manager - High Speed Packaging (Food)

Provision People
Indianapolis, IN
  • Expired: July 06, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Our award-winning client in the CPG industry is seeking a Plant Manager with a strong High-Speed Packaging background, ideally in Food or Beverages, to join their team. This position will report to the Vice President, Manufacturing.

  • Plan, organize, and direct the daily plant operating requirements sufficient to meet and exceed operating metrics as defined for a three-shift operation.
  • Initiate plans and processes which minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials, and capital. Assure attainment of business objectives and production schedules while ensuring product standards meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Review daily departmental and plant-wide financial performance and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and determine best course of action to countermeasure any variances.
  • Assist with the organization's financial and budgeting activities to fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiency.
  • Manage staff, prepare work schedules, and assign specific duties.
  • Encourage use of innovative productivity techniques and focus on fact-based problem-solving.
  • Establish group and individual accountability throughout assigned departments for problem-solving and cost reduction, both on a permanent and ad-hoc basis, depending on need.
  • Establish and implement departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures, conferring with senior management and staff members as necessary.
  • Determine staffing requirements and improve manpower utilization within existing departments and processes.
  • Continually improve safety records by addressing physical safety issues and employee safety attitudes. Maintain and improve housekeeping in all areas.

Required Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of Plant Manager experience.
  • High-Speed Packaging in a Consumer Packaged Goods, or Food / Beverage experience required.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering, Food Science, or a technical field is required.
  • 10 years of increasingly responsible manufacturing experience, at least 5 years which must be in the food industry.
  • 6+ years of direct production management experience.
  • Requires high-speed packaging experience for Aseptic manufacturing experience for liquid processing.
  • Plant output responsibility in excess of $200MM.
  • Demonstrated leadership of safety initiatives.
  • Demonstrated track record leading the improvement of operations while delivering day-to-day performance.
  • Familiarity with the operations of all plant departments: production, quality, maintenance, materials management, controllership, human resources, etc.
  • Participative management style and excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience building a strong operations team.
  • Comfortable working with a highly complex portfolio mix with several diverse manufacturing technologies.
  • Strong business acumen and working knowledge of process control and improvement tools.
  • Comfortable working with multiple systems including ERP, Windows suite, etc.

Provision People


Indianapolis, IN
46262 USA



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