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Responsible for all Manufacturing, Purchasing, and Distribution operations as well as
Manufacturing support functions: Engineering, Planning and Maintenance.
Essential Duties And Responsibilities:
• Plan, organize and direct the manufacturing and maintenance operations which ensure the most effective return on assets.
• Initiative plans and processes which minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials, and capital.
• Assure attainment of business objectives and productions schedules while ensuring product standards that will exceed our customers’ expectations.
• Implement manufacturing strategies and action plans to ensure that the facility supports strategic initiatives.
• Establish group and individual accountabilities throughout assigned departments for problem solving and cost reduction, both on a permanent and ad-hoc basis, depending on need.
• Encourage use of new techniques and focus on fact based problem solving.
• Improve manpower utilization within existing departments and processes.
• Schedule stability that allows for maximum return on efficiencies.
• Manage spending against budget and in relation to changes in production volume.
• Assure that collective bargaining agreements are effectively administered and that employee grievances are addressed in a timely fashion.
• Work to establish management practices throughout assigned areas which include all employees’ positive involvement with opportunity for construction input and action.
• Continually improve safety record by addressing both physical safety issues and employee safety attitudes.
• Maintain and improve housekeeping in all areas.
• Maintain individual skills keeping up to date with latest production and production management concepts.
• Bachelors Degree/ Higher Diploma in any related field
• Minimum of 10 years experience in Dairy Plant Industry
• High energy level required.
• Strong leadership skills, independent thinking, strong organizational and planning abilities and excellent analytical and problem solving skills are essential.