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Plant Manager

Company: The Judge Group
Location: Redmond
Posted on: May 14, 2024

Job Description:

We are working with an industry-leading food manufacturer in the Seattle, WA area seeking a Plant Manager to join their growing team. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional leadership skills, a keen understanding of food production processes, and a proven track record of implementing continuous improvement initiatives. Food industry experience will be heavily preferred.Responsibilities:Continuous Improvement Leadership: Lead and inspire a culture of continuous improvement throughout the plant by fostering innovation, implementing best practices, and driving operational excellence initiatives.Process Optimization: Identify opportunities to streamline production processes, reduce waste, and improve efficiency while maintaining high-quality standards and compliance with food safety regulations.Data-Driven Decision Making: Utilize data analysis and performance metrics to identify areas for improvement, set goals, and track progress toward operational objectives.Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams including production, quality assurance, maintenance, and supply chain to implement improvement projects and drive operational excellence.Employee Development: Provide leadership, mentorship, and coaching to plant staff to foster a culture of accountability, empowerment, and continuous learning.Compliance and Safety: Ensure compliance with food safety regulations, quality standards, and environmental regulations while promoting a safe working environment for all employees.Budget Management: Manage plant budgets, resources, and expenditures effectively to optimize operational performance and achieve cost-saving targets.Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Engineering, Operations Management, or related field. Advanced degree preferred.Proven experience in a leadership role within the food manufacturing industry, with a focus on continuous improvement and operational excellence.Strong understanding of food production processes, quality standards, and regulatory requirements.Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify root causes and implement effective solutions.Exceptional leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and motivate teams at all levels of the organization.Lean Six Sigma certification or equivalent experience preferred.Demonstrated ability to drive change, lead cross-functional teams, and deliver results in a fast-paced environment.

Keywords: The Judge Group, Redmond , Plant Manager, Executive , Redmond, Washington

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