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Plant Manager at Land O'Lakes

Posted in General Labor 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Madera, California

Job Description:

The agriculture and food industries are growing fast. With a variety of positions in a lot of different places, Land O’Lakes has just the job for you. Land O'Lakes, Inc., ( one of America's premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations spanning the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2015 annual sales of $13 billion, we manage some of the most respected brands including LAND O LAKES® Dairy Foods, Purina Animal Nutrition and WinField Solutions. To all the big thinkers, the leaders, future leaders, change makers, hard workers and everyone with a passion for doing something meaningful—we want you on our team. Land O'Lakes is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. Land O’Lakes, Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.

The Land O’Lakes Supply Chain & Operations division provides strategic leadership across the company’s many business units.  The team plays a significant role in fueling revenue growth and profitability through operational excellence, quality, process improvement and innovation.  By partnering closely with Finance, Marketing and Human Resources, the team delivers value to Land O’Lakes business units, members and customers.
Position Purpose:
The Plant Manager s a key member of the Nutra Blend cross functional leadership team and is responsible for all Madera based Nutra Blend manufacturing operations, including financial oversight and business development.
Your focus will be ensuring a safe working environment for 90+ employees; while ensuring high standards of quality in both raw and finished products. You will also act as a liaison for purchasing and customer service. The Plant Manager is responsible for the safe operations of all facilities, capital projects, yield management and efficiency. You will be responsible for 1 manufacturing sites and all local warehousing at Madera, CA.

Experience-Education (Required):
Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Business Administration, Engineering or a related degree required. We are seeking 3+ years manufacturing experience with a proven history of delivering strong operating results.
 Competencies-Skills (Required):
Must have strong leadership capabilities, excellent verbal and written communications skills, strong positive employee relation skills, project
management capabilities, the ability to diagnose operational inefficiencies, analyze operational budgets, facilitate teams and drive overall plant operational improvements. Strong computer skills.
Experience-Education (Preferred):
Four year degree and 5+ years of leadership experience in a Food/Feed manufacturing environment.
Competencies-Skills (Preferred):
Advanced Safety training, HACCP training/certifications, continuous improvement skills, strong work ethic, above average organizational skills, strong computer skills,ability to train and engage employees.
EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled.  Land O’Lakes, Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.