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Post Holdings Inc. Plant Manager in Lenox, Iowa

Brand: Michael Foods Inc.

Categories: Operations Administrative

Locations: Lenox, Iowa

Position Type: Regular Full-Time

Req ID: 20759

Job Description

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Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food. Location Description Michael Foods, Inc. located in Lenox, Iowa and often called the "Pearl of the Prairie" is where you can find small town living, focused on family and friends, with big city amenities not far from reach in Des Moines, Omaha, and Kansas City. Located in southwest Iowa, Taylor county, with a population of around 1400, the Lenox area reaches far beyond the city limits with beautiful and productive fields of corn, beans, and other croplands. Lenox holds an amazing four day Rodeo every July and is home to a beautiful 36-9 hole golf course, several fishing and boating lakes, great area hunting, a beautiful city park with swimming pool, and many picnic parks. The MFI location in Lenox produces primarily pre-cooked egg patties. With its friendly atmosphere, safe environment, and progressive spirit, Lenox is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. Responsibilities POSITION SUMMARY: Site operations lead for the Lenox, IA* facility. The Plant Manager oversees all daily operations of the plant from production and manufacturing while ensuring policies and procedures are followed. This position develops processes that maximize ownership, stewardship, safety, quality and productivity. This position has the responsibility to comply with Safety work rules at all times as well as an obligation to reinforce Safety as a Core Value. Ensures that all policies, procedures and activities, related to Food Safety & Quality, are followed and complied with uniformly, in an effort to reduce product and process variability. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assumes personal responsibility for a safe and healthy workplace for all employees by actively participating in the leadership of plant safety programs and ensures adherence to all safety policies and procedures that promotes a world-class safety culture. Adhere to safe work practices and all safety policies and procedures. Adhere to Quality work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety and quality. Responsible for Food Safety and Food Quality of MFI products; identify and address conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety. Provide overall leadership, direction and coordination for plant operations. Ensure all plant personnel are operating in compliance with plant and corporate procedures as well as compliance with customer and regulatory regulations. Provide coaching and development of plant staff to ensure effective leadership, collaboration and balance in achieving KPIs focused on safety, quality, customer service and productivity. Plan and supervise the design and progress of capital projects. Develops and implements financial and non-financial objectives including annual budget that serves as the plants operating plan. Identify and implement strategies to improve performance, meeting and exceeding plant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Monitor and set standards for operations and help identify and correct bottlenecks. Increase production asset capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs. Qualifications Ten or more years' related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university, preferably a B.S. in Food Science, Engineering, or Management. A demonstrated knowledge of organizational effectiveness and operations management and a track record of achieving results against a comprehensive set of KPIs. Excellent problem solving, and reasoning skills required. Ability to analyze downtime and financial variance trends, identifying actions to deliver expected performance. Working knowledge of budgets, forecasting and metrics. Ability to effectively present information to all levels of the company; plant floor to executive leadership. Excellent time management, and strong attention to detail, verbal and written communication skills, listening, decision-making, and organization skills required. Excellent computer skills required, including Microsoft Word and Excel skills. Excellent interpersonal skills needed, including coaching, team building and training skills. Master's Degree in Engineering or Management Preferred. Food manufacturing experience required. USDA experience beneficial. Relocation Assistance Available

Post Holdings provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran and any other category protected under applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)