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Berry Global Plant Manager in PEOSTA, Iowa


Berry Global Berry Global, headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, is committed to its mission of ‘Always Advancing to Protect What’s Important.’ With $13billionin revenue for fiscalyear 2019 on a combined pro forma basis from operations, Berry is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative nonwoven, flexible, and rigid products used every day within consumer and industrial end markets. Berry operates over290manufacturing facilities worldwide, on six continents,and employs over48,000 individuals.

At Berry, we pursue excellence in all that we do and are always advancing to improve the way we work along with the products and services we provide. Our culture fosters trust and partnerships through appreciation, acknowledgement, and inclusion. At Berry, we are continuously improving to support our mission and exemplify our values of partnerships, excellence, growth, and safety. To learn more about Berry, visit


Position Purpose: Responsible for leading all manufacturing and related service departments, including Production, Quality Assurance, Maintenance, Tooling, Warehouse/Shipping, Human Resources, Customer Service, Planning, and ISO.

Essential Responsibilities


  • Direct and manage the work of the Management Team and all plant personnel for effective plant operations

  • Direct and manage and coordinate production, distribution, warehousingin accordance with policies, principles, and procedures established by Divisional and Corporate Management.

  • Analyze mechanical, technical, and other molding process-related problems. Determine and implement results-oriented solutions.

  • Responsible for5Sand proper utilization of space in the plant and warehouse areas

  • Develops plans for efficient use of materials, machines, and employees

  • Meet operational needs and requirements within budget.

  • Maintain close surveillance over operations through reports, staff meetings, observations, and personal contact to assure coordination and integration of work flow, timely production, budget conformance, schedules, and utilization of personnel, skill, equipment and facilities.

  • Coordinate and direct major projects and installations of equipment, major repairs and overhauls, plant layout changes to the best economic advantage and schedule.

  • Act as a liaison between management and supervisory levels by keeping personnel informed on management communications and policies.

  • Supervise and coordinate the various programs essential to manufacturing procedures, such as training, safety, housekeeping,cost reduction, wage and salary administration, and security.


Leads staff by:

  • Providing definition of job duties to staff

  • Proving training opportunities to staff

  • Conducting periodic performance reviews

  • Administer coaching/counseling as required

  • Develop and mentor Managers to ensure that they have the tools needed to perform their roles;

  • Defining criteria for advancement

  • Promoting cooperation with other departments

  • Enforce personnel policies and procedures; complete and submit all associated paperwork in a timely manner;

  • Assists in the selection of staff;

  • Promotes GMP policy, product safety, and daily cleaning;

  • Maintain safe working conditions with a goal of 1 or less recordable accidents and zero lost time accidents;

  • Control employee overtime hours.

Corporate Support:

  • Interact with corporate leadership and sales;

  • Responsible for providing recommendations and assisting in developing, establishing, and implementing plans and programs that will insure the successful continued growth of the company;

  • Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly reporting to show plant performance;

  • Assume other duties as considered necessary by regional and/or corporate leadership.



  • BS Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience.

Technical Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to provide guidance and leadership to peers and subordinates

  • Production planning knowledge

  • Knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, rules and regulations

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment

  • Possess excellent problem solving skills

  • Ability to resolve employee conflicts, problems, and complaints

  • Effective communication skills with the ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations

  • Ability to function independently and multi-task

  • Thorough knowledge of equipment related to the injection, blow molding, and reheat and blow molding process.

  • Financial analysis ability with 2-3 years of experience in budgets and cost analysis

  • Flexibility to work some overtime, as necessary

  • Preparation of cost estimates, budgets, correspondence and status reports

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and JDE.

  • Possess functional knowledge of maintenance, engineering and repair process ofhigh-speed molding machines.


  • 5-7 years of progressive experience as a Manager in ahigh-volumeplastics manufacturing environment.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. (


Job ID 2023-21585

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Manufacturing

Location : Address 19101 KAPP DR