Our vacancies

Search Jobs  

Plant Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Supervision Received/Exercised: Reports to Manufacturing VP/Oversees Production, Finance, Human Resources, Safety Quality/Sanitation and Maintenance Managers


Job Summary:

Responsible for all phases of plant management and all activities that are required to safely produce quality products with the most efficient use of labor and materials on a scheduled shift and line(s).

Role Responsibility

Job Duties:

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

Supervise a total of (300) three hundred to – (500) five hundred HFS and temporary employees.  Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of these employees which include hourly, salary supervision, human resources, quality, safety, and finance. 

Provide leadership responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable federal, state and local laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training new employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving issues.

Oversee the conversion of raw materials to finished products (mixing, baking and packaging processes) with minimum waste and labor cost.

Control raw material formula consistency.

Monitor proper rotation of dough, meal and raw materials.

Responsible for maintaining a 5S environment.

Responsible for scheduling, maintaining and approving production.

Responsible for complying with customer service and Company standards.

Review production orders or schedules to ascertain product data such as types, quantities, and specifications of products and scheduled delivery dates in order to plan department operations.

Plans production operations, establishing priorities and sequences for manufacturing products.

Reviews production and operating reports and resolves operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays. Inspect machines and equipment to ensure specific operational performance and optimum utilization.

Resolves employee complaints or submits unsettled complaints to the Employee & Community Relations Manager for action. Handle all disciplinary actions and employee disputes.

Train, develop and evaluate all employees to meet future needs.

Attend meetings; make presentations, etc. as needed.

Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) at all times.

Comply with all safety, health and environmental regulations as prescribed by law.

Comply with all Company rules, regulations and policies.

Perform other duties as assigned.



Required Competencies & Knowledge:

Knowledge of: 

Procurement, products, and production processes

Knowledge and experience with SAP

Prior plant management experience to exceed 5 years

Food experience a must.

Thorough understanding of food safety and quality


Skill in: 

Well developed influence leadership skills

Experienced in conflict resolution

Prioritizes work based on short and long term objectives

Successfully analyzes and presents data to multiple levels of the organization

Well developed project management skills

Contract review and tracking of contract detail

Effective presentation, writing, proposals, business plans, SOP’s

Leading development and implementation of strategic goals and budget/cost control

Personnel and performance management


Ability to: 

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, while being able to make sound decisions.

Communicate in English to give and acknowledge instructions/problems.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram and schedule form.

Ability to respond to common inquiries and complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, employees and members of the business community.

Ability to effectively present information to employees, management and public groups.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in various units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.


Proficiency in:   MS Office Suite, SAP, and Power Point


Work Environment:

Ability to work well with others in stressful situations and meet deadlines as necessary.

Ability to handle multiple priorities and tasks.

Receptive to new ideas, concepts and procedures.

Receptive and responsive to constructive criticism.

Maintain harmonious working relations with employees from all departments.

Maintain harmonious working relations with management from all levels.

Communicate effectively with all employees and management.


Physical Requirements:

Ability to use hands and fingers. Reaching with hands/arms throughout shift.

Ability to see, hear and talk. Ability to distinguish colors. Ability to work in light to moderate noise levels where hearing protection is required.

May work near moving mechanical parts and may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles and vibration.

Good hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity for repetitive tasks.

Ability to lift/move up to 50 lbs. Push/pull items up to 2600 lbs. with assistance.

Walk up to 250,000 square foot plant.

May climb steps to and from work and break areas.

Repetitive reaching overhead, under and across throughout shift.

Repetitive bending, stooping and twisting throughout shift.

May crawl under equipment to reach work area.

Stand eight hours per shift.

Physical and mental ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week.

Ability to work in variable temperatures and weather conditions. Ability to work in wet, humid areas.

The Ideal Candidate


Minimum Qualifications:

Four year college degree in business or related field required.

(5) Five years to (10) years experience in a food manufacturing environment; Bakery experience a plus.

Experience in a non-union manufacturing environment and union avoidance a plus.

Proficient in MS Office applications such as Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word.

Experience with cost control, food quality and safety.

Excellent communication, conflict management, decision-making, motivational and organizational skills required.

Strong self-confidence and leadership skills required.

Basic mechanical skills required.

Hearthside Food Solutions

This website is using cookies to improve your browsing experience. If you navigate to another page without changing the settings below you consent to this. Read more about cookies.