Plant Manager

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  • Danville, KY, USA
  • 2022-06-21
A public company founded around the year 1900 with now more than $60B in annual sales.

Plant Manager

This is a full-time, exempt position.


The Plant Manager will oversee all daily operations of the plant including Environmental, Health and Safety, Human Resource management, Production operations, and Engineering, Maintenance, Warehousing and Supply Chain functions. The Plant Manager will drive continuous improvement and optimization of all processes.


  • Lead a plant culture focused on human and food safety; prioritizing safety and quality over output
  • Collaborate with health/safety managers to develop, implement and sustain safety policies for site operations
  • Commit to and develop an engaged safety culture for all colleagues
  • Planning, organizing, directing and running optimum day-to-day operations to exceed our customers’ expectations
  • Increasing production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards
  • Responsibility for production output, product quality and on-time shipping
  • Allocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets to produce optimal results
  • Implement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus
  • Monitor operations and trigger corrective actions
  • Share a trusting relationship with all colleagues and recruit, manage and develop operations staff
  • Collect and analyze data to find opportunities for improvement
  • Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets
  • Active, hands-on involvement and daily presence within the facility
  • Support all colleagues, managers and supervisors, to ensure job and safety training programs are being completed
  • Ensure that the facility is compliant with the law, regulatory requirements, and Company programs to support our Quality Assurance and Food Safety plans


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 8 years of supervisory experience with a proven ability to evaluate and reach reasonable conclusions
  • Demonstrates leadership and
  • Demonstrates strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage time and priorities, work independently and objectively, and success interacting with individuals and groups
  • History of support of cross functional teams to best meet the needs of the Company, region and plant.
  • Concern for product and process Quality and Support of Food Safety plans
  • Demonstrated ability to present material with energy and enthusiasm to motivate and influence people
  • History of working safely and a reputation for promoting and getting involved in safety improvement efforts
  • Related Food/Feed Industry Knowledge