Post Holdings Pasta Plant Manager-ND in Carrington, North Dakota

Dakota Grower’s started out as a grower-owned cooperative built by farmers in the early 1990s and today we are the third largest pasta manufacturer in North America. Our entrepreneurial spirit drives our innovative culture and passion to bring premium quality pasta to your table. At Dakota Growers, you will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic, challenging and inspiring environment in one of our state-of-the-art food manufacturing facilities.

Position Summary: Our Plant Manager is the leader of our facility. This role sets the vision for our teams, and guides our pasta plant manufacturing departments (production, packaging, warehouse, and maintenance) to maximize asset return in the areas of throughput, quality, and safety. To be successful in this role, a qualified candidate will need to effectively drive safety initiatives, identify and execute on continuous improvement initiatives, develop people, set clear objectives/expectations, and manage costs to ensure the greatest return for the business.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner with operations, EH & S, and quality functions to develop or interpret organizational objectives in financial, productivity, quality and safety metrics. Lead department management team by developing vision and team-specific objectives that ensure facility achieves overall key performance indicators

  • Leverage internal and external technical expertise to identify continuous improvement initiatives for Production, Packaging, Maintenance, and Warehouse departments; develop vision and guide teams to achieve maximum asset output, ensuring the greatest return on investment

  • In partnership with executive leadership, develop, design, plan, budget, and implement capital projects to improve throughput, quality, and safety

  • Assist the Director of Operations with annual and quarterly budgeting processes, control plant operating budget

  • Partner with Sales, Purchasing, Engineering, and Operations to develop and execute plans for the introduction of new product offerings

  • Ensure appropriate leadership and guidance is provided for department management team regarding people functions for the facility, including: employee safety, organizational design, talent selection, employee development, performance management, labor relations, and policy/regulatory compliance

  • Other duties, as assigned

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelors degree in Food Science, Engineering, Business Management, or related field AND 10 years’ experience in plant leadership position OR a High School diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited institution AND 15 years’ experience in plant leadership position

  • Previous team leadership experience in a food or beverage manufacturing environment

  • Previous experience forecasting, developing budgets, and developing metrics

  • Previous experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Pasta manufacturing experience strongly preferred

  • Previous experience with implementing behavior based safety programs

  • Demonstrated strategic planning experience

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills, including experience managing multiple high-priorities simultaneously

  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail

Physical Requirements: Qualified candidates must be able to perform the following physical job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Must be able to sit for 6+ hours per shift

  • Must be able to balance, bend, crouch, kneel, stand, stoop, and walk for 3+ hours per shift

  • Must be able to reach above shoulders, climb, and work off ladder for 3+ hours per shift

  • Must be able to work in dusty, hot, humid, and cold manufacturing environment

  • Must be able to perform simple grasping and fine manipulation for 6+ hours per shift

  • Must be able to push, pull, and feel for 3+ hours per shift

  • Must be able to lift up-to 50 pounds for up to 3 hours per shift

  • Must be able to wear a respirator

  • Must be able to express or exchange ideas by spoken or written word

  • Must be able to distinguish objects or equipment visually

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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.

Qualifications

Experience

Required

  • • Bachelors degree in Food Science, Engineering, Business Management, or related field AND 10 years’ experience in plant leadership position OR a High School diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited institution AND 15 years’ experience in plant leadership position• Previous team leadership experience in a food or beverage manufacturing environment• Previous experience forecasting, developing budgets, and developing metrics• Previous experience with Microsoft Office

Education

Required

  • Degree: High School

  • Major: General