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Career Opportunities: Plant Manager (5201)

REQ ID: 5201

LOCATION: St. Elmo, IL 62458

Millions of times a day in more than 85% of American households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been trusted household names for decades. Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, our business employs an average of approximately 4,300 employees. We are a leader in the shelf stable and frozen foods segments and our brands hold the #1 or #2 market position in 8 out of 12 major category segments in which they compete. Our Duncan Hines Grocery Division manages Leadership brands such as Duncan Hines® baking mixes and frostings, Vlasic® shelf-stable pickles and Mrs. Butterworth's® and Log Cabin® table syrups and Foundation brands such as Armour® canned meats, Brooks® and Nalley® chili and chili ingredients, Comstock® and Wilderness® pie and pastry fillings and Open Pit® barbecue sauces. Our Birds Eye Frozen Division manages Leadership brands such as Birds Eye®, Birds Eye Steamfresh®, C&W®, McKenzie's®, and Fresh like® vegetables, Birds Eye Voila!® complete bagged meals and Van de Kamp's® and Mrs. Paul's® seafood and Foundation brands such as Lender's® bagels, Celeste® pizza, Hungry-Man® dinners and entrées and Aunt Jemima® frozen breakfasts. Our Specialty Foods Division manages Tim's Cascade Snacks®, Hawaiian® Kettle Style Potato Chips, Erin’s® Popcorn, Snyder of Berlin® and Husman's® in addition to our food service and private label businesses. Pinnacle Foods is a Top 1000 Company ranked on Fortune Magazine’s 2011 Top 1000 companies list.

This position is responsible for directing and coordinating all aspects of manufacturing in a manufacturing facility through utilization of a lean enterprise philosophy, while maintaining profitability.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned.

• Develop, implement and ensure adherence to processes that drive improvements in the areas of safety, quality, service and cost.
• Ensure manufacturing plans that align with inventory goals and support strategic deployment of resources in support of Sales and Operations Planning.
• Sustain plant SQF 2000 System Certification and provide resources to that purpose for the full scope of certification.
• Responsible for overseeing all programs associated with food quality and food safety.
• Monitor manufacturing plan performance, ensuring identification of variances and effective actions.
• Develop relevant performance metrics that encourage exceptional results.
• Perform regular analysis as a means for highlighting opportunities.
• Build brand quality through compliance to specification, HAACP and OMT programs.
• Ensure regulatory compliance.
• Complete special projects, duties and assignments, as appropriate.

• Lead manufacturing activities to ensure financial objectives are met.
• Function as a member of the senior management team and play a key role in strategic business decisions affecting manufacturing, sales, and financial results.
• Develop capital plans and ensure capital expenditures support manufacturing and corporate goals and business growth initiatives, as well as provide a strong return on investment.
• Drive cost containment initiatives.
• Participate in S&OP processes and meetings, as appropriate.

Customer Service:
• Support all involved departments and external customers to ensure attainment of customer goals and objectives.
• Receive and analyze customer feedback and consumer complaints, utilizing data to drive improvement initiatives.
• Help management identify and develop relationships with vendors and customers.
• Support development and implementation of new product plans and new customer product launches.

Title: Director, Plant Manager


Environmental, Health & Safety:
• Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, including OSHA, DNR & EPA regulations.
• Direct development, administration and maintenance of safety programs and compliance activities.
• Direct and participate in plant audits designed to promote a safe and healthy work environment.

Individual and Team Development
• Develop and maintain an organizational development plan.
• Ensure the existence of a work environment conducive to teams and teamwork.
• Coach teams and individuals for better results,

This position provides direct supervision to plant operations management, as well as direct or indirect supervision to plant support department management.

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

• Undergraduate Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or equivalent, required.
• Undergraduate Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or equivalent, with a concentration in Food Science, Operations, Supply Chain Management, or equivalent, preferred.
• Masters in Business Administration, or equivalent, preferred.

• Minimum of 10 years of manager level experience in a complex, fast paced manufacturing environment, required.
• Management experience in a food manufacturing environment or food products industry, including familiarity with SQF 2000 System, preferred.
• Experience leading continuous improvement processes in a manufacturing environment.
• Experience driving business results in the areas of safety, quality, service and cost.
• Experience working with a diverse group of people.

Title: Director, Plant Manager

• Excellent leadership skills.
• Ability to maintain high expectations for self and others, demonstrating a dedication for results.
• Knowledge of computer applications as they relate to work, specifically Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, Word and Project) applications.
• Ability to analyze information and to exhibit excellent judgment in making effective and timely decisions.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent problem solving, project management and prioritization skills.
• Ability to react to situations with a strong sense of urgency.
• Excellent customer focus, both internal and external.
• Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment.
• Willingness and ability to operate within virtual project teams and cross-functional improvement groups.
• Ability to “think outside the box” and drive innovative solutions and ideas.

Pinnacle Foods Group LLC, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All openings will be filled based on the qualifications without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, sponsor, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or as a veteran of the Vietnam Era. All applicants are invited to complete the Affirmative Action Supplement.

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