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Plant Manager- Headland, AL

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Job Title: Plant Manager- Headland, AL
Location: Headland, AL, South United States, USA
Company: Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Commodities and Trading
Career Type: Legal/Policy
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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Plant Manager - Headland, Alabama

ADM/Golden Peanut and Tree Nut - Peanut Shelling Facility
This is an exempt level position.

Position Summary:

This key operational role is responsible for leading all aspects of the operations at a large scale peanut shelling operation. You will have a leading role in developing and implementing Programs and Standard Operating Procedures and should be excellent at developing operational staff. You set and maintain ADMs high standards for Safety and Quality for all departments while maintaining production and efficiency excellence. A good communicator who can nurture extraordinary interdepartmental, commercial and customer relationships will be most successful. The ability to provide mentorship to the plant leadership team. This key operational role should display the ability to implement employee communications processes for the hourly and salary population. He/she will have the ability to identify and conclusively solve problems as they arise, develop and supervise capital improvement projects and maintain records in accordance with established ADM policies.
The Plant Manager reports directly to the Operations Director, has an operations superintendent and/or a production supervisor who report directly to them and ~85 operations colleagues as indirect reports.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead a large scale shelling plant, a peanut Blanching plant and a Hull and fiber plant.
  • Develop a high performance team by engaging, coaching and developing team members, and by driving accountability and ownership at all levels.
  • Responsible for quality, efficiency and production of all 3 plant areas.
  • Coordinate production schedules of all departments and products.
  • Lead and support operational excellence initiatives.
  • Provide technical knowledge for processes and equipment to obtain performance.
  • Maintain cost controls and implement budgets in each department.
  • Utilize production personnel and equipment in a safe and efficient manner to obtain maximum capacity and performance with optimum yields and quality product.
  • Develop and implement a five year capital plan in alignment with the business strategy.

Health, Safety & Environmental:

  • Maintain the license to operate by developing a strong site safety culture and by ensuring adherence to safety laws, regulations, rules and sound practices.
  • Work with the Safety and Environmental Technology Centers and the regional and local management on the continued development and implementation of Health & Safety programs, policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate and contribute in audits, prioritizing and tracking completion of findings.
  • Ensure that unsafe behavior and conditions are corrected.
  • Maintain the necessary Health, Safety & Environmental records and documentation.
  • Perform Safety audits and set the example for safety.

Sanitation/Food Safety:

  • Ensure the facility maintains world-class sanitation standards.
  • Continually improve and communicate food safety/sanitation/quality programs to plant supervisors and hourly employees.
  • Prepare the facility for, and participate in, regulatory/third party/customer/company audits.

Required Skills:

  • Strongly prefer four-year degree in a technical or agricultural related field and a minimum of four years of supervisory experience with increasing manufacturing leadership responsibility, or a minimum of ten years of hands-on, increasing production leadership experience.
  • A strong dedication to employee safety
  • Require excellent command of the following: leadership, problem solving, self-motivation, interpersonal skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate for achievement and communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrated coaching and leadership skills.
  • Position requires standing and walking for long periods, climbing stairs and ladders, and working with tools, working within close-confined spaces, and working within extreme temperatures.

Relocation assistance is available with this position.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of applicable pre-employment drug screen, medical questionnaire and a background check.

For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we're one of the world's largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 40,000 employees serving customers in hundreds of countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 450 crop procurement locations, more than 330 food and feed ingredient manufacturing facilities, 62 innovation centers and the world's premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at

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Job Post Date: 09/06/19
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