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Refining Department Manager


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Job Title: Refining Department Manager
Location: Milwaukee, WI, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Cargill, Inc
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Commodities and Trading
Career Type: Business Development/Strategic Management
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: N/A
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Position Purpose & Summary


This position is responsible for the daily execution of the operation and performance of the Chocolate Refining Manufacturing department Milwaukee, WI.  The focus of this position is safety, process efficiency, process improvement, customer solutions, and personnel development.  


Principal Accountabilities


30% Manufacturing Excellence
Manages a front line supervisor.  Oversees and supervises daily operations of the department to achieve production throughput requirements including work flow, job assignments, scheduling, shift coverage, etc. 
Provides ownership of the assets in the Department.
Identifies, aligns, and provides input to best in class operational practices.  Utilizes technical skills and relevant experience to identify and solve problems and recommend/implement operating efficiencies.  
Reviews performance measurements and deploys practices to promote operational efficiencies (operational rates and energy efficiencies). 
Aligns and implements reliability practices and ensures the reliability culture is foundational to operations (deploys reliability processes and metrics; focus on eliminating the root-cause of reliability problems). 
Partners with maintenance and engineering management to develop approaches for meeting/tracking efficiency standards through scorecards, metrics, and costs. 
Champions a culture that promotes operational excellence.  Recommends process improvements and supports business case for new investments/innovations.  
Identifies opportunities for continuous improvements applicable to the entire business.  


25% Safety/Risk Management
Oversees/executes day-to-day operations for the department, ensuring direct reports are following and enforcing policies and procedures related to employee safety and food/feed safety.  
Partners with Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and Food Safety Quality and Regulatory (FSQR) experts to implement the most effective approach for complying with corporate policies and procedures.  
Health and Safety:  Enforces a culture of zero injury and illness. 
Environmental:  Understands and proactively avoids environmental impact and potential risks to the business.
Food Safety:  Directly monitors risks associated with products.  Ensures FSSC/HACCP/FDA standards and requirements are met in all food and feed processes. 
Educates and trains workforce in food safety fundamentals and completes safety and good manufacturing practices (GMP) audits. 
Documents and investigates EHS/Food Safety incidents to identify risks, root causes, recommends and implements corrective actions.  
Member of the Milwaukee Food Safety Team and Reliability Excellence Process Team. 
Maintains departmental procedure documentation and implementation to meet departmental objectives and to comply with FSSC program.
Participates in customer, third party, and regulatory audits as an Operations representative as needed. 
Maintains thorough understanding of site emergency action plan and prepare responsible individuals to execute the plan.  Tests the plan periodically to ensure feasibility and that all personnel can perform functions. 
Leads by example by active participation in the Values Based Safety (or other) program and by working closely with barrier removal teams.


20% People Management
Actively develops department supervisors including a formal performance management process which includes goal/expectation setting; regular, documented feedback; and development plans. 
Provides coaching to department supervisors including coaching Cargill's core values and guiding principles.  
Develops planning for future production workforce needs and participates in selection of employees. 
Implements department operational, reliability, safety, FSQR training programs and controls/monitors employee performance.  
Accountable for production talent development and for overall training and on boarding new employees. 
Focuses on department engagement, recognition, development and coaching. 
Implements systems and process to maintain a highly engaged workforce.  Holds direct reports accountable for actively addressing engagement issues and for identifying best practices in engagement.  
Applies disciplinary actions when needed. 


15%    Customer Focus/Product Innovation/Quality Management
Directly oversees and monitors production results, quantity and quality to ensure customer and food safety requirements are within specification.  Works with production supervisors to meet customer specifications and timeline.  
Oversees, documents and investigates quality issues that occur.  Compiles related information and provides recommendations for improvements for review by production supervisors, facility manager, corporate, and FSQR specialists.  
Measures quality performance in areas that impact the customer.  
Supports customer relationships by meeting business objectives and by understanding how operational performance impacts internal and external customers. 




10%    Production Financial Performance/Capital Planning Effectiveness
Reviews expenses and monitors spending in the Refining departments.  Finds and implements controls to ensure budget compliance. 
Works with facility management to develop a department budget and implements controls to ensure budget compliance. 
Accountable for implementation of base capital investments for the operations area. 
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Job Post Date: 04/20/19
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