Operational Plant Manager


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Job Title: Operational Plant Manager
Location: Burlington, WA, West United States, USA

Company: The Scoular Company
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Commodities and Trading
Career Type: Operations
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: N/A
Job Description:

The Operations Manager will be responsible for all aspects of plant operations and receiving stations for a facility.  The scope of operations includes human safety, engineering, food safety, quality assurance, inventory management and control, project management, maintenance, budgeting & forecasting and talent development.  The Operations Manager assists with the development of business segment strategy and leads the execution of that strategy across the operations platform.  They are responsible for driving plant efficiencies, fleet optimization, managing costs and creating a culture of safety and continuous improvement throughout the entire production system.  This scope of work will be accomplished via the direct supervision of plant supervisors, fleet, and the development and implementation of policies, procedures, key performance indicators and best management practices at all production facilities and receiving stations.  The operations manager must develop strong and productive relationships with other team members and critical support functions (Human Resources, Finance/Accounting/Control, Information Technology, Legal, Brand Marketing, Human Safety, Food Safety and Quality) across the company.


 


The Operations Manager will maintain the facility in a sanitary and suitable condition to meet company expectations. Additional responsibilities include safety compliance and all regulatory compliance and reporting, both internal and external, as well as managing and meeting the requirements of both internal and external audits and certifications.


 


Job Responsibilities



  • Lead by example living out Scoular’s Mission, Vision and Values in every interaction with employees.

  • Constantly monitor industry trends in automation, packaging, robotics, quality, etc. to ensure a market leading position for the market segment.

  • Work with facility teams to develop and implement inventory management and control procedures and best practices with a focus on quality, customer satisfaction and minimizing shrink/loss. Evaluate actual inventory management performance to forecast/target/plan/history.

  • Continuously be engaged with and lead the production teams to improve operational efficiencies, handling/inventory efficiencies, increase throughput and lower production costs while maintaining quality.

  • Develop and monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for the entire scope of plant operations. Incorporate KPIs into the performance management plans of employees, at all levels of the operation, to create accountability and foster a continuous improvement mindset.  Evaluate production performance, including safety, cost, volume, quality, and other critical factors, against forecast/target/plan/history.

  • Lead the development of plant budgets and capital expenditure forecasts based on business segment strategy and evaluate performance against budget/forecast/plan/history.

  • Lead fleet operations; proactively manage DOT compliance

  • Manage/Coordinate transportation and logistics to ensure all transportation coordination needs for on-time deliveries are met. Ensure all fleet processes are in place to meet the locations shipping and delivery needs.

  • Ensure completion of administrative functions which includes all necessary paperwork (Scoular and government required) are completed properly and submitted in a timely manner to meet all requirements necessary for each process

  • Work closely with the Director of Safety to foster a safety culture.

  • Ensure facility, products and equipment are safe, well maintained, of the appropriate quality and all certifications, permits and inspections are current and compliant. Responsible for facility safety programs and training.

  • Manage all aspects of the physical assets, ensure that all government regulations are met and Scoular policies and procedures are adhered to

  • Create a culture of safety and continuous improvement by building engaged and empowered production and fleet teams. Production teams should be active and creative problem solvers that continuously seek the best option or solution for the business.

  • Work closely with the team to build a seamless food safety and quality paradigm that meets, or exceeds, customer expectations and maintains, or enhances, our competitive position in the market.

  • Accountable for operational management and team development.


The anticipated starting base salary for this position is $95,000 - $142,000 with a robust incentive package. This range may be more or less depending upon skills, experience, education.


 


About You



  • 4-year college degree or equivalent experience

  • 3 years prior supervisory experience

  • 5+ years experience and knowledge of processing operations and product flow

  • Advanced knowledge of IP and blend and mix process

  • Strong customer service orientation and community relations experience

  • Detail oriented while working in a fast paced environment

  • Strong communication skills

  • Post hire physical and drug and alcohol testing.


We encourage all candidates who are enthusiastic about this opportunity and believe they can contribute to our team's success to apply, regardless of whether you meet every qualification. 


 


 


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Requirements

Minimum 



  • 4-year college degree or equivalent experience

  • 3 years prior supervisory experience

  • 5+ years experience and knowledge of processing operations and product flow

  • Advanced knowledge of IP and blend and mix process

  • Strong customer service orientation and community relations experience

  • Detail oriented while working in a fast paced environment

  • Strong communication skills

  • Post hire physical and drug and alcohol testing.


 

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Job Post Date: 11/21/23
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