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Bakery Plant Manager - Wilson, NC

Company: Smithfield Foods
Location: Wilson
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

If you are currently employed at Smithfield, please log into Workday and submit your application through the Jobs Hub. A great job-and a great future-awaits you at Smithfield Foods. We're an $18 billion U.S. food company with nearly 60,000 employees worldwide. We're looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us. Join our family today. Apply Now! Your Opportunity The Bakery Plant Manager position supports the Mission of Smithfield Grain by meeting or exceeding budgeted volumes of bakery meal into the Smithfield system.
Responsibilities also require direct management of company systems, including cost reporting and budgeting, training/developing of employees, and implementing and monitoring corporate program standards on employee safety, environmental management, and product quality.
Core Responsibilities
The safe operation of the plant whereby employees and contractors are properly trained on safety and expected to adhere to safe practices.
The reliable operation of the plant so that unscheduled downtime and disruptions in the operations are minimal and not recurring.
Pursuit of and accomplishment of aggressive operational goals that result in achieving the financial targets associated with the plant and related investments.
Supporting the bakery business team with high levels of reliable customer service that allow us to keep existing customers and secure additional new supplier locations based on customer service.
Produce a high-quality and consistent feed ingredient with a process that adheres to FSMA regulations and guidelines and supports the Smithfield "Good Food....Responsibly" approach.
Develop and lead a team of high-quality staff to grow in the business and can help support growth in the business.
Operate the facility in a sustainable manner as it relates to compliance with environmental, regulatory and safety standards.
Be a good neighbor, a good supplier, and a good leader.
Manages all activities/processes related to bakery meal plant operations. Schedules/performs according to all standard procedures and policies set out by company technical manuals.
Manages financial performance by controlling costs, budgeting, business and financial planning, and tracking financial activity via P&L review.
Plans, sets and monitors goals, then communicates results to higher management.
Develops subordinates by leading, planning (short and long term), managing, coaching, mentoring and providing a positive professional image at all times.
Establishes and maintains open communication with all site staff, management, other departments, external customers and suppliers, refers all external communication to appropriate SHP spokesperson to identify potential problems and initiate improvements.
Manages and administers all Human Resources/employee relations functions relating to site management such as compensation, records, vacation, performance reviews, etc.
Ensures all equipment, machinery and vehicles are accounted for and properly maintained.
Ensures that the site is operated and managed in an environmentally sound manner by:
Understanding and maintaining compliance with established environmental policies and procedures to include ensuring proper maintenance of the site and process equipment, training site workers on their role in the EMS, reviewing new worker competency in the EMS, and reinforcement of worker responsibilities under the EMS;
Understanding and complying with the Environmental Policy;
Understanding the site's Significant Environmental Aspects; and,
Reporting all environmental issues immediately to the Corporate Environmental Engineer.
Ensures that the site working environment is safe, by providing equipment, training, and actions to reduce risk through the effective implementation of the Smithfield Injury Prevention System (SIPS) by:
Communicate the importance of safety training as well as the need for workers to be trained to perform activities safely.
Conducting, scheduling, and/or coordinating all SIPS and job-related safety training and competency evaluations to include verification of worker competency in performing new or modified tasks prior to the implementation of any planned changes.
Informing all workers of the site's safety objectives, management plans, SIPS responsibilities, and applicable safety operational controls and holding them accountable to these requirements.
Identifying and providing necessary resources (personnel, financial support, etc.) to achieve the safety objectives and targets, and properly implement and maintain the SIPS within their area of responsibility.
Ensuring site maintains compliance with legal and other requirements as well as those of the SIPS and that all operating controls are properly implemented to include effective maintenance of safety records and documents.
Identify and correct hazards within the location by carrying out effective monitoring and measuring activities such as inspections, worker hazard observations, and similar methods. Ensure preventive maintenance tasks are performed as scheduled and corrective action executed where needed.
Investigate all loss causing or potential loss causing incidents to determine root cause(s) and identify effective correction actions. Ensure corrective action findings are executed in a timely manner.
Ensure appropriate personnel are notified of all incidents and non-conformances in a timely manner.
Solicit worker involvement in and contributions to the SIPS.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to work with and around a wide range of blends waste products some of which will contain allergens (i.e. peanuts).
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Business Administration, Agriculture Business, or Economics or other related field, and 5+ years of progressive related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Minimum of 2+ years' experience in a position of leadership to include team development and management, required.
Experience in procurement strategies with a focus on by meal products.
Solid understanding of by meal product processing to manufacture feed ingredients.
Solid understanding of OSHA, USDA and Food Safety regulations.
Manufacturing knowledge and understanding of yields, plant efficiencies, and operations procedures.
Ability to read and fully comprehend documents such as safety rules, maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals in English.
Works in dusty areas. Will work in non-temperature-controlled warehouse environment.
Must be able to work an average of 50-hour weeks, including night, holiday and weekend when required. Longer hours may be required based upon business need.
Prior experience operating heavy equipment, forklifts, tractors, or other powered industrial vehicles preferred.
Must be able to perform all tasks required of the Blends Meal Plant Material Handler.
Must have completed or have the ability to complete the following training:
Articulated Loader Operation
Bobcat/Skid Steer Operation
Tractor Operation (Bucket and Callahan Lift Attachment)
Forklift Operation Certification
Spotter Truck Operation (select individuals only)
Truck Dump Operation (select individuals only)
Confined Space Entry and Rescue Technician
Fall Protection and Prevention
First Aid/CPR/AED
Incident Investigation
Hazard Identification (Conducting Safety Inspections)
SIPS Roles and Responsibilities
Claims Management for Supervisors
Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
Emergency Procedures and Reporting
Use of Personal Protective Equipment (training to be completed during on-site orientation)
Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
Supervisory Responsibilities
Direct responsibility for supervisor and non-exempt employees on their production shift.
Work Environment & Physical Demands
The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to work with and around a wide range of bakery waste products some of which will contain allergens (i.e. peanuts).
Must be supportive of the mission of producing quality bakery meal.
Must be tolerable and willing to learn and perform the range of tasks required to produce quality bakery meal.
Must be able to work with and around a wide range of bakery waste products and bakery meal.
Must be able to tolerate the dust generated by the mechanical movement of bakery by-product materials and bakery meal dust.
Must be able to tolerate frequently noisy conditions.
Must be able to tolerate extreme ranges of seasonal temperatures (hot to cold).
Must be able to walk and stand on concrete and unpaved areas for longer periods of time. EEO/AA InformationSmithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment selection process, please call us at 757-357-1595.Salary Range$59,500.00 - $89,500.00

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