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Assistant Plant Manager (Food Manufacturing)

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Paterson, NJ
Job Type
Direct Hire
May 15, 2019
Job ID
Assistant Plant Manager
Job Summary:
As Assistant Plant Manager plans production, ensures adequate supplies of raw materials and packaging, directs, schedules and coordinates the work activities and resources necessary to achieve timely availability of processed product, in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications to achieve and maximize short and long term objectives for margins, volume throughput, and quality.
Provides timely profitable solutions to customer needs while meeting the highest possible standards for quality, service, and integrity and food safety.
Has direct responsibility for company’s Plant Personnel, including hiring, training, and safety.
Works closely with the Procurement Director to ensure adequate inventory of raw material and finished product to support the business within established Company guidelines.
Major Responsibilities
  • Processing & Production: Plans, organizes, and executes all processing operations and production activities at the New Jersey Processing facility. Ensures that the plants carry enough inventory to meet customer needs at all times and that production schedules and staffing ensure full product availability in all product lines at all times.
  • Purchasing, Inventory, & Delivery: Works closely with the Procurement Director to ensure required supply of product is delivered to the plant in a timely manner as required to support the business and meet customer orders. Contacts vendors to arrange for purchasing and delivery of materials and other products to the plant for processing. Monitors raw material and finished product stocks on hand ensuring proper inventory levels within corporate guidelines and ensuring proper product rotation
  • People Management: Directs workers engaged in the processing, packaging, freezing, and storing of company’s products. Directs processing operations to make safe, efficient use of resources with manpower, materials, and equipment. Provides direction, development, plus leadership to all processing plant employees either directly or indirectly through Supervisors and Team Leaders. Administers the company’s Human Resources Policies and Procedures with respect to hiring, management, scheduling, discipline, safety training, and performance decisions for staff.
  • Health & Safety: Ensures the organization has a current and compliant Health & Safety policy and that this accords with the overall objectives of the organization. Models behaviors that support the Health & Safety policy; holds direct reports accountable for ensuring that they too model appropriate behaviors. Ensures that the organization consistently complies with all Health & Safety policies and legislative requirements. Ensures that Human Resource & Operations Managers are briefed on any Health & Safety incidents.
  • Food Safety and Quality Assurance: Ensures that the processing facility workforce and activities support SQF, HACCP, GMPs and all food safety guidelines and regulations. Works in partnership with the Food Safety & Quality Assurance Team Leader to ensure all food safety programs are followed
  • Maintains regular contact with the Procurement Director, Sales Managers, the local FDA inspector, and other FDA personnel.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Key Success Measures
  • Company facility achieves its revenue, cost, and volumes targets for the fiscal year
  • Processed and value-added product availability is per Company plan
  • There are zero non-compliance Health & Safety issues in company’s processing plant
  • Production orders are available on time in adherence to delivery schedules and without errors in product type, quality, or quantity
  • Inventory control is such that product expiry and shortages are kept to the absolute minimum
  • Staff is at appropriate levels, appropriately trained, and regretted employee turnover is at or below Company targets
  • Surveyed and measured customer feedback scores meet or exceed target around quality, service, integrity, and food safety
Qualifications & Considerations:
  • 5+ years’ operating in a Food Processing Plant with a Food Industry Manufacturer.
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal communication)
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in product, processing, and packaging and in serving customer needs while meeting the highest possible standards
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated compliance to HALA (Kosher) FAD, quality control systems & procedures, and legislated and regulatory health, safety, and food standards
  • Able to effectively handle the high stress, time and work demands that come with responsibility as Assistant Plant Manager for the Company
  • Bilingual, preferred
  • High School diploma; required.
  • Technical / BA degree; preferred

No sponsorship visa (H1-B, etc) candidates at this time, sorry.
Qualified candidates must submit their resume in Microsoft Word format along with at least three professional references to:
Phil Montoya
Director of Sourcing
3735 SW 8th Street, Suite 205
Miami, FL 33134
P: 832-266-1610
Fax: 305-520-0138
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