1. About us
  2. Products
  3. Recipes
  4. Contests
  5. Careers
US FR ES

Plant Manager

Leclerc Biscuits Leclerc Ltée 2019-10-2
  • Full-Time
  • Production
Apply today
Leclerc Foods Tennessee in Kingsport is growing again! As a result of recent internal movement within the Leclerc Foods TN team and recent arrival of our newly appointed Sr. Director of US Operations, we are looking to fill our plant manager position. If you are a dynamic leader ready to take the reins of our growing facilities, one who leads by example in supporting our four pillars (safety, quality, people and productivity) and exemplifies our values (respect, engagement, innovative, and authenticity) then submit your cover letter and resume in order to join our fast-paced, rapidly evolving and highly automated environment.  

Summary of position


Reporting directly to the Senior Director of US Operations, the Plant Manager’s primary responsibilities include the daily management and coordination of plant operations while ensuring profitability of operations and compliance with all labor, safety, environmental and corporate policies and regulations. More specifically and in collaboration with their management team this position oversees all activities related to operations, namely:  production, maintenance, sanitation, receiving and shipping. This key role provides leadership to his/her facility and ensures efficient communications between all departments under his/her responsibility, quality control, other plants when needed and corporate as well. This position will be instrumental in supporting the four pillars (safety, quality, people, and productivity) of our operations organization. 

Responsibilities

 

Strategic component:
  • With the Senior Operation manager, develop and execute process annual plan, and budgets based on company goals and objectives.
  • Develops policy, directs, and coordinates safety activities in relation to the company corporate standards and OSHA compliance.
  • Recommend and implement continuous improvement initiatives to increase quality, efficiency, and safety.
  • Support and enforce all company policies and procedures that relate to the Plant Manager’s areas of authority.
  • Analyzes and controls plant expenditures to ensure conformity and budgetary requirements.
  • Works with the location team in planning, budgeting, organizing resources, executing work plans, monitors production and quality, coordinates priorities, resolves issues and participates in special projects and work schedules.
  • Ensure site compliance to all labor, safety, and environmental regulations.
  • Prepare management reporting as required.
  • Manage all production activities to ensure product quality, cost effectiveness and proper execution of duties.
  • Recommend measures for continuous improvement to increase quality, efficiency and safety.
  • Communicate with research and development as well as product management personnel to develop new product strategies.

Operational Component

  • Ensure that Health and Safety requirements are being met by supporting and participating in regular Health & Safety meetings.
  • Plans, organizes, implements, and monitors work schedules/external suppliers consistent with the normal needs of the plant and special projects.
  • Lead plant production and maintenance personnel in day to day activities to ensure the safe and efficient maintenance of equipment and facilities.
  • Ensure production schedules are met in a timely, efficient, and safe manner.
  • Review established production schedules for all manufacturing departments to ensure established inventory levels are met while operating at the highest efficiency possible.
  • Monitor and minimize plant losses.
  • Analyze problems in the production chain, identify their root cause and establish procedures to reduce or eliminate them.
  • Ensure effective preventive maintenance and repair of all material handling systems and equipment to minimize downtime.
  • Provide support to internal and external audits.
  • Ensure that Health and Safety requirements are being met by supporting and participating in regular Health & Safety meetings.

Team Management Component

  • Hire, direct, coach and mentor staff to ensure performance targets are being met.
  • Ensure all staff reports are suitably trained/qualified/licensed for the various tasks and jobs they must complete.
  • Provide management of employees directly or through supervisors and managers.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business/Finance/Management/Operations or other related field
  • Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree, Six Sigma, Green Belt or Black Belt certification.
  • 7-12 years’ experience in the food industry or similar industry in similar functions is required.
  • Knowledge of Good Management Practices (GMP) and experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
  • Previous experience/strong understanding of budgeting/expense management with a basic understanding of financial and accounting practices.
  • Previous experience/best practices implementing and using continuous improvement/lean tools such as Six Sigma, 5-S, Lean Manufacturing, etc. to drive improvement.
  • Proven track record in the field of safety management over a significant size operation. 
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate people, assess and develop employee skills.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, with the ability to balance production and maintenance needs.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and listening ability.
  • A strong ability to be adaptable and flexible.
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work with teams and lead decision-making processes in a team environment.
  • Highly motivated, results oriented, driven.

Summary of position
--------------------



Reporting directly to the Senior Director of US Operations, the Plant Manager’s primary responsibilities include the daily management and coordination of plant operations while ensuring profitability of operations and compliance with all labor, safety, environmental and corporate policies and regulations. More specifically and in collaboration with their management team this position oversees all activities related to operations, namely:  production, maintenance, sanitation, receiving and shipping. This key role provides leadership to his/her facility and ensures efficient communications between all departments under his/her responsibility, quality control, other plants when needed and corporate as well. This position will be instrumental in supporting the four pillars (safety, quality, people, and productivity) of our operations organization. 

 
Responsibilities
--------------------

--------------------
 
--------------------

Strategic component:
--------------------


 
 - With the Senior Operation manager, develop and execute process annual plan, and budgets based on company goals and objectives.
 - Develops policy, directs, and coordinates safety activities in relation to the company corporate standards and OSHA compliance.
 - Recommend and implement continuous improvement initiatives to increase quality, efficiency, and safety.
 - Support and enforce all company policies and procedures that relate to the Plant Manager’s areas of authority.
 - Analyzes and controls plant expenditures to ensure conformity and budgetary requirements.
 - Works with the location team in planning, budgeting, organizing resources, executing work plans, monitors production and quality, coordinates priorities, resolves issues and participates in special projects and work schedules.
 - Ensure site compliance to all labor, safety, and environmental regulations.
 - Prepare management reporting as required.
 - Manage all production activities to ensure product quality, cost effectiveness and proper execution of duties.
 - Recommend measures for continuous improvement to increase quality, efficiency and safety.
 - Communicate with research and development as well as product management personnel to develop new product strategies.


 

Operational Component
--------------------


 
 - Ensure that Health and Safety requirements are being met by supporting and participating in regular Health & Safety meetings.
 - Plans, organizes, implements, and monitors work schedules/external suppliers consistent with the normal needs of the plant and special projects.
 - Lead plant production and maintenance personnel in day to day activities to ensure the safe and efficient maintenance of equipment and facilities.
 - Ensure production schedules are met in a timely, efficient, and safe manner.
 - Review established production schedules for all manufacturing departments to ensure established inventory levels are met while operating at the highest efficiency possible.
 - Monitor and minimize plant losses.
 - Analyze problems in the production chain, identify their root cause and establish procedures to reduce or eliminate them.
 - Ensure effective preventive maintenance and repair of all material handling systems and equipment to minimize downtime.
 - Provide support to internal and external audits.
 - Ensure that Health and Safety requirements are being met by supporting and participating in regular Health & Safety meetings.


 

Team Management Component
--------------------


 
 - Hire, direct, coach and mentor staff to ensure performance targets are being met.
 - Ensure all staff reports are suitably trained/qualified/licensed for the various tasks and jobs they must complete.
 - Provide management of employees directly or through supervisors and managers.


 

Requirements
--------------------


 
 - Bachelor’s degree in business/Finance/Management/Operations or other related field
 - Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree, Six Sigma, Green Belt or Black Belt certification.
 - 7-12 years’ experience in the food industry or similar industry in similar functions is required.
 - Knowledge of Good Management Practices (GMP) and experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
 - Previous experience/strong understanding of budgeting/expense management with a basic understanding of financial and accounting practices.
 - Previous experience/best practices implementing and using continuous improvement/lean tools such as Six Sigma, 5-S, Lean Manufacturing, etc. to drive improvement.
 - Proven track record in the field of safety management over a significant size operation. 
 - Demonstrated ability to motivate people, assess and develop employee skills.
 - Excellent planning and organizational skills, with the ability to balance production and maintenance needs.
 - Excellent interpersonal communication and listening ability.
 - A strong ability to be adaptable and flexible.
 - Strong analytical and decision-making skills.
 - Ability to work with teams and lead decision-making processes in a team environment.
 - Highly motivated, results oriented, driven.

Kingsport, Tennessee

KINGSPORT

Our Kingsport site has two ultra‑modern plants that primarily produce crackers and granola bars. Just like the city itself, our Kingsport plant is full of friendly, welcoming people who make you feel right at home. On a personal and professional level, everyone agrees that it’s a good place to work.

Apply today

Spread the word