Location
Lansing IL
Description
The Plant Superintendent is responsible for managing and planning production volumes for plant operations through partnerships with plant management and cross-functional teams to identify proactive ways to continuously improve plant production to achieve plant metrics and organizational objectives. This role will serve as a change agent by influencing, communicating and driving a culture of standard work, process improvement, and lean production concepts.

REPORTING STRUCTURE
The Plant Superintendent will report to the Plant Manager and will be based in Lansing, IL.

RESPONSIBILITIES
PROCESS MANAGEMENT
• Support regulatory and internal processes – Employee and Plant Safety, Food Safety and Quality Initiatives, HR, and Process Controls.
• Ensure RedZone Initiatives, Kaizens, DLMP's and lean processes are deployed in improvements.
• Foreign Material (FM) Process - Improvement & process stability.
• Drive the sustainability of CAPA.
• Champion process improvement and lean manufacturing activities by working with supporting functions to implement change.
• Drive metrics and review departments performance, production, yield, efficiencies, labor utilization, financial results.

SPECIAL PROJECTS
• Develop, manage & complete departmental project work linked to company objectives and goals.
• Ensure implementation of appropriate CAPEX plans to support New Business, Profitability & Asset Maintenance
• Communicate and review plant objectives regularly with supervisors to ensure plant objectives are accomplished.
• Schedule reviews of projects and progress with Plant Managers.

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT
• Direct, coach, and develop the supervisory team to align their work with long-term goals, and alignment with the company strategic direction.
• Set direct report goals in training and development, performance, and succession planning.
• Engage the team for accountability by leveraging strong problem-solving and conflict resolution capabilities.
• Collaborate with plant management and cross-functional teams to set direction, accountability and achieve results.
• Demonstrate cross-functional capability (supply chain, org excellence, finance, quality, food safety)

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
• Promote and reinforce Company's Core Values and culture at all levels.
• Work with plant team toward identifying initiatives to improve Culture IQ & Employee Engagement.

Core Competencies: Strategic Focus, Drive for Results, Builds Relationships, Builds High Performing Teams, Model the Way.

REQUIREMENTS
• Minimum 7 years of operational/manufacturing experience. Food industry experience is not mandatory but highly desired. Experience achieving positive results thru other team members.
• Bachelor’s degree required in business administration, operations management, or a related field.
• Knowledge of meat processing operations is preferred.
• Lean/Six Sigma Certification is preferred
• Local and/or overnight travel is required 25% of the time.

POSITION BENEFITS
The compensation package for this position is commensurate with experience and includes an attractive base salary with annual bonus incentive and a competitive benefits package.
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