Plant Manager

at The Kraft Heinz Foods Company in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Job Description

The Plant Manager will coordinate and direct all of the major plant functions, maintain good employee relations and meet all ZBB budgetary objects. Responsible for the execution of all manufacturing operations including Product, Planning, Quality Assurance, Sanitation, Maintenance, Purchasing, Safety, Shipping, Receiving and Materials Controls, all in conformance with Kraft Heinz policies and all applicable regulatory and legal requirements. Responsible for coordination and communication of the operations forecast, including the identification of key financial operating risks and potential offsets. Support all strategic efforts to generate new sales and maintain the existing customer base.

Key Responsibilities of the Role

Guides department managers in the development of labor usage strategies to better the utilize resources, reacting to changes in production demands and deadlines.

Communicates to management and plant personnel Company changes in Kraft Heinz policies, procedures, and strategies.

Oversees the development and implementation of companywide policies and procedures

Ensures personnel adherence to Kraft Heinz policies, safety standards, and good manufacturing practices.

Actively supports all continuous improvement efforts throughout the plant.

Actively monitors and supports all safety projects and efforts throughout the plant

Consults with corporate offices and plant management team to develop annual operating budget & ZBB

Guides management team to ensure plant operates efficiently while meeting or exceeding corporate financial goals.

Reviews detailed labor standards by cost center to support annual budgeting process.

Activelyworks with the Human Resources Department in policy development, employee grievances, employee development issues, and employee motivation.

Work with Engineering and Maintenance departments to develop strategies to reduce production equipment downtime due to equipment failures.

Actively works with Continuous Improvement Coordinator, Engineering Manager, and Maintenance Manager on equipment process flows, optimization of plant layouts, coordination of shutdowns, and startups due to new production lines and equipment installations.

Oversees Cost Accounting on new products costing, developing standards, analysis of variances, and annual budget process.

Collaborates with department managers to identify and then recommends process improvements to reduce labor, ingredient, and packaging materials cost.

Analyzes plant daily/weekly/monthly spending to keep indirect and fixed cost within standards in order to

meet/exceed corporate financial goals

Supports the R&D team in developing of new products processes, supports production runs, costing of labor, and scrap standards for new products.

With department managers analyzes downtime data to develop downtime reduction strategies.

Analyzes manufacturing variances of ingredient, materials, and labor usage and works with management team to implement strategies to reduce them.

Oversees the preparation of operational schedules and manufacturing activities to ensure that production and quality of products meet specifications.

Identifies and implement continuous improvement initiatives such is labor reduction, waste reduction, and reduction of indirect cost to contribute to factory objectives.


Bachelor's Degree is required

Prior plant management experience highly preferred

5+ years leadership experience within a manufacturing environment required

Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence across all levels of employeesLocation(s)Dover Plant

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact  .

It is the continuing policy of The Kraft Heinz Company to afford full equal employment opportunity to qualified employees and applicants, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental handicaps, military or veteran status, sexual preference, or any other protected condition or characteristic in conformity with all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.
Final candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship. Exceptions requesting work visa sponsorship will be reviewed on a case to case basis.

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Job Posting: 1244369

Posted On: Feb 28, 2024

Updated On: Mar 29, 2024

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