Position Purpose & Summary
Provides operational leadership for our Hutchinson, KS location. Achieve Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) and operational excellence; lead and coach operations team; provide customer solutions; ensure product quality; P & L Accountability; capital expenditures, manufacturing costs and operating efficiencies. Serves as main point of contact within the community for public relations, labor issues, tax issues, and community affairs.
30% - Leadership / People Management: Develops/coaches/supervises/leads, performance management, engagement, accountability. Continue efforts to build high performing team, engage all employees, implementation of BU strategy, people development, champion recognition, champion inclusion and diversity, collaborate effectively with experience teams and disciplines. Role model and ensure compliance to laws, regulations, and company policies.
25% - Production Efficiency/Continuous Improvement: Responsible for operations management including product quality, reliability, energy management, innovation, efficiencies & best practices. Ensure a culture that builds, operates, and maintains a plant that is operations sound, safe, and efficient. Champions and leverages leading operational practices that aggressively raise the performance of departments by monitoring key performance indicators.
25% - Production EHS: Champion a culture of zero injury and illness. Ensure compliance and commitment to policies, procedures, and regulations. Provide direction, coaching, support and leadership to employee safety and well-being. Builds and maintains good rapport with the local communities, regulatory agencies, which align with Cargill's corporate and business interests while addressing stakeholders/community's needs.
10% - Production Customer Quality / Reliability: Focus on continuous improvement and process management and cost efficiencies to support positive customer experiences. Partners with internal/external stakeholders (FSQR, Supply Chain, Manufacturing Excellence) to define, adopt, monitor performance indicators as related to food/feed safety, customer experience, and plant reliability.
10% - Production Financial Performance / Capital Effectiveness: Leads, directs, controls capital and operating budgets. Leads strategic and tactical operations, performance metrics, monitoring and reporting on effectiveness of overall operational activities.
Bachelor's Degree and 5 or more years of leadership experience in a production facility
OR High School Diploma or equivalent with 10 or more years of plant leadership experience in a production facility
3 or more years of managing 4 or more supervisors
Travel up to 10% of the time
Demonstrated effectiveness in coaching, motivating and developing high performing individuals and teams.
Demonstrated ability to lead a diverse workforce.
Demonstrated excellent communication skills (listening, written, verbal, presentation).
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and interact with all levels of the organization.
Relentless determination and courage to make things happen; strong execution skills; results-oriented
Demonstrated expertise in process management and project management
Demonstrated change leadership; resiliency
Original, independent thinker with solid analytical skills. Able to manage competing priorities. Visionary, forward-thinking
Bachelor's or higher degree in Engineering
Manufacturing Excellence Experience (production, reliability, and capital excellence)
Lean training experience/Lean six sigma certification
Operational experience in an evaporated salt facility
Project management experience utilizing PPM/PDP process