Leprino's Remus, MI manufacturing facility is seeking a highly qualified Plant Manager to continue moving our organization to even larger levels of food quality, safety, and production efficiencies within our Cheese, Whey, and Processing departments. We take pride in our vision to be "world's best", it's why we work harder, invest more, and continually innovate.
Will you use your natural leadership ability daily to build, lead, mentor, develop, and grow highly functioning manager-level direct reports within materials/warehouse, maintenance/engineering, production, quality, and HR/safety.
Manage the facility's financial performance to assure that a quality product is provided at the least possible cost.
Plan and direct production schedules, initiation of capital expense requests, scheduling of maintenance for all equipment upkeep, safety programs, employee technical training, and employee relations.
Become a technical subject matter expert in whey protein and pasta filata (stretched curd) cheese production.
Maintain high cheese processing, MCSL, and warehouse quality, yields, and productivity.
Monitoring equipment maintenance, manpower scheduling and training, supervisory/management development, and keeping abreast of new product development and technological changes.
Performance of this position can be measured by pounds per man hour of production; quality and shipping specifications of product produced; cost per pound of cheese, processing and whey; employee morale that may be identified by safety performance and attendance.
Turn your passion into impact! At Leprino we are dedicated to producing high-quality products that help feed and nourish millions of families around the world. It's a big responsibility and we hope you're up for it.
Accept a challenging environment where solving problems, continuous learning, and a high technical aptitude is the norm, not the exception. Take ownership of your career it's yours to grow if you're willing to put the work in.
Be humble, inquisitive, patient, collaborative, tenacious, and resilient - the DNA of a Leprino employee.
Offering You In Return:
Real career stability, leadership experience, and an ever-learning environment in our state-of-the-art operations. You will play a leading part with the most technologically advanced dairy foods company in the nation. Our proprietary processing technologies are almost a decade ahead of even our closest competitors.
The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. Leprino couldn't be where it is today without our incredible workforce. That's why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with Leprino is our ultimate goal. Through competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, vacation, holiday, and sick time, matching 401(k), annual merit, incentives, and our annual Profit Sharing plan Leprino hires to retire.
A chance to reside in Remus, MI; 60 miles north of the major city of Grand Rapids, one hour east of Lake Michigan, and just down the road from Central Michigan University.
Scope of Plant Responsibility:
Daily incoming milk volume of 800k pounds resulting in an annual volume of almost 44 million pounds of Mozzarella String Cheese.
153 person/62,800 square foot string mozzarella and sweet whey manufacturing plant.
Leading a team of 8 direct and 145 indirect personnel.
You Have (Minimum Qualifications):
The potential and desire to continue growing as a Leprino Plant Manager and taking on larger plant assignments throughout our other US locations.
A Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Dairy Science, Chemical Engineering, or related discipline.
Eight (8) years of previous experience as a superintendent, production manager, or small plant manager in a cheese or whey manufacturing facility.
Direct leadership experience over managers within the dairy or cheese industry.
Knowledge and ability to manage CI processes such as Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, etc.
We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):
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