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Plant Manager

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The Kraft Heinz Company Cedar Rapids , IA 52402

Posted 3 months ago

Our Company

The Kraft Heinz Company is revolutionizing the food industry we will be the most profitable food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities, leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete. As a global powerhouse, Kraft Heinz represents over $26 billion in revenue and is the 5th largest food and beverage company in the world. At Kraft Heinz, to be the BEST food company, growing a BETTER world is more than a dream it is our GLOBAL VISION. To be the best, we want the best best brands, best practices and, most importantly, the best people.

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Do more, be more. Whatever your aspirations, experience something exceptional at Kraft Heinz. We'll give you the freedom to determine your own direction and deliver in your own style. Outperform our expectations and you'll move forward faster than you ever thought possible. Come ready to dream. Come eager to grow.

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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.

  • Actively works 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, preferably in Management or Engineering

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive leadership experience is required, preferably within a manufacturing environment

  • Must demonstrate ability to effectively communicate with and influence large groups of employees

Minimum of 1 year of leadership experience in a Safety oriented environment is required

Kraft Heinz is an EO employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled and other protected categories

Location(s)Quality Chef - Cedar Rapids

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