Site Director - Turlock

Blue Diamond Growers Turlock , CA 95381

Posted 3 months ago

Job Summary:

The Site Director is a key leadership role within the Global Supply organization reporting to the Vice President of Manufacturing and is responsible for the leadership of an approximately 150-person, 250,000 square foot food processing plant which is one of 3 manufacturing plants in Blue Diamond Grower's (BDG) operations network. This role will lead next-level optimization of BDG's newest state-of-the-art almond processing facility. The Site Director ensures success criteria is met in the key focus areas of Safety, Quality, Service, Performance, and People in a 24x7 environment. This role is responsible for leading and developing the Turlock Plant Leadership Team, ensuring each department has the proper goals established and the needed resources to deliver the annual operating plan. The Site Director will collaborate cross functionally at all levels of the organization.

The Site Director provides enterprise-wide leadership and models the BDG Values of Act with Integrity; Deliver Quality Everyday; Work as Partners; Innovate! and Play to Win.

Job Description:


  • Lead a "Zero Harm" culture that ensures personal safety and food safety objectives are achieved.

  • Ensure the highest quality supply to customers and consumers while minimizing total delivered cost.

  • Lead Operations, Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Health and Safety, to deliver strategic and tactical plan goals, including daily execution of site metrics for safety, quality, productivity, costs, and service.

  • Win hearts and minds of team members through real-time communication, feedback, and coaching to leaders and team members through regular floor presence, roundtable meetings, and other team member engagements.

  • Foster an environment of continuous improvement and learning across all key focus areas to achieve and maintain industry leadership.

  • Develop and coach site leadership team in a manner that delivers sustainable results in keeping with Blue Diamond Leadership model; partner to attract, retain and grow bench strength in key roles.

  • Provide clear direction for the Turlock Plant Leadership Team and Turlock Site as well as dedicate time to individual and team growth and development on a continuous basis.

  • Champion systems and process controls for efficient operations to increase asset utilization with continuous improvement and lean manufacturing principles.

  • Collaborate with peer Site Directors and other Directors within Global Supply to ensure "one team" approach and operational excellence across BDG's operations network.

  • Successfully start up major capital projects at the site

  • Partner with Supply Chain team to achieve short and long-term production requirements that meet or exceed customer demand and achieve most efficient use of all assets within the site.

  • Provide enterprise-wide leadership and actively participate as a member of the BDG Senior Leadership Team.

  • This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.


Minimum level of education required

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Operations related discipline

Minimum number of year(s) of experience required in addition to education plus type(s) of functional experience

  • 10 years of progressive manufacturing or related operations leadership experience

  • Experience collaborating within an Operations network that has multiple sites

  • CPG experience

  • Proven track record of driving change and improving performance by increasing employee engagement

  • Working knowledge of Continuous Improvement principles

  • Strong leader with high interpersonal and stakeholder engagement skills; demonstrated ability to apply strategic thinking to create and implement practical solutions to issues

  • Ability to communicate and partner effectively with all levels of the organization and cross-functionally


  • Experience running a stand-alone plant

  • Food manufacturing

  • Experience starting up large capital projects


Typical number of Direct Reports

  • 1-5



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Blue Diamond Growers (BDG) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital/familial status or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law. BDG also complies with all provisions of the U.S. Government's Executive Order 11246 dated September 24, 1965 and the rules, regulations and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.

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