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Plant Manager

Location: 

Eagan, MN, US, 55121

Req ID:  26980
Segment:  Operations

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $4 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

The Plant Manager's responsibility is to provide leadership to all departments for overall vision and direction of the plant by way of guidance, direction, encouragement, training and development. Also developing and coaching managers and supervisors to excel to the peak of their performance levels. In addition to directing all managerial personnel to manage their departments and functional areas to meet the manufacturing plant’s operational and financial objectives while supporting the values, mission, vision, and priorities of Rich Products Corporation.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES

  • Full responsibility for the complete operation of the manufacturing facility.
  • Ensures safe, efficient operation of the plant within the guidelines established by Rich Products and all governmental laws and regulations to include all food safety programs and auditing processes.
  • Monitors production, inventory, safety, human resources, quality assurance, maintenance and sanitation programs.
  • Plans capital projects, long range strategic planning, and succession planning.
  • Promotes Lean Manufacturing concepts and leads the plant with Rich Products vision; is open to, and promotes change to continually improve and enhance the facility and workforce to stay ahead of the competition.
  • Ensures ethical behavior in all aspects of managing the facility and its material and human resources.
  • Responsibility for manufacturing facility’s Capital and operating budgets.
  • Responsible for associate and leadership development, developing team skills, and creating a culture of engagement and continuous improvement.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Management, Food Science, Engineering, Science or similar academic disciplines.
  • 5-10 Years Experience at the Plant Management Position and 5-10 years in a supervisory and or management position with progressively more responsible positions.
  • Knowledge of Food Safety, Associate Safety Programs/Systems HAACP, GMPs etc. Sanitation and Plant Maintenance and Continuous Improvement such as Lean Manufacturing would be definite assets.
  • A Master’s in Business Administration is preferred but not required.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills and cultural sensitivity required. Foreign Language skills as it relates to the facility’s demographics are a plus.
  • Ability to manage a diverse staff of managerial personnel.
  • Experience with self-directed teams/skill-based pay.

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

 

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department at asc@rich.com if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

BRINGING YOUR BEST SELF TO WORK.

As a family-owned company, caring for our associates—their whole selves—is a top priority. That’s why we provide benefits and tools to help our people balance the integration of work and life:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health & financial benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Family planning support
  • Flexible work policy
  • Associate affinity groups
  • Volunteering & community impact opportunities
  • Holiday gatherings
  • In-house taste tests (we are a food company after all)!

It’s all part of how we support our family of associates. Because in the company of family, all things are possible.

MEET RICH’S.

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $3.8 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: Manager, Business Manager, Management

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