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Plant Manager

Company: balchem
Location: Marshfield
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

COMPANY OVERVIEW:
Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty ingredients that improve and enhance the health and well-being of life on the planet, providing state-of-the-art solutions and the finest quality products for a range of industries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is located in New Hampton, New York, (Hudson Valley area) and we have a broad network of sales offices, manufacturing sites, and R&D centers, primarily located in the US and Europe. Founded in 1967, Balchem is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ - BCPC) with annual revenues over $700 million and a market cap exceeding $4.0 billion. The company consists of three business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; and Specialty Products. Balchem employs over 1,400 people worldwide who are engaged in diverse activities, committed to developing the company into global market leadership positions. To learn more about our dynamic, stable and growing company, visit www.balchem.com
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Plant Manager directs daily plant operations while maintaining a safe, professional, and positive work environment. The Plant Manager is expected to make the most effective use of available work force and equipment, ensuring an efficient and coordinated work effort among all personnel. This position will be challenged to manage a balance fixed costs and what is necessary to safely and reliability meet customer demand.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Lead continuous improvement in the safety and food safety culture of the facility. Maintain high standards of performance, ensure regulatory compliance, and facilitate corrective action and preventive action plans at the site. Establish and continually improve a procedures-based culture.
Facilitate an agile, effective, and engaged work force through strong change management, communication, and training efforts.
Cultivate a high performing team with a customer-focused mindset.
Maintain production at desired level while adhering to strict safety, food safety, and quality standards.
Own the plant capacity plan and continually update operating plans based on inputs from Demand Planning and the Sales and Operating Planning Process.
Ensure adherence to the production schedule to meet sales and commercial commitments to customers.
Establish local goal alignment between the plant, the manufacturing function, the business, and the corporation. Maintain key performance indicators and metrics scorecards to monitor performance against established goals. Continually review and ensure improvement plans are in place for all performance gaps.
Conduct periodic informal & annual formal employee evaluations.
Create & maintain a positive work environment where success is celebrated, along with communicating company policies and directives to employees
Develop and adhere to an annual operating & capital implementation plan
Lead and own waste reduction and value enhancement initiatives for the site.
Effectively utilize regional, corporate, and approved outside expertise to drive learning and continuous improvement into the plant organization.

REQUIREMENTS:

BS Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Food Science, Microbiology or related technical degree with a total of 5 years of experience and 3+ years of production management in food, pharmaceutical, chemical manufacturing.
Candidate must have experience with process optimization, managing small capital projects (PI183128368

Keywords: balchem, Madison , Plant Manager, Executive , Marshfield, Wisconsin

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