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Plant Manager

Company: Kraft-Heinz
Location: Beaver Dam
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

General information

All posting locations: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 28-Feb-2024

Ref #: R-79859

Description & Requirements

Job Title: Plant Manager

Location: Beaver Dam, WI


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 manager s 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 a nd implementation of companywide policies and procedures
  • Ensures personnel adheren ce 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
      • Prior plant management experience highly preferred
      • 5+ years leadership experience within a manufacturing environment required
      • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and influence across all levels of employees

        About Us

        Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We're on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

        Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We're proud of where we've been - and even more thrilled about where we're headed - as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

        Why Us

        We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures - as we work together to lead the future of food.

        Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we're growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

        Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact

Keywords: Kraft-Heinz, Fond du Lac , Plant Manager, Professions , Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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