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Plant Manager - USDA Meat Processor

Company: Job Juncture
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Privately held meat processor of sausage and smoked meat products distributing to grocery retailers, food distributors, restaurants and direct to consumers.
 
Responsibilities: 
 
Organizing and directing the work flow in the processing, smoking and packaging departments.
 
Will also have responsibility for maintaining a safe work environment and ensuring Food Safety / Quality Assurance standards are met.
 
Promotes effective and comprehensive departmental operations.  Establish departmental budgets and review to actual expenditures monthly.  Develop a strategy to manufacture all SKU’s at or above the designed standards on a monthly average.  Provide leadership that promotes development of the management team and internal promotions.  Understand and manage cost contributors to positively affect the P&L.  Work to improve efficiencies through further development of LEAN type manufacturing policies.  Monitors break evens on all products.  Meets performance metrics which track productivity, yield, labor efficiencies, quality, and inventory turnover.
 
Leads and directs the Production Supervisor, Quality Assurance Manager, Processing Foreman, and Packaging Lead regarding all operational responsibilities.  Oversees the plant’s food safety program and ensures food safety results meet expectations.  Lead and prepare QA on with USDA / FSIS 3rd Party Audits by creating and implementing all necessary programs.  Work with the HR on hiring and training.
 
Work with CEO and Sales in developing new products as needed.  Work with maintenance to manage the maintenance program for the plant and equipment.  Work with Accounting in managing the plant’s inventory.  Creates daily production schedules, weekly labor schedules.
 
Qualifications:
 
5+ years’ of hands-on USDA meat processing plant management experience.
 
BS in Meat Science, Food Science, preferred or related experience.
 
Thorough knowledge of USDA, FDA, OSHA, and BRC / SQF requirements.
 
Proven ability on managing finances, production scheduling, resource planning, inventory and building strong teams.
 
5-day, 1-shift.  Reports to COO.
 
Salary $100-115K, up to 25% performance bonus, company medical, dental, vision, 401(K) with matching, 3 weeks’ vacation, relocation assistance.
 

Keywords: Job Juncture, Austin , Plant Manager - USDA Meat Processor, Professions , Austin, Texas

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