Plant Manager

MAC Incorporated

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Plant Manager Totowa, New Jersey
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Plant Manager Opening Totowa NJ at a large Food packaging company. LOOKING FOR A PLANT MANAGER OUT OF A VERY LARGE FOOD MANUFACTURING PLANT SO BIG Plant Experienced Only PLEASE. 150-160K WITH A 25K BONUS. FULL RELO. 

Position Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize, direct and lead the day-to-day operations of the plant (to include production output, product quality and on-time shipping)
  • Develop and set quarterly strategic and tactical plans and lead team through execution
  • Increase production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining high quality standards
  • Allocate resources (people, equipment, and materials) effectively and fully utilize assets to produce optimal results
  • Monitor operations 24/7 and trigger corrective actions
  • Develop systems and processes that optimize plant operations, and personally champion making them “stick”
  • Work in close collaboration with the Director of Manufacturing and other plant/corporate resources on new products, equipment and processes.
  • Create a culture of trust and high performance among the workforce by role modeling Kari-Outs values and leadership behaviors
  • Develop processes and training plans to address gaps in safety, manufacturing, and maintenance programs
  • Work closely with HR to recruit, onboard, train and retain high caliber employees
  • Partners with other functions (quality, sales, finance, purchasing) to tackle operational issues as well as longer-term projects (such as equipment improvements, acquisition integration, etc.)
  • Foster a safe work environment, including practicing all the latest COVD-19 best practices
  • Proactivity address employees’ issues as needed performance


Reporting Groups

  • Production Management
  • Maintenance Team
  • Plant Engineering
  • Production Scheduling







Desired Education and Experience

  • Highly experienced manufacturing leader with 7+ years of experience, preferably in a process-oriented operations and/or related industry
  • BA/BS in Engineering, ideally Mechanical or Industrial
  • Proven track record of running a successful manufacturing operation, in particular driving both short and long-term systemic improvement and operational performance (hitting the numbers).
  • Understanding of project management, continuous improvement, lean and High Performing Teams.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, planning, change management and team development skills


Personal Attributes

  • Building highly effective, collaborative working relationships at all levels in the organization

    inspiring trust and confidence in others. Practices being an ideal team player (hungry, humble and


  • Strong ability to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing)
  • Rapidly builds trust with fellow employees
  • Effectively leading change in a small business environment
  • High level of self-determination and self-management (gets things done)
  • Detail oriented, tech savvy, willingness to continually learn and embrace new approaches (growth


  • Bias to action, calmly solves problems, follow-throughs, holds self & others accountable, willingness

    to do what it takes to get the job done

  • Highly organized, ability to work on multiple project and meet tight deadlines.
  • Work comfortably in a constantly changing environment and demonstrate the ability to be resilient in the face of uncertainty and stress.
  • Has a high capacity for learning and potential to grow into positions of increased responsibility
  • Solid fit with the Kari-Out’s values and culture


Compensation and Location

  • The position provides a competitive base salary, a performance-based bonus and comprehensive benefits
  • The position is based at the company operation located in Totowa, New Jersey. Minimal travel is required. Occasional work on the off shifts may be necessary.

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