Plant Manager

Job Overview

Are you looking to join an environmentally conscious and progressive meat processing company where your ideas & input will have a direct impact on plant operations?

Are you a process & quality orientated Plant/Operations Manager with a proven commercial track record looking to advance their career in the meat processing industry?

Our client, a well-established meat processing company with a global client base, requires a Plant Manager to work closely with the GM at their Kildare plant.

This company has an employee focused culture that is dedicated to developing their people based on the desire to retain their employees by creating an environment that people don't want to leave!
My client's high staff retention rates are a testament to their success in retaining their people allied to a salary & benefits package that is well above average compared to the industry standard.

The Plant Manager job would suit a person who has relevant site/plant management experience in the food industry (ideally meat) and to hit the ground running in this role you will need to have strong leadership and communication skills along with good customer facing expertise when dealing with clients.

Finally, as Plant Manager having strong commercial & financial acumen along with the ability to go seamlessly from "the floor to the office and back again" is key to be successful in the position!

The main elements of this exciting Plant Manager role will include:

* Working alongside the GM you will help to coordinate and direct all the major plant functions, maintain good employee relations and meet all budgetary objectives.

* As Plant Manager you will also be 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 company 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.

* You will also support all strategic efforts to generate new sales and maintain the existing customer base.

You will be joining a company with a flat management structure and where you will be the GM's No 2 helping them achieve and exceed the various site/company targets & metrics

Ideally you hold a relevant qualification in Management or Engineering (a degree is not essential), have a minimum of 5 years of progressive leadership within a food production environment & a proven ability to effectively communicate with and influence large groups of employees.

If you would like to hear more about this exciting Plant Manager role - press the 'Apply' button and send in your CV in Word format. Suitable candidates will be contacted within 24 hours for an initial chat.

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