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Plant Manager

The Judge Group Waukegan Full-Time
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The Judge Group is seeking a degreed Plant Manager for a food and beverage manufacturer in northern Illinois. The qualified candidate will manage all coordinating, planning and production activities to ensure product value and maximum operating efficiency. This person will make sure all jobs are performed efficiently, safely, and precisely. He or she will improve plant performance by developing and maintaining superintendents. The Plant Manager MUST have a strong food or beverage manufacturing background. 

  • Pay attention to all industry trends, including customer needs, and advancement in new equipment Partake in plant safety process 
  • Maintain and develop department structure by applying knowledge and analysis of plant processing Establish areas of responsibility 
  • Effectively group production function to meet all objective and production needs 
  • Create recommendations on all plant and department operations 
  • Demonstrate an organized approach 
  • Ensure timeliness of all operations 
  • Prepare, control and implement budgets for production 
  • Communicate with plant leadership for effective policy implementation 
  • Organize responsibilities with all supervisors, including Sanitation, Quality Control, Office and Maintenance 
  • Stay up to date with all marketing and sales activities that could affect production 
  • Develop and enforce procedures for all employees to attain production goals 
  • Maintain positive engagement among associates and department managers 
  • Deliver feedback about plant goals and objectives to leads, associates, and department managers
  • Ensure SQF meets company and regulatory requirements by following policies, practices, and established programs 
  • Responsible for the company quality principles and manufacturing food safety 
  • Complete performance reviews and give feedback to direct reports 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 5+ years food/beverage manufacturing experience in a General/Plant Manager capacity 
  • RTE experience highly preferred
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills 
  • Food or beverage manufacturing experience required 
  • High accuracy and precision with great attention to detail 
  • Extensive knowledge of plant operations and procedures 
  • Demonstrate mathematical aptitude 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft suite including: Excel, Work, Outlook, and PowerPoint 
  • Working knowledge of Total Process Control (TPC) or lean manufacturing practices 

Location: Waukegan, IL
Compensation: $120,000-$140,000 plus bonus and relocation assistance (Compensation is based on experience)


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