Plant Manager III (Manufacturing)
Position Purpose & Summary
Dedicated to helping farmers prosper, Cargill Agriculture Supply Chain U.S. helps customers manage their risk and maximize production through grain marketing alternatives. Part of Cargill's global agricultural supply chain group, CASC NA serves customers with a 1,500-member team at more than 100 grain elevators and service centers across the United States.
The Plant Manager has overall leadership responsibility for operations and personnel at a grain elevator facility to maximize efficiencies, operate within applicable government regulations and Cargill policy, and assist in identifying and developing customer solutions and service.
The position will manage our facilities in Council Bluffs IA, Atchison KS, and Forest City MO
The Plant Manager will lead the facility to serve our customers, prevent incidents, reduce costs, improve efficiencies, execute capital spending plans, and enrich the local community through service projects and involvement in civic organizations. This is accomplished by leading and engaging the plant Operations Team to achieve goals and by creating and implementing an organized approach to execute on planned activities. This position will also be given peer leadership responsibility and accountability as a member of the extended regional Leadership Team. It is expected that, via peer leadership, the Plant Manager will help other functions (finance, sales, and merchandising) achieve overall business objectives through operational excellence.
40% - Talent Management - having a talent pipeline with effective, diverse leaders who are well trained, engaged, and focused on operational excellence for today and for the future. This focuses on the following: training and development, engagement, hiring and retaining diverse talent, balance between leadership and technical expertise, and a culture focused on operational excellence.
30% - Risk Management - focusing on reducing and managing risks associated with employees, contractors, customers, products, and facilities. This focuses on the following: Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), Zero execution incidents, food and feed safety, process safety, and facility security.
20% - Operational Effectiveness - taking advantage of business opportunities while making continuous improvements. Manage the efficiencies of our plants which will enable us to be the partner of choice for our customers. This focuses on the following: grain quality management, mix and blend, plant efficiencies, process improvements, operation costs, energy management, and staffing,
5% - Reliability Excellence - having a strategic approach in which systems, structure, processes, and procedures are in place to create reliable, safe and sustainable plants at the best total cost of ownership. This focuses on the following: best total cost of ownership (operation and maintenance), on-time deliveries, higher plant availability, proactive approach to reliability excellence, and asset health management.
5% - Capital Effectiveness - using best practices for selecting, planning, developing and executing while consistently delivering successful projects. This focuses on the following: contractor safety, skilled and professional project management and execution, best total cost of ownership (specification, procurement, and installation), using the Project Delivery Process (PDP) tools (budget and schedule compliance).
Education, Experience, Skills
• 5 years experience as a Leader and Manager in a business or agricultural related field
• Experience in administering and/or managing an effective and proactive Safety program
• Must be able and willing to work from heights (i.e. ladders, catwalks, etc.) and in an indoor/outdoor environment
• Strong leadership and organizational skills
• Strong communication and listening skills
• Ability to influence decision-making
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to work effectively within a team
• Proven problem-solving and decision-making skills
• Capable of delivering innovation
• Ability to engage a high performing team
• Bachelor degree
• Ability to administer and manage an effective and proactive EHS program
• Knowledge of government regulations
• Inventory management skills
• Experience with electrical and programmable controllers
• Mechanical ability and maintenance experience
• General marketing or merchandising knowledge
• Operating efficiency and expense management skills
*Open to someone commuting for this role from Omaha, NB or Kansas City. Flexible on scheduling, working from home and traveling to plants within region.
If selected for an interview you will be required to submit your past two performance reviews.
This position is posted internally as well as externally
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.