Plant Manager Bread Bakery Food Manufacturing in La Porte IN

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Plant Manager Bread Bakery Food Manufacturing
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La Porte IN
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Prod./Plant Management

Plant Manager - Bread Bakery Food Manufacturing

similar job titles:

Operations Manager, Plant Operations Manager, Production Manager


La Porte, IN; about 35 miles south east of Chicago

Job Summary

Reports to the plant General Manager and Senior VP of Manufacturing. Responsible for all phases of plant management: production, engineering, sanitation, and shipping, in a medium-sized, 140 persons bread and roll bakery manufacturing plant. Manages all activities that are required to safely produce quality products with the most efficient use of labor and materials on a scheduled shift and line(s).

Desired Leadership Traits:

  • Charismatic; shows floor presence.
  • Able to corral manager team onto the same plan of action.
  • Knowledgeable enough to identify the best action plan.

Minimum Requirements:

  • (5) Five or more years’ experience in management within a high-speed food manufacturing environment.
  • Bread or Buns experience highly preferred. Snack foods or Bakery experience required; experience working with ovens.
  • Experience with large-scale bakery equipment.
  • Understanding of function between ingredients, time, and temperature in the baking process.
  • Proven success of building teams.
  • Union management experience

Other Desired Traits:

  • Continuous Improvement / Lean Manufacturing background.
  • AIB training
  • BRC / SQF knowledge


This job offers the following:

  • Outstanding opportunities with a stable and established organization.
  • Excellent benefits, including:
  • Comprehensive healthcare
  • 401k
  • Defined pension plan
  • Highly adequate relocation assistance is provided if needed.

Are You

A Good Fit?

Essential Skills for Success:

  • Innovator and leader in change.
  • Promote and utilize other’s talents.
  • Actions are plan-based and result from strategy as opposed to reactionary.
  • Goals achieved by teamwork instead of own personal efforts.
  • Leadership style yields influence and trust. You’re not just “the boss”.
  • Achieves results.

Consider This Before Applying:

  1. Does this job describe work you would enjoy doing?
  2. Do you meet most of the minimum requirements?
  3. Have you considered everything if you would need to relocate?

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