Plant Mgr. in IN

Michael Holm and Associates
Plant Mgr.
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Prod./Plant Manager

Large, well established, multi facility bakery/bread manufacturer is looking for an expeirenced Plant Mgr.. Offering competitive salary (commensurate on experience and qualifications) and benefits. Must have high speed bakery/bread experience. Ingredient functionality knowledge. AIB background a big plus. Please see add'l information below.


Plant Manager


This position reports to the SVP Manufacturing/ General Manager and is responsible for implementing best practices and standards for product and process to promote efficient production of consistent quality bread or roll products. This position has direct responsibility of ensuring all work activities under its span of control are performed with attention to the highest standards of food quality, safe processes, compliance with all appropriate legal requirements and a focus on continuous process improvement.


  • Implement company standards for formulas, scaling weights, pan sizes, bag sizes, bake times, and all production control processes for bread and roll products
  • Train, coach, oversee and manage Production, Engineering, Sanitation and Shipping department’s and managers.
  • Strong leadership skills with the proven ability to set a vision, manage change, develop others, and strategically plan for continuous improvement
  • Ability to plan and coordinate use of manpower, ingredients and equipment to ensure efficient production of consistent quality products
  • Direct resources of plant and equipment toward the most efficient production of baked goods
  • Coordinate with Sanitation to ensure plants and equipment meet regulatory requirements for cleanliness and product safety
  • Implement best practices to achieve company standards on controllable costs
  • Promote safety through work procedures, and employee safety programs
  • Ability to trouble shoot equipment to ensure optimum product quality is achieved
  • Ensure that consistent quality product is provided to Sales on a timely basis
  • Ensure that all union contractual obligations are fulfilled
  • Coordinate and implement company policies and procedures in all areas
  • Ensure compliance of all Local, State & Federal regulations and recall procedures
  • Evaluate product quality to ensure compliance with established standards
  • Collaborative and able to build/maintain partnering relationships within all departments and key managers
  • Demonstrated ability to function successfully in a fast paced, changing work environment
  • Coordinates the daily and weekly production schedule with the Production Manager.


  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in a high-speed manufacturing environment required, preferably baked goods
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in a management position
  • Understands the unique equipment in a large-scale bakery production plant, along with operation of that equipment relative to the baking process
  • Solid understanding in the functionality of ingredients with time and temperature in the baking process
  • Strong oral and written communications, planning and problem-solving skills, influence leadership and team development skills
  • Good computer skills, Excel, Word, ect….


  • Union management experience is strongly desired
  • Completion of American Institute of Baking (AIB) in-residence baking science and technology course and AIB Science of Baking correspondence course strongly desired (NOT A MUST)
  • Knowledge of BRC is highly preferred
  • Continuous improvement or Lean experience.


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