Site Manager-Garden City in Garden City KS

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Dairy Farmers of America
Site Manager-Garden City
Job ID: 
Garden City KS
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Job Types:
Prod./Plant Manager

General Summary:

Is responsible for all Operating departments within the site. Work closely with plant management and plant employees and serve as a liaison with the DFA enterprise wide functional departments such as Quality Assurance and Compliance, Human Resources, Accounting, Engineering, Purchasing, Research and Development, and Risk Management. Specifically, is responsible for the performance of the Milk Receiving, Production Department, Maintenance, Waster Water and Warehouse departments. This position is a leadership role and is expected to inspire employees to greater levels of professionalism, quality, productivity, and engagement in the DFA team.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the health, safety and well-being of team members. Promote employee participation in actively managing EHS through identification and mitigation of hazards. Ensure timely reporting and investigation of EHS events
  • Ensure manufacturing team is staffed appropriately to meet business requirements
  • Mentor, train, and coach facility leadership team members to understand the organization and their roles within the organization, ensuring that each team member is developing for their next role
  • Demonstrate leadership through participation in core leadership processes such as development of division and manufacturing facility operating, capital and expense budgets, leader standard work, employee onboarding, succession planning and horizon planning
  • Deeply root an atmosphere of collaboration across Ingredient Solutions manufacturing and shared service business partners that is characterized by inclusion, precision, learning and purpose
  • Lead the establishment of Key Performance Indicators to measure performance of the division and manufacturing facilities
  • Facilitate communication between our customers and our plants to assure we are properly implementing customer requests, response to complaints and providing excellent customer service
  • Ensure facility operations comply with company policies, customer expectations and regulatory requirements
  • Cultivate an innovative, data driven, team-oriented culture that embraces continuous improvement within an environment of learning
  • Support leaders focused on optimizing the use of business integration systems to drive productivity through defining business integration requirements, managing organizational transformation and coordinating end-user utilization for DFA business systems
  • Ensure effective stakeholder collaboration to standardize common functions in areas of quality, safety, maintenance, sustainability, environmental, SAP, Safe Quality Foods (SQF), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), Auditing, and Abatement activities
  • Enable team members focused on increasing productivity through the application of a standardized Continuous Improvement program
  • Mentor, train, and coach team members and leaders in division aligned strategy deployment process, continuous improvement methodologies and problem-solving tools
  • Empower teams to improve equipment reliability using industry standard tools such as Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Preventive Maintenance and Predictive Maintenance
  • Partner with key stakeholder(s) to ensure an effective Capital and Expense Project Management process
  • Manage effective relationships within the South West Area Council & members. Report on performance and share Ingredients Solutions strategy and business plan objectives that drive value for members milk
  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required.
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