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Assistant Plant Manager

Company: Hampton Farms
Location: Zionsville
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

**Requires relocation to the Franklin, VA area**

Results-focused, team builder, a core-value aligned leader with food manufacturing experience needed for growing, privately held organization.

We are currently seeking an experienced, results-oriented, "Hands-On" visionary to join our company as an Assistant Plant Manager in Franklin, VA. This position is ideal for someone that has a management background in continuous improvement, increased production, and/or quality control with sights set on becoming a Plant Manager.

We are proud to offer:
Competitive base salary - $80K-$100K+ based on experience
Bonus opportunities
Medical insurance
Relocation assistance
Paid time off - holidays, vacation, personal days, bereavement leave, military leave, and jury duty leave
401K with company match
Life insurance
Great family work environment
Upward career growth opportunity

In this key leadership position as Assistant Plant Manager, you will be responsible for the Production, Human Resources, and Shipping Departments. The ideal candidate has previous production management experience in food manufacturing and/or grocery products and has a keen understanding of lean manufacturing processes as well as regulatory and safety compliance for food production. The ideal candidate is dedicated to process improvement that decreases downtime and increases plant efficiency while maintaining product quality and food safety standards. This position requires an individual who will be involved in finding, hiring, supporting, training, and mentoring supervisors and team leaders throughout the facility.

Responsibilities include:
Manage all aspects of Production and Shipping across multiple shifts operating our 24-hour 7 days a week manufacturing facility.
Involved in the management of all Human Resource functions from recruiting qualified candidates to making the hard choices when necessary.
Supports a companywide commitment to the manufacture of safe, quality food and a plant-wide commitment to safety.
Leads by example to inspire a sense of teamwork within work areas and across departments to support the companies' goals.
Knowledge of basic accounting principles and budgeting. Shows proactivity in looking for cost savings opportunities to meet individual and plant goals.
Engage and encourage employees across all departments and levels in the company to improve their individual performance and to grow their careers within the company.

Qualifications Include:
Bachelor's Degree
Degree in food science or background in quality (PCQI Certified) is a bonus
5+ years of food manufacturing experience
2+ years of Management/Leadership experience in a food manufacturing plant
Experience in Lean, TPM, Continuous Improvement. 5-S Implementation/Training, and Change Management Programs
Having suffered and survived through the implementation of a full ERP computer roll-out in the office and plant would be helpful
Successful history of motivating and training teams with direct responsibility for hiring/terminating employees
Understanding of key metrics and their impact on the business
Sound strategic planning skills
Outstanding problem-solving skills
Well-organized, confident, energetic, and calm under pressure
Excellent interdepartmental communication skills
Bilingual (English Spanish) preferred, but not required

In the last 100 years, Hampton Farms has grown from a small family business to a family of businesses, and together we've made Hampton Farms the leading roaster of in-shell peanuts in the United States. We remain committed to providing America's finest nut-based food products. Learn more at

Our Mission
Environment : Protecting God's Creation and Promoting Excellence in Our Work Environment
Quality : Reflecting the Highest Quality and Care in All Products and Services
Understanding : Understanding Employee Needs for a Balanced Work-Personal Life; Promoting a Family-Friendly Workplace
Integrity : Honoring God by Conducting All Business with Honesty and Integrity
People : Promoting a Workplace Encouraging Creative Solutions from Our Most Important Asset, Our People

We firmly believe that our company is only as good as the people we employ. Join a company that values its employees and rewards them for a job well done!

For immediate consideration, APPLY today and be sure to attach your resume and cover letter - your cover letter must explain why you are a good fit for this opportunity. For questions, please call 704-341-1423.

Keywords: Hampton Farms, Fishers , Assistant Plant Manager, Executive , Zionsville, Indiana

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