Plant Director

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Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reyes Holdings, L.L.C.  Great Lakes Coca-Cola is responsible for the manufacturing, sales and distribution of Coca-Cola brands to the market areas we serve.  Together with Coca-Cola, we are proud distribution partners for the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands.

Position Summary:
Responsible for achieving manufacturing facility goals and objectives for the production, quality, maintenance, and warehouse departments. Develop initiatives and manage change for cost control, productivity, quality, safety, waste reduction and customer service improvement.  Collaborate with functional leaders for sales, distribution, fleet, transportation, supply & demand planning, engineering, quality and safety to achieve objectives.  Maintain regulatory compliance for food safety, environmental, and brand owner requirements.

People or Process Management Responsibility:  Yes

Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to:

  • Develop and execute against annual business plan for manufacturing cost center including all controllable costs (labor, utilities, supplies, maintenance and repair).  Identify and execute opportunities to improve.

  • Regularly communicate KPI performance goals and performance to the plant associates.

  • Develop and maintain 5 year capital investment plan for asset stewardship, cost reduction, COGS reduction, package/flavor/process capability.

  • Coach department leaders through business and leadership development plans.

  • Develop and maintain business continuity and crisis management plans.

  • Maintain compliance with company-wide standard operating procedures and develop local standard operating practices/processes/procedures where possible.

  • Build and maintain culture accountable to goals, objectives, and regulatory compliance.

  • Develop and maintain the highest standard for safety awareness, training completion, and accountability for unsafe behavior by our personnel.

  • Maintain business processes in support of brand owner requirements, food safety audits, regulatory requirements, and internal business control audits.

  • Collaborate with centralized support team members for execution of company-wide initiatives including Lean projects, TPM, resource conservation, best-practice sharing, and other initiatives.

  • Collaborate and coordinate regularly with centralized supply & demand planning to accomplish product availability and customer service objectives.

  • Performs all other duties as required

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 8 to 10 years of successful management experience encompassing all facets of operations, manufacturing or production management

  • Strong understanding of budgetary development and management

  • Strong team player and motivated problem solver

  • Clear and concise communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Computer literate (i.e. Microsoft Office applications)

  • Ability to constructively interact with others to resolve issues and improve the operation

  • Strategic vision and understand tactics necessary to achieve company goals

  • Promote and foster a diverse working environment

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline

  • Food or Beverage manufacturing experience

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or higher

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Due to the nature of our business in regard to such things as delivery schedules, order inputs, selection, and Department of Transportation Hours of Service, overtime, attendance and punctuality are essential job functions.  Should an individual in this classification not be able to adhere to this requirement due to a disability, they should contact their Human Resources department to see what, if any, reasonable accommodation may be made.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.  Drug Free Workplace. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Reyes Holdings companies will recruit and select applicants for employment solely on the basis of their qualifications. Our Practices and Procedures, including those relating to wages, benefits, transfers, promotions, terminations and self-development opportunities, will be administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status and all other classes protected by the Federal and State Government. Drug Free Employer.

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