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Plant Senior Operations Leader

Department: MFG Management
Position Type: Employee
Position Reports To: Site Leader
Position Supervises: Plant Operations Resource Leader
Pay Level: 9-11
FLSA Status: Exempt
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Position Summary:

Supervise and control all planning, coordination and direction of production activities, ensuring maximum operating efficiency and product quality. Develop operations resource leaders to maintain and improve plant performance. Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire plant in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1st strategy. Provide leadership that embodies our 7 Kroger Manufacturing High Performance Work System principles. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintain and communicate awareness of industry trends, including new developments in equipment, ingredients and customer needs
  • Support and participate in the plant safety process
  • Apply analysis and knowledge of plant processing and operations to develop and maintain department structure to satisfy production needs and objectives
  • Advance recommendations on policies, procedures, techniques, facilities, production planning and all other matters related to effective plant and department operations
  • Prepare production portion of operating budgets; implement and control approved budgets
  • Communicate effectively with plant leadership to ensure efficient and timely policy implementation
  • Communicate and coordinate responsibilities with all plant supervisory staff, including maintenance, sanitation, quality control and the plant office
  • Maintain close contact with sales and marketing activity, keeping abreast of all sales and marketing activities that may affect production distribution
  • Develop and implement methods for enabling all employees to achieve plant production goals
  • Develop department managers and associates to the fullest extent of their ability, while maintaining positive engagement
  • Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe, quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements
  • Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF 2000 Systems
  • Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles
  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field supporting food manufacturing operations
  • 7+ years of experience in manufacturing operations
  • Proven leadership ability
  • Thorough knowledge of plant operations and procedures
  • Strong attention to detail, with a high degree of accuracy and precision
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to comprehend complex oral and written instructions
  • Must be highly organized and systematic in approach
  • Essential math skills
  • Functional knowledge of Microsoft Office

Desired Previous Job Experience/Education:

  • Previous experience as superintendent or other mid-level management position in food manufacturing plant
  • Working knowledge of Total Process Control (TPC) or lean manufacturing practices

Education Level: Bachelor's Required
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time 
Shift(s): Day
Regions: South; Midwest

 

States: Tennessee; Alabama; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Kentucky; Mississippi; Missouri; Ohio
Keywords: Manufacturing Manager

 

Jobs at King Soopers:    The final rate of pay is determined at store level based on prior equivalent work experience. 

To support and reward our hardworking and friendly associates, we offer much more than just a paycheck. We strive to feed your future by offering the ingredients you need to create your own recipe for success at work and in life. Our associates receive a full plate of benefits that promote their physical, emotional and financial well-being, including access to competitive health care and retirement benefits, paid time off, mental health resources, associate discounts and opportunities to learn, grow and advance. Our associates also get to help us make a difference in our communities through our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste and Framework for Action: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plans. Visit the thekrogerco.com to learn more about our work in the communities we serve and how our associates help us be a good neighbor.

Below is a list of some of the benefits we offer our associates.

Health & Well-being Benefits:

  • Health care benefits
  • Paid time off such as vacation, sick leave, and parental leave
  • Mental and emotional support resources through our Employee Assistance Program

Financial Benefits:

  • Participation in a 401(k) plan and/or participation in a Taft-Hartley pension fund, subject to certain eligibility requirements
  • Group term life insurance eligible, depending on varying criteria by location and subject to certain eligibility requirements
  • Potentially bonus eligible depending on varying criteria by location
  • Associate discounts

Growth and Development Benefits:

  • Tuition assistance, college scholarships and educational leave of absence, depending on varying criteria by location and subject to certain eligibility requirements
  • Robust internal training and development resources to grow your career

We want the best for associates and our customers, and together, we strive to create a welcoming and engaging environment where you’ll love to work. If you are interested in becoming a valued member of our team, apply now. We look forward to getting to know you!

Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

 Posting Notes:  KY || Bowling Green || 2840 Pioneer Drive || 42101 || Country Oven Bakery || None || Management || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 


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