Ingredion Incorporated Plant Manager in NE, United States

The Plant Manager is a key member of the Protein leadership team and will ensure that the facility is effectively managed to achieve optimum operating performance consistent with the corporate philosophy, business strategies and operating plans. Lead a team to effectively be deployed in a productive, cost-effective, safe, empowered work environment to manufacture product of the highest quality.

As Plant Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Participate in the development and effectively execute the Strategic Business Plan, Capital Plan and Talent Plan. Set strategy, KPIs, and deliverables for continuous improvement in safety performance.

  • Represent Ingredion with regulatory agencies, including OSHA, EPA, DHS, FDA, and the DOH.

  • Set and maintain plant yield, costs (both fixed and variable), and productivity performance standards. Evaluate, recommend and implement process optimization opportunities.

  • Ensure that the plant operating plan is fully integrated with other functions (e.g.) Production Planning, Inventory Management, Transportation and Distribution, Commodity Purchasing, Human Resources and Finance, to achieve optimum production and customer service levels.

  • Represent the site to customers and food safety auditors. Ensure compliance with all internal and external reporting requirements.

  • Manage talent, capital and technical resources to ensure optimum operating performance.

  • Identify and develop high potential employees and encourage their professional growth.

  • Drive commitment and trust through change by engaging individuals and giving them active roles to play in the change.

  • Provide clear strategic direction and communication both to external and internal customers.

  • Ensure that learning and development needs of all employees are continually identified and appropriate development programs are provided.

  • Promote and develop a positive work environment consistent with Company purpose and values.

  • Partner with the local community to be an employer of choice and a positive contributor. The Plant Manager position is well-suited for you if you:

  • Create robust, dynamic processes and systems to enable continuous improvement.

  • Challenge the status quo and promote bold thinking in order to create value in new ways across customers, processes, products and solutions.

  • Champion new processes, removes barriers and adapts current processes to facilitate improvement.

  • Continuously identify opportunities to increase output, reduce cost, and improve efficiencies through the adaption of lean principles.

  • Set, prioritize and enable the achievement of ambitious goals through others.

  • Create value for customers through a deep understanding of customer needs.

  • Drive commitment and trust through change by engaging individuals and giving them active roles to play. Act as a role model in creating an open, transparent, collaborative culture.

Qualified candidates will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, biology or chemistry degree (master’s degree or MBA is a plus) and a minimum of 10 years’ in food manufacturing, with protein and preferably refining industry experience.

  • Demonstrated strong people leadership skills with proven ability to lead and motivate an organization. Demonstrated ability to foster positive relationships across the organization.

  • A demonstrated commitment to the promotion of a safe, empowered work environment and good manufacturing practices.

  • The ability to travel as necessary to build and maintain internal and external customer relationships.

  • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve production and project management targets in accordance with quality, cost and time requirements.

  • Demonstrated capabilities to manage an operating unit, including strong conceptual, planning, negotiating, problem-solving, strategy development and execution skills.

Relocation Available? Yes

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As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offer great careers across various functions. If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. Successful: Grow with a leader. Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance. Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values. We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business. Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do. Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.

Relocation Available:

Yes, Within Region

Ingredion Incorporated is a leading global ingredient solutions provider to the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, USA, we turn grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions. With more than 11,000 employees around the world, our ingredients make crackers crunchy, yogurts creamy, candy sweet, paper stronger and add fiber to nutrition bars.

If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. 

What is the formula for a winning career?

It starts with joining a thought leader, innovator and true high performer, grounded in values and driven to innovate and advance.  As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offers great careers across various functions—corporate, scientific, engineering and operations, sales and technical service, marketing and more. 

Successful: Grow with a leader.  Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance.

Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values.  We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business.

Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do.  Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.