Plant Manager

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Date: Sep 18, 2023

Location: Morristown, IN -Indiana, US, 46161

Company: Bunge

At Bunge, people don’t just come here to work, they come here to grow – solving challenges that directly impact the world with a diverse team of thinkers and doers.  Bunge offers a strong compensation and benefits package, generous paid time off program and opportunity to progress.  Most importantly, in all we do we live our values:
•    Act as One Team by fostering inclusion, collaboration, and respect
•    Drive for Excellence by being agile, innovative and efficient
•    Do What's Right by acting safely, ethically, and sustainably

This position is responsible for the overall site establishment and management of operations at a new Soy Protein Manufacturing Facility.  Included are the day-to-day supervision and career development of employees, plant costs and budgets, monitoring and ongoing improvement of plant productivity, oversight of plant safety, risk management, interaction with various corporate entities, supporting construction activities, hiring and training for the site operation teams, start-up/commissioning execution, and other functions related to general operations of a Bunge Food Manufacturing Facility.

Core Functions:

·Maintain a safe and clean work environment consistent with regulatory and corporate guidelines.
·Responsible for environmental compliance for the facility
·Establish controls and procedures that ensure ongoing compliance and a positive relationship with local, state and federal agencies.
·Ensure that a plant culture focused on safety, efficiency, accountability, and customer awareness exists and is nurtured at the plant.
·Responsible for the staffing and maintenance of good employee relations in the facility
·Nurture a plant working environment that encourages employee involvement in the consistent improvement of plant processes, striving for optimal costs and efficiencies
·Hire and develop a competent, efficient and motivated management team while providing adequate opportunity for individual career development.
·Organize staff, establish procedures and utilize resources to consistently meet or exceed corporate quality standards and customer expectations.
·Work with the local and corporate commercial and administrative groups to establish short and long-term operating objectives
·Prepare and implement plans to improve the productivity and efficiency of the facility’s operations, including development of capital expenditure plans and operating budgets
·Develop location long range plans and short-term objectives to meet plant growth and efficiency goals.
·Evaluate operations and take appropriate action to ensure cost objectives and key performance indicator targets are met.
·Prepare or supervise the preparation of daily and monthly production reports and verify their completeness and accuracy
·Establish controls and procedures that ensure ongoing compliance and a positive relationship with local, state and federal agencies.
·Provide for the protection of company assets through sound administrative and operations risk management controls.
·Set an example that represents and promotes Bunge core values.
·Support the construction team through coordinating commissioning activities with them and answering technical questions.
·Lead the new facility in the transition from construction through operation.  This will require executing activities through your teams such as completing Factory Acceptance Testing, verifying field installations match designs, completing Pre-Startup Safety Reviews, Head-to-Tail and interlock testing, establishing maintenance and Food Safety/Quality programs, commissioning of equipment/systems, and coordinating start-up.


Skill/Experience Requirements

·Bachelor's degree in engineering or technical field required; MBA is a plus
·A minimum 10 years’ experience with 5 years of management and supervisory experience in plant operations including 5 years in the oilseed processing/edible oil/soy protein industry or closely related field required
·Operations Experience with Extrusion and Ready-to-Eat Food Manufacturing Processes
·Capital project construction and start-up experience required
·Prior experience in a unionized environment is strongly preferred
·Demonstrated leadership skills, independent thinking, strong organizational and planning abilities and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills are essential
·Proven ability to engage and motivate hourly and salary teams
·Strong organizational skills required to constantly keep in touch with various departments of the organization
·Ability to work closely with all business functions
·Superior communication skills in dealing with all levels of staff, including hourly workforce and senior management
·Proficiency in MS Office required, working knowledge of SAP strongly preferred. Strong financial/business acumen is required to be successful in this role as much of the position entails meeting the budget and productivity requirements of the plant.
·Ability to work self-directed (day to day) with a high level of initiative, priority setting
·Selected candidate must be able to work on average 50 hours per week and be available during business-critical situations

Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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