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Plant Manager

Compana formerly Oxbow Animal Health Kansas City, MO

Title: Plant Manager
Location: 3158 N 7th Street Trafficway, Kansas City, KS 66115

Compana Pet Brands is a global leader in pet care and nutrition dedicated to enriching the lives of pets and their families today and for generations to come.

We are actively seeking an Plant Manager to join our growing organization and help us Nurture What You Love!

Our Culture of Inclusion
Innovative ideas come from a diverse workforce, and Compana is committed to both. Just as each of our brands brings its own personality to our product portfolio, each Compana employee brings his or her own unique set of experiences, perspectives, and background to our business. Compana is embracing those differences to drive rapid change, inspire innovation and better connect with our customers and consumers. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which every associate feels like they truly belong.

As our Plant Manager, you’ll make an impact by:

  • Working closely with the Management team to ensure all customer needs are met and the plant operates profitably.
  • Continuously driving rigorous improvements in Safety, Food Safety/Quality, Reliability, Cost and Sustainability adapting with today’s rapidly changing regulatory environment (development and implementation of a robust process safety management program, creation of a zero lost time accident culture, HACCP and other quality processes, compliance with State & Federal environmental regulations and OSHA and regulatory mandates, etc.).
  • Establishing clear plant goals and objectives, in alignment with corporate strategies and business initiatives; develop reporting mechanisms to track and communicate progress of goals and objectives.
  • Creating a culture of accountability and teamwork by developing and communicating individual and team metrics; KPI’s/objectives in the areas such as: safety, quality, production attainment, associate relations and development and labor and material variances.
  • Building a “Continuous Improvement” oriented culture, leveraging the Compana Production System (MPS), that utilizes continuous improvement methods such as 5S, TPM, Lean, and/or Six Sigma to demonstrate consistent improvement in safety, service, quality, and cost results over the long term.

What you need to succeed:

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required, a degree in Mechanical/Chemical/Electrical Engineering or equivalent is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in manufacturing companies, with a strong preference for Consumer Products, Packaged Goods and/or Food & Beverage industry experience.
  • Demonstrated success in leading a performance culture with a strong process methodology in Lean, TPM, TPS (or another problem-solving methodology) with zero tolerance for deviation from excellence in Safety, Service, Quality and Cost.
  • Previous plant experience will include having worked closely with logistics/warehousing, maintenance, engineering, CI/Lean, plant human resources, plant finance/accounting, engineering, etc.
  • Union experience a plus.

What we have for you:

  • Medical, dental, vision and an employee assistance program to support your well-being
  • 401k with company match
  • Casual work environment with a focus on teamwork
  • Paid parental leave
  • Great work/life balance with PTO, paid holidays and more!

To learn more about us:

This description is representative only and is not exhaustive of the tasks this position may be required to perform.

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Full-time Employee
Date Posted May 19, 2023
Date Closes June 18, 2023
Start Date March 17, 2023
Located In Kansas City, MO
Job Type Full-time Employee
Shift Custom
SOC Category 11-3071.02 Storage and Distribution Managers
Zipcode 64101
Name Mary McWilliams
Phone (531) 721-2300

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