Bacterial Plant Manager

Job #: 167095

Location: Milwaukee WI

A major global leader in fermentation is seeking an experienced and accomplished Plant Manager to optimize the efficiencies of their Milwaukee facility.

Located:  Milwaukee, WI
Summary:  Improve the efficiencies of a fermentation plant in Milwaukee, WI

  • Privately held global company with 4500 employees
  • Doing business in 45 countries on five continents
  • Well established and successful – over 100 years old
  • Serving all livestock markets
  • Provides specific microbial products & service solutions
  • Field led – science-supported company
  • Committed to R&D and technical support

  • Autonomy to do your job
    • Improve Efficiencies
    • Prepare for long-term expansion
  • Sophisticated processes
  • International exposure throughout the Americas & globally
  • Stable workforce
  • Upward mobility
  • Health, Life, and Disability Insurance, 401(k) Retirement Plan 

The role you will play:
To provide leadership of the Milwaukee Manufacturing Site
  • Monitor and review the performance of key staff [especially Managers] and encourage provide appropriate development opportunities for all staff.
  • Develop the annual facility budget.
  • Manage operational costs through continuous improvements in processes.
  • Implementcost-effectivee systems of control over:
  • Capital
  • Operating expenditures
  • Manpower, wages, and salaries
  • Update a forecast of the  same in response to changes.
  • Work with the Country Manager/Commercial Director and Financial Controller to set goals and
  • ensure the tools are in place to achieve those goals.
Implementation of Strategic Goals
  • A seasoned leader with a track record of success in a manufacturing environment, including:
  • Drive and nurture an empowered, high-performance culture
  • Drive world-class safety performance and programs
  • Manage change, continuous improvement, and reduce operating costs.
  • Work with the team to plan, produce and promote effective products.
  • Develop and implement strategies to meet product regulatory requirements.
  • Identify and analyze current operations.
  • Design and implement Operational Excellence to reduce unit costs and increase production.
Legislative Compliance and Reputation
  • Ensure compliance with the legal, finance,ial and statutory obligations of the company.
  • Responsible and accountable for good health and safety practices for the protection of employees and others
  • Ensure environmental compliance.
  • Manage the Human Resources of the operations team
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and proactively interact and communicate with all levels of the organization, fostering an environment of trust, open communication, and ownership.
Provide Technical Support
  • Ensure manufacturing (fermentation, drying, packaging, and logistics) are executed in accordance with consideration to current technical best practices.
  • Provide technical guidance for engineering projects in conjunction with the Engineering
  • Manager. Lead all production and development strategies and monitor and evaluate new technologies for their appropriateness to the business.
  • Facilitate the implementation of the Company's Quality system.
  • Provide and communicate effectively all information required by all stakeholders as appropriate.
Supply Chain and Customer Service
  • This covers all aspects of planning, raw material procurement, manufacturing, and logistics.