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Title:  Corn Mill Manager
Department: 
Corn Mill                                      

Reports to:  VP of Operations               
Location: 
St. Joseph, MO

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
This position is responsible for effectively managing all aspects of the milling process, to include both the Main Corn Mill and the Specialty Corn Mill.  In addition, this position is responsible for overall mill conditions, scheduling of critical equipment Preventive Maintenance (sifter inspections, etc.), ongoing mill maintenance, and verification/implementation of systems to ensure food safety and quality.  Must also provide direction and training to department employees, develop and adhere to departmental financial budget, and coordinate product flow with other areas of the business (e.g., Shipping, Bin Complex, Extruder, etc.).

SUPERVISION: Directs the activities of, and is accountable for, the results produced by employees in the following positions.
Corn Mill Operators (at least 2 per shift)

**This position will also serve as a Site Superintendent during non-regular business hours to support 24/7 exempt-level coverage for the facility, which will encompass all areas of the business (Shipping, Bin Complex, Extruder, Masa, Elevator, Maintenance, Security).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: The following statements describe the key responsibilities to be performed by the position.  Key responsibilities are those the individual must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation.

  • Provides general direction to, and oversees the work of, the Corn Mill department by establishing guidelines to ensure safe and efficient operations of both corn mills.
  • Communicates with Bin Complex and Extruder areas to ensure needed product is transferred in a timely manner to meet customer demands.
  • Develop continuous improvement initiatives to increase prime yield productivity.
  • Monitors performance data and performs quality checks as necessary.
  • Completes all paperwork accurately to comply with HACCP, traceability, FS, and quality requirements.
  • Maintains excellent position relevant to GMPs.
  • Establishes and maintains high levels of sanitation, dust control and audit readiness in both corn mills.
  • Work closely with maintenance team to develop programs to maximize run time efficiency for each corn mill.
  • Develops and adheres to departmental budgets.
  • Facilitates milling updates with senior leadership, addressing current inventory, quality and capacity.
  • Responsible for payroll administration for all direct reports.
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the safety programs in respective areas of responsibility by creating safe working conditions and assuring compliance with safety policies and practices.
  • Manages departmental staffing and work schedules according to budgets and organizational need.
  • Monitors employees’ performance and provides performance evaluations for all direct reports.
  • Maintains and adheres to the LifeLine Foods Code of Team Behavior.
  • LifeLine Foods’ philosophy is to maintain a flexible, cooperative, and collaborative work environment. In that regard, this position will be expected to perform duties outside the key responsibilities.
  • Responsible for food safety and quality.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: The following is the requisite education and/or work experience for this position.

Bachelor’s degree (Milling Science highly preferred) and at least 5 years of leadership experience in operations, or at least 10+ years of technical/supervisory experience (preferably in a milling environment).

SUCCESS SKILLS: The following are the skills needed to be successful in this position. Examples; leadership, communication, innovation, conflict management, problem solving, self-starter, etc.

Leadership/Empowerment – Ability to provide vision and direction and align resources appropriately.  Employs a leadership style that inspires others to perform to their maximum capabilities.  Perseveres in times of crisis and handles adverse circumstances effectively.

Coaching/Developing Others – Recognizes promotable talent and provides opportunities for development to ensure people are ready for critical assignments.  Manages performance issues through feedback and proper corrective actions.

Problem Solving – Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in written form, with high levels of clarity, meaning and persuasion.

Drive for Results – Ability to achieve results consistently despite obstacles.  Monitors progress against goals, identifies issues and takes corrective action early.

Innovation/Creativity – Continuously looks for innovative and creative ways to improve processes and address challenges and issues.  Demonstrates the ability to take risks and to find new and better ways of accomplishing goals.

Business Knowledge – Thorough understanding of the business, from supplier to consumers.  Ability to analyze business issues or opportunities and a broad range of insights.  Cross-functional expertise.

Learning – Ability to actively pursue new approaches and methods and demonstrates openness to feedback and incorporates in behaviors; challenges existing assumptions and methods.

Teamwork – Ability to develop positive working relationships with a wide range of employees; partners and gains commitment from others in accomplishing work.

Customer Focus – Listens carefully to customers (internal & external) and identifies/understands their requirements.  Interacts in an effective and positive manner with customers.

Apply at http://www.lifeline-foods.com/.

Posted 1/17/2019

Location: Avon, Iowa, USA

General Mills is reshaping the future of food. We believe food makes us better. It nourishes our bodies, brings us joy and connects us to each other. As one of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Annie’s Homegrown, Old El Paso, Epic Provisions, Blue Buffalo and more. Are you passionate about the future of food? You’ve come to the right table. We want the very best talent to help lead something big.

Don’t miss out on one of the country’s best-kept secrets! Des Moines is rated #4 in the country as one of the Best Places to Live according to US News. Des Moines has something for everyone regardless of what you’re looking for! In the vibrant downtown/East Village area you will find great breweries and bars (including the original location of arcade bar Up Down), trendy shops, crazy-good dining (ever watch Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives?), loft and condo living, and an amazing farmer’s market on Saturdays. Get a full experience of the Heartland of America as you are within a 3- hour drive of Omaha, Kansas City and Minneapolis. Des Moines (Carlisle) is home to one of our high performing flour mills (AVON).

Do you like to be challenged? Are you interested in exposure to the end to end supply chain? Are your driven to be the best in class? This is a great opportunity to own multi-functional responsibilities, contribute to the senior leadership team strategies, and be a part of a wonderful work culture.
The plant is a key supplier for the Convenience and Food Service business with bakery flour produced from Avon’s two flour mills. The Avon plant is also the primary supplier of all retail Betty Crocker dry mix pouch products for the Baking Division including cookies, muffins, biscuits, pancakes, and brownies. The Avon plant, located just outside of Des Moines, employs approximately 95 people across the plant.

The Milling Technical Manager provides manufacturing leadership and excellence to deliver a world-class milling operation that continuously pursues zero losses. This position is responsible to lead, motivate, and develop 13+ wage direct reports to achieve outstanding manufacturing performance results, while leveraging Continuous Improvement (Lean/TPM) tools, improving individual skills, and enhancing teamwork. In addition to Avon plant responsibilities, this leader will take on broader milling network responsibilities that will lead key strategic initiatives. As the General Mills Technical Milling Manager, this person will spend approximately 25% of the time serving other milling sites and working on network improvements. The Technical Milling Manager will also serve as member of the Avon plant leadership team to establish plant strategies and achieve plant goals. This role also works in collaboration with Convenience and Food Service business leaders in support of broader business initiatives.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Identifies, addresses, and mitigates safety risks throughout the organization. Encourages a belief in zero in all employees by removing barriers and clearing obstacles to perform work safely.
  • Leads daily and weekly direction setting processes to drive out top losses and set the plan for the day for the mills and elevator
  • Builds capability of the milling and elevator teams to understand equipment functionality, theory of operation, and component make-up.
  • Coordinates partnership between maintenance and milling crews to prioritize preventive repair day work.
  • Key contributor to the Convenience and Food Service master plan and leads the execution of the 90 day improvement plans to deliver glide path goals for both mills.
  • Ensure that production facilities and finished products meet the company and government standards for quality, sanitation, and safety.
  • Educate, develop and motivate a manufacturing work group to achieve required production results, improve individual technical skills and enable collaboration across boundaries.
  • Establish and sustain sound relationships with all employees in order to foster an environment where innovative methods are used to involve others in creative solutions to issues.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Milling Science required
  • 7+ years of previous milling, grain elevator, and manufacturing experience
  • Extensive technical milling knowledge

PREFERRED SKILLS: 

  • Ability to work with vendors, suppliers, and technical contacts to enhance performance of operational supplies or equipment reliability
  • Demonstrates ability to work with and influence diverse groups at various levels and across functions
  • Strong interpersonal skills, effective written and oral communications and strong listening skills
  • Continuous Improvement experience
  • Demonstrated leadership skills; Ability to coach and develop others
  • Ability to adjust to multiple demands, shifting work priorities, ambiguity, adversity and change
  • Mature approach to challenging situations and environments
    Apply through the General Mills Career Board

Posted 12/19/2018

Location: Vernon, California, USA

General Mills is reshaping the future of food. We believe food makes us better. It nourishes our bodies, brings us joy and connects us to each other. As one of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Annie’s Homegrown, Old El Paso, Epic Provisions, Blue Buffalo and more. Are you passionate about the future of food? You’ve come to the right table. We want the very best talent to help lead something big.

FUNCTION/POSITION OVERVIEW
The Vernon plant is the primary supplier of General Mills bakery flour products for the South West region of the United States. Vernon’s flour production supports the Convenience and Food Service business. The facility is located in a central area of the Los Angeles metro area. Vernon employs approximately 40 team members.

This position will provide manufacturing leadership and excellence to deliver a world-class milling operation that continuously pursues zero loss. This position will be responsible to lead, motivate, and develop employees to achieve outstanding manufacturing performance results, while leveraging Continuous Improvement (Lean/TPM) tools, improving individual skills, and enhancing teamwork. This position will serve as member of plant leadership team to establish plant strategies and achieve plant goals. This position will work in collaboration with Convenience and Food Service business leaders in support of broader business initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identifies, addresses, and mitigates safety risks throughout the organization. Encourages a belief in zero in all employees by removing barriers and clearing obstacles to perform work safely.
  • Leads daily and weekly DDS processes to drive out top losses and set the plan for the day.
  • Builds capability of the team to understand equipment functionality, theory of operation, and component make-up.
  • Coordinates partnership between maintenance and milling crews to prioritize preventive repair day work.
  • Key contributor to the Convenience and Food Service master plan and leads the execution of the 90 day improvement plans to deliver glide path goals for both mills.
  • Ensure that production facilities and finished products meet the company and government standards for quality, sanitation, and safety.
  • Educate, develop and motivate a manufacturing work group to achieve required production results, improve individual technical skills and enable collaboration across boundaries.
  • Establish and sustain sound relationships with all employees in order to foster an environment where innovative methods are used to involve others in creative solutions to issues.
  • Provide business leadership which demonstrates commitment to department and plant objectives on a day to day basis.
  • Function as a technical resource in areas of milling system operations and product requirements.

DEVELOPMENT CANDIDATE WILL RECEIVE IN ROLE
Leadership development. Foundational Systems exposure, gain experience and exposure to the zero loss culture. Broad exposure to plant and business decisions as a member of the senior leadership team. Close business relationships with the milling network and the flour sales teams. Safety Leadership and cross functional exposure.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree required Milling Science required
  • 4-5 years manufacturing experience required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous milling experience
  • Ability to work with vendors, suppliers, and technical contacts to enhance performance of operational supplies or equipment reliability
  • Demonstrates ability to work with and influence diverse groups at various levels and across functions
  • Strong interpersonal skills, effective written and oral communications and strong listening skills.
  • Continuous Improvement experience and familiarity with foundational systems
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Ability to adjust to multiple demands, shifting work priorities, ambiguity, adversity and change Mature approach to challenging situations and environment
    Apply through the General Mills Career Board

Posted 12/19/2018

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Job Purpose:
Oversees the daily workings of warehouse operations. Plans, manages, and implements schedules to ensure deadlines are met, and maintains a high quality standard of product production and delivery.

Coffee Factory Operations Manager

Job Duties: (Roast Maestro)

  • Manages the growth and success of the team
  • Coordinates activities that affect operational decisions and business requirements
  • Responsible for the production, procurement, and planning of daily operations
  • Communicates with all relevant employees to ensure delivery times are met
  • Plans, schedules, and reviews workload and manpower to make sure targets are being met on a cost-effective basis
  • Manages the stock control, and checks that inventory records are accurate
  • Ensures the production team has enough time to manufacture and deliver products based on the client’s request
  • Creates a detailed schedule based on strict deadlines
  • Communicates any changes in the order or delivery date to relevant parties
  • Monitors production standards
  • Makes sure the working environment maintains access to quality equipment
  • Purchases materials and services required for production
  • Follows up on interruptions to the order
  • Organizes, plans, and implements inventory activity
  • Confirms that health and safety regulations are followed
  • Provides guidance to employees

Operations Manager and Qualifications:
Prior Warehouse and/or Managerial Experience Preferred; Highly Organized; Production and Planning Skills Required; Understanding of Stock Management Systems; Ability to Manage Time and Workload Effectively; Excellent Communication Skills, Both Written and Verbal; Leadership Skills; Experience in Negotiating and Working with Suppliers; Ability to Work in a Team Environment; Strong Problem Solving Skills; Strong Attention to Detail; Ability to Engage and Motivate Others; Drive to Achieve Results

Candidates should submit their resume to this email address: info@roastmaestro.com

Posted 12/8/2018

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