Join our team as a key player in the heart of our international food business! We’re seeking a VP of Global Manufacturing who will be a visionary leader to spearhead our manufacturing processes across 20+ countries and over 20 milling plants, ensuring our operations align with our mission for excellence.

As the leader of our manufacturing function, you’ll be instrumental in optimizing our production processes, driving efficiency enhancements, and instilling a culture of continuous improvement. With a sharp focus on quality, safety, and regulatory compliance, you’ll lead cross-functional teams to achieve operational excellence, fostering sustainable growth for our organization.

Your responsibilities will include developing and executing manufacturing strategies that align with our company’s long-range plan, ensuring compliance with business objectives, and implementing robust control and monitoring systems to optimize manufacturing capacities while meeting productivity and profitability targets. You’ll lead efforts in operational improvement, staff development, and quality control, working closely with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless coordination throughout the manufacturing process.

Additionally, you’ll play a pivotal role in analyzing and monitoring CAPEX and OPEX to drive improvements, collaborating with departments like sales, marketing, and finance to align manufacturing activities with sales forecasts and budgetary constraints. Your commitment to compliance will be paramount as you ensure adherence to all applicable regulations, industry standards, and quality management systems.

To excel in this role, you’ll need a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Milling Sciences, or a related field, along with proven management experience in senior manufacturing roles within the milling, baking, or food industry. Your track record should demonstrate successful management of large-scale manufacturing operations and experience implementing lean manufacturing principles and continuous improvement initiatives. Fluency in English is required, with proficiency in Spanish or French being advantageous.

We’re looking for a leader with strong interpersonal skills, problem-solving abilities, and a knack for driving strategic initiatives. If you’re ready to make a significant impact on our global operations and drive our manufacturing processes to new heights, we want to hear from you. Join us in shaping the future of our international food business!

If you would like to be considered for this role please forward your resume to Ted@bcioh.com, or feel free to call me directly at 937-364-0016.  The position is in the Midwest and relocation assistance will be provided.  If we are unable to locate someone who will relocate we will consider someone to work remotely.

Posted May 10, 2024

ADM unlocks the power of nature to enrich the quality of life. We’re a premier global human and animal nutrition company, delivering solutions today with an eye to the future. We’re blazing new trails in health and well-being as our scientists develop groundbreaking products to support healthier living. We’re a cutting-edge innovator leading the way to a new future of plant-based consumer and industrial solutions to replace petroleum-based products. We’re an unmatched agricultural supply chain manager and processor, providing food security by connecting local needs with global capabilities. And we’re a leader in sustainability, scaling across entire value chains to help decarbonize our industry and safeguard our planet. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional and sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow. Learn more at www.adm.com.

Bulk and Packaging Superintendent – St. Louis, MO
ADM Milling – Carbohydrate Solutions

Position Summary:
This key operational role is responsible for packaging and loading operations at 17,500 cwt/day flour mill.  The Bulk and Packaging Superintendent is responsible of all aspects of the department including small packaging and bulk loading operations.  The Superintendent will have a leading role in developing and implementing programs and standard operating procedures and must be excellent at training and developing operational staff.  The ideal candidate sets and maintains ADMs high standards for Safety and Quality for all departments while maintaining production and efficiency excellence. Successful candidates will be good communicators who can nurture outstanding interdepartmental, commercial and customer relationships.  They will have the ability to identify and decisively solve problems as they arise, develop and supervise capital improvement projects and maintain records in accordance with established ADM policies.
The Bulk and Packaging Superintendent reports directly to the Plant Manager and has approximately 20 direct reports.

Job Responsibilities:
Production:

  • Manage and plan production for load-out systems.
  • Work with scheduling department to maximize efficiency.
  • Proactively lead and support operational excellence initiatives.
  • Provide technical knowledge for processes and equipment to obtain performance.
  • Utilize production personnel and equipment in a safe and efficient manner to obtain maximum capacity and performance with optimum yields and quality product.
  • Plan, initiate and put into operation, plant improvement projects on time and on budget.
  • Continually train and develop operational staff.

Health, Safety & Environmental:

  • Facilitate and ensure adherence to safety laws, regulations, rules and sound practices.
  • Work with regional and local management on the continued development and implementation of Health & Safety programs, policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate and participate in audits, prioritizing and tracking completion of findings.
  • Ensure that unsafe behavior and conditions are corrected.
  • Maintain the necessary Health, Safety & Environmental records and documentation.
  • Perform Safety audits and set the example for safety.

Sanitation/Food Safety:

  • Ensure the facility maintains world class sanitation standards.
  • Communicate food safety/sanitation/quality programs to plant supervisors and hourly employees.
  • Prepare the facility for, and participate in, regulatory/third party/customer/company audits.

Job Requirements:

  • Must have a strong commitment to employee safety.
  • Strongly prefer degree in a related field of Engineering or minimum of five years of hands-on production supervisory experience.
  • Require excellent command of the following: leadership, problem solving, self-motivation, organizational skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Must have confident and courteous manner.
  • Must have established leadership skills.
  • Must be able to hear and speak clearly, read, comprehend and communicate orally and in writing.
  • Position requires standing and walking for long periods, climbing stairs and ladders, working with tools, working within close-confined spaces, and working within extreme temperatures.

Excited about this role but don’t meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don’t check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings.

Please apply online:

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=25416&siteid=5998&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=3243407

Posted March 28, 2024

Mill Superintendent – Saint Louis, MO
ADM Milling Division
This is an Exempt level position

The ADM Milling CO Saint Louis, MO. Flour Mill is seeking a Mill Superintendent to manage Flour Mill operations. The plant produces hard and soft wheat flours. Operational responsibilities will include administration and management of 3 salaried millers and approximately 10-15 hourly employees in a union environment.

 Responsibilities:

This position has overall responsibility for the Flour Mill. The Superintendent must investigate the means by which milling procedures can be improved, and initiates improvements in the efficiency of the department operations.  As a member of management, you are expected to set a model safety example by following and enforcing all safety practices.  This includes looking for, reporting, and correcting safety hazards and poor practices during daily rounds of the plant.  Ensures that the quality level of company products is maintained at an appropriate and acceptable level according to all QC and HACCP and sanitation guidelines.  Researches & makes recommendations regarding process improvements or modification that might improve design, quality, reliability, safety, and reduce manufacturing costs.

The Superintendent must be able to put together projects to improve milling performance, i.e. energy reduction, efficiency, cost reduction, and follow through on completion of the said projects.  This position requires a strong sense of ownership, accountability and continuous improvement.

The Mill Superintendent will also provide leadership and mentoring for colleague development.  This development may include training, technical support, mentoring and periodic performance feedback.  Experience leading teams is required.

The physical requirements of the job requires ability to climb stairs, prolonged periods of standing and sitting, computer work, meeting deadlines, providing calculated information, working in confined spaces and from heights, bending, kneeling, working adjusted hours, and working as instructed. Prompt attendance is a must.

Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree.
  • 5+ years of milling experience.
  • Experience in Agricultural Processing is preferred.
  • Demonstrated participation and leadership in plant safety programs and process hazard analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and manage personnel, schedules, and other resources.
  • Excellent communication skills – both oral and detailed written are needed to be effective in this position.
  • Strong leadership, management, and interpersonal skills are necessary to effectively interact with multiple employees, management personnel, and other stakeholders. Interpersonal skills employed include handling conflict; motivating, instructing, and training personnel in a fair, honest, and direct way.
  • The candidate must be able to utilize independent judgment to solve problems, have excellent organizational skills to effectively handle multiple ongoing tasks, and strive for continuous improvement.
  • General knowledge of software systems such as Maximo and Microsoft Office applications (Project, Excel, Access, Word, and SharePoint).

Excited about this role but don’t meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don’t check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings.

ADM requires the successful completion of a background check.

Please apply at our website!

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=25416&siteid=5998&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=3243119

Posted March 28, 2024

 Job Title: Plant Superintendent

Department: Mill

Reports to:  Executive Management

FLSA Status: Salaried

Position Summary:
This position will be responsible for overseeing all operations of the Shawnee Mill. The Plant Superintendent will have a major role in developing and implementing standard operating procedures and projects while guiding and coaching operational team members. The ideal candidate exemplifies an unwavering commitment to delivering top-notch quality and safety in every aspect of our operations.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
The Plant Superintendent’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Contribute valuable technical expertise to drive continuous improvement in our processes and optimize equipment efficiency.
  • Leverage the skills of the production team members and effectively manage machines and equipment to ensure a safe, efficient, and productive manufacturing environment.
  • Take charge of planning, initiating, and executing capital projects on time and within budget.
  • Provide continuous training, mentoring, coaching, and development of team members to ensure the milling team remains skilled, motivated, and capable of delivering exceptional results.

 Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • High School Diploma/GED required.
  • 5 years’ experience in a Grain/Flour mill or other food manufacturing environment.
  • 5 years’ supervisory or managerial experience Required.
  • Computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite Programs (Outlook, Word, Excel).
  • Ability to effectively communicate with both internal and external partners.
  • Ability to have a flexible work schedule and be on call as needed. 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Regularly required to sit, speak, and listen for extended periods of time.
  • Frequently required to use eye‐hand coordination, repetitive hand movements and manual dexterity to handle, finger, or feel.
  • Required to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Required to bend, reach to shoulder level and lift, carry, twist, push and/or pull a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Hearing level within normal/average range.
  • Must be comfortable with heights.
  • Ability to wear personal protective gear (PPE) correctly for the entirety of shift.

Work Environment: 

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts in a production environment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.  Temperatures inside the plant can fluctuate between hot and cold according to season change.  Personal protective equipment (PPE) is required in the production department and other designated areas.

 Compensation: 

  • Depending on experience

 Company Provided Benefits:

 100% paid Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance for employees, eligible on date of hire.

  • Low-cost dependent/spousal insurance premiums offered.
  • Flexible Spending Account offered.
  • 401(k) with Company Match.
  • Life Insurance
  • Vacation, Holidays, Floating Holidays and Bereavement Leave.

Apply at:

Posted January 9, 2024

Grain Elevator Superintendent Impact:

The Grain Elevator Superintendent is a hands-on leadership role that is critical in leading the Raw Corn Processing Facility (RCPF) team to contribute to the highest of production, quality, and efficiency standards in the production of food grade and commercial corn-based products. This role is cross trained in multiple tasks to increase contributions to the organization, enhance production flexibility and readiness, while also providing job enrichment and growth opportunities to incumbents and team members.

What you can expect at Didion:

  • Respect, Appreciation, Flexibility, Trust
  • A team environment where coworkers help each other succeed
  • A great company culture
  • Resources and support to maximize your skills through career-development
  • Excellent work/life balance
  • Reasonable overtime expectations, allowing you to take the time off you deserve
  • Meaningful work that changes the lives of millions of people

RESPONSIBILITIES:

People in this key role:

  • Lead and direct the activities of facility personnel that receive, store, and distribute grain to include hiring, training, and developing the staff to meet the needs of the facility.
  • Manage the implementation and execution of safety, environmental and other regulatory programs within the assigned area/region to ensure safety working conditions for all associates and compliance with all federal, state, and local requirements.
  • Develop, lead, and administer an effective and proactive program to prevent environmental incidents and ensure compliance with all applicable Federal State and Local regulations.
  • Collaborate with internal departments receiving corn to ensure grain needs of all facilities are being met.
  • Administer an effective Inventory Control Program to maintain quality and quantity of inventory handled at the facility and ensure compliance.
  • Manage operating costs for the area to achieve highest quality and lowest cost while maintaining effective facility operation and superior customer services.
  • Develop and execute capital plans and projects for maintenance and engineering requirements within assigned area to provide reliable operation, efficiency improvements and achievement of strategic plans.
  • Lead the maintenance and reliability programs to operate safe, efficient, cost effective and reliable operations while using industry best practices while maintaining and improving asset health.
  • Focus on continuous improvement: People and Process.
  • Coordinate with grain merchandising to ensure positive customer relationships and effective planning to provide for timely and least cost movement of grain.
  • Commit to follow all safety procedures, GMP’s, performs risk assessments prior to commencing an unfamiliar task, seek to identify and implement proactive safety improvements, and use PPE when required such as: chemical handling, hearing protection, lock-out tag-out, harnesses, respiratory masks, etc.
  • Use, inspection, and care of vehicles, equipment, and tools to include test equipment, lab equipment, industrial trucks, production equipment and man lifts.

REQUIREMENTS to help ensure success include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Operations, Engineering, Business, or related degree preferred; HS Degree and 5+ yeas of related experience in lieu of degree may be acceptable.
  • 5+ years of related Grain Elevator operations experience
  • 3+ years of supervisory/management of Grain Elevator operations experience.
  • Knowledge of standard software applications (excel, power point, Microsoft 365)
  • Strong communication, analytical, problem solving, interpersonal skills and computer competency required.
  • Knowledge of grain handling operations or equivalent manufacturing technologies; applicable safety and environmental programs and requirements; applicable inventory control programs and requirements
  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently in order to communicate effectively with team members within and external to department. (necessary?)

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIROMENTAL FACTORS

  • Must be able to work in environmental factors that include noise, dust, hot weather, and cold weather.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to ascend and descend stairs, ladders, and gangways on a frequent basis and be able to work while standing on a continuous basis.
  • Ability to safely work aloft (heights over 100′) including ladders, man lifts, harnesses, equipment tops and scaffolding.
  • Ability to enter confined spaces, following all safety procedures, while performing job duties.
  • Must be able to communicate by using and hearing 2-way radio.

Benefits:

Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k) Retirement Plan with Employer Match, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, HSA, FSA, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave, Wellness Incentive Program, Employer Paid Life and Disability Insurance, Performance Bonus Plan

Visit Job Listings – Didion Milling Inc. Jobs (isolvedhire.com) to apply!

Didion Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Selection will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion sex, age, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class.

Didion uses the eVerify system to confirm eligibility to work in the United States.

Posted January 9, 2024

Plant Manager Impact:

The Mill Plant Manager leads all operational activities and teams in the milling facility across multiple shifts to deliver the highest levels of safety, quality, customer satisfaction and efficiency in the production of grain-based food products. The Mill Plant Manager leads by setting high expectations, building trust and ensuring all team members are trained to safely perform their job duties at a high level.

What you can expect at Didion:

  • Respect, Appreciation, Flexibility, Trust
  • A team environment where coworkers help each other succeed
  • A great company culture
  • Resources and support to maximize your skills through career-development
  • Excellent work/life balance
  • Reasonable overtime expectations, allowing you to take the time off you deserve
  • Meaningful work that changes the lives of millions of people

What’s in it for you:

  • A strong compensation and benefits package with yearly opportunities for wage increases and bonus payouts.
  • Additional benefits like tuition reimbursement, paid training, work gear reimbursement, paid maternity/paternity leave, generous paid time off package, and a 5% match on 401K contributions and MORE!
  • Location, location, location! Being near Madison, Wisconsin can offer rural country landscapes, suburban shopping, and even city living if that is what you desire.

What we expect from you:

At Didion, our Core Values are more than just words, they’re a way of life. Our values allow us to support our team (that’s you), deliver exceptional products to our customers, and grow our business so we can continue making a difference.

SAFE

  • Consistently demonstrate that safety is your #1 priority, proactively work to strengthen the safety culture
  • Believe and engage in the education and training of safety
  • Regard our 3 promises not only as work lessons, but life lessons, applying strong safety principles throughout your everyday lives
    • Promise not to take any action that you consider unsafe
    • Promise to address anyone performing an unsafe act
    • Promise to stop what you’re doing if addressed by someone for performing an unsafe act and resolve the concern

SMART

  • Understand that emotional intelligence is just as important to intellectual intelligence
  • Have the capability to be successful in your role and grow with the role as needed
  • Use critical thinking skills to solve problems, achieve goals, deliver results and positively impact our daily operations

HUMBLE

  • Be authentic, not arrogant and display empathy for teammates
  • Remain open to new ideas, listen carefully and engage with the thoughts and talents of others
  • Own your actions and perceptions

HUNGRY

  • View each day as an opportunity for continuous improvement, bring a winning mindset and an enthusiastic approach to overcoming obstacles
  • Perform as expected and have a desire to continually learn more
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic, resiliency and the flexibility to adapt to change

TEAM

  • Build and create momentum, progress, and an environment where everyone can succeed. The team can show how they are progressing by sharing workload for mutual success.
  • Understand the importance of having the right people in the right seat right now
  • Practices “we,” not “I”
  • Take initiative, add value and look for ways to help others.

Requirements:

To qualify for this position, an individual must possess a combination of experience and education that includes:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Hands-on experience in an industrial manufacturing environment is required. Experience in a similar dry food manufacturing environment is highly desired.
  • 7+ years in manufacturing experience ideally with food safety and process management.
  • Strong leadership experience with building trust and credibility and winning with a high performance team.
  • A demonstrated ability to drive improvements in safety, quality and productivity.
  • Experience in using data to drive production planning and performance measurement coupled with strong knowledge of the manufacturing process.
  • Experience developing & managing operating budgets and plant CapEx programs.
  • Experience enforcing appropriate quality and safety measures to comply with state, federal, and industry regulations within the food industry.
  • Experience with continuous improvement and lean methodologies. Six Sigma green belt or black belt preferred.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIROMENTAL FACTORS

  • Must be able to work in environmental factors that include noise, dust, hot weather, and cold weather.
  • Must be able to lift 55 pounds.
  • Must be able to ascend and descend stairs, ladders, and gangways on a frequent basis and be able to work while standing on a continuous basis.
  • Ability to safely work aloft (heights over 20′) including ladders, man lifts, harnesses, equipment tops and scaffolding.
  • Ability to enter confined spaces, following all safety procedures, while performing job duties.
  • Must be able to communicate by using and hearing 2-way radio.
  • Have dexterity and ability to maneuver equipment in tight working spaces.

Benefits:

Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k) Retirement Plan with Employer Match, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, HSA, FSA, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave, Wellness Incentive Program, Employer Paid Life and Disability Insurance, Performance Bonus Plan

Visit Job Listings – Didion Milling Inc. Jobs (isolvedhire.com) to apply!

Didion Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Selection will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion sex, age, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class.

Didion uses the eVerify system to confirm eligibility to work in the United States.

Posted January 9, 2024

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