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At Michael Foods, we are a leader in the food industry because we introduce innovative, value-added food products and customer solutions. Our success starts from the inside out — empowering employees to play a vital role in our company. They have the chance to make their own impact, expanding on our already rich history. That’s how plenty of our people have already transformed their careers. And you could be next.

Assistant Plant Manager

Operations Administrative


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The Assistant Plant Manager role, within MFI/BEF, is a developmental role that exists in larger more complex facilities. The scope of this role may have a smaller (satellite) Plant as part of the overall reporting structure. This position prepares individuals for a transition into Plant Operations Manager role, in medium to large facilities, an opportunity to gain relevant exposure and experience from a succession perspective. This role reports directly to the Plant Operations Manager.

This role functions as the site Operations lead for the facility. The Assistant Plant Manager oversees all daily operations of the plant from production and manufacturing, while ensuring adherence to Company policies and procedures. This position develops business processes that maximize a broad set of key business metrics supporting Human Safety, FSQ and Productivity.

This position has the responsibility to comply with Safety work rules as well as an obligation to reinforce safety as a core value. Ensures all policies/procedures and activities, related to Food Safety & Quality, are complied with in an effort to reduce product and process variability.

The role will have defined responsibility for all operations and be expected to build collaborative relationships with cross-functional partnerships. The areas of responsibility may change as the individual gains the appropriate experience within each segment.


  • Provide overall leadership, direction and coordination for day-to-day plant/segment operations
  • Ensure adherence to all safety & product quality policies and procedures promoting a world-class safety culture
  • Manage a leadership team in achieving daily production goals
  • Identify and implement strategies to improve performance, meeting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Provide coaching and development of plant staff to ensure effective leadership, collaboration and balance in achieving KPIs focused on safety, quality, customer service and productivity
  • Monitor and set standards for operations and help identify and remove bottlenecks
  • Increase production asset capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs
  • Plan and supervise the design and progress of capital projects
  • Help develop and implement financial and non-financial objectives including annual budget that serves as the fiscal operating plan

  • Ten or moreyears' related experience and/or training in a manufacturing, distribution, or supply chains environment or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A demonstrated track record of achieving results against a comprehensive set of business metrics
  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) preferably a B.S. in Food Science, Engineering, Business Management or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent problem solving and reasoning skills required
  • Ability to analyze downtime and financial variance trends, identifying actions to deliver expected performance
  • Adequate knowledge of organizational effectiveness and operations management
  • Working knowledge of cost accounting, budgets, forecasting and metrics
  • Ability to effectively present information to all levels of the organization; plant operations to executive leadership
  • Time management, attention to detail, active listening, decision-making, organizational, verbal and written skills required
  • Proficient computer skills required to include; Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint programs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required to include; coaching, prioritization, team-building, training, emotional intelligence, and conflict management

  • Master's Degree in Engineering or Business Management (MBA)
  • Food manufacturing experience preferred, USDA or FDA experience beneficial
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work and may not include all duties required of the position.




    Dedicated:Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

    Team Player:Works well as a member of a group

    Leader:Inspires teammates to follow them



    Growth Opportunities:Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

    Ability to Make an Impact:Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization



    Bachelors or better in Business Administration or related field.

    Bachelors or better in Engineering or related field.


    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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