Pinnacle Foods


    Location US-MD-Hagerstown
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  • Overview

    At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.


    The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.




    This position is responsible for leading and coordinating all aspects of food manufacturing within a manufacturing plant.





    • Ensure manufacturing plans that align with overall company Objectives and Goals.
    • Develop a leadership team to create a pipeline of talent in the organization
    • Execute the Continuous Improvement Playbook to improve across all metrics on People, Safety, Quality, Service, Sustainability and Costs
    1. Safety
    • Reduce TRIR, and eliminate Serious Injuries
    • Improve overall Safety Audit, eliminate any OSHA identified issues
    • Foster a value system of safety down to the frontline, execute Behavioral Based Safety Program and assure we hold sacred our Safety Absolutes
    1. Quality
    • Reduce CCR Rate
    • Eliminate Product Losses due to poor First Pass Quality
    • Maintain oversight responsibility for all programs associated with food quality and food safety
    • Improve Quality Audit scores and assure no Recalls or Withdrawls
    • Build brand quality through compliance to specification, HAACP and OMT programs.
    • Ensure regulatory compliance.
    1. Delivery
    • Deliver the plant case attainment to 95-105% and Schedule Adherence to 70%
    • Improve individual Plant %OOS as well as Network OOS
    • Create production cycle strategy to reduce inventory levels (Full Goods and Raw Materials)
    • Proactively identify opportunities, and communicate issues early
    1. Costs
    • Over-deliver Conversion Cost Financial Plan and Achieve 2:1 cost leverage on volume
    • Eliminate waste in facility (yields, downtime, WIP, overhead, etc)
    • Improve OEE and Labor Efficiency
      • Improve operational equipment efficiency by:
        • Improving First Pass Yield
        • Reduce Equipment Downtime
        • Improve Change Over times (Package and SKU)
        • Improve Sanitation Time without comprising Quality
      • Improve Cases Produced / Labor Hours
        • Improve line crewing
      • Improve Sustainability Metrics          
    • Execute the CI Playbook across the organization to deliver 5% net Productivity Initiatives Annually
    • Institute daily, weekly and monthly performance reviews to improve plant performance
    • Execute capital plan to enable 25 – 35% ROI Annually
    • Improve Facility Stewardship Standards
    • Define a three (3) year Strategic Plan



    • This position provides direct supervision to plant operations management, as well as direct or indirect supervision to plant support department management.



    • There will be approximately 20% travel required for this position



    • Minimum of four (4) years of Plant Manager experience in a complex, fast paced manufacturing environment, required
    • Management experience in a food manufacturing environment or food products industry, including familiarity with SQF Systems, preferred
    • Experience with statistical analysis and practical application of Statistical Process Control (SPC) on the shop floor, required
    • Experience leading continuous improvement processes in a manufacturing environment
    • Experience driving business results in the areas of Employee Safety, Product Quality & Safety, Environmental Compliance, Customer Service and Cost
    • Experience developing and executing against operating budgets and capital plans, within a manufacturing environment
    • Experience leading the development and successful implementation of complex projects in a manufacturing environment
    • Experience leading and working with a diverse group of people
    • Good understanding of MRP and production planning process



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Food Science or a relevant field, required
    • Master’s in Business Administration or Master’s in relevant field, preferred

    Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer – qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other legally protected basis.






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