This position will report to the Company President. Manages all facets of the operations at the Montgomery, AL facility including production, purchasing, shipping, receiving, and warehousing. Manages the maintenance and sanitation activities of the plant.
Ensures the profitability of the operation by meeting and/or exceeding established goals. Coordinates the actions of all departments to ensure activities are value-added, efficient, and necessary.
Provides leadership to and management of team members. Effectively recommends the selections of personnel, trains, develops, and evaluates the performance of team leaders; provides direction for improvement of their work and leadership skills, and fosters a positive company attitude; monitors and documents employee warnings, absences, tardiness, vacations, and disciplinary actions.
Makes operational input to the Company President. Participates in strategic planning and translates strategic planning into activities to ensure Company goals, schedules, and customer needs are met. Promotes resource improvements to match core business requirements.
Sponsors the professional growth and development of team members and shares responsibility for self-development; supports a work environment where co-workers with divergent views are welcomed and solicited; creates an environment where creativity and support of operational enhancement is expected and rewarded; appreciates and supports the operating philosophy of the Company.
Oversees the production, receiving, processing and sanitation activities of the plant to ensure the Company policies and SQF requirements are met. Responsible for directing all operations to ensure the manufacture, storage, and shipment of products occurs on a timely schedule, meets appropriate service levels, while maintaining cost controls, operational efficiency targets, sanitation requirements, and compliance with regulatory and outside audit programs.
Develops budgeting process for the plant operations and monitors conformity to the budget.
Responsible for overseeing the installation and maintenance of company facilities, grounds, equipment, security, and pest management. Ensures requirements regarding company safety policies and procedures, employee training, and adherence to applicable regulatory guidelines are adequately met.
Statistics indicate a high degree of emphasis is placed on safety, with safe work habits being developed and followed by all personnel. A worker-friendly environment is maintained at all times. High quality standards are also emphasized. Product specifications are met consistently and team members adhere to Company policies, procedures and SQF guidelines. The concept of continuous improvement is fostered. The scheduling and staffing of the operation should indicate a sound understanding of food processing and distribution. Operation efficiency should meet Company goals including budget restrictions and cost controls, production capabilities, and customer expectations.
Product integrity and customer satisfaction are ongoing goals.
Adequate leadership and management are provided to enable achievement of plant goals, excellent personnel performance and employee growth through significant coaching and skills development.
Company property is protected. Ensures security and maintenance necessary to prevent loss from abuse, carelessness, or theft. Ensures effective pest management and custodial operations are present to limit risk to products.
Plant operations is not hampered by poor housekeeping or mainteanance. Supplies are properly stored and warehouse is maintained in an organized condition, within the expectations of Company policies and SQF requirements.
All paperwork, records, and reports are completed accurately and timely. Personnel records are confidentially maintained.
Personnel complaints and worker problems arising on the job receive prompt, fair, and impartial attention; files are maintained to enable review of the circumstances and to support Company decisions.
Minimum of a B.S. Degree is required with preferred focus on Business Management or other relevant discipline. 8+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment required, preferably in a continuous process manufacturing setting. Food industry experience is desirable.
Excellent analytical, mathematical, verbal and written communication skills are required. Must have strong facilitation and teambuilding skills. Computer skills should include proficiency in most Microsoft-based applications and Enterprise Resource Planning Software.
Strong people skills; must be able to lead, delegate, instruct, counsel, coordinate, and correct. Strong listening and negotiation skills.
Working knowledge of JIT inventory management, Material Resource Planning, and familiarity with SQF standards are beneficial.
Experience with warehouse layout, space utilization, process flow and receiving and shipping logistics is desirable.
Ability to lead, establish and implement company policies and procedures in support of occupational safety, operational efficiency, and the maintaining of product quality. Experience in the development of training plans, fostering employee development, and implementing reward incentives is beneficial.
Strategic planning and budgeting experience required.
Internal Number: 002
About Wynn's Grain and Spice
We are the industry’s prepared Chicken Experts! With delicious time-tested fried chicken breading blends & seasoning spices at the heart of our offering. We are a customer-first organization that takes a consultative approach to partner with our customers.
At Wynn’s, we believe in creating a spirited company culture by providing our employees with meaningful work experiences and opportunities for coaching and career development in a relaxed, friendly environment. We consider our people our greatest assets so we invest a lot of time and effort in comprehensive initial and ongoing training. From mentorship and peer-to-peer training sessions, we will help you reach your career goals.