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Plant Director

Company: fairlife, LLC
Location: Webster
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based nutrition company that creates great-tasting, nutrition-rich and dairy products to nourish consumers.With nearly $2B in annual retail sales, fairlife s portfolio of delicious, lactose-free, real dairy products includes: fairlife ultra-filtered milk; Core Power High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife nutrition plan , a nutrition shake to support the journey to better health.A wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola company, fairlife, LLC has been recognized by both Fast Company and Nielsen for its industry leading innovation.To learn more about fairlife and its complete line of products, please visit
job purpose:The Plant Director is--responsible for the overall leadership and management fairlife's Webster, NY plant; a state-of-the-art, greenfield manufacturing facility, planned for start-up in 2025. The Plant Director will be fully accountable for meeting Safety, Environmental, Quality, Production, Efficiency, Service Levels and People objectives for the site.--In addition, this role will provide inspiration, direction, coaching and feedback to the plant leadership team which is responsible for meeting the business plan and strategic objectives whilst strengthening the fairlife culture of Believe in Better and fostering a culture of measurement driven continuous improvement.--The Plant Director is responsible for the coordination, administration, and all day-to-day management of the operational activities for the production facility. They will develop and implement internal operating protocol, policies, and procedures in accordance with established company policy. They will work closely with the project team throughout installation, commissioning, and start up of the plant as the overall site leader upon start up.responsibilities:Responsible for the development of strategic initiatives, projects, plant processes, and management systems to continuously improve results in safety, quality assurance, productivity, cost savings, environmental stewardship, and customer serviceEnsure adherence to all health and safety policies, GMP policies, and regulatory requirementsPartner with relevant stakeholders to ensure production plans are in accordance with plant capacities and capabilities. Refine near term plans to maximize productivity, quality, and customer serviceSupport development of plant operational budgets, capital budgets, organizational structure, and policies and procedures.Build a strong and capable plant leadership team and workforce able to start and ramp up a new manufacturing facilityConduct regular meetings with plant employees to communicate state of the business, plant goals, performance against targets, policy changes, and opportunities for operational improvementDevelop ramp-up plan, plant KPI s, operational standards, and management routines to meet business objectivesProvide dairy science, mechanical, process, and technical problem-solving support to engineers and operatorsCommunicate and engage with the workforce at every level to build trust and continuity throughout the teams, consistently demonstrating the fairlife culture of Believe in BetterFoster environment of collaboration and ownership across the project team, resources at existing fairlife sites, and new leadership to build a World Class FactoryMeet short term goals while balancing long term objectivesBe an ambassador for the Webster plant, representing the values, culture, and ethos of fairlife with internal and external stakeholdersLead the team in executing against competing priorities in a fast-paced environment balancing tactical and strategic initiatives in coordination with the overall supply chain objectives--skills/qualifications required:Bachelor s Degree in Engineering or related discipline requiredA minimum of 10 years of Plant Manager or equivalent experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities outlinedDairy or brewing experience preferred; pharmaceutical or food experience considered. Aseptic processing experience a plusProven ability to identify and mitigate food safety risks with a temperature sensitive pathogen risky raw material such as milkA proven track record of implementing TPM principles creating short- and long-term value in a technical manufacturing environmentProven ability to lead a team to achieve goals with trust and integritySkilled in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and proceduresStrong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse communityAbility to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issuesAbility to analyze and assess training and development needs and manage performanceAbility to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writingWorking knowledge of information technology and information systems such as ERP, MRP, MES, SCADA and business analytics --Ability to manage relationships with local government and regulatory officials to maintain and improve compliance of federal and state environmental laws, regulations, procedures, and standardsKnowledge of budgeting cost estimating and fiscal management principles and proceduresAbility to handle ambiguity and work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environmentposition location:--Webster, NYreports to: Vice President, Manufacturing Operationstravel requirements: 50% travel in 2024, 10% in 2025 and beyondSalary range: $190,000 - $217,000 ----------------*Base pay offered may vary depending on geography, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position, is offered.
fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of--race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email--careers

Keywords: fairlife, LLC, Irondequoit , Plant Director, Professions , Webster, New York

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