ABOUT THE JOB:
Quality, efficiency, and safety all play a big role in our work at Danone. Manufacturing the best products and supplying them to meet demand is a key driver for the Supply Chain team. We are looking for a Senior Plant Director for our new greenfield plant located in Shelbyville, Indiana. This is a brand new start up plant, currently under construction. In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the startup and operations of a new site (approximately 300-350 associates and 6-8 production lines), while meeting all local, country, business unit and Danone operating and strategic goals for Danone North America’s Midwest manufacturing plant. You will lay the groundwork for the factory to become a high performing manufacturing site, starting with Safety and driving a culture of Quality and Continuous improvement.
Secondly, the nature of this facility is food manufacturing which creates the need for a Plant Director who is both operationally driven and business savvy. You will be responsible for, along with the HR function, to recruit and appoint the leadership team, key positions and hourly employees with help from the central team to train the employees to do their job in a safe and professional manner. You will work closely with the relevant central functional teams to develop and implement different processes, procedures, and controls, as well as, owning the installation and startup of the manufacturing equipment. This position has a direct line to the VP of Manufacturing and maintains a strong relationship with other corporate functional leaders.
Additionally in this role, you will:
At Danone North America, you’ll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You’ll be part of one of the largest Certified B Corp™ in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.
Danone North America doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect. #LI-NORAM