Plant Manager in Savannah, GA at Reddy Ice

Date Posted: 9/15/2020

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Full time

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Support the Processing Supervisor in all duties and take charge of department in absence of processing supervisor.


1. Achieve financial goals  Track P&L metrics and participate in financial analysis & planning  Assist the Market Manager to develop and manage the annual Capital expenditure, sales forecasts, P&L management for assigned plant.  Review & approve invoices, expenses & other accounting reports as required by policy.  Evaluates, recommends and implements capital improvement projects that contributes to increased efficiencies relative to company goals and objectives  Track budgets and progress towards monthly / annual sales & profit targets  Supports Market Manager by helping prepare, analyze, and reconcile financial reports in order to meet markets strategic initiatives as needed  Discuss financial performance with Market Manager as needed define and execute plans for financial corrections.

2. Identify and implement improvement efforts.  Promote a performance-driven and continuous-improvement environment for manufacturing operations. Foster innovation and creativity within the plant.  Proactively seeks ways to improve KPI’s particularly decreasing CPU (cost per unit) and maintaining quality, efficiency and customer service.  Evaluates manufacturing, production and logistics processes for improved efficiencies at assigned plant.  Work with the Market Manager to provide insights on process improvement opportunities for safety, quality, delivery, production and cost reduction. Gain approval, develop plans and lead the implementation.

3. Manage operational plant performance.  Responsible for all manufacturing and logistics related activities for assigned plant.  Oversee production to ensure fulfillment of all customer orders.  Ensure on schedule and on budget delivery.  Assess plant performance against Operating Plans & Standards. Ensure plant performance meets area goals and exceeds customer requirements.  Maintain the plant’s PSM\RMP and HACCP programs  Maintain Preventive Maintenance program and make updates as needed  Incident commander/responder in the event of Hazmat leak or spill 2

4. Management of Delivery Execution.  Manages hiring, training, and performance of all DSD drivers as applicable either directly or in support of a Distribution Supervisor(s).  Manages driver scheduling, delivery execution & DVM board to include DNS, SAS, OOS  Manages performance and drive improvement in scorecard metrics.  Ensures all deliveries are made safely and efficiently including DSD, transport and special events.  Manages plant delivery staff including scheduling and driver check-in.  Drives safety & compliance as a priority including DQ files, hours of service, daily vehicle inspection report and accident reporting and completion.  Manages handheld, fuel card and fleet.

5. Field Equipment Service Oversee FEST, RM, and Refurb Tech job performance, including:  Inspect field equipment that the FESTs and RMs have worked on, or worked with  Track FEST and RM performance through metrics  Provide FEST and RM employees with regular coaching and performance management feedback, conduct annual performance reviews as required.  Directly hire FEST and RM employees at all market locations.  Responsible for verifying that all equipment meets company operating standards, including sanitary and regulatory requirements, and advising senior management of any changes in regulatory requirements.  Provides oversight for all equipment installations, de-installations or swap outs. Coordinates installation project management with other Reddy Ice staff, including refurbishment center personnel, customer service and sales.  Manages parts and equipment inventory so FESTs and RMs have the necessary tools and items to complete their jobs.

6. Responsible for all aspects of FEST and RM technical training, including: a. Partners FESTs and RMs with more experienced coworkers so they can observe and receive live instruction and training. b. Provides FESTs with direct access to subject matter experts across the country to assist with technical questions. c. Verifies that all new FESTs and RMs receive adequate initial training and onboarding. d. Acts as a central point of contact for suggestions for process improvement; compiles these suggestions and shares them with peers to help maintain national SOPs.

7. Drive a safety focused culture  Emphasize safety programs and initiatives and assure the highest standard of safety throughout the plant and distribution centers.  Track and monitor safety metrics and communicate these metrics to plant staff.  Investigate & review accidents & injuries with follow-up as necessary. Ensure timely and accurate documentation is completed.

8. Create a positive culture that supports personnel development and growing strong talent.  Manages staffing requirements for increased labor efficiencies to meet plant objectives.  Establishes standards of performance including timely and accurate use of the performance management processto evaluate and communicate effectiveness and suggestions for development opportunities.  Conduct staff meetings to communicate key information and ensure messages are cascaded down into the organization.  Supervise, develop, and coach supervisors at the plant.  Work with management team to support employees on their growth and development. Motivate employees to contribute at their full potential. 3  Identify top talent and be a mentor and advisor for these high performing employees. Outline succession plans to identify growth opportunities for top talent.  Coordinate the hiring and training of direct employees and interview for key positions.  Develop and maintain a favorable employee relations environment.  Partner with Human Resources to establish, drive and maintain all people practices and ensure 100% adherence to established timelines.

9. May need to assume other duties and responsibilities required or assigned by management.

10. Adheres to the Code of Business Ethics; values honesty and integrity above








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