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GLS-IFT Posting Date: 11/16/17

Director of Plant Operations 

Rapidly growing Michigan-based meat food processing company is conducting a search for a newly created full-time “Director of Plant Operations” senior leadership position.   Successful candidates will have 4 or more years of demonstrated successful experience in developing and executing manufacturing plans and establishing procedures for maintaining high standards of manufacturing operations to ensure products conform to established customer expectations and company and regulatory quality standards.  Primary areas of successful position leadership and performance include; food processing production, quality control, monitoring and reporting; team leadership and management; effective product inventory storage, logistics coordination and supply chain management.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Develops the manufacturing plan and establishes procedures for maintaining high standards of manufacturing operations to ensure that gourmet meat patty and full-muscle cut products  conform  to  established  customer,  regulatory  and company quality standards.
  • Directs and   monitors  employees  to successfully  accomplish  goals of the manufacturing plan, consistent with established manufacturing and safety processes. Acts as liaison between department management and subordinate levels, as well as executive/department manager levels to inform personnel of communications, decisions, policies and all matters that affect their performance, attitudes and results.
  • Identifies, recommends and implements changes to improve productivity and reduce cost and scrap, monitor scrap and rework data by implementing and maintaining production standards.
  • Design and  implement  manufacturing  policies  and  programs  that  guide  the company in maintaining and improving its competitive position and the profitability of the operation and the corporation.
  • Direct and monitor department managers to successfully accomplish operational strategies and performance targets of the manufacturing plan, consistent with established company manufacturing and safety procedures.

Additional key position responsibilities for the Director of Plan Operations include, but are not limited to:

  • Create & provide  daily  production  schedule  and  ensure  all  team  members  understand what needs to be completed.
  • Supervise and work  with  the  all  team  members  during  production  runs,  focusing  on quality, sanitation and USDA requirements.
  • Review & monitor the process flow for production and quality planning.
  • Manage and cross check all shipping & receiving records for USDA compliance.
  • Ensure FIFO is properly managed and maintained.
  • Maximize production time resulting in optimal efficiency.
  • Lead supervision of  storage  procedures  and  conditions  for  all  in-coming  and  out-going products, and enforce FIFO for raw and dry goods inventory for DC and GFF plant.
  • Lead oversight of incoming orders and ensure proper input on all customer purchase orders into schedule for production. Effectively communicate with sales team members regarding Purchase Order management.
  • Coordinate carriers for most competitive pricing.
  • Monitor and verify USDA shipping/receiving paperwork is accurate.
  • Maintain flexible and responsive leadership professional work schedule, to ensure all production shifts achieve optimal productivity and performance efficiency. Minimize production down time, while maintaining consistent quality control and USDA regulatory quality standards.

Selected  candidates  should  have  a  demonstrated  successful  track  record  in  food  processing industry leadership and professional experience.

  •  A minimum  of  4  years  of  professional  experience  managing  a  significant  segment  of  a large food manufacturer or the entire operation of a smaller food manufacturer.
  • Proven track record in developing strong talent, mentoring, coaching and training while achieving company production, performance, quality and profitability goals and business results.
  • Demonstrated successful  professional  experience  in  food  processing  manufacturing, quality control and regulatory compliance and commensurate education, training and professional  certifications  for  a  Director  of  Plant  Operations  level  senior  leadership position.

Job Type: Full-time, salaried and senior management position

Compensation & Benefits Package:

Annual Salary Range – $85K – $135K (depending on prior successful professional work experience, knowledge and skills)

Benefits – Full benefits package available

Bonus/Incentive Program – Senior leadership position bonus/incentive performance program available

Interested and qualified candidates for the newly created Director of Plant Operations position (at this Michigan-based growth-stage gourmet meat food processing company) should submit a resume via Zip Recruiter:

Zip Recruiter Director of Plant Operations Position

GLS-IFT Posting Date: 10/24/17

Food Product Development Specialist, Assistant Professor of Practice – University of Nebraska-Lincoln 

Job Summary

The Food Product Development Specialist will provide instruction in association with the 3+1 cooperative Food Science and Technology Program that is now established between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and Northwest Agricultural & Forestry University (NWAFU) in Yangling, China. The first group of 3+1 students will come to UNL in Fall 2018. The incumbent will be responsible for teaching upper-level undergraduate courses in Food Product Development and related areas. The incumbent will teach at least two sections (~30 students each) of Food Product Development, a capstone course involving both lecture and laboratory components, in the Spring semester, technical electives within incumbent’s area of expertise in the Fall, and assist with other upper-level FDST courses as needed.

The Food Product Development Specialist will contribute to the integrated research and teaching land-grant mission of the home unit and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy.

The Food Product Development Specialist will report to the Head of the UNL Department of Food Science and Technology, and will coordinate with the 3+1 program director regarding teaching assignments and schedules. The incumbent will also be expected to assist the 3+1 program director in administration of the cooperative program. Prior to the arrival of the 3+1 students, the incumbent will spend no more than one year shadowing UNL faculty who teach the relevant courses. The shadowing will include lecture preparation, lecturing, lab instruction, exam preparation and correction, and all other duties as instructors under the direction of the UNL faculty in charge of the course.

As appropriate to the appointment, the Food Product Development Specialist will develop a high-impact, nationally and internationally recognized research and/or teaching program in a self-identified area of food science and technology; seek and establish effective disciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations including effective integration with research groups and/or educational programming (e.g., The Food Processing Center); connect with stakeholders, agency, and/or industry partners to strengthen research and/or educational programming; effectively obtain and leverage external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for research and/or teaching activities; mentor graduate students; publish in high-quality, high-impact peer-reviewed journals and participate in scientific meetings and other appropriate professional activities; and translate research-based information into learner-centered products. This includes creating scholarly, innovative, and high impact learning programs and tools; identifying issues and opportunities focused on learner needs and emerging regional and national issues with international relevance; measuring the impact of your programs and communicating results to administrators, stakeholders, users, and media; and mentoring colleagues through professional development, translational research, grants, and professional writing.

In addition to the above-described duties, the Food Product Development Specialist will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and or university level.

For More Information:

UNL Posting 56191

 

Food Chemistry/Analysis Specialist, Assistant Professor of Practice – University of Nebraska-Lincoln 

Job Summary

The Food Chemistry/Analysis Specialist will provide instruction in association with the 3+1 cooperative Food Science and Technology Program that is now established between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and Northwest Agricultural & Forestry University (NWAFU) in Yangling, China. The first group of 3+1 students will come to UNL in Fall 2018. The incumbent will be responsible for teaching upper-level undergraduate courses in the areas of Food Chemistry and Analysis, technical electives in the incumbent’s area of expertise, and directing the senior seminar. The incumbent will teach one section (~40 students) of Food Chemistry Lecture and three sections (~20 students each) of Food Chemistry Lab in the Fall Semester, will teach sections of Food Science Seminar and/or Advanced Food Analysis in the Spring (no less than four class sections of 20 students each), and assist with other upper level FDST courses as needed. Teaching responsibilities will be primarily in Lincoln, although the opportunity exists to teach in Yangling during some semesters.

The Food Chemistry/Analysis Specialist will contribute to the integrated research and teaching land-grant mission of the home unit and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy.

The Food Chemistry/Analysis Specialist will report to the Head of the UNL Department of Food Science and Technology and will coordinate with the 3+1 program director regarding teaching assignments and schedules. The incumbent will also be expected to assist the 3+1 program director in administration of the cooperative program. Prior to the arrival of the 3+1 students, the incumbent will spend no more than one year shadowing UNL faculty who teach the relevant courses. The shadowing will include lecture preparation, lecturing, lab instruction, exam preparation and correction, and all other duties as instructors under the direction of the UNL faculty in charge of the course.

As appropriate to the appointment, the Food Chemistry/Analysis Specialist will develop a high-impact, nationally and internationally recognized research and/or teaching program in a self-identified area of food science and technology; seek and establish effective disciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations, including effective integration with research groups and/or educational programming (e.g., The Food Processing Center); connect with stakeholders, agency, and/or industry partners to strengthen research and/or educational programming; effectively obtain and leverage external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for research and/or teaching activities; mentor graduate students; publish in high-quality, high-impact peer-reviewed journals and participate in scientific meetings and other appropriate professional activities; and translate research-based information into learner-centered products. This includes creating scholarly, innovative, and high impact learning programs and tools; identifying issues and opportunities focused on learner needs and emerging regional and national issues with international relevance; measuring the impact of your programs and communicating results to administrators, stakeholders, users, and media; and mentoring colleagues through professional development, translational research, grants, and professional writing.

In addition to the above-described duties, the Food Chemistry/Analysis Specialist will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and or university level.

For More Information:

UNL Posting 56188