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Blommer Chocolate Company is the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America. With four strategically located manufacturing facilities in North America, the company provides comprehensive business solutions for domestic and international customers of all sizes in the confectionery, baking and dairy industries. Among Blommer’s core competencies are cocoa bean processing, chocolate manufacturing, commodity risk management, and product and process R&D.

The company is a leader in advancing sustainable cocoa farming, playing an active role in the World Cocoa Foundation and promoting sustainable farming practices through its privately managed programs in Cote d’Ivoire, Indonesia and Ecuador. Founded in 1939, the family owned and operated company maintains an outstanding reputation for customer service and quality.

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Blommer Chocolate Company
1101 Blommer Drive
East Greenville, PA 18041

Web: http://www.blommer.com/

Plant Manager

Chicago, IL

Job Overview and Requirements

Blommer has been providing delicious, high quality chocolate to customers since 1939, and we owe it all to our people. Want to join an organization dedicated to attracting, developing, and investing in top talent? Join us on our mission to bring delight to customers every day.

Here’s what you should know about working at Blommer:

We have a passion for quality and customer satisfaction – we are only as successful as our customers

  • We support our team members in achieving their goals by providing ongoing support and development opportunities
  • Our daily job is focused around our Core Values – Honesty, Integrity, Responsibility, Care and Customer
  • We are a family oriented company and understand how important it is to have a work-life balance
  • We have a commitment to sustainability – constantly working to end deforestation and forest degradation, safeguard the environment and preserve the planet
  • We’re here to make a product that everyone loves – let’s have fun while doing it!

Sounds good to you? Here’s how you will bring chocolate to life:

Position title: Plant Manager

Functional area: Operations

Reports to: VP of Operations

JOB SUMMARY:

Oversee and manage overall operations for the plant, including safety, quality, engineering, production, process analysis and shipping/receiving.  Develop team of functional managers and supervisors through coaching and mentoring.  Manage, develop and lead staff in meeting or exceeding their functional area goals for quality, productivity, food safety, worker safety and financial performance.  This position has overall responsibility for managing budget and controlling manufacturing costs at assigned location.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS:

  • Provide leadership for employees through effective communication, coaching, training and development.  Define future state, set operational goals, communicate goals with management and supervisory staff, gain support and commitment.  Ensure functional area goals are aligned to operational goals.  Act as model of Blommer’s core values in the treatment of employees and customers.  Measure staff against core values and ensure commitment and accountability.
  • Ensure understanding and appropriate policy deployment in areas of safety, continuous improvement, quality, cost reduction, customer satisfaction, employee relations, and performance measures.  Provide ongoing assessment and feedback to staff regarding performance against goals/expectations.  Ensure all employees are properly trained in work activities and provide opportunities for stretch goals and continued development of team.
  • Conduct and facilitate regularly scheduled meetings to ensure effective interdepartmental coordination and communication between departments/shifts to ensure people understand status of production, downtime, scheduled repairs, etc.  Work with managers and supervisors to solve problems in a timely, proactive fashion.  Use internal resources of engineering, maintenance, quality, safety, human resources.  Support problem solving and decisions with data, investigation and discussion.
  • Provide input and leadership in company-wide improvement initiatives and share best and worst practices with colleagues to enhance quality, ensure timeliness and minimize cost.  Assist management team in the installation of new initiatives and processes to enhance functional areas.
  • Establish and monitor plant performance metrics against defined expectations.  Review metrics to evaluate operational effectiveness.  Meet with functional area leads to address areas/opportunities for continuous improvement.  Develop and actively manage action plan for those areas and personnel not meeting expectations.  Coordinate plant activities with production manager to ensure manufacturing objectives are met in a timely and cost-effective manner and worker safety and food safety are maintained.
  • Review departmental budgets and capital improvement plans and activities.  Evaluate and recommend future production equipment installations with engineering and maintenance input.  Ensure proper project management tools are utilized and timelines/budgets are met.
  • Ensure consistent compliance with customer standards, safety/OSHA and quality standards/HACCP and GMP standards.

Can you meet these qualifications? If so, we want to hear from you!

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in operations, engineering, food technology or related field
    • Requires Infrequent Travel (10-20%)

EXPERIENCE/SKILL:

  • Ten years manufacturing management experience as operations, production or plant manager
  • Inventory management knowledge
  • Knowledge and application of lean tools, statistical tools, root cause analysis, failure mode & effect analysis, statistics
    • Working knowledge of financial spreadsheets and budgets

You made it this far – what are you waiting for? Apply now!

 

 

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Compensation and Benefits

Blommer understands that our employees are our biggest assets. With this in mind we offer a generous benefits package that includes: Paid vacation and sick time, Health and Dental benefits on DAY OF HIRE, and Company Paid Life Insurance, AD&D, 401(k) plan, a generous Profit Sharing plan, 10 pounds of free chocolate for your birthday, free parking and more!