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Emmi Roth Plant Manager in Stoughton, Wisconsin

Plant Manager

Location Stoughton, WI

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Who WE Are

We are a leader in the specialty cheese industry serving our consumers by crafting and importing the best cheeses in the world while caring for our employees and our communities.

Who YOU Are

You strive for excellence in your area of expertise and are proud to work at a company producing premium products. You are passionate about continuous improvement, enjoy bringing creativity to your work, and are excited to blaze new trails to grow and improve our business. You foster a positive and rewarding workplace culture by valuing flexibility, work-life balance, and team development while inspiring team members to achieve their full potential.

If this sounds like you, we want you to consider joining Emmi Roth!

Job Summary:

The Plant Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the Plant. Oversees related processes within the maintenance, cheese making, packaging, prep, and administrative areas. Plant manager must have and use experience in people development, culture change, manufacturing practices, continuous improvement and operational finance.


  • Manage the daily operations of the Plant with a focus on employee and food safety

  • Direct and schedule Supervisors and support staff – including interviewing, hiring, training, planning and schedule, performance reviews, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints, and resolving issues

  • Ensure daily production planning is in accordance with supply chain needs

  • Communicate and resolve all quality and production issues with appropriate team members

  • Support quality standards, inventory accuracy and production planning schedules with a focus on reduction/avoidance of failure costs

  • Ensure effective resource allocation and use of equipment

  • Increase production, assets capacity, and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards

  • Collect and analyze data to find places

  • Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets

  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve plant and company objectives

  • Collaborate and oversee other levels of the organization

  • Promote and participate in Emmi Operational Excellence throughout the facility

  • Monitor variations in production process and report to Quality and Director of Operations

  • Coach, motivate and engage employees in all aspects of operations to support the Emmi culture

  • Responsible for employee development, performance management and staffing with a focus on management by objectives (i.e.: KPIs, Plant Objectives, etc.)

  • Promote a culture of safety and ensure compliance with all safety policies, practices and procedures

  • Conduct weekly staff meetings to communicate changes, updates or notifications to employees

  • Review / monitor monthly operations budget and discuss budget overruns with Director of Operations

  • Adhere to ERU food safety policies and all government food safety and sanitation regulations (ex. FDA, HACCP, GMP, OSHA)

  • Stay up to date with the latest production management best practices, concepts, and tools

  • Assist Project Manager in timely completion of cap ex projects through production coordination, project meetings, etc.

  • May also assist in the preparation of annual operation budgets and capital expenditures for plant operations in order to achieve budgets

Plant Manager Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent experience

  • Proven work experience in the food or dairy industry

  • Proven managerial experience

  • Proven leadership, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Proven knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources)

  • Familiarity with industry standard equipment and technical expertise

  • Ability to create accountability and lead by example

  • Ability to motivate staff to keep operations running smoothly and meet goals

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Ability to read and interpret documents, manuals and instructions

  • Detail-oriented nature and ability to adapt to change

  • Proficient with ERP systems and Microsoft Office

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize under pressure

  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams

    The Best Cheese Moments are EMMI ROTH Moments!

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