Plant Manager; Sugar Refinery; TX – Remote

Plant Manager; Sugar Refinery; TX

Management Recruiters International, Inc.



Plant Manager; Sugar Refinery; Dallas, TX


Company Summary

This company is a leader and innovator in sugar trading, distribution and refining and is committed to bringing innovation to the sugar industry and to producing the highest quality liquid sugar and invert syrup products available. Their breakthrough processes and products are meeting the evolving needs and requirements of today’s industrial sugar consumers


Job Summary and Key Objectives:

Direct and manage all plant operations (40pp) with overall responsibilities for safety, organizational development, quality, maintenance, service, sustainability and all other production-related activities. Report directly to the COO.


Essential Functions:

Train and direct staff in order to manage plant operations in the safest and most efficient manner.  

  • Achieve all company business and plant objectives in safety, staffing, quality, service, sustainability and cost.
  • Maintain safe, clean and secure work environment.
  • Lead the plant’s performance management process, consisting of local goal setting and local performance evaluation
  • Insure the on-time supply of incoming materials, as well as on-time delivery to customer needs.
  • Coordinate with production planning and logistics staff to insure logistics are optimized
  • Develop and implement effective processes to control capital and all controllable operating expenses.
  • Maintain existing plant facilities and equipment; support maintenance program, including preventive maintenance, spare parts inventory and procurement practices.
  • Provide leadership and training to accomplish the company’s, and plant’s, goals and objectives.
  • Provide direction and leadership to plant staff (Assistant Plant Manager, Customer Service Manager, Human Resources/Safety Manager, Maintenance Manager, Process Engineer and Quality Services Manager (shared reporting relationship with VP of QA).
  • Evaluate, develop and train staff for maximum efficiency and employee satisfaction, and establish succession plan.


Preferred Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in business or engineering, or minimum five years plant/general management experience in manufacturing environment.
  • An understanding of modern manufacturing concepts, to include elements of World Class Manufacturing – specifically: Leader Standard Work, 5S, Performance Measurement & Control (such as Visual Management), Structured Communications, Problem Solving Methodologies and Team Development. 
  • Demonstrated leadership in Lean Manufacturing
  • Cross-functional experience, preferably in operations, technical, quality and customer facing roles.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in Safety, Quality Assurance and Team Building/Coaching.
  • Interpersonal skills with all external and internal customers – displays passion and optimism, conflict resolution, professionalism, confidentiality, timely and appropriate response to questions or complaints, seeks feedback and consensus when possible, meets commitments, creates teambuilding, identifies and supports efforts to succeed
  • Assertiveness and desire to operate in an environment of guided autonomy.


Salary: Competitive with Strong Bonus potential; profit sharing; benefits; relocation assistance, EOE, NO Sponsorship


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