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Plant Associate Director

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Job ID 164123 Date posted 03/15/2022 Location : Bloomington, Illinois

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Plant Associate Director will provide strategic operational oversight for all production and operating processes for a single plant. In this role, you will be accountable for standards aligned to safety, quality, operational effectiveness and financial performance.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead and ensure all production and operating facilities operate safely and in compliance with regulatory and corporate safety and environmental programs standards and goals.
  • Oversee the execution of consistent and quality product while driving reliability centered manufacturing operations.
  • Lead and own strategic implementation results of operational efficiency programs.
  • Champion a culture that builds, operates and maintains plants that are operationally sound, safe and efficient.
  • Develop plans and deliver results in a fast-changing business or regulatory environment, while leading and developing a team of experienced professionals and supervisors, coaching and making decisions related to talent management hiring, performance and disciplinary actions. You will also collaborate with managers and supervisors in your organization to ensure staff selections align with current and future needs.
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of six years of related work experience
  • Operational excellence knowledge
  • Budgeting and operations planning experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years of supervisory experience
  • Lean manufacturing experience (green or black belt preferred)


Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

US Covid-19 Vaccination Update: Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not    mandate at this time.  Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing). 

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