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Assistant Plant Manager

  • Anderson Custom Processing, Inc.
  • 06/05/20
  • Little Falls, MN
  • 56345
  • Commensurate with Experience / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Anderson Custom Processing is searching for an Assistant Plant Manager with a food science or food safety background to drive continuous improvement and optimization of all processes. The Assistant Plant Manager will assist in overseeing all daily operations of the plant from production and manufacturing to ensuring policies and procedures are followed. They will help develop processes that will maximize stewardship, safety, quality and productivity in our Little Falls, MN Facility.


1. Plan, organize, direct and run optimum day-to-day operations to exceed our customers expectations
2. Maintain production levels, assets capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards
3. Be responsible for production output, product quality and on-time shipping
4. Allocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets to produce optimal results
5. Implement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus
6. Monitor operations and trigger corrective actions
7. Share a trusting relationship with work group and recruit, manage and develop plant staff
8. Collect and analyze data to find places of waste or overtime
9. Commit to plant safety procedures
10. Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets
11. Address employees issues or grievances and administer collective bargaining agreements
12. Influence and learn from below
13. Stay up to date with latest production management best practices and concepts


Proven work experience as a lead person
Proven managerial experience
Adequate knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation and human resources)
Familiarity with industry standard equipment and technical expertise
Be knowledgeable of safety, quality, productivity, demand creation, inventory and stewardship processes
Computer literacy
Ability to create accountability and to lead by example
Strong team building, decision-making and people management skills
BS degree in Business Management, Food Science, or related field preferred

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