Flexible Packaging Plant Manager in Minneapolis at GPAC

Date Posted: 4/16/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The plant manager directs and manages all plant operations with overall responsibilities for production, maintenance, quality, food safety, and other production-related activities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Direct and manage plant operations for safety, quality, production, maintenance, and shipping and receiving.
  • Coordinate plant activities through planning with departmental managers to ensure the total manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Management of annual operating plans and deployment of resources to achieve production commitments.
  • Implement cost-effective systems of control over capital, operating expenditures, manpower, wages, and salaries.
  • Direct site capital program and expenditures to support strategic operations goals.
  • Monitor departmental performance against goals to ensure that progress is being made and that corrective action is taken if necessary.
  • Control plant fixed and variable costs.
  • Maintain existing plant facilities and equipment; replace, or make adjustments to plant facilities and equipment when necessary.
  • Provide leadership and training to accomplish the company goals and objectives.
  • Incorporates shop-floor organization and plant cleanliness among plant personnel.
  • Provides direction, development, and leadership to staff.
  • Ensure the plant food defense plans and supporting programs are maintained and effective.
  • Comply with all local, state, federal, and regulatory agency regulations
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Production Manager
  • Quality Manager
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Process Engineer

Qualifications and Education Requirements


  • Strong communication skills with the ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, SPC software)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of process improvement techniques and statistical methods.
  • Knowledge of HACCP, GMP, and SQF requirements
  • Demonstrate knowledge of analytical problem-solving methodologies
  • Knowledge of safety practices in a manufacturing environment
  • Must have the financial aptitude and analytical skills.


  • BS or BA degree in business or a technical discipline, or relevant experience, and a minimum of 5 years of manufacturing operations management experience.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States for the past 31 years. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.