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Plant Manager

Company: Lecoq Cuisine Corp
Location: Stratford
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Job Description:

Experience the taste of Paris in a true French croissant!
Founded by Eric Lecoq in 1991, we are the preeminent manufacturer of fine French pastries in the US.
Intense focus on innovation, investment in state-of-the-art equipment, and an uncompromising commitment to the highest quality in ingredients, together with artisanal know-how and respect for tradition, are the secrets to the creation of our exquisite pastries.
Our amazing people's inspiration and dedication are what brings it all together. Their enthusiasm for the product and commitment to delivering the very best French pastries translates into an unforgettable experience for your taste buds.
The same principles of quality, high standards, and precision are found throughout the organization in everything we do. If you have a passion for excellence, an innovative mind, and pride for things well done, we'd love to meet you.
Come join the Lecoq team!
This position is the principle executive for operations at the plant. This individual is responsible for the management of plant operations to ensure that all key plant objectives are met; this includes, but it is not limited to, safety, quality, cost, customer service and employee engagement. This position will be directly responsible for oversight of day-to-day activities within all departments. This person must possess the ability to be a strategic business partner with internal and external customers, suppliers, and peers throughout the organization. Excellent interpersonal skills are required, as well as the ability to drive continuous improvement activities utilizing individuals from various levels and functions within the organization, as well as innovative tools and approaches. Key competencies include the ability to inspire trust, create direction, drive organizational alignment, build and develop teams, execute with excellence and produce extraordinary results.Key Responsibilities:


  • Manage daily operations through subordinates.
  • Set the tone and expectation of safety performance for the facility.
  • Monitor key performance indicators to assess labor & variance to budget, yield dollars to budget, total delivered cost and controllable expenses.
  • Develop and implement long term strategic plans that support the company's strategic roadmap, and ensure the vitality of the plant operation.
  • Ensure that key objectives are met; such as cost, quality, on-time delivery, customer service, and environmental compliance.
  • Ensure that the operation is meeting key workplace objectives such as safety, employee engagement, diversity, and employee development.
  • Ensure that the facility and equipment are properly maintained and the appropriate maintenance programs are in place.
  • Create alignment and accountability; establish clear goals that align the plant's efforts with the organization's vision; ensure synergies between people, processes, and strategies to drive flawless execution of business objectives.
  • Enhance organizational talent; build a competitively superior organization by attracting, developing, and retaining talent to ensure that people with the right skills and motivations are in the right place at the right time to meet business needs.
  • Works with various corporate business partners to drive plant and company initiatives, facilitate exemplary employee performance and support company-wide measurables.

    Job Complexity:

    • Ensure that production requirements are met in a safe, cost effective, and quality conscious manner, and in accordance with state, federal, and industry-specific laws and regulations.
    • Inspire and encourage plant associates to execute against continuous improvement strategies and provide strategic direction for plant improvement priorities.
    • Develop and maintain the plant's capital expense plans. Execute against capital plans by writing or delegating writing of capital projects and requisitions.
    • Ensure that HR policies and practices are adhered to in an equitable manner.
    • Identify, investigate, and resolve technical issues related to the manufacturing process resulting either from equipment failures, non-conformance to formulas or procedures, or faulty processes. Be capable to lead root cause / failure analyses within a short time frame, with limited information while avoiding excessive cost exposure. Oversee this process, with final accountability over the decision or solution to the problems.
    • Coordinate with marketing, sales and R&D and plant resources on the installation of new product lines to facilitate a smooth ramp-up with no injuries, on-time, within budget, at desired volumes and quality standards.
    • Reduce "Total Delivered Cost", which requires the coordination and vigilance to coordinate efforts to increase efficiencies across all departments and functions, while at the same time focusing on specific barriers and inefficiencies within various disciplines.
    • The Plant Manager must be able to communicate and relate to the general workforce very effectively and must be savvy to the nuances of effective employee relations, effectively strategizing a plan that keeps morale high and employees engaged during times of change.
    • Must possess the vision and business acumen to understand and incorporate the company's strategic road map into plant initiatives.


      • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Business Administration or Industrial Engineering.Education Preferred: Masters/MBA. Lean/Six Sigma certification and demonstrated experience required, Black Belt strongly preferred.
      • 15+ years of experience in supply chain management, manufacturing, engineering, and quality experience in a continuous manufacturing operation with full P&L responsibility.
      • Minimum of 5 years' experience as a Plant Manager.
      • Strong Lean Manufacturing, TPM, Equipment Reliability and Six Sigma experience in a continuous process manufacturing operation with full P&L responsibility.
      • Superior business acumen.
      • Demonstrated leadership skills and a commitment to teamwork and a team-based environment
      • Excellent communication and project management skills.
      • Empowering leader with the ability to interface with and engage all levels of the organization from line worker to corporate officer. Demonstrated attitude of respect and professionalism while working with others.
      • Excellent interpersonal skills, proficient in communication skills both written and verbal.
      • Experience in startup operations a plus.
      • Understanding of sales, marketing, supply chain and R&D; their interface and key drivers; as well as Quality Assurance, and Safety Management; Logistics and Warehouse Management.
      • Ability to analyze and process high volumes of information and manage multiple priorities in a timely manner with precise attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
      • Proficient in various computer programs such as MS Office, Outlook, etc. to facilitate a high level of personal productivity.
      • Experience with ERPs.

        Lecoq Cuisine provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
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