Industry: Agriculture

Mulberry Talent Partners has joined with our client, a company located in Great Falls, Montana to identify a General Manager to join their team. This is a full-time, direct-hire, 100% onsite position. Candidates with experience in the food processing industry are highly encouraged to apply. This role will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of a food manufacturing facility. The position is responsible to oversee the successful production of food products, while ensuring safe working environment, preventing injuries and accidents remain compliant with Food Safety & Quality Programs (BRC, FSMA), OSHA and other safety and environment regulations.

Your Role:

  • Develop employee skills and culture through hands on leadership
  • Support PM in ownership and development of Plant KPIs, including but not limited to:
    • Team member safety
    • Quality & Food Safety
    • Schedule adherence
    • Financial metrics
  • Provide supervision, training, development, and performance management of direct reports
  • Face of Wilcox Farms Inc. and Montana Egg LLC partners in the local community working closely with farmers and Board of Directors
  • Responsible for setting the culture for the facility and upholding Wilcox Farms Values
  • Give work directions, resolve problems, prepare schedules, and set deadlines to ensure timely completion of work
  • Monitor and analyze costs and help prepare annual budgets
  • Work hands on and closely with Plant functional leads including Safety, Quality, HR, Finance,
  • Maintenance
  • Combination of 50% Plant Management, 25% Food Safety Program and 25% Relationship Building with local farmers.

You Bring:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; work experience will be considered in lieu of educational requirements
  • 5+ years of experience in food processing management
  • Experience with change management
  • Proven track record of high performance in a food processing plant
  • Basic understanding of GMPS, HACCP, GFSI Food Quality Programs (BRC, SQF) OSHA and EPA regulations and requirements
  • Team player with effective communication skills
  • Strong math & reading/comprehension skills
  • Continuous Improvement & Supply Chain experience a plus
  • Computer skill such as Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Track recommendations and action items, work with senior leadership to implement proposed changes in a timely manner
  • Able to provide in-field support on a daily basis
  • Ability to work flexible hours

Working Conditions:

Work 45+ hours per week in production areas. Exposed to all hazards present, including slippery floors, machinery, noise, extreme temperature variations, etc.

Compensation: $130-$140K