Plant Manager

Spring Green, WI

Posted: 05/15/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 150.24DW Pay Rate: 150,000 - 160,000 Remote Friendly: Experience:

Job Description

Plant Manager

(Union Facility)

Working closely with the Sr. Director of Operations, the plant manager will work to effectively manage, train, mentor, and instill best practices as a servant leader, while challenging the status quo of traditional plant management.

You will strive to innovate and foster new progressive strategies that bring the plant to the next level.  You will lead by example and find opportunities to disrupt average standards in place, in favor of change agents for continuous improvement.  This is a position where you can, and will voice your opinion, create action plans, and implement new systems that positively affect the facility.


  • The Plant Manager oversees the full site operation at the plant. Cheese & Dairy Ingredients are manufactured here
  • This position is responsible for creating a culture of safety and for achieving year over year operational improvement with regards to safety, quality, service, value, and teamwork. Your best practices will be leaned upon to foster these goals
  • This individual will work as a member of the Manufacturing Leadership Team and contribute to the Co-Op’s success by continually improving manufacturing processes. The plant manager will continue to create a culture of engagement that empowers employees to achieve performance metrics
  • Establish operational strategic plans that align with and deliver the business strategy
  • Ensure and maintain a culture that aligns with the standards of the company’s mission, values and purpose and work cross-functionally with other departments
  • Develop talent to prepare your team for future assignments in order to create a strong pipeline of future leaders

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at

JO:  150.24DW

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree desirable in Business, Food Science, Chemistry, Biology or similar. Associates with deep industry experience will be considered
  • Plant management of 5 years leading teams, open to Assistant plant management from larger facilities that can demonstrate track record of success
  • Understanding of managing union and non-union employees
  • HACCP, PCQI, sanitation, food safety, and employee safety protocols at the plant level highly preferred
  • Prior dairy experience ideal but will see candidates from other food segments
  • LEAN manufacturing practices
  • Budgeting and operations experience
  • Strong leadership and ability to be change agent as a strong voice in leadership
  • Excellent communication both verbally, in person, and in writing

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at

JO:  150.24DW

Meet Your Recruiter

Damon Wickmann
Technical Recruiter

I have always been an advocate of life and career strategy management.

I am also a 'Foodie' at heart and love recruiting for food and beverage companies.   

My background in education has provided me tools to support my passion for helping talented people with career advancement.   

I have transitioned from college advising to career recruiting where I combine that with my other passion - Food!

I recruit excellent people for the food industry and the science behind what we eat and drink.  This includes research and development in the lab through commercialization and the quality people behind the scenes that make it all happen.  I look forward to speaking with you soon.

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