Plant Director

Aiea, HI, USA | PepsiCo

  • Industry:
    Food & Beverages
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Operations / Production
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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Applies knowledge of processes, equipment and system capability to set challenging individual and facility standards

Develops Annual Operating Plan for the plant

Coaches supervisors and managers to achieve performance standards with regards to safety, line utilization and quality

Manages direct and indirect controllable costs to meet overall cost index target

Manages overall plant profit and loss (P&L) responsibility for production, maintenance, and quality control and warehouse

Ensures compliance with all health & safety regulations

Oversees overall responsibility for food safety and adherence to quality compliance mandates

Tracks key performance indicators/costs, anticipating and correcting trends which would compromise the achievement of financial targets

Oversees the scheduling process for receiving and delivering raw materials and finished products promptly

Manages the inventory process, ensuring optimal levels of full goods are maintained to fulfil daily sales needs

Oversees and assures facility equipment reliability to minimize downtime

Builds people capability through effective employee relations, hiring, training, and communication for both management and front-line hourly personnel

Develops team to solve day-to-day operational issues and reach short- and long-term performance goals

Delivers effective change leadership by driving business changes while minimizing people impact

Communicate and collaborate cross-functionally to assist the team to solve operational issues

Motivates team members to achieve plan goals

Champions Lean Six Sigma and TPM initiatives for the plant

Administer policies and procedures

Regular and predictable attendance at the worksite

This role requires a regular presence on the plant floor

This role requires lifting up to 40 lbs. occasionally

This role requires occasional work in poor weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain, or snow

This role may operate forklift and manufacturing equipment occasionally

This role may require off-shift and weekend work

This role may require some travel (less than 5%)


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Preferably in engineering, business, operations management, or similar field

Lean Six Sigma Experience preferred, demonstrated by successful completion of a major improvement project

Minimum of ten years of prior work experience in a high speed manufacturing environment preferred Minimum of five years of prior work experience in a management position preferred

Prior experience in the consumer packaged goods industry preferred

Demonstrated ability to function successfully in a fast paced, changing work environment

Proficient in Microsoft Suite applications

Ability to give and receive constructive feedback

Ability to lead a team-based approach to decision making

Strong leadership skills with the ability to get results through mentoring skills

Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team building skills

This position is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States