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Plant manager

Location:
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
Posted:
January 15, 2018

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JAMES M. PERPICH

**** ********* *****

Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54904

417-***-****

Email: ac31i8@r.postjobfree.com

GENERAL MANAGER with extensive leadership, experience and accomplishments in the wholesale food manufacturing and distribution industries. Successfully provided leadership and inspiration to wholesale manufacturing facilities with annual revenues exceeding $100 million. Created, trained and empowered award winning productive and effective teams in lean, efficient and productive operations. Successful track record is the result of proven leadership and technical skills combined with innovative and effective cost reduction techniques. My leadership creates a self-directed work force and team-based environments and profitable operations while providing a keen ability to develop people to great performance.

RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Awarded Exceeding Customer Expectations award.

Awarded manufacturing plant and franchisee of the year.

Awarded Panera Motherbread award.

Created, distributed and successfully marketed new products.

Consistently provided profitable operations performing under established budgets.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Panera Bread, Traditional Bakery, Springfield, MO

Wholesale food manufacturer with annual revenues of $95 million.

General Manager and Director of Baking Operations 2002 to Present

Manage multiple production line facility and baking operations for 32 bakery cafes in multiple states.

Produced additional $4 million revenue through cost reductions and improved production efficiency.

Successfully implemented HAACP, HARPC. FSMA, GMP, AIB and FDA food safety programs.

Configured plant redesign, coordinated renovation and new equipment installation resulting in completion of turnaround challenge.

Reduced waste from 6% to 1/2% saving $50,000 monthly in ingredient loss.

Solved product quality issues by creating and implementing shop floor process controls.

Reduced operational downtime from 10% to %.

Created new production and distribution facility.

Created, developed and mentored a self-supervised and self-directed team of effective leaders.

Created and implemented employee empowerment and team concept.

Accountable for profit and loss for all plant and baking operations.

Created profitable operational budgets.

Improved regulatory inspection audits to expected levels.

KROGER ANDERSON BAKERY, Anderson, SC.

Wholesale food manufacturer with annual revenues of $75 million.

Director of Operations 2000 to 2002

Managed multiple production line facility producing fresh bakery products for 280 Kroger stores.

Produced additional $500,000 revenue through cost reductions and improved production efficiency.

Reduced waste from 12% to 2% saving $250,000 annual ingredient loss.

Improved product quality by creating and implementing shop floor process controls creating additional monthly sales by $75,000.

Reduced operational downtime from 12% to 2%.

Reduced labor costs $700,000.

Created a self-supervised team of effective leaders.

Created and implemented employee empowerment and team concept.

Eliminated dependence on other Kroger facilities to supplement production, saving $100,000 annual freight costs.

Conducted technical training seminars for all managers and supervisors

Reduced ingredient costs $300,000 via product re-formulation.

Accountable for profit and loss for all plant functions.

JEWEL/OSCO BAKERY, Chicago, Il. 1997 to 2000

Wholesale food manufacturer with annual revenues of $70 million.

Plant Manager

Manage multiple production line facility producing fresh and frozen bakery products for 220 Jewel/Osco stores.

Reduced annual labor costs $1.5 million.

Balanced production formulas thus reducing waste from 8% to 2%.

Created and implemented employee empowerment and team concept.

Corrected quality issues resulting in 20% sales increase.

Accountable for profit and loss for all plant functions.

Improved regulatory inspection audits to expected levels.

VIE de FRANCE YAMAZAKI, Fort Washington, PA 1993 to 1997

Wholesale frozen food manufacturer with annual revenues of $25 million.

Director of Operations

Managed multiple production line facility producing frozen bakery products.

Configured plant redesign, coordinated renovation and new equipment installation resulting in completion of turnaround challenge.

Developed new products at customers’ sites and trained customers’ personnel.

Elevated A.I.B. audits to expected levels.

Eliminated dependence on other VDFY facilities to supplement production, saving $75,000 annual freight costs.

Increased productivity of labor dollars 65%. Adding $400,000 annual revenue.

Created and implemented an innovative procedure for purchasing and warehousing of raw materials saving $100,000 annually.

Recipient, Vie de France Yamazaki President’s award for top ten performance.

LEPAGE BAKERIES, Auburn, ME 1988 to 1993

Wholesale bakery manufacturer with annual revenues of $90 million.

Multi-Plant Manager

Managed two multiple line manufacturing facilities servicing eastern United States.

BEST FOODS BAKING GROUP, Oconomowoc, WI 1984 to 1988

Wholesale bakery manufacturer with annual revenues of $45 million.

Production Superintendent

RICH PRODUCTS CORPORATION, Appleton, WI 1974 to 1984

Wholesale frozen bakery manufacturer with annual revenues of $90 million.

Production Supervisor

EDUCATION

Graduate of Management Institute, University of Wisconsin

Certified Baking Program, Baking Science and Technology, American Institute of Baking

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Society of Baking



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