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Plant Manager Customer Service

Location:
Spencer, IA
Salary:
105,000
Posted:
March 26, 2020

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Nathan K. Nickolisen

Email: adcgio@r.postjobfree.com Permanent Address: 1407 14th Ave W, Spencer, IA 51301 Mobile Phone: 712-***-****

Operation Management and Supply Chain Professional

Results focused leader and effective change agent with over seven years of experience. Experience includes strategic planning, lean production systems, quality system integration, manufacturing processes, culture change, continuous improvement, global logistics, and customer service. Market exposure includes renewable fuels, food processing, live production, high volume consumer products, agriculture, appliance and medical devices. Areas of Expertise:

Lean and Operational Excellence tools

International and domestic supply chain

Hands on manufacturing

Team building and employee retention

Strategic planning

Maximization of company assets and risk mitigation

Work Experience

April 2019 –Present Rembrandt Foods Rembrandt, IA

Director of Operations

Oversee 400 employees throughout ten departments across three locations and twelve satellite locations through 20 direct reports

Successfully reduced turnover by over 15% through tailoring employee onboarding and retention programs, holding monthly 1:1 meetings, and creating above and beyond employee recognition bonuses and meals. Implemented future leader internship program.

Implemented PM program, created standard work with daily board walk processes and a daily review of key performance metrics which resulted in a 15% downtime reduction company wide

Reduced labor in key packaging work centers by 50% through schedule optimization and standard work best practices

Directly responsible for planning, organizing, and regulating the production, further processing and maintenance operations to guarantee efficient return on capital investments. Lead strategic planning efforts for each operation for yearly volume projections and tactical execution planning.

Implemented monthly cross functional quality audits to drive first pass quality failures down by 40%

Revised grain procurement process and ingredient optimization to drive two million in savings company wide

Implement strategies and actions in order to accomplish plant production goals in alignment with business objectives

Ensure compliance with customer, Rembrandt Foods, industry, state, and federal programs and regulations

Jan. 2017 – April 2019 Rose Acre Farms Pantego, NC

Plant Manager

Oversee 225 employees throughout nine departments across a 300 acre complex

Successfully reduced turnover by over 35% through tailoring employee onboarding and retention programs, holding monthly 1:1 meetings, and creating above and beyond employee recognition bonuses and meals

Implemented various PMs and a daily review of key performance metrics which resulted in a 25% downtime reduction

Directly responsible for planning, organizing, and regulating the production and maintenance operations to guarantee efficient return on capital investments

Implement strategies and actions in order to accomplish plant production goals in alignment with business objectives

Ensure compliance with customer, RAF, industry, state, and federal programs and regulations

Jan. 2015 – Jan. 2017 3M Company Hutchinson, MN

Supply Chain Analyst

Managed the future supply plan, purchase raw materials, schedule production, and manage finished good inventory for multiple manufacturing areas

Developed and maintain operating rhythms to ensure smooth supply chain operations, aligning supply with demand

Coordinated with other 3M locations, external suppliers, and various business teams to meet service, cost, and inventory goals

Actively managed working and non-working inventories for assigned work centers to maintain compliance and achieve inventory investment targets

Worked with various business teams to review and identify portfolio improvement opportunities through planning analysis

Supported new product introductions through effectively procuring and scheduling

Identified and implemented supply chain process improvement projects and support business transformation readiness projects/activities

Jan. 2012 – Jan. 2015 Sparboe Farms Britt, IA/Litchfield, MN

Plant Manager (June 2012 – Dec. 2014)

Oversaw all plant and warehouse operations of SQF level 3 certified site by providing leadership and direction to over 50 direct reports

Optimized daily throughput and the reduction of labor hours by utilizing lean manufacturing principles

Managed and oversaw capital and processing budget, specifically reducing the maintenance and repair budget by 50% through the implementation of a robust PM maintenance program and establishing critical spare parts inventory

Coordinated move and oversaw start-up of state-of-the-art, $12 million, processing facility

Experienced with Diamond 300, 400, 500 graders as well as SANOVO STAALKAT OptiGrader 600, and smart motion robotics

Communicated with customers to address immediate and ongoing needs, priorities, questions, and complaints in a timely fashion

Increased employee retention by implementing training and onboarding programs

Rebuilt a positive company image within the community through volunteer work and developing company sponsored donations to local food banks and events

Assistant Manager/Management Trainee (Jan. 2012 - June 2012)

Wrote and implemented Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 3 and HACCP Program for Vincent facility

Served as project manager for the Food Defense Program and Inventory efficiency reconstruction company-wide

Led internal quality audits for SQF Level 3 Certification

Dec. 2010 – Jan. 2012 Valero Renewables Albert City, IA

Process Operator

Monitored and controlled plant operations, which included reviewing production and quality, anticipating and solving problems in a timely manner, and identifying opportunities for improvement

Participated in Quality Assurance and Quality Control by communicating directly with the QA/QC laboratory, sampling and testing process streams as required, and interpreting QA/QC results (taking action when required)

Education

2010 Bachelor of Science, Recreation: Emphasis in Corporate Recreation and Wellness – Member of Dean’s List

Northwest Missouri State University; Maryville, MO

2007 Associates in Agriculture Food Technology

Western Iowa Tech; Sioux City, IA

Activities, certifications

Post-Secondary Agriculture President, 2005-2007

HACCP & Bloodborne Pathogens Certified

Member of Corporate Safety and Inventory Committees

Volunteer coach for the Special Olympics Swim Team



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