|Job Description :
Assists in planning, coordinating, controlling, and driving plant performance to achieve production goals, maintain quality system, ensure safety of team members, and protection of the environment.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Four-year degree in Engineering/Science, related field preferred, two-year degree in bioprocessing/science related field required
Ten years or more experience in food manufacturing environment, management experience required
Knowledge of Ajinomoto internal systems
Knowledge of industry, market, and product applications
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
High degree of scientific and technical proficiency
Ability to transfer technical knowledge to practical applications
Ability to lead and manage teams maintaining a high level of morale and discipline
Ability to make independent judgments which have major impacts on the organization
Knowledge of the AFI & AHI Plant Operations
Fast paced bio-chemical/chemical/dry blending manufacturing environment working both in office & plant setting. This position may perform activities in an environment containing hazardous elements and requiring safety awareness and adherence to all safety policies and guidelines. Work must be performed in a safe manner for personal protection and for the protection of other team members. All safety procedures, procedures described in SOPs, JHAs, and support of the ISO standards in all functional areas must be followed, enforced, and strictly complied with.
Position requires the ability to sit for a minimum of 6 hours per day; stand, walk, bend over and reach above head less than an hour a day; lifting or carrying up to 50 pounds occasionally and repetitive use of hands/arms for writing and computer work. Occasional travel required.
Ensure safety of team members and protection of environment by providing oversite for department handling team member training and enforcing company policies
Lead the AFI Blending/Packaging/Logistic teams to set and meet production goals
Lead the Eddyville Complex Wastewater/Utilities teams to ensure processes are operated and maintained properly
Assists with short- and long-term planning, budget, and objective setting
Assists with controlling cost by carrying out company policy, providing management supervision, budget planning, contract review and evaluation of purchasing agreements
Serve as a backup for the AFI & AHI General Managers
Communicate applicable information from corporate team to plant team
Lead and develop a high functioning workforce by hiring, training, evaluating, disciplining, and keeping motivated
Assist with plant level public relations and employee relation activities
Help plan, implement, maintain, and review comprehensive professional development programs
Work with Sales & Marketing team to seek opportunities to launch new products fitting the Ajinomoto specialty business goals
Coordinate cross-functional teams within organization to promote and align expectations
Coordinate and lead communication between plants & departments (i.e. AFI/AHI, Production, Maintenance, Engineering, SEQ and 3rd Parties) to assess idea feasibility, assign priorities, enhance inter-department cooperation to ensure implementation of short and long-term goals
Support the Eddyville complex in Sustainability/Compliance Initiatives
Support organizational goals by aligning individual and plant goals appropriately in alignment with Ajinomoto culture
Support stable operations by seeking continuous improvement
Maintain integrity and reputation through compliance with state, federal and AJICO guidelines and regulations
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.
Employment with Ajinomoto is considered at will, meaning that either party may terminate this employment relationship at any time with or without cause or notice and this job description should not be construed as an employment contract.
Ajinomoto provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Knowledge of Ajinomoto internal systems
Knowledge of industry, market and product applications
10 year(s): Food manufacturing environment with management experience
Bachelors or better