Cargill Plant Manager in Milton, Wisconsin

Plant Manager

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose

This position is responsible for providing operational leadership for our Feed and Nutrition facility in Milton. The role will provide Customer Solutions; achieve EHS and operational excellence; lead and coach operations team; ensure product quality; P & L Accountability; capital expenditures, manufacturing costs and operating efficiencies.

You will learn and be accountable for Cargill management practices around, engineering design, inventory management, scheduling, quality control, food safety, customer service, cost, personnel management, and safety practices. You will also have the opportunity to learn about other functions within the business; meeting with customers as well as administrative training in the areas of merchandising, pricing, accounting formulation and nutrition.

Principal Accountabilities

25% - Leadership: coaching, performance management, engagement. Continue efforts to build high performing team; engage all employees; implementation of BU strategy; people development, champion recognition; collaborate effectively with experience teams and disciplines. Role Model and ensure compliance to laws, regulations and company policies.

25% - Operational Excellence: operations management including product quality; maintenance reliability & energy management; innovation, efficiencies & best practices.

15% - EHS Leadership: ensure compliance and commitment to policies, procedures, and regulations. Provide direction, coaching.

20% - Customer Solutions & Innovation: focus on continuous improvement and process management and cost efficiencies to support positive customer experiences.

15% - Project management, capital planning, P & L: business compliance; develop & meet budgets, develop capital spending requests & project management; aggressively & proactively manage operating expenses

Other Requirements

Must be able and willing to work from heights (i.e. ladders, catwalks, etc.) and in an indoor/outdoor environment

This position is posted internally as well as externally

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.


Education, Experience, Skills

Required Qualifications

  • 3 years supervisory experience in a feed milling or similar industry OR 5 years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment

Other Requirements

Must be able and willing to work from heights (i.e. ladders, catwalks, etc.) and in an indoor/outdoor environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Operational & technical skills & Maintenance Reliability expertise

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Animal Science, Business, or Engineering.

Success Factors

  • Effectiveness in coaching, motivating and developing high performing individuals and teams. Demonstrates ability to lead a diverse workforce.

  • Excellent communication skills (listening, written, verbal, presentation). Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate and interact with all levels of the organization.

  • Relentless determination and courage to make things happen; strong execution skills; results-oriented.

  • Demonstrates expertise in process management and project management.

  • Demonstrates Change Leadership; resiliency.

Career Development

Opportunity to advance to larger more complex facilities throughout the U.S.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Operations

Primary Location US-WI-Milton

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: MIL01103