Plant Manager

Posted Date 4 months ago(4/21/2022 2:26 PM)
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US-OH-Millersburg | US-OH-Millersburg
Plant Management

About Us

T. Marzetti Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ: LANC), is a manufacturer and marketer of specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets. Our retail brands include Marzetti®, New York Bakery™, Sister Schubert’s®, Reames®, Flatout®, Angelic Bakehouse®, and Bantam Bagels®, in addition to exclusive license agreements for Olive Garden® dressings, Chick-fil-A® sauces and Buffalo Wild Wings® sauces. Our foodservice business supplies many of the top restaurant chains in the United States.


At T. Marzetti, our mission is to be The Better Food Company: Better people, that make better products, in a better corporate culture, that work in unison to make the world a better place. Led by our purpose, To Nourish Growth with All that We Do, our more than 3,000 team members are dedicated to innovative and quality products as well as superior service and value for our customers.


Directs and manages all plant operations with overall responsibilities for production, processing, maintenance, human resources, sanitation, accounting, materials management and other requirements necessary to the successful operations of the plant. Assures quality and safety while achieving established objectives and profitability.


  • Coordinates plant activities through planning and communication with departmental managers to ensure the total manufacturing objectives are accomplished.
  • Develops and controls plans, budgets and profits.
  • Implements cost-effective control systems over capital assets, operating expenditures, and labor costs.
  • Establishes and monitors overall plant performance for production, quality and safety standards.
  • Controls and minimizes overtime labor costs, maintenance/repair costs, downtime and product re-work.
  • Maintains existing plant facilities and equipment; recommends replacement or adjustments to plant facilities and equipment when necessary.
  • Ensures compliance to all federal, state and local laws and company policies.
  • Provides direction, development, evaluation, coaching and leadership to subordinates.
  • Maintains good employee, corporate and community relations.
  • Works in partnership with supervisor and direct reports.
  • Ensures proper scheduling, purchasing, accounting, record keeping and inventory control activities and procedures.
  • Maintains plant standards for cleanliness, productivity, and maintenance.
  • Ensures compliance to quality, food safety, 5S, OSHA and HACCP support programs; assures conformity to all company, customer and government standards


  • Proven ability to drive results through key operational metrics
  • Ability to appropriately Set the Course, Mobilize Talent and Run the Business
  • Operational Excellence Mindset
  • Working knowledge of budgets and financial statements.
  • Experience in warehouse and maintenance/mechanical fields a must.
  • Background in manufacturing methods, quality control and process improvement programs, preferably in a food-related industry.
  • BA/BS degree in a related field.


  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Decision Quality
  • Priority Setting
  • Planning
  • Managing and Measuring Work
  • Conflict Management
  • Sizing Up People
  • Perseverance
  • Approachability
  • Customer Focus
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Patience


Working Conditions/Environment

Works in an office and manufacturing environment where the employee is regularly required to speak, read, hear, sit, stand, walk, and occasionally bend while moving about the facility. The employee is occasionally exposed to cold, fumes, odors, dust, oil, slippery floors and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the office is quiet and moderate in the plant. Hairnets are required in the plant in accordance with GMP and safety standards.

Cultivate Your Career

At T. Marzetti, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect for everyone. We strongly encourage veterans, women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, we will consider all qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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