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Safeway | Commerce, California
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Plant Manager - Bread Manufacturing Plant


Albertsons Safeway is working to become the favorite food and drug retailer in every market it serves. The organization includes 2,294 stores, 23 distribution facilities and 20 manufacturing plants with over 275,000 employees across 34 states and the District of Columbia. The company is privately owned with supermarkets across the country that includes: Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs, ACME, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shaw's, Star Market, Super Saver, United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos.

The LA Bread Manufacturing Plant in Los Angeles, CA has an opening for a Plant Manager.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Responsible for the coordination of various manufacturing functions within a single facility. Take ownership of plant and accept responsibility for all aspects of the operation.
* Financial and budget management. Accountable for Controllable Cost. Identify, and implement efficiency and cost measures that will improve ROI. Set and monitor plant performance targets both short and long term.
* Responsible for driving energy conservation methods, through CSR.
* Proven ability to hold all employees accountable with an emphasis on world-class culture.
* Drive continuous improvement in the areas of profit, ROI, process automation and improvements. Utilize new technology and processes available to maximize efficiency.
* Manage employee relations by dealing with grievances, corporate, LR, plant employees, and other business agents.
* Aggressively cultivate and promote a positive, safe and innovative work environment.
* Maintain a high level of customer service to both internal and external customers.
* Continued development of World-class concepts, including Lean Manufacturing.
* Ensure Company policies, procedures and practices are strictly adhered to, including appropriate audit, controls and segregation of duties are in place to support Sarbanes Oxley compliance.
* Ensure production of a quality product in compliance with Company, Federal and State guidelines
* Identify new market opportunities both inside and outside the Company, while expanding current business.
* Thorough understanding of GMP's and regulations pertaining to Food Safety and Quality
* Hiring, development and accountability of plant staff.
* Ensure timely completion of plant goals/action plans, both short and long term.
* Benchmark facility cost and pricing to ensure competitive levels are maintained.
* Provide superior customer service to all.
* Partnership in the negotiation of labor contracts.
* Participate in appropriate industry associations.
* Interface with Regulatory Agencies.
* Capital Project development and execution.


* Four-year college degree in Food Science, Engineering, and/or Business Management preferred or equivalent work experience.
* Seven plus years supervision experience in a manufacturing environment.
* Ability to empower the workforce and build strong teams through hiring, developing, evaluating, training, coaching and succession planning.
* Strong communication skills and ability to build direct relationships with hourly associates while managing multiple union contracts.
* Proven ability to manage and lead a diverse workforce strongly preferred.
* Excellent organizational skills with a high degree of initiative and flexibility.
* Experience in TQM, process improvements and process mapping and reviews preferred.
* Experience in holding employees accountable for working safely and providing a safe work environment.
* Proven ability to define performance measures directly related to business and hold people accountable.
* Proven ability to do financial analysis and review and analyze existing cost data.
* Proven experience in developing and managing annual operating plans through forecasting tools.
* Excellent customer service focus results oriented.
* Computer skills, including Excel, MS Word, and Adage.
* Must possess the following traits: motivated, proactive, risk taker, change agent and strong sense of managerial courage.
* Must be comfortable at giving and receiving open feedback.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this job classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.

Diversity is fundamental at Albertsons Companies. We foster an inclusive working environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee is both recognized and valued. We believe that building successful relationships with our customers and our communities is only possible through the diversity of our people. And a diverse workforce leads to better teamwork and creative thinking, as well as mutual understanding and respect.

The Albertsons Companies policy is to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion and other conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, medical condition, marital status or any other legally protected status.

We support a drug-free workplace. All applicants offered a position are required to pass a pre-employment drug test before final employment.


About Safeway

Safeway Inc. (Safeway) is a food and drug retailer in North America. During the fiscal year ended January 3, 2009 (fiscal 2008), the Company operated its business from 1,739 stores. The Company's United States retail operations are located in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, the Chicago metropolitan area and the Mid-Atlantic region. The Company's Canada-based retail operations are located in British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba/Saskatchewan. In support of its retail operations, the Company has a network of distribution, manufacturing and food-processing facilities. Safeway owns and operates GroceryWorks.com Operating Company, LLC (GroceryWorks), an online grocery channel doing business under the names Safeway.com, Vons.com and Genuardis.com (collectively Safeway.com). In fiscal 2008, Safeway also has a 49% ownership interest in Casa Ley, S.A. de C.V. (Casa Ley), which operates 146 food and general merchandise stores in Western Mexico. (Source: 10-K)

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