| Full time

VP of Plant Manufacturing (Agriculture / Milling / French / Portuguese / Spanish / Manufacturing) - Merriam, KS

Kansas City,

United States

Job Description

GateSource HR Agribusiness Division is partnering with an industry leader with operations and subsidiaries in multiple countries. 
To support its growth, we are looking for a VP of Plant Manufacturing to direct all activities for the management and communication in manufacturing.  

Operations Management:

Contribute to major capital projects and identify inefficiencies in asset design and allocation.
Assist senior management in assessing process capability and setting performance targets.
Develop best practices and standard operating procedures, overseeing operations audits and improvements.

Supply Chain & Quality Management:

Ensure quality programs for raw materials and products, optimize cost and quality, and support affiliates with technical quality control.
Manage flour ingredient procurement and evaluate commodity origins and suppliers.
Support product development and industrial baking technology.

Information Technology:

Develop strategies for data analytics tools deployment, implement data management systems, and ensure plant automation and systems integration.

Risk Management:

Enhance safety standards, collaborate with risk departments, and provide cost-effective risk reduction resources.
Maintain awareness of international standards related to safety and food requirements.


Aid in financial modeling for acquisitions and CapEx planning, review manufacturing-related financial documents, and educate financial analysts.


Supervise technical personnel, participate in hiring operations managers, and evaluate personnel performance.


Generate quarterly reports on project status and business developments.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field with 10+ years of experience, including 5+ years in cereal or grain-related business.
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Knowledge of ERP systems and database design.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical abilities and attention to detail.
  • Autocad experience.
  • Knowledge in in database desing and architecture concepts.​
  • Leadership skills and willingness to travel.
  • Basic knowledge of additional languages is a plus.


  • Comprehensive benefits package

Job Information



Work Experience

5+ years



Job Type

Full time


United States


Kansas City



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