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Cargill Plant Manager in Emporia, Kansas

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s animal nutrition and health business, where we improve lives through better nutrition. Our team researches, innovates and creates solutions that deliver healthy results for our customers.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Plant Manager for the Emporia, Kansas pet food production facility will provide strategic operational oversight for all production and operating processes. In this role, you will be accountable for standards aligned to safety, quality, operational effectiveness, and financial performance.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead and ensure all production and operating facilities operate safely and in compliance with regulatory and corporate safety and environmental programs standards and goals.

  • Oversee the execution food safety and quality programs while driving reliability centered manufacturing operations.

  • Responsible for strategy execution, management, and compliance to capital and operating budgets. Assist in the development and execution of capital investment strategy for the site.

  • Lead and own strategic implementation results of operational efficiency programs.

  • Champion a culture that builds, operates, and maintains a plant that is operationally sound, safe, and efficient.

  • Develop plans and deliver results in a fast-changing business or regulatory environment, while leading and developing a team of experienced professionals and supervisors. Coach and make decisions related to talent management, hiring, performance management. Collaborate with managers and supervisors in the organization to ensure staff selection aligned with current and future needs.

  • Other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • Operational excellence knowledge

  • Budgeting and operations planning experience

  • Minimum of six years of related work experience


  • Three or more years of supervisory experience

  • Pet or human food manufacturing experience

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.