• Direct Hire
  • Stafford, VA
  • up to $130,000/yr USD / Year
  • Salary: $up to $130,000/yr

Global Food Manufacturer

Matern Staffing seeks an adept Plant Manager to join our client’s cutting-edge food manufacturing facility in Stafford, VA. Renowned for their dedication to innovation, authenticity, and premium taste, our client specializes in delivering top-notch sandwiches to their consumers. With an eye toward expansion, they are on the lookout for a skilled Plant Manager who can oversee the daily operations of their fresh sandwich production facility, ensuring the highest standards of excellence are maintained.

In this role, you will spearhead the daily planning, directing, and organizing of plant operations to achieve optimal efficiency. Your responsibilities will encompass the development and execution of departmental goals, procedures, and policies. Leveraging your sharp critical thinking abilities, you will identify opportunities for process enhancements, while providing leadership and guidance to empower employees in achieving plant objectives and ensuring customer satisfaction.

Relocation package is available.


  • $130,000/yr
  • Incentive program is available


  • Relocation is available
  • Paid Vacation (5 days after six months of employment, 10 days from 1-4 years of employment, 15 days after 5 years of employment)
  • Sick Leave and Holiday Pay
  • Medical, Dental, Life Insurance
  • Health savings account
  • 401(k) with 10% employer matching (after one year of employment)

Plant manager talking to employeeWhat You’ll Do:

  • Lead and manage all aspects of the fresh sandwich production operations inclusive of ingredient preparation, assembly, packaging, and shipping.
  • Develop production plans, workflows, schedules.
  • Monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Establish rigorous food safety and quality control procedures in accordance with regulatory requirements (e.g. FDA, USDA)
  • Conduct regular inspections
  • Implement preventative measures across departments
  • Coach and lead to develop employees/teams and meet operational goals
  • Support Inventory Management and Procurement to ensure materials and products availability, while also controlling costs and maintaining strong relationships with suppliers
  • Use continuous improvement strategies to analyze performance, identify opportunities, and propose solutions to meet operational goals

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in food science, Engineering, Business Administration, or related field, Advance degree preferred
  • Proven experience (10+ years) in a managerial role within the food manufacturing industry, preferably in fresh food production
  • Strong knowledge of food safety regulations (e.g. FDS, USDA) and quality management systems (e.g. HACCP, GMP)
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to inspire teams, build relationships and communicate effectively across all levels of the organization
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with a data driven approach to decision making.
  • ERP systems experience, production planning, and inventory management software
  • Certificate in Lean Six Sigma or other relevant continuous improvement methodologies a plus

About our client:

For over 55 years, our client has been devoted to bringing happiness to the table by providing safe, comforting gourmet dishes. Through product development, production innovation, logistics perfection, high safety and quality standards, and customer satisfaction they produce ready-to-eat meals for convenience stores, including bento meal boxes, onigiri rice balls, and side dishes.

About Matern Staffing:

For over 55 years Matern Staffing has built relationships with businesses and job seekers to provide staffing solutions and job opportunities to the areas of Virginia, Maryland, and beyond. We believe that when employees and business partners succeed, families and communities thrive. 

Matern Staffing is a V3 (Virginia Values Veterans) Organization

Matern Staffing is a equal opportunity employer.

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