$100k - $130k Per Year

Job Type



18 days ago


Columbus, OH


Position Summary:


The plant manager directs and manages all plant operations with overall responsibilities for production, maintenance, quality, food safety and other production-related activities. 


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Direct and manage plant operations for safety, quality, production, maintenance, and shipping and receiving.
  • Coordinate plant activities through planning with departmental managers to insure the total manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Management of annual operating plans and deployment of resources to achieve production commitments.
  • Implement cost effective systems of control over capital, operating expenditures, manpower, wages and salaries.
  • Direct site capital program and expenditures to support strategic operations goals.
  • Monitor departmental performance against goals to ensure that progress is being made, and that corrective action is taken if necessary.
  • Control plant fixed and variable costs.
  • Maintain existing plant facilities and equipment; replace, or make adjustments to plant facilities and equipment when necessary.
  • Provide leadership and training to accomplish the company goals and objectives.
  • Incorporates shop floor organization and plant cleanliness among plant personnel.
  • Provides direction, development and leadership to staff.
  • Ensure the plant food defense plans and supporting programs are maintained and effective.
  • Comply with all local, state, federal and regulatory agency regulations
  • Other duties as assigned


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Production Manager
  • Quality Manager
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Process Engineer

Qualifications and Education Requirements


  • Strong communication skills with ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel,  SPC software)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of process improvement techniques and statistical methods. 
  • Knowledge of HACCP, GMP and SQF requirements
  • Demonstrate knowledge of analytical problem-solving methodologies
  • Knowledge of safety practices in a manufacturing environment
  • Must have financial aptitude and analytical skills.


  • BS or BA degree in business or a technical discipline, or relevant experience, and a minimum of 5 years of manufacturing operations management experience.

Additional Notes

Genpak offers a extensive benefits package that is second to none in the food packaging industry:

  • FREE Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Cancer Idemnity Insurance
  • Life Insurance 
  • Auto Insurance
  • Long and Short-Term Disability
  • Matching 401K
  • Paid Vacation after 60 Days of Employment
  • Paid Holidays
  • Tutition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Advancement Opportunities 


We are an equal opportunity employer.
Pre-employment drug screen, physical & background check required.

About the Company

Company Logo Genpak
Company Logo Genpak
Company Logo Genpak
Company Logo Genpak


Since 1969, Genpak has been the industry leader for manufacturing quality food packaging. The company started with one manufacturing facility located in Middletown, NY and has since expanded to 18 facilities throughout the United States and Canada with our corporate headquarters located in beautiful Charlotte, NC. Our range of food packaging products has multiplied geometrically over the years as we strive to introduce top quality, highly functional products that our customers have come to expect. From foam hinged containers to oven ready bakery trays and everything in between we have got the food packaging solutions to fit most every need. We currently service the retail, food processing, and food service industries with our portfolio of products. Please browse through our site and if you have any questions, just drop us a line and we will get right back to you.

"We make food containers, so we aren't going anywhere!"

In 2008, and again in 2020, we found that, as a company, we were a recession and pandemic proof business. Why not come and start a career with Genpak. We also don't do assignments. Meaning, if you start with us, we hope you will make a long career with us

Company Size

2,500 to 4,999 employees


Manufacturing - Other

Employee Benefits

401K, Employee Events, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Medical, Dental and Vision, Military Leave, Paid Holidays, Paid sick days, Parking , Performance bonus, Prescription Drug Coverage, Professional Development, Retirement / Pension Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Vacation/paid time off