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Plant Manager

Bridgeton, MO 63044
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Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty ingredients that improve and enhance the health and well-being of life on the planet, providing state-of-the-art solutions and the finest quality products for a range of industries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is located in New Hampton, New York, (Hudson Valley area) and we have a broad network of sales offices, manufacturing sites, and R&D centers, primarily located in the US and Europe. Founded in 1967, Balchem is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ BCPC) with annual revenues over $640 million and a market cap exceeding $3.0 billion. The company consists of four business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; Specialty Products; and Industrial Products. Balchem employs over 1,400 people worldwide who are engaged in diverse activities, committed to developing the company into global market leadership positions. To learn more about our dynamic, stable and growing company, visit www.balchem.com


This position is the manager of all activities at the Bridgeton, MO (outside of St. Louis) site. Organizes and directs the activities of site engineering, production, maintenance, safety, quality, and supporting services to meet the business commitments of the Corporation. This position is also responsible for maintaining compliance in Environmental, Safety and Health. Provides both short-term tactical plans and long-term strategic plans to the Flavors business groups. Responsible for the cost-effective use of resources to meet the needs of the business. All functions will be accomplished safely, timely, economically and in compliance with GMP and regulatory requirements.


  • Follows and enforces all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards. Works to advance and promote the safety culture of the site
  • Accountable for the safety performance of the entire plant population and any outside contractors or visitors
  • Responsible for Safety, Health and regulatory programs on site in partnership with the site EH&S Coordinator and Corporate EH&S leadership
  • Responsible for environmental programs on site and coordinating activities with Corporate EH&S resources
  • Directs the proper hiring and training of all employees with the EH&S Coordinator
  • Maintains a positive and healthy relationship with the community and regulatory agencies
  • Responsible for food safety working in close coordination with site Quality Control Supervisor and Quality Assurance Manager
  • Responsible for verifying the Director of Quality has been notified of any incident affecting food safety
  • Coordinates activities with site QC Manager, ensures that all food products are manufactured in accordance with industry and regulatory standards for quality and food safety
  • Collaborate with the R&D and Commercial teams during production scale-up efforts, production validation, and customer trials
  • Ensures that staff manages quality in all transactions of production and services to customers, company and plant specifications
  • Accountable for security of the Bridgeton facilities
  • Manages all expenditures on the Bridgeton Site including expense and capital. Responsible for managing the overall operation costs, capital expenditures, and budgets. This includes forecasting and meeting current budget commitments
  • Accountable for the overall management of the organization at the Bridgeton facility to accomplish the plants and company's policy by continuously improving the organization's capabilities
  • Supervises and leads the activities of direct reports and supporting groups; EHS Coordinator, Production Supervisors, Plant Engineers, Shipping and Receiving Supervisor, Maintenance Supervisor
  • Directs and approves production schedules in departments to ensure that quotas are met, and finished goods inventories and shipments are maintained at the proper level
  • Directs planning and measuring activities of production and process improvements both financially and non-financially. Set budgets by continually setting improved targets over the results and according to the business level requirements. Communicates the score card to all employees
  • Coordinates and supervises the implementation process for approved capital projects
  • Plant Host during customer, regulatory, and investor visits
  • Prepares and submits the timely delivery of activity and monthly reports to keep the Director of Manufacturing, VP of Operations and others informed about the status of plant activities.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • BS degree in engineering or manufacturing discipline
  • Solid background/work experience in manufacturing (7+ years) and at least 5 years in Food, Dietary Supplement, Medical Foods, or Pharmaceutical
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in supervising the work of and coaching others




Posted: 2020-05-14 Expires: 2020-06-14

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