Cargill SaltOur Cargill Salt business produces, packages and ships salt for a wide range of market segments:AgriculturalFoodWater conditioningIndustrialChemical and packaged ice controlWe operate more than 20 manufacturing, processing and warehousing locations that make salt from three major production methods:Mechanical evaporation at facilities in the U.S. in California, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, New York and OhioSolar evaporation and harvesting from ponds in California, Oklahoma, Utah, Bonaire in the Dutch Antilles, and Los Olivitos, VenezuelaRock salt mining from underground mines in Louisiana, New York and OhioCargill Salt services a variety of customers ranging from home improvement, hardware, grocery, and convenience store retailers, to food makers/processors, water conditioning dealers, and foodservice and general wholesale distribution. We make more than 1,000 different salt products and package sizes. In addition, we market national and regional brands, including Diamond Crystal? branded household consumer food and water softener salt products, Champions Choice? branded agricultural products for animal feeding, as well as Cargill? and Alberger? branded specialty salt products for food manufacturing customers.Cargill Salt focuses on equal employment opportunity, and inclusion and diversity when recruiting, making sure we attract candidates from all backgrounds. We believe to be a successful organization, it is essential that our people reflect the rich cultural, ethnic and gender diversity of our markets. We understand that a culture of flexibility is at the heart of work life balance for our people. Our Work Life Integration program provides people with the flexibility needed to meet their personal and professional goals.Position PurposeImplements and executes all production processes within a department and/or shift. Ensures areas of responsibilities meet BU/Plant standards for safety, quality, efficiency and financial performance.Principal Accountabilities40% Safety/Risk Management:Executes day-to-day operations of assigned area, ensuring direct reports are following policies and procedures related to employee safety and food/feed Safety.Partners/collaborates with Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory (FSQR) experts to implement the most effective approach for complying with corporate safety policies and procedures:Health & Safety: Enforces a culture of zero injury and illness.Environmental: Understands and proactively avoid environmental impact and potential risk to the businesses.Food Safety: Directly monitors risks associated with products. Ensures HACCP/FDA requirements are met in all food and feed processes.Educates workforce in the food safety fundamentals and completes safety inspections and housekeeping audits.Documents and investigates EHS/Food Safety incident data compiled by Production Supervisors to identify risks and recommend mitigation actions (i.e. safety index, RIFR, food safety index, CFSRA and FDA audits).Maintains direct relationship with regulatory agencies (i.e. beef plant supervisors work side-by-side with FDA agents).25% Customer Focus/Product Innovation/Quality Management:Directly monitors production outcomes, quantity, and quality to ensure customer and food safety requirements are within specifications. Works with Production Supervisors to meet customer specifications and timeline.Documents and investigates quality data issues that occur and compiles information and provides recommendations for improvement for review by Production/Operations Supervisors.Within defined area of scope, identifies risks and recommends areas of improvement and innovation. Measures quality performance in areas that impact the customers.Supports BU/Plant customer relationship by meeting businesses objectives and by understanding how operational performance impacts internal/external customers.15% Production Financial Performance / Capital Planning EffectivenessAdministers production budget for a department, process, or shift.Executes purchase orders and ensures timely payment of invoices.Accountable for compliance with department non-base capital investment plans.10% Operational/Reliability Excellence / Continuous Improvement:?Executes and monitors day-to-day operations for all production processes for a single department, process, or shift.Directly supervises daily operations of assigned area to achieve production throughput requirements including work flow, job assignments, scheduling, shift coverage, etc.Supports, deploys and provides input to best in class operational practices. Utilizes deep technical skills and relevant experience to identify/solve problems and recommends/implements operating efficiencies.Actively measures performance and implements leading common practices to promote operational efficiencies (i.e. yield optimization, energy/water usage reductions, etc.).Implements and supports common reliability processes and ensures the reliability culture is foundational to operations (i.e. deploys common reliability processes and metrics; focus on eliminating the root-cause of reliability problems, etc.).Supports/partners with local plant Reliability and Engineering management to develop approaches for meeting/tracking efficiency standards (scorecard and metrics control, total cost of maintenance, monthly review of comApply for this job.