Farmer Brothers Company

Plant Manager

Job Locations US-TX-HOUSTON
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Farmer Brothers Company has an excellent opportunity for a Plant Manager who provides overall leadership and Supply Chain management for functions relating to our coffee manufacturing facility. This includes Production Operations, Distribution, QA, HR, Finance, and Maintenance of the plant.


  • Leads and sets the strategic direction for the Plant team to include:
    • Establishment of the Plant’s vision to assure consistency with the corporate vision and direction.
    • Building a culture of employee engagement.
    • Developing plan to achieve the Plant’s goals.
    • Owns talent management for the plant to include: recruiting, employee development, succession planning.
  • Meet the customer’s expectations by ensuring product availability meets the demands of customers.
  • Provides for effective labor relations within the operations unit by ensuring that employment practices are fair and consistent.
  • Build and own the plant financial budget for all operations, including variable and period budgets and meeting key performance indicators that are aligned with the business matrix at the Division level.
  • Leads and directs cost and operational improvement initiatives, including raw material yield and reliability, to ensure that the Plant is producing and shipping the highest quality product at the lowest possible cost.
  • Develops and implements Plant Capital Plan.
  • Ensure all guidelines of Good Manufacturing Practices, SQF, FDA/USDA standard, the Environmental Control Act and OSHA standards are in compliance.
  • Oversees and ensures compliance of all policies and procedures for the total facility including health, safety, sanitation, environmental processes, quality, and food safety (SQF 2000).
  • Partner and collaborate with corporate functions.
  • Leads, supports and embraces a Continuous Improvement culture.
  • Ensure safety and efficiency of the facility. Able to lead root cause analysis investigations.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering preferred.
  • 10+ years’ plant operations experience.
  • Required knowledge of accepted quality control procedures and guidelines.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and expertise in the areas of human relations skills and team development within.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing projects from start to finish.
  • Leadership skills that exhibit integrity, ownership and a “can-do” attitude are a must.
  • Decision-making skills with an inherent ability to command, consult, gain consensus and effective delegation also required.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.


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