Celebrating 50 years of Quality Food Packaging

Plant Manager at Genpak Westlake

Genpak Westlake, Charlotte, NC


Role and Responsibilities

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.