Plant Manager
Davao City
50d ago

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience.

We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.

Position Purpose

Manage facilities and people to produce products as efficienty as possible while meeting all other Corporate and Business Unit guidelines.

Management of production resources (manpower, machine and materials) to the optimum level of productivity and efficiency.

Project Management, implementation and control. Plant safety, orderliness and cleanliness. Plant compliance to all government requirements in its performance of business.


  • Understand the Production Process, Model Mill program and accounting report and actively use them to measure and improve performance, develop costs and budget, and impact on business unit margin management and pricing.
  • Implementation of production plans based on sales forecast and ensure availability of required products at the right quality and quantity, at the right cost to serve the needs of customer.

    Understand and use LRT to the best advantage to improve productivity in the areas of inventory control, production costs and services.

    Understand the plant flow and what restrictions or bottlenecks cost vs the cost to remove those restrictions or bottlenecks.

    Maintain a system that evaluates process improvement sheets and model reports daily for accuracy and changes in trends, and act on any adverse trends or lack of accuracy.

    Reduce waste / rework through source reduction. Develop and utilize warehouse square footage and cost return plan to evaluate products inventoried.

    Use mins and maxs for effective management.


  • Maintain physical condition and appearance which reflect the standards of quality and service of our business and the character of our people professionally represents and brand image.
  • Provide working conditions which are pleasant and practical for our industry. Use various audit systems (PrMP, Best Practice, Appearance, etc.

    to identify improvements for maintenance and operational efficiency. Manage improvements and repairs as cost effectively while maintaining the business unit standards in housekeeping, safety, quality, and service and brand image.


  • Provide accurate and timely information to those responsible for accounting and to understand and act on the information reports generated.
  • Manage manufacturing cost and takes immediate actions on deviations. Understand the tools to calculate and manage shrink results;
  • know how to use monthly model reports to improve operations. Make accurate monthly projections of costs; Develop production budgets and understand how production costs impact business unit margin management and pricing.

    Know the basis of energy management, understand the energy reports and use that knowledge to implement energy saving ideas.

    Review plant 7L report. manage and control cost and spend within set budget. Keep on top of deviation from norm and assist in solving any problems and be able to explain why.


  • Develop and coach production employees. Use the audit system to improve all programs striving for 100% compliance; Project Management -
  • constantly improve through modification of equipment, techniques and processes. Establish and anticipate performance standards and objectives on all processes and assures product is manufactured accordingly.

    Integrate coaching model, learning model and freedom scale effectively into plant operations.


  • Manufacture products conforming to standards and specifications (product designs); Understand and complies with Cargill Animal Nutrition Quality Control Program;
  • participates in establishing business analytical program and assure plant complies with the program


  • Maintain a safe environment for health and safety of all the employees. Prevention and elimination of injuries and illness (health exposure) through employee learning, safe behavior and the application of engineering principles to facilities, equipment and process design.
  • Ensure that all employees are educated and trained to perform their jobs safely and to accept responsibility for their own safety performance and safe behavior.

    Provide the necessary time, tools and resources that foster employee ownership of the safety process. Provide the leadership to develop and direct a safety program and a safety culture.

    Understand and comply with all laws that relate to safety in the business i.e., OSHA, local ordinances, etc. Communicate safety standards and fully implement all safety programs.

    Maintain a solid safety culture to achieve zero accidents.


  • Assure that plants and offices are consistently representing our brand and meet all Cargill standards. Have a housekeeping program, conduct formal housekeeping audit regularly and use it to improve housekeeping and achieve World Class standard.

  • Have customer satisfaction by way of delivering products, services and information with promptness and accuracy at all times.
  • Understand service quality index (SQI) and make meaningful contribution in continuous improvements.


  • Insure that the plant complies with local environmental laws and regulations and that our facilities are exemplifying good neighbors within the community.
  • Complete annual environmental audit and insurance compliance in all areas. Sees to it that all licenses and permits are in place and are valid and regularly renewed.


  • Conducts PMP employee appraisals. Assist in setting standards and objectives. Review and assure fringe and wage increase recommendations are timely and appropriate.
  • Provide training and coaching to other plant managers in the Business Unit. Assume responsibility for plant management trainees in the Business Unit.


  • College Graduate preferably with any engineering degree or other technical degree
  • Extensive experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of SAFETY and Quality requirements
  • Customer-oriented and with good leadership and planning ability
  • Ability to understand and analyze data, issues and manage a project from conception to implementation
  • Strategic-thinker, team-oriented multi-tasker with excellent communication skills
  • Worked for at least 5-8 years in production management
  • Can manage conflicts and can facilitate investigations using tools such as 5 Why’s, Root-cause analysis, etc.
  • Self-motivated and can work under pressure and extended hours
  • Computer literate and knowledgeable of manufacturing work practices
  • Plant Operations knowledge and skills
  • Project Management
  • Day Job

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