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Site Director

Date: Jun 18, 2022

Location: Springfield, MO, US, 65803

Company: Glanbia

Site Director - Springfield, MO


Supervisor’s Title:           Vice President, Specialty Operations

Department:                     Operations

Exempt Status:                 Salary Exempt

Location:                           Springfield, MO (relocation packages available)



At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers on dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories — bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.


Job Summary

Provide strategic direction and leadership to engage entire plant operations in continuously improving Engagement, Safety, Quality, Productivity, Operational Excellence and Costs. Develop a leadership team that ensures all plant employees can improve and sustain a zero loss work culture that drives out injuries and ensures products are safe and meet quality specifications. Responsible for all aspects of multi-site operations ensuring budget, output, and continuous improvement by engaging all employees. Directs, administers, and coordinates the activities of the organization in support of policies, goals, and objectives established by the company.


Essential Functions

  • Create an environment of strong team spirit, timely and effective communications, sense of urgency, high motivation and inspire teams to achieve goals in the immediate and longer-term.
  • Be an active and visible change agent, promoting flexible and open mindsets to new opportunities.
  • Establish strategic goals and objectives and maintain full strategic responsibility for aseptic product manufacturing operations.
  • Drive collaboration within the site and across network activities, cross-functional planning, and decision making.
  • Accountable for the overall budget and financial performance of product manufacturing operations.
  • Proactively promote a positive Safety Culture and GMP operating principles.
  • Ensure GMP compliance and inspection readiness for product manufacturing operations at all times. Actively support internal and external inspection activities.
  • Drive continuous improvement of manufacturing procedures and related equipment in collaboration with Production, Engineering, and Quality.
  • Participate in the development of manufacturing, productivity, and financial goals and manage operations so that all departmental and site goals are met.
  • Ensure that staff is appropriately trained and qualified for the activities they perform.
  • Support the development of the production plan for product manufacturing and ensure conformance with production schedules.
  • Continuously monitor deviations in the area of responsibility and define and implement sustainable measures to reduce deviations.
  • Promote problem identification and a culture of proactive problem prevention.
  • Coach and develop staff via effective development planning. Manage the performance planning process for all direct reports. Coordinate department level hiring and staffing plans.
  • Identify on-going opportunities for improvement that enables facilities to develop to its optimum profit potential and decrease the cost of production.
  • Lead daily operations and AM pillars.
  • Utilizes GPS processes, driving zero losses and upholding the culture of non-negotiables.


Additional Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in a related field; at least 10 years prior experience in the manufacturing industry or similar industry; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle multiple projects simultaneously and delegate assignments to others.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conforms to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  • Demonstrated use of intermediate computer operations (basic programming in 3rd and 4th generation languages, relational databases, and operating systems) and intermediate software packages, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.


  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to define problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Safety Department.
  • Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill

Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands

  • Regularly involves talking or listening, standing and walking, and the use of hands and fingers.
  • Frequently involves reaching with hands and arms, standing and walking
  • Occasionally involves crouching, stooping, kneeling and/or climbing or balancing.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items works with the fingers and perceives attributes of objects and materials.
  • Involves moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primary product/technical nature.
  • Should be able to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly at 20 inches or closer and 20 feet or more, observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, judge distances and spatial relationships, and adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.


Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to loud noise levels (i.e. manufacturing equipment).
  • May be exposed to humidity, intense heat, and fumes and toxic chemicals.
  • May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, above ground with risk of fall, or areas with risk of electrical shock.


Travel Requirements

    • Heavy overnight travel (up to 40%) by land and/or air.



Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.





At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield