Assistant Plant Manager

Hampton Farms
January 6, 2022
Philadelphia, PA
Job Type


**Requires relocation to Franklin, VA**

Results-focused, team builder, a core-value aligned leader with food manufacturing experience needed for growing, privately held organization.

We are currently seeking an experienced, results-oriented, “Hands-On” visionary to join our company as an Assistant Plant Manager in Franklin, VA. This position is ideal for someone that has a management background in continuous improvement, increased production, and/or quality control with sights set on becoming a Plant Manager.

We are proud to offer:

  • Competitive base salary - $80K-$100K+ based on experience
  • Bonus opportunities
  • Medical insurance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Paid time off – holidays, vacation, personal days, bereavement leave, military leave, and jury duty leave
  • 401K with company match
  • Life insurance
  • Great family work environment
  • Upward career growth opportunity

In this key leadership position as Assistant Plant Manager, you will be responsible for the Production, Human Resources, and Shipping Departments. The ideal candidate has previous production management experience in food manufacturing and/or grocery products and has a keen understanding of lean manufacturing processes as well as regulatory and safety compliance for food production. The ideal candidate is dedicated to process improvement that decreases downtime and increases plant efficiency while maintaining product quality and food safety standards. This position requires an individual who will be involved in finding, hiring, supporting, training, and mentoring supervisors and team leaders throughout the facility.

Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Degree in food science or background in quality (PCQI Certified) is a bonus
  • 5+ years of food manufacturing experience
  • 2+ years of Management/Leadership experience in a food manufacturing plant
  • Experience in Lean, TPM, Continuous Improvement. 5-S Implementation/Training, and Change Management Programs
  • Having suffered and survived through the implementation of a full ERP computer roll-out in the office and plant would be helpful
  • Successful history of motivating and training teams with direct responsibility for hiring/terminating employees
  • Understanding of key metrics and their impact on the business
  • Sound strategic planning skills
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills
  • Well-organized, confident, energetic, and calm under pressure
  • Excellent interdepartmental communication skills
  • Bilingual (English Spanish) preferred, but not required

In the last 100 years, Hampton Farms has grown from a small family business to a family of businesses, and together we’ve made Hampton Farms the leading roaster of in-shell peanuts in the United States. We remain committed to providing America’s finest nut-based food products. Learn more at .


  • Environment : Protecting God’s Creation and Promoting Excellence in Our Work Environment
  • Quality : Reflecting the Highest Quality and Care in All Products and Services
  • Understanding : Understanding Employee Needs for a Balanced Work-Personal Life; Promoting a Family-Friendly Workplace
  • Integrity : Honoring God by Conducting All Business with Honesty and Integrity
  • People : Promoting a Workplace Encouraging Creative Solutions from Our Most Important Asset, Our People

We firmly believe that our company is only as good as the people we employ. Join a company that values its employees and rewards them for a job well done! For immediate consideration, APPLY today and be sure to attach your resume and cover letter - your cover letter must explain why you are a good fit for this opportunity. For questions, please call 704-341-1423.

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