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Niagara Bottling LLC Plant Director in Elk New Market, Minnesota

At Niagara, we’re looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.

Consider applying here, if you want to:

  • Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.

  • Develop lasting relationships with great people.

  • Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.

Plant Director

Leads all aspects of operation and performance in a manufacturing plant. Oversees all duties in a single-line plant including safety, quality, production, processing, machinery and packaging. Develops people and priorities, creates budgets and strong communication with corporate support teams.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible to lead a safe plant culture.

  • Responsible for product quality control for the plant.

  • Responsible for plant production goals.

  • Responsible to manage specific cost controls for plant.

  • Direct and coordinate plant operations within company policy and guidelines.

  • Work with department managers to ensure coordination of purchasing, production, quality and shipping.

  • Select and train plant supervisory and administrative staff.

  • Foster a well-trained and motivated staff through excellent leadership and communication skills.

  • Conduct employee performance reviews.

  • Schedule and conduct plant meetings.

  • Ensure maintenance of clean and safe plant.

  • Communicate with all levels of personnel through strong interpersonal skills.

  • Attend corporate trainings and meetings.

  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the job.

  • Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.


  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • 6 Years – Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment

  • 4 Years – Experience in Position

  • 6 Years – Experience managing people/projects

    *experience may include a combination of work experience and education

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ Years– Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment

  • 6 Years – Experience working in Position

  • 8 years – Experience managing people/projects

*experience may include a combination of work experience and education


This position embodies the values of Niagara’s LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:

  • Lead Like an Owner

  • Manages a safe working environment

  • Provides strategic input and oversight to departmental projects

  • Makes data driven decisions and develops sustainable solutions

  • Skilled in reducing costs and managing timelines while prioritizing long run impact over short term wins

  • Makes decisions by putting overall company success first before department/individual success

  • Leads/facilitates discussions to get positive outcomes for the customer

  • InnovACT

  • Continuously evaluates existing programs and processes, and develops new initiatives to increase efficiency and reduce waste

  • Creates, monitors, and responds to departmental performance metrics to drive continuous improvement

  • Communicates a clear vision, organizes resources effectively, and adjusts the strategy as needed when managing change

  • Hands on approach to action when solving problems. Self driven.

  • Find a Way

  • Demonstrates ability to think analytically and synthesize complex information

  • Effectively delegates technical tasks to subordinates

  • Works effectively with departments, vendors, and customers to achieve organizational success

  • Identifies opportunities for collaboration in strategic ways

  • Empowered to be Great

  • Makes hiring decisions primarily based on culture fit and attitude, and secondarily based on technical expertise

  • Engages in long term talent planning

  • Provides opportunities for the development of all direct reports

  • Understands, identifies, and addresses conflict within own team and between teams


  • Minimum Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Engineering or other related field

  • Preferred:

  • Master's Degree in Business Administration, Engineering or other related field


  • Required: N/A

  • Preferred: N/A

Foreign Language

  • Required: None Required

  • Preferred: None Required


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Employment agencies that have fee agreements with Niagara Bottling, LLC and have been engaged on a search shall submit résumé to the designated Niagara Bottling, LLC recruiter or, upon authorization, submit résumé into this career site to be eligible for placement fees.

Niagara Bottling, LLC has been family owned and operated since 1963. Niagara is a leading bottled water manufacturer in the U.S., supplying major retailers across the nation. With incredible growth over the past several years, the career possibilities at Niagara are endless!

Niagara’s culture is fast-paced, innovative and intensely collaborative. Our Team Members are passionate, driven and always find a way to get the job done. We work hard and play hard while staying true to our family atmosphere.

From competitive benefits and retirement options to educational reimbursements, ongoing training courses and exciting career advancement opportunities, at Niagara we truly take care of our Team Members.

We hope that you consider joining our Niagara family!

Niagara Bottling LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in relation to our recruiting, hiring, and promoting practices.