Plant Manager

Location: Chicago, IL
Date Posted: 07-27-2012
**  Seeking Top notch Plant Manager for a leading manufacturer for one of their plants in the Midwest.  **
Job Title:          Plant Manager
Location:          Midwest
Salary:             Based on experience.
Bonus:             Yes
Relo:                Relocation package offered
Industry:           Packaging - (Metals, Plastics, Glass, Paper, etc..)
Full P&L, operational and customer liaison responsibility for large packaging manufacturing operations.  
Essential Responsibilities & Duties:
·         Plan, develops and implements operational policies and goals to ensure the organization operates at peak productivity and profitability.
·         Accountable for plant project planning, budgeting and on-time completion.
·         Proposes and manages plant budgets, ensuring controls are in place to ensure spending remains within  agreed levels.
·         Lead team towards continually identify areas of cost reduction.
·         Determine plans and changes in programs or operations based on projected sales demand.
·         Ensures accurate completion of monthly operations reports and KPIs and works with Plant Managers/Controller to evaluate against objectives, operating costs and project management status.  Makes adjustments in plans based on variances.
·         Maintains a commitment to the company vision and the “spirit” of the organization through exemplary leadership style through a structured performance management and leadership development system.
·         Develop and drive continuous improvement initiatives in quality, safety, leadership, productivity, inventory, supply chain, etc.
·         Coordinate with Commercial, Product Development and Corporate Engineering regarding new business, product trials, projects and installations.
·         Work jointly with human resources department on labor relations issues and activities.
·         Addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • Bachelors degree required.  Engineering/Business preferred.  Masters degree a strong plus.
  • 5+ years Plant Management experience
  • Management of 200-500+ employees.
  • Direct P&L responsibility in large, high volume manufacturing facility.
  • Strong Lean & 6 Sigma experience required.
  • Plant turnaround experience a plus.
  • Strong technical aptitude and experience.
  • Strong leadership and management.  Motivating, collaborative leadership style.
  • High volume manufacturing experience a must.
  • Proven leadership role in high level problem solving and continuous improvement initiatives with ability to evolve into increasingly responsible positions.
  • Proven experience in budget management, driving efficiencies and cost reduction.
** If interested, please apply now for immediate and confidential consideration **
Best regards,
Shane Barth
Director, Recruiting
Barth International
Direct:  404.474.2941
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