Our client is a global leader in developing and producing high-quality, responsible packaging for a variety of food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical-device, home- and personal-care, and other products.

The Plant Manager directs the day-to-day and strategic activities of a plant of moderate complexity and size, to achieve financial and operating objectives as determined by company and the Business Unit. The Plant Manager is a key leadership role which manages all plant operations with overall responsibilities for safety, production, maintenance, warehouse, quality, customer relations, human resources, and finance. This position serves as the senior representative locally, and is responsible for compliance with the company code of conduct and for ensuring plant compliance with all regulations (federal and local), as well as other company policies and procedures.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties: 

  • Promotes a proactive and sustainable environmental, health and safety culture that supports company “zero incident” goal and that exceeds local, state and federal requirements
  • Directs operational effectiveness to maximize efficiency and productivity
  • Ensures customer delivery and quality expectations are met
  • Plans and oversees the implementation of capital improvement projects to ensure adherence to approved plans, schedules and budgets
  • Responsible for all aspects of financial management of the plant; controls spending in all areas including capital, labor, energy and inventory
  • Resolves operational, manufacturing, employee and customer issues
  • Prepares and compiles various analysis and reports pertaining to plant utilization, labor efficiencies, materials usage, scrap, and labor
  • Responsible for compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (“GMP”) in food and/or pharmaceutical to consistently manufacture products according to quality standards, as well as other customer and regulatory quality standards
  • Works closely with customer contacts (quality and purchasing) to ensure coordination of activities and facilitation of customer relationship; participates in the resolution and prevention of customer complaints, and promotes solid customer relations in partnership with the commercial organization
  • Responsible for the overall development of people and skills throughout the plant to support talent management
  • Actively works to build high engagement of coworkers
  • Manages team of direct reports and is responsible for employee selection, development, mentoring, and performance management.  Responsible for overall talent management and employee engagement; cultivates an environment of safety, high performance, and ethical and legal compliance; addresses employee relations issues
  • Keeps informed of technical and management developments to assure continued personal growth and to coach employees toward optimum performance
  • Expected Travel: 10%
     

Qualifications:

  • Education:  Bachelor's Degree, Engineering or related field preferred; minimally, Business Administration or similar
  • Master's degree preferred
  • Minimum of ten years plant supervisory experience required, including three years in operations management
  • Proven track record of success in a large operation in the plastics packaging industry
    Experience overseeing functions such as accounting or finance, safety and human resources, and quality preferred 
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources 
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