Directs all aspects of the business operations, including purchasing, scheduling, manufacturing, warehousing, shipping/receiving, quality assurance, and customer service.
Prepare an annual manufacturing plan and policy guidelines to drive the performance of key result areas on production activities and continuous implementation monitoring.
Optimally make sure that manufacturing units improve on the standard efficiencies in terms of Machine efficiencies, material yields, labor and overhead costs versus budget.
Implement a Plant Performance Tracking System which includes the key performance indicators covering manufacturing, engineering, quality assurance, manpower levels and finance.
Develop and nurture a dynamic and competent workforce through a robust performance driven culture.
Works to ensure that the facility’s financial goals are met, including monthly profitability and EBITDA targets.
Works with the Production Manager to ensure that the facility’s operational activities and tactical actions are executed so that the plant’s working capital is properly managed.
Oversees all employee management, while being a champion for safety at the facility.
Enforces all company policies, including safety, production, quality, sales, human resources, customer service and accounting policies.
Monitors the facility’s equipment needs and ensures that the technical team is working to keep the company’s equipment and physical facility are properly maintained.
Understands the technical aspects of the facility’s manufacturing processes so as to provide support to departmental personnel.
Constantly assesses the facility’s operational efficiencies and seeks out opportunities to improve processes in an economic manner.
Implements, drives, and sustains key initiatives that support plant strategic goals.
Drives standardization practices throughout the organization that align with industry best practices.
Ensures that quality standards are understood and meet acceptable limits in the manufacturing and distribution process.
Coach and develop staff to build high performing teams. Assigns stretch assignments to further train and enhance staff development.
Promotes cross training to optimize workforce, ensures functional coverage, reduce labor costs, and supports succession planning.
Manage and maintain labor and operating costs in accordance with budgets and strategic goals
Oversees the hiring and training of facility personnel. Works with department leaders to seek out ways to motivate and develop employees.
Oversee the cost-effective management of all outsourced transportation service in consistence with budgeted levels of costs.
Control of all operational aspects including; revenue growth, profit, operations & production, quality, plant production development, health & safety, finance and compliance within assigned
Assures that policies and documentation are current and facility is compliant with customer audit requirements.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Industrial or Chemical Engineering, other Engineering or Business.
Experience in the plastics industry is a must.
15 years of progressive manufacturing experience, preferably currently having same role (GM) in a manufacturing company OR with at least 10 years of increasing management responsibility in a manufacturing environment
Strong operational experience with the ability to establish and measure KPI’s.
Proven analytical, evaluative and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail.
Proven financial acumen.
Experience in managing continuous improvement projects.
Strong interpersonal skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
APICS, CQE, Six sigma or Continuous Improvement credentials preferred
Possess working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing techniques including: Kaizen, Value Stream
Mapping, Kanban, Visual Management and JIT Lean manufacturing
Proficient in ERP systems and Microsoft Office
Experience in thermoplastics, extrusion, HDPE, LLDPE, LDPE, PVC, compounding, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyolefins or polymers would be a plus.