Plant Manager, Plastics

Location:Massachusetts
Salary:150K - 165K
Relocation:Yes
Travel:Yes
Contact:
Ron Eliason
reliason@midlandconsultants.com
P: 440-971-0681
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Function:

The Plant Manager directs and manages the overall plant activities for production,

maintenance, quality, and all other related activities. Responsible for establishing and delivering objectives for the plant including: safety, quality, cost, production standards, employee engagement and service/delivery. Drive achieving plant and corporate goals and objectives by directing GMP/AIB/GFSI/QMS (Quality Management Systems) and by following procedures, work instructions and ensuring accurate documentation. Ensure all support activities are delivered at required levels including: inventory management, scheduling, maintenance, shipping, facilities, engineering, human resources and customer relations.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

 

  • Ensures plant is operating safely and all safety precautions are being taken by employees.
  • Implement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus.
  • Coach and develop plant management, production and administrative teams.
  • Ensures appropriate staffing in the plant at all times.
  • Leads and models appropriate leadership behaviors to enhance plant culture, employee engagement and retention.
  • Ensures plant machinery is appropriate and plans for future improvements and requirements.
  • Increase production and asset utilization/flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs.
  • Prepare, plan, implement and achieve annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Evaluates production systems and recommends improvements as necessary.
  • Collaborates with technical group to efficiently start-up production of samples and new products.
  • Prepares and submits operating reports to management to inform them of current production status and to make recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Leads Continuous Improvement through Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma across the facility.
  • Supports production alignment across plants to improve overall company results.
  • Assures compliance of all plant activities with company policy and Federal, State and local regulations.
  • Reviews and approves performance reviews and manages salary and wage changes.
  • Serves as the Leader of the management team.

 

 

Requirements:

  • Ten plus years of successful production/plant management experience.

  • Five plus years of experience with plastics preferred.

  • Experience in either extrusion, polymers, converting, flexible packaging, blow molding, polyethylene, polypropylene, HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, thermoforming or blown film preferred.

  • Strong planning, organizing, and prioritizing skills.

  • Excellent problem solving and decision making abilities.

  • Excellent leadership skills including communication and coaching/development capabilities.

  • Focused on results and continuous improvement.