Plant Manager

Salary:150K - 175K
Ron Eliason
P: 440-971-0681
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Job Description

Very large and fast growing company has an excellent opportunity available for a Plant Manager.  This position will be managing a manufacturing plant with 300 plus employees.  This position offers an excellent base salary, bonus potential, and comprehensive benefits.  The Plant Manager position is a managerial role heading-up a plants operations and manufacturing.


Essential Functions:


  • Assures compliance with company requirements for product quality, efficiency, logistics, inventory levels, safety and environmental demands to assure a safe working environment and quality products are achieved.
  • Maintain a clear understanding of plant capacity vs. actual plant production output by collecting and tracking various data through the production areas w/in the business unit.
  • Practices strong engagement with direct reports and team members including accepting diversity of ideas and thoughts, sharing responsibility for success, demonstrating honesty and integrity; helping employees solve problems and showing respect.
  • Makes changes in processes and systems involving operations, production manufacturing and maintenance to reduce operating costs and limit operational delays.
  • Develop and utilize KPI’s / Visual Management on the shop floor.
  • Collaborates closely with Engineering, Maintenance, Quality and Supply Chain to ensure all quality standards, practices, testing and metrics are administered and adhered to as required to meet customer expectations.
  • Develop strategies and tactics for improving operational efficiencies, optimizing inventory levels and maximizing service.
  • Proactively communicate to supervisor any areas of concern (e.g., production, staffing, employee relations) that may hinder the company from attaining expected results and proactively develops solutions.
  • Conducts performance management and development activities to assure a highly motivated team.  Coach, counsel and mentor all direct reports.
  • Oversees equipment installs and association start-up’s.
  • Complies with reporting requirements for fixed inventory and capital requirements.
  • Assumes fiscal and budgetary responsibility for assigned department expense.
  • Drive Continuous Improvement initiatives to include 5S, TPM, and other Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Understands and follows all company policies and procedures. 
  • Maintains consistent adherence to Core Values.



Job Requirements


  •          Bachelor’s degree in Business/Engineering or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  •          15-20+ years professional experience with seven plus years of experience in manufacturing leadership.  Experience taking product from development to market.
  •          Demonstrated success in same or similar role, with a focus on managing personnel and processes.  Siding, Composite, and/or plastics processing experience preferred.
  •          Strong computer skills to include:  Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook.  Knowledge of JDE a plus.
  •          Proven ability to develop, lead and direct manufacturing personnel.  In-depth understanding of manufacturing processes and technologies.
  •          Proficient in understanding/interpreting the company’s financials and proven experience in the budgeting process.
  •          Success in planning, executing and managing projects.
  •          Precise and articulate in written and oral communication.  Speaks clearly and persuasively in both positive and negative situations. Demonstrates individual and group presentation skills.
  •          Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively to all levels of audiences.  Proven ability to understand and deliver against customer expectations and requirements in a manufacturing environment.
  •          Demonstrated leadership ability to get results with and through people.  Ability to clearly delegate assignments and broadly shares responsibility and accountability.
  •          Excellent problem solving abilities and proven success in building and a leading a high-functioning team.
  •          Must be self-directed and motivated, and able to multi-task in a fast-paced, 24/7 manufacturing environment.
  •          Proficient in MS Word, Excel and Outlook.  Knowledge of SAP/JD Edwards. 
  •          Valid drivers’ license
  •          Must have well developed people skills, general business aptitude, general accounting/budgeting knowledge.
  •          Experience in blow molding, extrusion thermoforming, polymers, PVC, HDPE, LLDPE, LDPE, thermoplastics, polyethylene, polypropylene would be a plus.