"Lighting a Path to the Future"

Plant Manager

Location: LaPorte, IN
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $145,000.00 - $165,000.00
Degree: Bachelor;
Date: 11/30/2017
Job ID: 02546495
Job Description
Plant Manager-LA Porte IN
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in engineering (Master’s preferred)
7-15 years’ experience investment casting process
Strong Customer Interface experience
 

 Primary Responsibilities: 
Ensures a culture is in place that puts the safety and welfare of our employees ahead of all other goals.

Leading and lagging indicators need to be managed and linked to actions that will reduce risk in the workplace.

Develops manufacturing operating plans in accordance with company policies, goals and objectives.

Assessing process capability, improving process control and instilling a culture of accountability will be a primary goal for this position.

Accountable for leading manufacturing, environment, health and safety, engineering, quality, human resources, and finance to achieve business objectives including meeting customer requirements and achieving financial objectives.

Sets a high standard for ethics and compliance, ensuring business processes adhere to our business conduct policies and procedures.  

Develops and executes lean and flexible production systems based on TPM techniques across all manufacturing operations to lower plant breakeven point.

Executes plans for quality and process excellence that ensures consistent quality assurance and process excellence procedures, controls and feedback.

Manages an effective team including hiring, motivating, evaluating, developing and counseling with career development.

Direct preparation of operational budgets and coordinates capital plans, appropriation requests, and project follow up. Implement quarter-over-quarter improvement strategies to increase efficiency, spend performance, customer delivery and safety record.

Lead the implementation of tactics to achieve improvement in on-time delivery, yield improvement, scrap reduction, and productivity.

Establishes the goals and metrics to drive improvement, and refine activities as needed with monitoring the projected effects of forecasts on the business unit

Directs the development and maintenance of long-range operational forecasts regarding volume, market share, financial requirements, human resource needs, organizational plans, etc., and monitors the projected effects of
these forecasts on business unit investment, revenues, and the “external gross profit.

 “Maintains an awareness of, and exercises sound business judgment in such areas as market conditions, competitive activities, general economic conditions and related matters.

Champions a clear channel of communication and coordination between functional counterparts in the business units – marketing, engineering, finance, manufacturing, operations, and quality and external to business unit, customer service, sales, sales administration, technical services and distribution.  

Responsible for cross-functional coordination and specification of effective processes and standards for support departments. Confers with customers and representatives of associated industries to evaluate and promote improved and expanded services in applicable areas.

 Ensures that effective business unit systems, procedures and financial controls are established and maintained for the business unit’s operations.

Needed for Success in this role:

Strong financial acumen - ability to understand a P&L and comprehend the ramifications of decisions from a financial perspective will be a major component of this position
Experience with robust compliance requirements and business conduct policies.
Ability to oversee large capital projects:
Ability to optimize capital expenditures to sustain operations, drive EHS value, and deliver growth products.
Experience leading multiple plants and hands-on experience with TPM and ability to create a highly flexible manufacturing operation.
Ability to drive improvement through the implementation of the lean manufacturing principles.
Demonstrated results in leading manufacturing excellence. Strong technical understanding of manufacturing processes and working knowledge in all business activities.

The Plant Managers partner with the Leadership Team to translate business strategy into actions that drive business results for one of our facilities.  This position provides an ideal opportunity for a leader who has a desire to progress into higher positions.  This position plans, directs and controls activities of the operating plant/location to accomplish budgeted financial objectives and customer requirements.  
Plant Managers are responsible for planning and performance in Sales, Human Resources, Purchasing, Finance, Manufacturing, EH&S, Engineering and Quality.  
This position is also responsible for driving manufacturing excellence in support of short-term and long range business objectives and strategies.
 
 




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