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Plant Director

Our client, a $7 billion leading manufacturer and marketer of plastic packaging products - also providing products which include engineered materials, nonwoven specialty materials and consumer packaging. With 120+ manufacturing facilities worldwide, employing over 20,000+ individuals, our client continues to globally expand its footprint. Our client is seeking a Plant Director to provide leadership and daily direction to all manufacturing departments, and to ensure compliance to all company policies and procedures. Responsible for all manufacturing related activities in the areas of safety, environmental, sustainability, quality, productivity, and cost control and also establish and maintain a culture of empowerment and continuous improvement. This is an exciting opportunity for a Plant Director to establish themselves with a worldwide leader! Key Responsibilities: Responsible for establishment, compliance and leadership of plant safety objectives. Ensure compliance to all safety policies and procedures. Establish and maintain a Safety-First culture. Plan, organize, and direct the manufacturing, process engineering, and maintenance functions to ensure the most effective return on assets. Interact regularly with Frontline Leaders and production employees to provide direction and leadership. Be a visible presence in manufacturing and distribution areas. Implement manufacturing strategies and action plans to ensure alignment with strategic initiatives and core values. Initiate plans and processes to minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials and capital. Ensure compliance with all government regulatory requirements. Establish and maintain a culture of continuous improvement, quality, high performance and process excellence Establish team and individual accountabilities for problem solving and cost reduction. Ensure effective labor utilization within departments to allow for maximum return on labor investment. Manage spending against budget and in relation to production volume. Establish management practices to throughout facility to encourage employees positive involvement, with the opportunity for constructive input and action. Conduct daily operations meetings and periodic plant communications meetings. Ensure effective communication with all employees. Ensure budget and financial forecasts are developed and met. Partner with Finance function to ensure all business-related decisions are financially/legally/ethically justified. Ensure timely, effective and efficient procurement, inventory levels and delivery of finished goods. Partner with the Human Resources function to ensure effective management of human capital. Participate in long term strategic planning involving the optimum utilization of assets and human resources. Through leveraged knowledge of current technology and market trends, participates in the definition of advanced products required to sustain a cost-effective competitive position. Responsible for driving the full implementation of cost improvement programs to consistently maintain a cost competitive edge in the manufacturing of products. Direct or support the effective implementation of investment projects approved for capacity or facility expansion and upgrades. Creates and maintains contingency plans. Continuously validates quality indicators and best practices. Prepare and present annual budget to senior management. Supervise/manage direct reports (including decision-making for hiring, promotion and discharge). May lead or participate in regional or global projects. Job Requirements: Bachelordegree - and 5-10 years of experience in a manufacturing industry / Plastic Extrusion experiencerequired. Must have demonstrated experience at the plant management level and have a strong track record of successful execution. Well-rounded operations management experience including a deep understanding and experience with operations tactics, lean manufacturing, and continuous improvement, strategies and best practices and process discipline. Strong financial acumen required to properly analyze and communicate actual performance to plan variances and prescribe effective corrective actions that produce the desired results. Knowledge of production processes, raw materials, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. Track record of excellent judgment and decision-making ability. Ability to successfully work to reach company goals in an environment in which a wide degree of creativity and latitude is required. Ability to effectively set and communicate expectations & directives to manufacturing leaders. Results driven, analytical, self-motivated and detail oriented with the ability to logically identify alternative solutions or approaches to complex problems. Demonstrated success as an innovative manufacturing leader. Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively manage operations with excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills. Ability to travel weekly.
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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