Plant Manager

Job Description

Job Title: Plant Manager

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This nimble-footed flexible packaging converter seeks a Plant Manager as the site-responsible person for their union-free flagship manufacturing location in the Midwest.  The position reports to the VP Operations (whose office is in another state).

In this Plant Manager, our client seeks an acknowledged leader ... a strategic thinker with proven tactical skills ... a coach and mentor of the operations team who drives profit growth through clear accountabilities.  For this person, a clean and safe work environment is as fundamental as breathing.  Versatility is key, being equally adept engaging with department heads or shift operators; sales reps or CEOs; lab techs or research scientists; small business vendors or Fortune 50 key accounts.  A sound familiarity with financial operating statements is essential.  To this person, lean manufacturing or continuous improvement methodologies are second nature. 

Familiarity with flexible packaging processes, especially flexographic printing and converting of thin plastic film for food products, is essential.  This person should be groom-able to step into a director or vice president role in three to five years.

Job Requirements

The successful Plant Manager will have a demonstrated history of:

  •  Identifying, developing and directing an operations team in a manufacturing environment with more than 100 persons;
  • Championing continuous improvement and lean manufacturing techniques to improve throughput and drive profitability gains.  Familiarity with Six Sigma or 5S methodologies preferred;
  • Knowledgeable of thin plastic film and paper converting processes to produce flexible packaging for the food industry;
  • Effective collaborative interaction with personnel at all levels in a 24/7 manufacturing setting;
  • Minimum 4-year degree required ... in business, finance, engineering or the sciences. 

[Please DO NOT APPLY if you have no experience with wide-web flexographic printing and converting of thin plastic film.]

Key words:

Laminating   Adhesive lamination   Coating   Flexographic printing   Flexography    Bag making   Pouch making   Plastic extrusion    Film extrusion   Thin plastic film   Blown film   Cast film   Continuous improvement   Lean manufacturing   Six Sigma   5 S   5S   Plant manager   Production manager

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Manufacturing, Management, Executive
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 12 year(s)
Manages Others Yes
Relocation Yes
Industry Packaging, Printing - Publishing, Food
Required Travel Negligible
Job ID A1863
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Plant Manager

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