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Plant Operations Manager

Location: Wilson, NC, United States
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Description

The Plant Operations Manager oversees management of all areas of Manufacturing, Maintenance, Quality, Safety, Training and Engineering to produce products and direct activities so that products are manufactured safely, on-schedule, and within quality standards and cost objectives.

In this role, you will:

  • Ensure compliance with current federal, state, and local regulations partnering with Human Resources, Safety, and other departments as appropriate.
  • Develop current state and improvement strategies and plans for the facility working with Sales, Engineering, Quality, Corp Leadership, and other departments.
  • Champion of the company safety programs/processes and adheres to all appropriate safety policies and procedures while directing employees and seeking opportunities to improve safe work practices.
  • Provide leadership in supporting employee engagement programs and culture.
  • Deliver targeted OEE / productivity performance with sustained year over year improvement.
  • Implement and drive Mativ Operational Excellence programs and processes.
  • Execute manufacturing policies and programs that guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive position and the profitability of the operation.
  • Partner with Sales to deliver the highest level of customer service, focusing on top customers.
  • Grow and develop Business leaders at all levels of the Plant organization.
  • Hire, train, develop and evaluate staff taking appropriate actions as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy.
  • Direct the establishment and implementation of Quality Control Plan (with Quality Manager) processes to ensure zero defects
  • Deliver Operational Excellence savings annually per budget
  • Initiate and coordinate major projects, (e.g., plant layout changes, installation of capital equipment, major repairs, etc.).
  • Develop and set stretch goals for direct reports in line with Company strategy.
  • Keep current on information and technology affecting functional areas to increase innovation and ensure compliance.

 Critical Skills & Competencies:

  • Proven track record of successful team building and management, turnaround experience is a plus!
  • Experience in continuous improvement practices and analysis
  • Six Sigma / Lean Manufacturing training and knowledge
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Solid computer skills, especially in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience working with resin manufacturing-based technology, processes and principles is preferred.
  • Experience working with Union Leaders and represented employees strongly preferred

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration or a 4-year degree in a related discipline, an MBA is a plus!
  • 7+ years’ experience in a leadership role in manufacturing management, preferably in resin-based industry or another continuous process-oriented operation.

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