Plant Manager (Sr Director of Operations)Plant Manager Job Description:
The Plant Manager will be responsible for providing entrepreneurial leadership for operations in ramping up and sustaining production capacity to fulfill demand while balancing cost, quality, and continuous improvement initiatives.
Plant Manager Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline e.g., Engineering, or another industry related field is required.
10+ years of manufacturing experience.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent negotiation skills and ability to work in a complex business environment.
Ability to gather information, develop models, weigh relevant factors and make decisions based on data, trends, and experience.
Plant Manager Responsibilities:
Oversee all daily operations of the plant to ensuring policies and procedures are followed.
Promote a can-do attitude working environment that empowers and inspires employee involvement to achieve excellence in productivity, quality, and EHS
Reviews and controls departmental productivity and implement effective KPI’s that drive results.
Work with management team to establish production and quality control standards.
Act as a company liaison with local, state and federal regulatory agencies (DOT, EPA, OSHA) community agencies, police and fire departments
Manage facility ISO Certification
Utilize capital and expense budgets efficiently to support the business strategy
Oversee training programs for all new and current employees
Ensure compliance with Company standards for cost control, waste reduction, quality, OSHA, safety, and on-time delivery at the lowest possible cost
Champion the EHS, Lean and Quality strategy for the plant
Successfully drive and maintain high morale, employee engagement, safety and teamwork in a non-union facility
Improve & Monitor cost productivity while ensuring all customer commitments are met in a timely, quality & compliant manner
Lead and engage organization to achieve goals in factory utilization, process / manufacturing improvement, delivered quality
Provides the direction and necessary resources to establish safety and environmental performance that meets established goals for the Plant
Interaction with administrative support, reviewing daily production, EHS, Quality, HR activities, including operating, billing, and inventory reports
Maintain effective communication and coordination with all internal customers, leaders, team
Lean Six Sigma, manufacturing, engineering, battery, plant