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PLANT MANAGER – CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING (2 OPEN POSITIONS)

(WOODSTOCK, CT & ROGERS, CT)

 

OVERVIEW

Global leading manufacturer of engineered materials that develops innovative specialty materials/components that enable technology in a wide array of high-growth markets has immediate needs for 2 experienced Plant Managers!

 

The Plant Managers oversee the entire manufacturing operations to ensure product quality and employee safety. These roles are responsible for meeting Company objectives, directing and coordinating daily operations and ensuring customer satisfaction.

These positions are open because the Rogers site Manager was promoted and the Woodstock role is brand new.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build a culture of safety and drive to zero injuries

  • Execute Business Unit Operations Annual Operating Plans

  • Lead continuous improvement efforts in yield, scrap, productivity, on-time delivery, lead times, and inventory

  • Lead the drive for "first time right" quality and implement the cost down road map

  • Manage/leverage capabilities to gain efficiencies in productivity, quality and transportation

  • Implement systems to ensure consistency between sites and sharing of best practices

  • Encourage, participate and lead Kaizen events at site

  • Close collaboration with Sales, Marketing, R&D, and Supply Chain to improve the ramp-up of new products and capacity requirements

  • Support new product/new technology launches and drive process capabilities

  • Close collaboration with Quality Systems organization to support, implement, and maintain ISO/TS quality systems at site

  • Develop a high performing operations team

  • Create personnel development plans and succession plan

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • B.S. in Engineering or related field.  MBA and Six Sigma Black Belt would be highly valued

  • Requires 10+ years of operations experience/success to include engineering, production leadership, quality, safety, and equipment procurement

  • 5 years' experience managing an operation of 4-7 direct Supervisors and 200+ employees

  • Customer-focused with superior skills in the areas of analytical thinking, consensus building, empowerment, strategic thinking, and constructively dealing with conflict

  • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve high standards as an individual and as a leader.  Experience with union employees would be a valued plus

  • Demonstrated ability to persevere and succeed in the face of significant challenges and ambiguity

  • Effective communications skills and PC/Plant systems proficiency