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Saint Paul, Minnesota

Plant Manager


Plant Manager


An innovative metal fabrication manufacturer has an immediate opening for a Plant Manager. This Operations Leader will work across all manufacturing functions, establish a clear growth strategy, accelerating both growth and performance to create a world class organization. The Plant Manager will monitor the profitability of the business along with providing direction to all the functional departments that support operations.


Will also assure that on-time delivery and quality is maintained at levels to meet the top tier of the customer’s supplier ratings. Additionally, will engage and empower team members to create a culture of safety, continuous improvement, and personal development.


This $300M+ company manufactures components that support several different industries and is booming with business! They provide an exceptional salary & benefits package!




Will lead the Value Stream to attain all operational goals in safety, quality, cost, and delivery


Maintain a safe work environment


Determine and implement the overall continuous improvement strategy for the business based on Toyota

Production System principles


Leads efficient use of capital spending and utilization


Responsible for the strategy and long-term planning of the operations to exceed customer expectations for product delivery and quality


Provides training and leadership, and is an enthusiastic and passionate role model creating a positive work environment


Strong focus on business performance results and key metrics in the elimination of waste


Tracks, measures, and reports progress on improvements using standard key performance indicators


Coaches team leaders and supervisors on leadership development and assists in creating development and training plans


Provides performance feedback and develops succession plan for area(s) of responsibility


Partners with Corporate and Facility support services, such as I.T., Human Resources/Training, Quality, Accounting/Finance and Maintenance to acquire and coordinate needed services for specific areas of responsibility




BS in Engineering, a technical discipline or Business


A minimum of 8-10 years of progressive experience in an operations leadership role with at least 4 to 5 years of Plant Management experience with P&L responsibility in manufacturing


Demonstrated experience in Lean Systems implementation with a Lean Certification preferred


Strong understanding and ownership of materials management


Prior plant turnaround experience, has successfully turned around several poor performing manufacturing facilities


Demonstrated ability to understand, analyze, and manage the profitability of a manufacturing plant under a P&L structure, including the ability to present results, priorities, and actions, and to engage the work team to achieve those priorities


Proven successful leadership in driving performance through lean and continuous improvement methodology utilizing visual management systems, metrics, and employee engagement


Can work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships at all levels of the organization


Must have a results-oriented leadership style with strong influencing skills, is a Systems Thinker – ability to see and understand the overall picture


Must be a credible coach, mentor & teacher to all levels within an organization, from the shop floor to senior leadership


Is “Hands-on” and leads from the front


Exceptional communication, both written and verbal


Prior experience managing in a union environment


Proven track record of successful change management accomplishments


Key Words: Plant Manager, Operations, Continuous Improvement, Lean, Lean Manufacturing, Standard Work, Value Stream Management, Manufacturing, TPS, Leadership, Influence, P&L, Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery, Profitability, Performance, Accountability, Metal Fabrication, Gemba, Strategy, Metrics, KPI’s, Materials Management, Finance, Quality, Engineering, Leadership, Union