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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!

 

Responsibilities:

 

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

 

Requirements:

 

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