Innovative Chemical Products Group (ICP Group) is a leading formulator and manufacturer of specialty coatings, adhesives, and sealants serving the construction and industrial end markets. ICP Group is comprised of market leading brands known for innovation, quality, and performance. Founded in 2015 and supported by a lean corporate team, ICP Group has scaled rapidly through organic and acquisition growth into one of the largest coatings, adhesives, and sealants companies in North America. ICP Group is headquartered in Andover, MA and has manufacturing and distribution sites throughout North America, Latin America, UK, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.
ICP Group is looking to identify a Plant Manager to join our team in Chicago, IL. The primary responsibility is to manage and coordinate the daily activities of the ICP Construction manufacturing plant for specialty roof coatings and driveway sealant products. The groups within the department that will report to this position are Manufacturing/Operations, Quality Control, Production Control/Scheduling, Shipping & Receiving, and the Maintenance Team. This position is responsible for producing and meeting manufacturing deliverables from planning/scheduling to final production, in accordance with the company's established goals and guidelines. The Plant Manager has the authority to make decisions regarding the day-to-day activities of all groups in the Manufacturing area, and this position directly reports to the Director of Manufacturing. This position is also responsible for assisting in the continuous improvement of ICP’s manufacturing and operating procedures and for the development and mentoring of personnel in these assigned areas.
The Plant Manager should possess an advanced knowledge of the chemical or coatings industry. The Plant Manager has a track record and ability to manage, innovate, lead, and deliver on multiple product manufacturing programs with minimal supervision.
Leads multiple concurrent projects in the development, manufacturing and quality control of various coatings and applications with the ability to prioritize resources to deliver on schedule.
Create a positive manufacturing culture to meet quality and quantity KPIs, budgets, deliverables, and maintain standards in accordance with established guidelines and procedures.
Utilize Lean manufacturing tools to drive Continuous Improvements in all aspects of the operation of the facility. Drive to a visual factory standard that promotes employee engagement.
Ensure all chemical and other work-related issues are performed and processes developed to meet various regulatory requirements (e.g., DOT, OSHA, etc.)
Interface with various levels of ICP to support and participate in programs for International Organization for Standardization and Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S).
Manage Capital projects with a history of integrating different product lines into a facility.
Maintains and builds a manufacturing team by managing all Manufacturing/Operations managerial/supervisory personnel’s recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, and ongoing management of employees.
Develops annual staffing requirements, budgets, scheduling calendars and daily/weekly/monthly activity objectives are met and/or exceeded.
Ensures that each department within the Operations/Manufacturing groups are meeting all performance objectives and addresses deficiencies with immediate corrective actions.
Maintains team performance results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
Evaluate and recommend improvements in all manufacturing and storage systems including bulk storage, loading/unloading, and product dispensing in order to improve safety and quality.
Utilizes Excel and Word software to compile evaluation information, technical reports and business correspondence.
Assists in customer product support and product stewardship by interfacing with R&D, Customer Service and Sales.
Provide consultative and analytic support on manufacturing issues to Company’s leadership.
Completes operational requirements by overseeing production schedules and staffing assignments in order to meet production demands and maintain adequate staffing and budget levels.
Ensure manufacturing, scheduling, safety and product support effectively interact with all other ICP Construction departments.
Enhance employee morale and employee engagement to drive continuous improvements.
Continuously train, cross-train and upgrade employee skills on a departmental basis
Ability to influence by example and ability to work with all levels of personnel.
Duties as required or directed as necessary for achieving overall company goals.
Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing, engineering; MBA or Graduate degree highly desired
10-15 years of experience in the specialty chemical, paint, or asphalt industry
10+ years of management and senior leadership experience in directing a high performance, manufacturing team with measurable results and improvements.
Lean & Six Sigma certifications strongly preferred.
Bi-lingual strongly preferred
Demonstrated leadership and team-building skills.
Must demonstrate strong verbal, written, and analytical skills as well as have the ability to interact effectively with plant managers, team leaders and team members.
Proficient in Windows, Excel, Word, Outlook.
Ability to work in a fast paced, industrial, team environment.
Ability to lead project meetings and give presentations to various sized groups of people
Highly motivated and self-starting individual with track record of meeting deadlines and achieving objectives
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to manage timelines and deliverables
ICP Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or religion or other legally protected status.
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