General Manager (Metals Manufacturing)


Starkville, MS

Industry: Diversified Industrial


15+ years

Posted 248 days ago

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The Operation is a part of a very successful 250 - 300 million dollar, multi location organization. This privately held company is almost 100 years old and is very respected in the industries they serve in quality, performance and on-time delivery.



The scope of this position is to provide strategic leadership and profit & loss and balance sheet management of the facility. It is responsible for the direction of manufacturing, product quality, maintenance, cost, pricing, and materials to ensure that the facility maintains its leadership position in an extremely competitive marketplace.





?        Champion health, environment, and safety initiatives within the business;

?        Provide expectations, accountability, and direction to direct reports;

?        Apply80/20 thinking to all aspects of the business resulting in simplification of the business, clarity of purpose, and organizational focus;

?        Develop a winning business strategy around a central idea that meets customer demands and makes money;

?        Lead the strategy deployment process within the business;

?        Develop a culture that promotes involvement, communication, expectations and accountability, and a passion for excellence;

?        Own and role model Company values and behaviors to develop and transform the Company culture. Ensure that these values and behaviors are a part of everyday life;

?        Develop effective leadership, learning & development, and talent management strategies working withHR to drive business objectives and to develop talent across the organizational structure including developing a strong #2;

?        Improve operating metrics through the effective deployment of lean manufacturing, theory of constraints, and six-sigma methodologies.


Core Responsibilities

  • Model Company values and behaviors as outlined in the Mission Statement
  • Represent the Company in a professional manner
  • Follow all company Environmental and Safety policies, procedures and standards
  • Follow all company Quality Standards


Supervisory Responsibilities(If applicable)

This position has supervisory responsibilities over Operations, Quality, Engineering, Administration, Customer Service, and Health and Safety.

Additional Responsibilities(as assigned by Department Manager or General Manager)





?        A bachelor?s degree and a minimum of fifteen years of progressive manufacturing management experience with increasing responsibility is required. A master?s degree in business administration is a decided advantage.

?        A track record of success in manufacturing operations is expected.

?        Experience in metalworking operations is a plus.

?        Experience in lean manufacturing and/or six sigma techniques is a plus.

?       To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.





?        Finding a central idea for business that meets customer demands and that makes money.

?        Identifies significant problems & opportunities. Analyzes problems and people in depth, determine root causes.

?        Getting the right people together with the right behaviors to make better, faster decisions,

and achieve operating results.

?        Calibrating people based on their actions, decisions, and behaviors and matching them to

the non-negotiables of the job.

?        Getting competent leaders to coordinate seamlessly.   

?        Determining the set of goals that balances what the operating unit can become with what

it can realistically achieve.           

?        Defining the path and aligning resources, actions, and energy to accomplish the goal.

?        Anticipating and responding to societal pressures you don?t control but that can affect your business.

?        Regularly monitoring customer satisfaction and meeting internal and external customer needs in ways that provide satisfaction and excellent results for the customers. Establishing ?partner? relationships with customers. Regarded as visible and accessible by customers.

?        Actively intervening to create and energize positive change. Leading by example. 

?        Consistent reward of passionately striving to achieve results. Conveys strong need to win. Reputation for not giving up.

?        Achieves cohesive, effective team spirit with staff. Treats staff fairly. Shares credit.

?       To be receptive to new and different ideas and not shut other people down.

?       Continue to grow and improve and not repeat the same mistakes.







$169K - $208K