Plant Leader

Owens Corning   •  

Fort Smith, AR

Industry: Building Materials


15+ years

Posted 396 days ago


  1. Lead safety and security for an injury free work environment
    • Ensures a culture which enables a safe and secure work environment for all employees, contractors and visitors
    • Shows passion and caring for our people, and leads from a place of “safety and” the other objectives of the business with a focus on safe behaviors and choices
    • Allocates resources and identifies investments required to achieve zero injuries, including systems, focused programs and leadership
    • Ensures a clear and effective measurement system is followed and used to drive results; rewards and celebrates safe behavior and achievements; ensures accountability
  1. Lead the facility through a Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) operating system targeting
    • Zero injuries
    • Zero defects
    • Zero losses
  1. Know the business and our customers
  • Continuously build insight into the business’s market, customer base and strategies
  • Create an environment where all employees are engaged, empowered and focused on serving our customers
  • Develop relationships with customers and understand what it takes to ensure OC products are perceived by the market as high quality.
  1. Execute business strategy and direct operations that drive towards manufacturing excellence
  • Leads with a clear view of where the organization needs to be in 1-3years; communicates strategic direction to employees and how it fits with the day-to-day actions and results being driven
    • Set clear and measurable performance expectations, in line with division and corporate goals; proactively analyzes and manages all relative operations performance metrics
    • Oversee the development of a comprehensive annual capital budget and operations plan; initiates timely and appropriate capital requests to maintain or enhance plant performance necessary to meet customer demands
    • Operate with zero environmental non-conformities to applicable company, government and regulatory policies
    • Continuously improves the plant operations environmental footprint consistent with company goals and community interests
  1. Develop a positive employee relations environment
    • Ensures a positive, creative, diverse and collaborative work environment where employees own the success of the business
    • Selects, trains, ensures the proper tools processes and systems are in place, then empowers employees to deliver against clear expectations.
    • Monitors labor activities to ensure compliance with company policies and/or governmental regulations
    • Establishes OC as an employer of choice in the local market
    • Builds a facility worthy of use as a marketing and communications platform, both internal and external
    • Maintains effective relationships with key political and community decision makers and represents the Company in appropriate community matters
  1. Lead and develop talent
    • Create an environment where talent is developed and full potential is realized.
    • Effectively build a diverse team with competent people using the appropriate mix of internal promotions and external recruitment to satisfy near-term performance, longer-term succession needs and to ensure the organization has the necessary talent to achieve its near-term and long-term goals.
    • Ensures alignment with functional leadership (e.g., finance, safety, human resources) on performance management and talent development
  1. Lead across the network manufacturing facilities and integrated supply chain of the business
    • Leverage partnership with other leaders across the integrated supply chain to maximize performance of the business, lead change, and grow talent
    • Share best practices, challenge thinking and provide candid and respectful feedback; set an example for the organization of how teamwork and partnerships should work
    • Be seen as a great leader across the business, driving engagement and supporting cross-functional projects and teams.

Job Requirements


  • Master’s Degreepreferred
  • Engineering or technical background preferred
  • 15+ Yrs. minimum work experience with at least 3 years in a plant leadership role
  • Exposure to cross-functional team leadership or participation outside of manufacturing
  • A history of hiring, growing and promoting talent within the organization
  • TPM formal training and Lean manufacturing experience
  • Experience successfully designing and leading culture change within an organization

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Utilizing data and data collection systems, and Six Sigma, or other problem solving methods for decision-making to eliminate manufacturing losses and unnecessary costs
  • Creating and implementing strategic and operations plans
  • Leading and motivating peers, managers and subordinates
  • Effective with verbal and written communication
  • Business and financial acumen
  • Mindset of creating value for the customer
  • Strong planning, resourcing and delegation skills
  • Able to achieve results quickly, both individually and through teams
  • Computer skills


Must be able to travel up to 30%