Plant Manager - Automotive Industry

Confidential Company  •  Chicago, IL

5 - 7 years experience  •  Manufacturing / Diversified

$90K - $150K
Posted on 09/28/17
Confidential Company
Chicago, IL
5 - 7 years experience
Manufacturing / Diversified
$90K - $150K
Posted on 09/28/17


Leadership Responsibilities

- Provide direct leadership, mentoring, and coaching and supervise the leadership team and all salaried staff in the plant.

- Responsible for the development, performance feedback, direction and leadership of all colleagues in the plant including mentoring, coaching, counseling and corrective action when situations dictate.

- Drive the utilization of problem solving methods for related plant and customer problems / issues.

- Directs, drives, establishes and implements new programs and plant productivity improvements to achieve plant productivity goals and customer cost reduction goals.

- Responsible for plant manning levels and assures compliance and improvements to the budget.

- Provide plant input into quoting and business development activities (ex. pricing, program management, plant capacity, etc.)

- Responsible for leading the plant safety committee.

- Assign clear responsibilities for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and hold all direct reports accountable for enforcement

Managerial Responsibilities

- Responsible for interactions with outside groups including local, state and national government officials.

- Responsible for customer and supplier interface.

- Represent the company during customer visits / surveys and during meetings / presentations at customers location.

- Provide key input into the development of North America's strategic business plan.

- Develop and drive the plant's strategic business plan along with identifying key measurable to support the plant business goals.

- Responsible for the financial performance of the plant.

- Direct the utilization of the company performance metric format to effectively track, monitor, and implement required improvement activities related to business plan, goals, issues, etc.

- Responsible for the safety, quality, productivity and delivery of all plant operations and colleagues.

- Ensure accountability and discipline within the plant.

- Responsible for overall coordination and communication of North America and plant goals.

- Drive implementation of a progressive production system and required operating procedures and work instructions to improve plant performance metrics and meet or exceed customer expectations.


- Bachelor's Degree in business related field, prefer manufacturing, engineering or quality, with a Master's preferred.

- Minimum five to seven years’ experience as a Plant Manager, Operations Manager or Department Manager in a manufacturing environment with experience in a metals environment preferred, or a combination of degree and experience.

- Possess knowledge of plant department functions and corresponding roles and interactions to facilitate overall plant synergy.

- Vision and ability to translate progressive operating techniques into applications and results.

- Excellent organizational, analytical and communication skills.

- Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

- Ability to mentor and teach the team effective problem solving methods.

- Experience in applying lean manufacturing concepts.

- Proven leadership ability and excellent interpersonal skills.

- Ability to interpret financial and performance data.

- Ability to work well with others in a team environment.

- Proficient in Microsoft Office software.

- Experience in quality and environmental measurables such as TS 16949 and ISO14001.

- Ability to read and write in English and to perform mathematical calculations.

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