Plant Manager

Berry Plastics   •  

Woodstock, IL

Industry: Manufacturing


8 - 10 years

Posted 40 days ago


Berry Global (NYSE: BERY) is a $7.5B global manufacturer and marketer of plastic packaging products. Headquartered in Evansville Indiana, Berry operates over 131 global manufacturing facilities and employs over 23,000 individuals. At Berry Global, we pursue excellence in all that we do and are always advancing to improve the way we work along with the products and services we provide. With our proven expertise in packaging and protection solutions, and our dedicated insights team that follows trends across a wide range of industries, we are uniquely positioned to serve a broad range of markets and customer needs. Our culture fosters trust and partnerships through appreciation, acknowledgment, and inclusion. Here at Berry we are continuously improving to support our mission and exemplify our values of partnerships, excellence, growth and safety. We encourage you to be a part of Berry Global, the company that is always advancing to protect what’s important!


Berry Global’s Consumer Packaging Division has an immediate opening for a qualified Plant Manager to lead our Woodstock, IL plant. The Plant Manager will monitor and coordinate the effective and efficient utilization of employees through proactive, high participation work team involvement. The position directs all day to day activities of the plant consistent with company policies and procedures.


  • Foster and enhance the safety culture to achieve safety excellence
  • Provide operational and employee leadership to the facility
  • Manage financial performance and make required changes as needed to meet business commitments
  • Manage all aspects of the plant cost structure including direct and indirect labor, maintenance and consumable spending and proactively control to business volume swings to preserve profitability
  • Assist operating management with budgeting, production statistics, cost analysis, justification of capital expenditures and asset management
  • Lead the facility in establishing and meeting continuous improvement objectives
  • Partner with department managers to develop and maintain a positive culture consistent with Berry Global values, behaviors and mission
  • Encourage and support the development of all plant employees
  • Responsible for overall performance efficiencies and competitive service level for the plant
  • Participate in process improvement and cost savings efforts
  • Responsible for incorporating continuous quality improvement principles into daily quality culture
  • Assures compliance with state and federal regulatory matters including OSHA, EPA, EEO and Affirmative Action
  • Overall management responsibility for the implementation of mandatory and best practice sharing for cost savings, safety compliance and reduced employee hazard exposure
  • Coordinates the effective utilization of production capacity, staffing and equipment through planning, organizing and scheduling
  • Continuously improves customer satisfaction through programs to provide on-time delivery that meets and/or exceeds customer quality and cost expectations
  • Overall management responsibility for all aspects of quality including product performance, complaint resolution, customer satisfaction and maintenance and improvement of quality systems
  • Overall management responsibility for all aspects of the quality systems including ISO and SQF
  • Maintains a sense of urgency and accountability in the plant to ensure prompt responses to employee needs
  • Ensures the protection of company assets through appropriate maintenance methodologies
  • Monitors raw materials and supplies on hand to ensure adequate supply
  • Maintain 24 hour/day on call availability to deal with potential problems/issues


  • Bachelors Degree required or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with injection molding manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge of and experience in leading a progressive manufacturing facility
  • Strong organizational skills with proven ability to complete multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent analytical skills required
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office tools
  • Strong planning/organizing skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team setting
  • Ability to effectively communicate/present findings to a wide variety of audiences
  • Ability to supervise, coach, mentor and perform other functions associated with leading and managing a group
    • Experience Required: 7 - 10 Years

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