Plant Manager

Chep   •  

Kansas City, MO

Industry: Transportation


5 - 7 years

Posted 229 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Position Purpose

The Plant Manager is responsible for managing total plant operations and delivering superior customer satisfaction by driving results and exceeding expectations in the key areas of safety, service, quality and cost. 


Major/Key Accountabilities


  • Drive Zero Harm across the Plant
  • Provide leadership to Plant staff to effectively recruit, train, develop, evaluate, motivate, delegate and monitor their activities
  • Directs the work of all facility employees – establishes production and shipping schedules based on availability of raw and finished goods.
  • Directly responsible for all employment decisions at the facility.
  • Continually review operations activities, including local transportation activities  to maintain compliance with all Federal, State and local laws (OSHA, DOL, DOJ, EPA, FD)
  • Direct Plant administration to ensure compliance to established policies


  • Develop a balanced approach to maximize best operational practices and cost efficiencies across the Plant while maintaining critical quality and raw material utilization standards that are necessary to maintain customer satisfaction and Plant profitability
  • Drive efficiencies in asset utilization through proper transportation scheduling, dispatch, & driver management while meeting customer expectations


  • Ensure the consistent execution of all SOPs throughout the Plant and in accordance with the CHEP Recycled Pallet Solutions business.
  • Own and drive cost control initiatives and process control within the Plant
  • Develop, implement, and manage strategic initiatives focused around driving the elements of Yield, Controllable Cost per Pallet, and Effective Core Cost



  • Brambles Injury Frequency Rate
  • Price, Volume, Inflation Metrics
  • Controllable Cost per Pallet, Effective Core Cost
  • Production yield
  • Asset utilization
  • Profitability to budget
  • DOT Compliance and CSA Scores
  • Inventory Reconciliation
  • Brambles Employee Survey Results
  • Net Promoter Score



  • $5-20M
  • 1 location           
  • 2+ direct reports
  • 30-100 indirect report    


Authority/ Decision Making

  • TBD



  • Working independently
  • Working across and within the matrix


Key contacts


  • Sr. Directors, General Managers, Directors, Sr. Regional Managers, HR, HSE, Department Heads   


  • Customers



  • Bachelors in Operations/Supply Chain or related field
  • Six Sigma/Lean certification preferred



  • 3 - 5 years in engineering or manufacturing experience desired
  • Familiarity with private fleet management/transportation
  • Strong customer focus orientation
  • Expert people management capability including hourly workers
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally
  • Experience managing safety performance and programs
  • Understanding of supply chain practices and metrics


Skills and Knowledge

  • Superior ability to manage people and motivate a team
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and strategic thinking ability