Plant Manager

Confidential Company  •  Chicago, IL

8 - 10 years experience  •  Manufacturing / Diversified

$110K - $143K ($100K - $130K base + 10%, benefits)
Posted on 08/04/17 by Gary Daugenti
Confidential Company
Chicago, IL
8 - 10 years experience
Manufacturing / Diversified
$110K - $143K
($100K - $130K base + 10%, benefits)
Posted on 08/04/17 Gary Daugenti

Growing industrial manufacturer is looking for an  experienced plant manager.

General Summary

The Operations Manager is responsible for the profit and loss of a Company location, and it is responsible for the overall management and coordination of production functions of the location.

Works under general direction of a GMO; relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals; a wide degree of creativity and latitude is required. Leads and directs the work of others.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

· Staffs, develops and coaches the operations, sales, production and administrative management team, evaluates performance and initiates corrective action as required.

· Ensures that all plant assets are properly managed and safeguarded.

· Develops operating budgets and capital expenditure recommendations.

· Evaluates plant's performance to budget. Plans and initiates corrective action as required.

· Develops and/or approves production objectives, goals and operating long and short-range plans.

· Ensures that job classifications and compensation levels are relevant to the labor market and are in-line with cost goals.

· Negotiates Vendor contracts.

· Leads the operation's new product development initiatives.

· Responsible for operating within established inventory parameters.

· Responsible for product costing and burden accuracy.

· Approves account payables and payroll.

· Develops and/or approves specific operating policies and procedures as required.

· Ensures that operation complies with all applicable laws, rules and regulations and all Company policies and procedures.

· Participates as an active member of the plant Safety Committee and ensures that plant operations are consistent with Company and OSHA policies, practices and procedures

· Prepares various regular and special reports as required.

· Performs other duties as required.

Job Specifications


· Bachelor’s Degree in administration, or related discipline or equivalent experience is required.

· Minimum7+ years work experience as a plant manager in an industrial manufacturing environment

· Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and Outlook.

· Preferredexperience and knowledge on organization, culture, and product lines

Skills and abilities

· Proficiency in the use of the English language in reading, writing and speaking

· Ability to successfully interact with all organizational levels and the public

· Demonstrated proficiency to manage multiple tasks and activities at once, to organize and set priorities, and to meet deadlines.

· Demonstrated ability to prepare plans and budgets.

· Demonstrated ability to effectively manage, coach and develop subordinates.

· Demonstrated ability to be mobile in the work environment and travel as required.

· Ability to apply business math to manufacturing processes.

· Demonstrated ability to understand, analyze, and use financial information and reports as a management tool.

· Ability to use a computer terminal, and proficiency of the use of MS Office and other business software

· Demonstrated skills in leading projects and other people

· Demonstrated skills in improving processes and develop efficiencies in operation processes

· Ability to understand the conditions of the market place and present solutions to challenging times.

· Ability to pass a drug test


· Self-managing; works well under little supervision

· Highly motivated and enthusiastic

· Good interpersonal skills and good communicator

· Strong organization skills and detail oriented

· Be a team player and support the Company’s goals

· Conducts in a professional manner

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