Plant Manager


Sun Prairie, WI

Industry: Automotive


11 - 15 years

Posted 51 days ago

Job Description

The Plant Manager is responsible for setting and driving the organization to achieve and surpass sales, profitability, cash flow, and business goals and objectives. Manage and oversee policies, procedures, and systems of all divisional departments to meet or exceed company goals and objectives. This role is accountable for successful metric­driven results, building a lean manufacturing culture, continuous improvement of all facility / equipment / production systems, plant energy utilization, EHS performance and the development of both professional and manufacturing talent. The Plant Manager works with internal and external customers, to ensure that effective collaboration occurs in order to successfully meet assigned plant goals. Participate in the strategic planning process and execution of plans to enhance profitability, productivity, and efficiency for the division to meet short and long­term goals of the company.

Site P&L responsibility for the all product lines, with responsibility for cost optimization and achievement of all operational targets.

Execute commercial strategy that translates into an operating plan.

Lead manufacturing facility to achieve overall business financial goals.

Develop excellent relationships both internally and externally with key customers.

Manage facility, process, and people to achieve customer satisfaction and meet the company's financial objectives.

Lead developmental initiatives for Operations, establishing an environment of continuous learning and change, leading through ContiTech Business Systems (CBS) initiatives, targeting experiences and formal developmental activities for direct reports and others.

Represent the plant to the customer and to the local community. Responsible for the physical property and assets of the site.

Develop, refine and provide for maintenance for critical production systems: quality, environmental, health & safety.

Maintains and promotes the highest level of safety through proactive safety programs using OHSAS 18001.

Direct the production process to produce quality product at competitive costs with timely delivery.

Develop an environment that allows personal growth and develops future leaders for the company.

Establish and maintain a working environment that encourages employee participation and job satisfaction.

Comply with all governing regulations and corporate policies.

About Continental

The ContiTech division develops, manufactures and markets environmentally friendly, multi-material smart industrial and service solutions that make mining, railway engineering, the automotive industry and other important industries safer and more convenient.


United States



Job Category

Manufacturing Operations and Production--Operations

Job Type


Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering, science or technical degree from an accredited university is required.

Proven track record of measurable results and increasing levels of responsibility consistent with 10 or more years’ experience in production or engineering and 5 or more years in leadership roles.

Strong analytical skills including the ability to analyze and interpret data.

Excellent communication skills: verbal, written, presentation.

Ability to manage multiple functions, including resolving difficult conflicts.

Excellent understanding of Lean (TPS) philosophies and ability to teach/coach associates at all levels on lean; demonstrated success in leading lean transformations including functional knowledge of lean tools.

Knowledge of OSHA regulations and experience with Safety, Health and Environmental programs.

Excellent PC skills with experience in an ERP environment; SAP experience a plus.

Knowledge/familiarization with Quality auditing standards.

Demonstrated leadership and talent management skills.

Experience managing/tracking costs to budget/managing operations within constraints.

Experience with union environments; strong communication, team building and collaboration skills are necessary.

Demonstrated leadership and talent management skills.

Experience coaching/mentoring others and building/leading teams.

Demonstrated functional excellence in manufacturing process skills and raw materials conversion.

Demonstrated understanding of the role of company culture and safety in great organizations.

Demonstrated ability to manage in a fast paced environment, including high pressure situations.