Plant Manager

Ecolab   •  

Chicago, IL

Industry: Manufacturing


8 - 10 years

Posted 48 days ago

The Plant Manager is responsible for effectively managing all functions of the local Supply Chain, and developing collaborative partnerships with both colleagues and external stakeholders. He or she must deliver the agreed to business results while maintaining positive employee relations. The primary accountabilities of the role include Supply Chain financial performance, plant production, Customer Service, Quality, SHE, labor relations, people and organization development, and maintaining strong community relations.

The Plant Manager has to be an effective and valuable member of the local management team, to ensure delivery of subsidiary business results. The Plant Manager works within a structure that requires considerable interface with Divisional and corporate management. The Plant Manager is responsible for ensuring that all functions in the Supply Chain are aligned with corporate goals.

As one of the visible representatives of the site, the Plant Manager also assumes a key role in developing mutually beneficial relationships with the local community, vendors, and regulatory instances.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the quality and productivity of the Supply Chain, and its ability to deliver high levels of service to internal and external customers.
  • Manages the people, materials, equipment, and business and manufacturing processes to deliver site performance objectives, as measured by corporate and local KPI’s.
  • Develops and implements local Supply Chain Margin Improvement Programs.
  • As part of the local management team, interfaces and liaises with Division and Corporate headquarters to manage communication and information flow between the plant and external environment.
  • Ensures effective technology transfer between Global Supply Chain/RD&E and the manufacturing site.
  • Develops, implements, and monitors Supply Chain operating budgets.
  • Develops and implements strategic Capital Expense Budgets to ensure the long term technical and financial viability of the site’s manufacturing processes and ensures alignment of the budget to divisional and corporate Supply Chain strategy.
  • Accountable for adhering to Ecolab’s, local and governmental guidelines related to SHE, Quality, Regulatory and Code of Conduct/Ethics.
  • Issues appropriate corporate communications regarding situation alerts, SHE & Quality incidents.
  • Develops and aligns the local Supply Chain vision, mission, strategy, and objectives with divisional and corporate strategy and objectives.
  • Implements SHE/TPM and other continuous improvement programs within the plant.
  • Develops and executes appropriate communication strategy for the Supply Chain to support on-going achievement of the business goals.
  • Develops and implements labor strategy for the plant in partnership with HR.
  • Develops and executes a site master plan of the manufacturing and distributionfacilities, as well as organizational capabilities, necessary to support future business growth.
  • As part of the management team, the Plant Manager develops a crisis management plan, as per corporate guidelines.
  • Empowers subordinates by way of training, information sharing, coaching, feedback, appraisals, and delegation, to ensure the development of people and organizational capabilities. Additionally is responsible for developing and executing the site succession plan.
  • Acts as a corporate resource, providing support on task forces, acquisition studies, and major project support.
  • Accountable for the integrity of the business processes related to finished goods inventoryreplenishment, and new product introductions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • 8+ years of Supply Chain experience
  • 5+ years of experience in a chemical manufacturing environment.
  • 5+ years of supervisory management experience
  • Immigration sponsorship not offered for this role

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in TPM methodology a plus