Plant Manager

PAC Worldwide   •  

Harrisburg, PA

Industry: Manufacturing / Packaging


5 - 7 years

Posted 352 days ago


The Plant Manager leads and oversees overall plant operations including manufacturing expenses and operational budgeting, manufacturing processing, plant engineering, materials, quality assurance/control, human resources/administration, warehousing and logistics, equipment and facilities and maintenance.  The position is responsible for and creating an environment of accountability and commitment to continuous improvement.  This position will have experience and a track record of success, consistent with the scope and scale of the operation, in the following areas: Materials/Supply Chain/Vendor Interaction, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing Processes/Systems, Production Operations, Facilities & Maintenance, Employee Development, Leadership Development, Community Interface, and Continuous Improvement.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • Directs plant activities to ensure the attainment of financial and operational goals within the business unit in support of the company’s overall financial and strategic objectives
  • Establishes the annual operational budget for all expenses related to the business unit.  Assures budget variances are well managed and controlled
  • Cultivates an organizational culture of continuous improvement with focus on the development of organizational and employee C.I. skills and the utilization of various C.I. tools to grow sales, reduce cost, increase throughput, improve quality, reduce inventory, and facilitate general positive change
  • Establishes, maintains, and monitors standard costs for both material and labor working closely with members of team to resolve variances
  • Deploys strong business acumen focused on overall business results within a dynamic manufacturing environment
  • Drive overall organizational success utilizing high energy, innovation, and strategic thinking


  • Business management experience to include budgeting, income statement, and variance analysis
  • Comprehensive Continuous Improvement skill set
  • Quality Management System development and maintenance
  • Project management
  • Production planning and material/supply chain/vendor management
  • Inventory control and management
  • Standard manufacturing ERP system concepts such as BOM/routers/shippers
  • Utilization of systems, processes, and metrics
  • Equipment operation

 Strategic People Management

  • Embraces the philosophy that our employees are our greatest assets
  • Human Resource Acumen - fair and equal treatment, training & development, accountability, performance management, recruiting, onboarding, compliance and compensation.
  • Selects, develops, coaches and evaluates personnel, particularly leaders within the business unit, to ensure the efficient operation of the facility and the professional growth of the employees
  • Proven leadership and team building skills in a high speed, high volume, manufacturing environment
  • Coach and develop skilled labor force, to include career paths by supporting and assist in design of training programs
  • Responsible for execution of PAC training programs for skilled and semi-skilled labor 
  • Responsible for community outreach to ensure company is leaving a positive impact 

Qualifications - Required Experience

  • 5+ years in progressive roles in a manufacturing environment
  • 2+ years of management experience
  • Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to train in otherlocations for extended period of time initially

Qualifications - Preferred Experience

  • Industry knowledge preferred (printing, coextruded, blown-film extrusion, protective packaging converting)
  • Operational leadership of 100+ employee manufacturing operations-preferred
  • Fully proficient with all components of Microsoft Office with emphasis on Excel.-preferred
  • Six Sigma certification desired but not required. (Moved from ED&R)-preferred
  • Process engineering

 Qualifications - Educational Experience 

  • BA or BS – preferred
  • Industry certifications preferred