Plant Manager - Quickie

Newell Brands   •  

Lumberton, NC

5 - 7 years

Posted 234 days ago

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Job Summary:

The Plant Manager is responsible for coaching and directing resources to achieve optimal manufacturing and distribution performance in safety, quality, service and cost.

Job Description:

  • Continually improve safety record by addressing physical safety issues, employee safety behaviors, incident reporting & investigation, ergonomics, housekeeping, etc.
  • Prioritize, coach, and allocate resources towards resolution of quality concerns and service constraints.
  • Deliver against monthly cost and volume targets using leading indicator KPI’s such as labor efficiency, overall equipment efficiency, scrap rates, cycle count accuracy, local site variances, etc.
  • Maintain a work environment that nurtures and leads our people in a way that fosters teamwork and self-fulfillment.
  • Supply opportunity solutions to local management and peer workers using a hands-on approach driven by results.
  • Acts as a change agent to lead change and innovation within the manufacturing and distribution environments.
  • Enhance our cost reduction efforts by using continuous improvement tools and through employee involvement and empowerment. 
  • Make decisions that consider the interests of all constituents including employees, management, suppliers, customers, and community.
  • Completes financial analyses related to strategic capital or operational investment decisions.
  • Promote and drive collaboration across departments and locations in pursuit of establishing and sharing “best practices” across the Company.
  • Develops a clear understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the overall team as well as action plans on both an individual and group level to increase performance.
  • Evaluate improvement activities directly related to equipment capabilities, staffing (all disciplines), efficiencies, spend (direct and indirect), and area layout.
  • Supports all other departmental objectives through teamwork and collaboration.
  • Responsible for site performance against budget in relation to the seasonal nature of the business and other changes in production volumes.  Works closely with Finance to forecast workload, efficiencies, expenses, productivity, capital expenditures, etc.
  • Coordinates staffing levels, employee performance reviews, employee morale initiatives, payroll decisions and long-term staffing strategies with Human Resources.
  • Works closely with multi-departmental, multi-location teams to advance the strategic direction of the business, including project involvement, presentations, and frequent communication. 
  • Develops annual budget in coordination with Finance including annual workload mix, headcount, strategic initiatives, efficiencies, capital plans, overhead accounts, productivity, etc.
  • Implements manufacturing and distribution strategies and action plans in support of continuous improvement and the company’s strategic objectives.
  • Experienced Lean Practitioner who understand how to drive lean from strategy to shop floor.
  • Understands and can develop detailed capacity plans.
  • Familiar with major ERP system components.
  • Deliver annual budget including YOY cost savings in line with company objectives.
  • Participates in the coordination and execution of the strategic direction of the Division(s) to align with Newell-Brands corporate strategy.


  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Management/Operations/Engineering, or other relevant degree.
  • Must have five to seven year’s plant/operations leadership experience.
  • Must have a proven track record of successfully leading multiple projects within a manufacturing environment. 
  • Must possess strong facilitation, encouragement, motivation and inspirational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills to lead and support empowered employees in a team environment.
  • Must have good presentation skills to effectively share success and ideas.
  • Must have MS Office software skills including Excel, PowerPoint, Word
  • Must work effectively in a fast-paced team environment with constant interruptions.