Plant Manager


Reading, PA

Industry: Automotive.


11 - 15 years

Posted 290 days ago

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  1. Effectively organize, lead and manage all functional elements of the facility.
  2. Embrace corporate and business unit initiatives including lean manufacturing and implementation of the Lean System (based on the Toyota Production System).
  3. Maintain a workforce for highly motivated employees with a morale that is conducive with performance being measured at or above minimum acceptable levels, drive performance to achieve or exceed financial plans and strategic goals.
  • Full plant P&L (profit & loss) responsibility including strategy, policies, processes, practices, systems
  • Communicate well at all levels within the organization as well as externally with customers, suppliers and the community
  • Establish credibility (through Lean knowledge, business acumen, and plant-specific knowledge) with Business Unit and other executive leadership to influence basic strategy and effective inclusion of long-range improvements to Business Unit plans

Minimum Qualifications of Position:

  • Bachelor in engineering or related technical field preferred; Post-secondary education in business administration, engineering, quality management or purchasing-materials management considered
  • 10+ years of leadership experience in a manufacturing environment which supports Toyota Production System principles
  • Proven record of success driving TPS enterprise wide and with high growth including multiple product launches.
  • Working knowledge of lean manufacturing, lean deployment, six sigma and world class manufacturing systems
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and transforming manufacturing cultures from mass to lean production
  • Experience in developing business strategies and plans, operating forecasts, performance metrics and reports, and safety and quality certification processes
  • Progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in manufacturing, with responsibility for multiple plants or manufacturing disciplines; Tier 1 and 2 automotive experience is preferred