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Plant Manager

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Covington, GA
$140,000 - $180,000
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Direct Hire
Sep 22, 2017
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SUMMARY:  We are looking for a “turnaround professional” to manage a culture and attitude turnaround immediately in a small to mid-sized manufacturing operation.  We are looking for a “determined, will not accept failure” type of manager who has significant experience as a change agent and who has turned around operations in the past.  We need a change agent who can change the plant culture, who can see through the excuses and take decisive action towards rectifying those situations.
FULL CONTROL:  You will be given full control of the plant floor and all employees, and you will establish crystal clear accountability and ensure that the plant performance (efficiency and on time delivery) significantly improves.  This is a small plant with less than 100 employees.   If you know how to establish and manage a war-room situation, you may be right for this position.
FAIR. FIRM. CONSISTENT.  We are looking for a “People Person”, but one who is a serious, fair, firm, and consistent manager who understands manufacturing, structured accountability, what’s needed in a turnaround, and how to motivate employees.  We are looking for a good combination of trustworthiness, push, and pull.
Plant Manager - Responsibilities   
  • The Plant Manager will assume operational responsibility for all plant operations and personnel for all departments.This includes manufacturing (efficiency), quality (ppm defects), shipping (on-time deliveries), safety (0 lost time injuries), etc.
  • The Plant Manager will establish budgets and strategic plans to accomplish corporate objectives for growth and profitability.
  • The Plant Manager will establish metrics for key areas of measurement and hold teams accountable to achieve or exceed these goals.
  • Drive improvement as a way of life in the operations, including constantly improving metrics in key areas.A “war room” might be a good idea.
  • Manage the P&L, driving all operations to meet or exceed budgets and strategic plans.
Plant Manager Qualifications
  • A BS/BA degree is preferred, but will consider all candidates with extremely strong manufacturing leadership experience and turnaround experience.
  • 10 years of experience as  Plant Manager or Director of Ops in a high volume, industrial manufacturing operation.   Must have previous proven turn-around experience.  War-room experience would be fantastic.  Automotive experience would be welcomed.  Military experience is welcomed.
  • You MUST be a hard charging, get-things-done now sort of manager.  Must be able to establish accountability immediately, and modify difficult employee behavior (or have the guts to make the decisions necessary to cull difficult people from the staff.
  • Strong, metric-driven personality and methodology, and must drive the business for continual improvement of key metrics. Strong financial knowledge with strong budgeting skills, proven P&L experience, and strong Strategic Planning experience.