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Sample plant manager job description

As one of the world’s fastest-growing warehousing and logistics companies, [CompanyX] relies on a workforce that is energized by solving large-scale challenges. To deliver our global solutions, we count on exceptionally talented, bright, and committed people. Currently, we’re seeking a plant manager to manage and direct the production, maintenance, and quality assurance functions of one of our largest plants. This professional multitasker will direct the coordination of all manufacturing departments’ functions to ensure compliance with company objectives, quality systems, and customer satisfaction. The ideal candidate will be exceptionally detail oriented and able to lead a team, serving as a liaison between upper management and the functions of the plant.You must be dedicated to achieving operational excellence with a genuine interest in helping our company succeed.

Objectives of this role

  • Ideate and implement strategic visions to create and improve production, quality, and labor utilization throughout the facility
  • Provide the leadership needed to ensure effective utilization of plant personnel and equipment
  • Collaborate with functional departments in the implementation of all continuous improvement activities
  • Investigate and implement innovative methods of manufacturing processes to reduce costs and improve quality of the product
  • Apply lean manufacturing principles to design, specify, and validate world-class manufacturing processes to achieve organizational goals

Daily and monthly responsibilities

  • Plan, direct, and coordinate all manufacturing operations of production, machinery, processing, and packaging departments
  • Ensure that all process line schedules are in accordance with facility capabilities, customer requirements, economic performance, and planning, expediting as needed
  • Direct and manage the establishment and maintenance of material replenishment methods, quality standards, and performance metrics in support of the organizational goals and objectives
  • Budget and manage manufacturing cost structures by developing and maintaining operational expenses within budget allowance, and investigate cost-reduction measures
  • Create documentation protocols and ensure that all operations records are properly maintained and reviewed

Skills and qualifications

  • BA or BS in operations management, business, engineering or related field
  • 10+ years plant operations or engineering experience
  • Proven supervisory skills and demonstrated leadership skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of Lean Manufacturing concepts

Preferred qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in international/global settings