Plant Manager

Milwaukee, WI 53210

Post Date: 08/16/2018 Job ID: 35835731 Industry: Operations

At InStaff, our success depends on you! That s why we set you up to succeed from day one. From our commitment to finding you the right-fit job, to our training and benefits programs, InStaff gives you the tools you need to build the future you want! We know that our clients success, as well as our own, depends on treating our employees with respect and care. We call it partnership with a purpose. Join the InStaff team today!

Job Title:

Plant Manager

Job Type :

Direct Hire

Order #:



Milwaukee, WI


1 st Shift

General Job Duties:

  • Create the vision, mission, goals, initiatives and organizational capability to deliver: Consistent execution of manufacturing schedule based on sales and production capacity. Measure plant's performance in the areas of safety, quality, on-time delivery and cost. Develop and implement processes designed to control quality and production related costs.

  • Partner with EHS team to drive safety culture and practices.

  • Maintain the physical appearance of the facility by leveraging 5s tools across the site

  • Lead the implementation of the OEE tool on critical business process.

  • Demonstrate strong analytical, communication (written & verbal), with the ability to effectively engage with and provide direction to build partnerships with all plant associates.

  • Participate on multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Strong alignment with New Product Development (NPD), Engineering and Safety teams to ensure employee safety and quality processes and procedures are followed.

  • Develop and enforce plant policies. Ensure compliance with all Federal and State laws relating to environmental responsibilities, health and safety.

  • Participate in the development and execution of financial forecasts and plans for plant operations.

  • Participate in strategic planning as it relate to plant expansion, conversion and machine and equipment purchases

  • Create an environment conducive to continuous improvement, collaboration and individual ownership.

  • Manage customer and vendor relations by addressing concerns and complaints related to products, services and overall satisfaction.

  • Create an environment of inclusion while working collaboratively with leaders across the business to identify and implement solutions.

  • Administer general labor agreement through consistent application of labor contract provisions.

Job Requirements:

  • Strategic Mindset: Ability to see future possibilities and translate them into strategies

  • Drives Vision and Purpose: Paint a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others

  • Business Insight: Apply knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization's goals

  • Collaborate: Build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives

  • Communicate Effectively: Develop and deliver multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences

  • Instill Trust: Gain the confidence and trust of others through honest, integrity and authenticity

  • Customer Focus: Build strong customer relationships and deliver customer-centric solutions

  • Organizational Savvy: Maneuver comfortably through complex policy, process and people related organizational dynamics

  • Build Effective Teams: Build strong teams that apply diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals

  • Drive Engagement: Create a climate where people are motivated to their best to help the organization achieve its objectives

  • Drives Results: Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances

  • Decision Quality: Make good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward

  • Plans and Aligns: Plan and prioritize work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals

  • Ensures Accountability: Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments

  • Financial Acumen: Interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions.

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in Engineering and/or Business Management.

  • Extensive background in metal working, assembly and quality sciences; minimum 10 years' manufacturing experience; career advancement within at least one organization.

  • Familiar with diverse manufacturing processes.

  • Strong business and financial acumen and possesses a good working knowledge and understanding of business operations and manufacturing.

  • Strong organizational skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and able to react to shifting priorities to meet business needs.

  • Results-oriented with a passion for quality, service and customer satisfaction.

  • Strong analytical skills and timely decision making ability.

  • Exceptional leadership, communication and presentation skills.

  • Strong analytical problem solving skills.

  • Disciplined approach to strategy development and implementation over 3+ year horizon.

  • Proven consultative skills.

  • Strong experience with change management principles and demonstrated ability to drive and manage change management processes.

  • Proven ability to analyze complex problems and provide simple solutions.

  • Strong leadership and demonstrated ability to effectively settle differences with minimum disruption.

  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and functions.

  • Demonstrated ability to make tough and timely decisions.

  • Strong brand, industry and product passion; strong desire to win.

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