Plant Manager

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Position Summary

The Plant Manager will lead manufacturing operations in the achievement of business objectives by developing and executing effective business strategies. The PM will measure safety, quality, delivery and cost performance while leveraging data to drive continuous improvement. The PM will develop a world-class manufacturing team that is focused on results and culture.


Key Accountabilities

  • Drive safety, quality, delivery and cost initiatives down through the organization with clearly defined and actionable plans
  • Champion a high commitment and performance culture by actively communicating mission and values
  • Champion a Zero Injury culture through demonstrated commitment to the Always Aware program, site specific safety plans and targeted COMPANY initiatives
  • Champion Company Production System strategy and provide hands-on support and any necessary training during implementation
  • Establish, improve, sustain and report KPI performance; leverage data to prioritize actions and drive continuous improvement
  • Drive customer satisfaction through strict adherence to product specifications, open communication and timely follow-up
  • Identify and implement new technology, equipment, systems, and/or process improvements that enhance COMPANY’s manufacturing platform; drive maximize return on investment
  • Build organizational capability by aligning human capital with the business mission, vision and values; focus on structure, people and process improvement opportunities
  • Recruit, manage and continuously develop a world-class manufacturing team
  • Develop and manage the operation’s operating budget; ensure achievement of financial objectives

Key Competencies

  • Drive vision and purpose; paint a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action
  • Plans and aligns; plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals
  • Communicate effectively; develop and deliver multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
  • Instills trust; gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity
  • Build effective teams and drive engagement; build strong teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals; creates a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization win
  • Drives result; consistently achieve results, even under tough circumstances
  • Ensures accountability; holds self and others accountable to meet commitments
  • Develops talent; develops people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals
  • Customer focus; builds strong customer relationships and delivers customer-centric solutions
  • Resilient; rebounds from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult circumstances

Education & Experience

  • BS in Engineering, Business or related required; advanced degree or professional manufacturing certification(s) preferred
  • 7+ years leadership experience with a $250MM+ globally sourced, manufacturing organization
  • Strong track record for transforming organizations – building the team, managing change, streamlining processes and driving safety, quality, delivery and cost improvements
  • Strong lean manufacturing experience

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