Job Description :
The Plant Manager is responsible for effectively leading and profitably managing all operational and human capital aspects (team, safety, environmental, facility, product, equipment) of the Plant to ensure deliverables are met timely, safely and efficiently in accordance with company standards and TPS culture.
Key Accountabilities & Role Essential Functions
1. Provides Plant’s Strategic and Cultural Leadership
a. Actively promotes and continually drives a Toyota Production Systems (TPS) culture of continuous improvement embracing and utilizing TPS principles.
b. Develops and implements the Plant's strategic initiatives in alignment with organizational goals and objectives to achieve deliverables and continually raise the bar.
c. Provides and maintains a positive, productive and communicative team- based work environment where associates are empowered, accountable, driven and continually developing to achieve optimal results.
d. Leads by example and creates and maintains strong partnerships and positive relationships with internal and external associates through open communication, transparency and performance measurement/feedback. Facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals.
2. Oversees Plant’s Human Capital Management
a. Leads and manages all activities related to the facility’s team members (talent management, training and development, coaching and counseling, recruiting, and separations) in partnership with Management and Human Resources to achieve top performance.
b. Fosters a “safety first” culture through training, evaluation and continual focus and ensures facility and associate compliance with federal, state and local EH&S laws and regulations.
c. Maintains high morale through effective management, including frequent reinforcement of positive behavior and recognition of high performance.
d. In partnership with Human Resources and Department Leaders, ensures Team Members are provided and completed appropriate training and development.
e. Allocates team resources appropriately to ensure the completion of deliverables and delivery of optimal service to our customers and manages labor expenses including overtime at facility to be within or under budget or approved levels.
3. Manages all Aspects of the Facility
a. Ensures the facility is fully operational and maximized (open, lights on, equipment fully functional) in adherence with the company schedule and business requirements.
b. Ensures that site has the right materials at the right place at the right time in order to reduce unnecessary excess and result in 100% customer order fulfillment.
c. Responsible for ensuring the security of the facility, inventory, materials and all site assets.
d. Ensures the appropriate maintenance, cleaning and operation of all site equipment.
4. Has full ownership of the Plant’s P&L (Profit and Loss) and KPI Management
a. Plans, organizes, directs and runs optimum day-to-day operations to exceed planned deliverables.
b. Develops systems and processes that track and optimize productivity standards and metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets.
c. Monitors operational expenses and looks for ways to improve efficiencies/reduce cost while maintaining productivity and product quality.
d. In collaboration with leadership, tracks and takes appropriate action where trends are not positive, or when results are below company benchmarks/goals/targets.
e. Develops, monitors and executes plant manufacturing budgets.
Core Requirements and Critical Success Factors
o Proven track record of success as a Plant Manager
o Minimum 7+ years of progressive experience in a key leadership/management role in a manufacturing facility (injection molding and/or automotive manufacturing experience strongly desired)
o Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management (or related discipline) or a mix of education and experience
o Strong business acumen (management principles, strategic planning, critical thinking, budgeting, resource allocation, human resources, etc.)
o Previous experience as a practitioner and leader using a continuous improvement discipline (preferably TPS): lean principles such as Six Sigma, 5-S, Lean Manufacturing, Transactional Lean, etc. to achieve continuous improvement, eliminate waste and maximize efficiencies and productivity
o Must be able to travel internationally