The Grand Rapids Plant Manager reports to the Regional Manufacturing Manager AMAS WBR-Resins Coating Solutions.
The Plant Manager has full P/L responsibility and provides leadership, direction, and management for all aspects of the plant's manufacturing operations. The Plant Manager assists in the creation of the organization's vision and growth strategies and executes the business and operations plans to achieve revenue, profit, and performance targets while continuing the plant's record of success and high levels of safety and customer service.
The Plant Manager works closely with the Sales organization on key customers and opportunities and contributes to the customer quality and service processes. The Plant Manager also works closely with the product development team and Recipe Industrialization Group to assist in the commercialization of new products and processes while ensuring that both manufacturing capacity and product development initiatives are aligned with the current and future needs of the customer and secures the required capital funding in collaboration with the Regional Manufacturing manager.
The Plant Manager directly supports the Plant Staff to manage activities and lead continued improvement in the areas of Operations, Maintenance, Human Resources, Engineering, Accounting, Purchasing, Quality, and Laboratories. The Plant Manager possess a strong, working knowledge and ensures compliance related to all external regulatory requirements, industry best practices, and internal policies and procedures (specifically capital, accounting, purchasing, and HES)
Context and Environment:
Site operates 24/7. Plant Manager may need to be available on call or in person for urgent manners.
High profile / key leadership position within the plant, which works closely with every department, sales and marketing, customers and the community. Has direct daily involvement with most of the activities in the facility.
Maintain High level of communication from the Business through the Plant Support Staff.
Close interaction with the Business Management Team and Product Management Team.
Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements.
Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Based Safety Observations (CARE), SWAT, etc.)
Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents
Supports and promotes SMART initiative.
Responsible to support and strive to meet the Plant Goals as provided by the Manufacturing Manager.
Responsible for conducting a Loss Prevention and Control plant inspection on a monthly basis. Follow up on corrective actions.
Responsible for Corporate Communications to all Grand Rapids Employees.
Oversees SAP maintenance software, Preventative Maintenance and work order system, environmental and safety checks.
Will ensure that a monthly cycle count of raw materials and/or finished goods inventories is maintained
Essential Duties & Responsibilities with % Breakdown
Safety: Facilitates integration of plant loss control practices with AIMS elements. Ensures policies and procedures are in place to promote safety beliefs and advance safety as a core value.
Environmental: Leads efforts to improve work processes to ensure regulatory compliance.
Services: Maintains integrity of quality assurance program to satisfy customers and protect Arkema from liability. Ensures that purchasing activities are conducted in an ethical manner and that necessary MRO parts are available and obtained at a competitive cost.
30% Operation & Financial Management
Operations: Ensures safe operating procedures and practices are followed. Monitors plant production levels to ensure that volumes meet demand requirements set forth by S&OP plan.
Technical: Facilitates Reliability Improvement Process to maximize unit productivity while optimizing operating costs. Oversees capital use to provide return on investment, increase asset value, maintain infrastructure and meet business needs.
Key Metrics: HSE performance; Supply/Demand Balance including Working Capital; Customer Service Level; MUV, Yield, Quality-COPQ/NPS; RPE cost; Profitability by product family; Execution of key initiatives.
30% Teamwork & Leadership
Mentoring/Coaching: Develop close working relationships with plant personnel and places a strong focus on improving both individual and team performance.
Communication: Manage timely communication to all stakeholders - both internal and external to the plant.
Human Resources: Ensures that activities related to recruitment, training, payroll, employee separations, etc. are handled in a professional manner. Assists with contract negotiations.
10% Other: Leads, manages and supports all components of AIMS Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications and Education Required
Education and area of focus
Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering required, MBA preferred
Minimum of 5 years of progressive manufacturing experience in plant operations, process design, and engineering, preferably in both a large and small-size integrated process manufacturing company
2+ years leading multiple-department staff (hourly & exempt) and/or leading major projects and initiatives across a variety of... For full info follow application link.
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