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Plant Manager

Company: DS Smith
Location: Vineland
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

Job Overview

  • The site Plant Manager manages the site with a strong focus on Operational Effectiveness with the ability to develop a strategic long term vision for the plant and the business.
  • The Plant Manager is part of the Business Unit Leadership team and ensures that the business unit, as a whole, delivers against cost and operating targets.
  • Manages and develops the site Leadership Team to demonstrate DS Smith Management Standards and Core Values.
  • Works with a number of different business unit and Packaging Stakeholders to ensure the site delivers against the targets set.
  • In addition, the Plant Manager represents the site internally and externally.
  • Providing inspirational leadership with a focus on driving for results and building engagement.
  • Responsible for oversight of all operations including Production, Maintenance, Safety, Quality, Shipping, Logistics and Continuous Improvement.
  • Lead monthly operational financial reporting and forecasting, budget planning and capital improvements.
  • The role works collaboratively with all departments to increase productivity and profitability.
  • Follows and contributes to DS Smith's sustainability targets.
  • Drive for continuous improvement and process optimization. Key Attributes 1. Proven ability to make decisions.2. Strong experience in building a culture of engagement and performance improvement.3. Excellent communication skills.4. Strong delegation skills.5. Demonstrate an Inspirational leadership approach to leading others.6. Track record of making decisions even when outside area of expertise.7. Must have high capacity to manage multiple priorities with a high balance of emotional control. Areas of Responsibility Key Accountabilities Leadership
    • Develop a highly effective site leadership team and provide exemplary leadership to employees in the achievement of the operations through people.
    • Lead by demonstrating our values and management standards and holding others accountable for results.
    • Ensure that a culture of employee engagement is embedded on site.
    • Builds a culture focused on high performance, engagement that embodies the DS Smith culture. Management
      • Planning, organizing, directing and running optimum day-to-day operations on site in accordance with the North America and business unit business plan overseeing the day to day operations to exceed the customer expectations.
      • Lead with integrity throughout the operation in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
      • Proven leadership and coaching expertise.
      • Strong business and financial acumen.
      • Demonstrated experience motivating and developing talent.
      • Strong culture development and change abilities.
      • Must have exceptional leadership skills that builds consensus through inspiration. Delivery
        • Deliver superior On Time in Full (OTIF) performance from the site
        • Minimal waste ensuring excellent raw material yield.
        • A right first-time culture with a low defect parts per million rate.
        • Oversee equipment purchasing, building preparation, installation and implementation of new equipment.
        • Proven ability to operate with diplomacy in negotiations and conflict resolution. Strategy --- Implement strategies at a site level in line with the North America and UK group strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus through the site management team. --- Implement cost reduction programs and production efficiency programs. People --- Work in partnership with functional HR team to address employee issues and administer collective bargaining agreements etc. --- Lead and develop managers and supervisors to create a high performing environment. --- Create synergy to foster closer working relationships and strong communications at the location and through collaborating with regional and group resources. --- Taking active role in interviewing, hiring, developing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; performance manager, rewards and recognition to include addressing complaints and resolving issues. H&S --- Responsible for Health, Safety and Environment on Site maintaining world class standards and driving regional and global safety initiatives. Continuous Improvement --- Create an environment of continuous improvement across the whole facility. --- Asset excellence with operations improvement initiatives. --- Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets. --- Responsible for minimizing machine downtime via programs and pro-active maintenance in collaborating with Maintenance and Engineering resources. Financial Responsibility/Cost Control
        • Disciplined cost control maximizing investment opportunities.
        • Control working capital to targeted level.
        • Commercially proficient in realizing value enhancement opportunities. Increasing production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality. Education & Certifications --- College Degree Preferred --- Knowledge of Financial Management and Commercial awareness Job Specific Technical Requirements --- Strong understanding of lean process and experience in a manufacturing environment. --- Expertise in developing and initiating continuous improvement and added value enhancement. --- Principles of Strategic Planning and resource allocation, coaching and leadership techniques, employee engagement. --- Strong change leadership experience. --- Excellent communications both written and oral --- Deep financial acumen skill sets --- Travel up to 25%-35%. Experience --- Substantial previous experience in a similar position. --- Ability to demonstrate strong leadership skills and be highly visible in the Operation. --- Experience of working in an organization with multi-site, multi-national manufacturing footprint. --- Proven track record of success.

Keywords: DS Smith, Vineland , Plant Manager, Professions , Vineland, New Jersey

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