Plant Director

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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Confidential Company Amarillo, TX

Amarillo, TX
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Fortune 500 global industrial manufacturing company is in need of a strong Leader (change-agent) who enjoys leading from shop-floor, up to direct reports, in a manufacturing/plant environment to continue the progressive implementation of world class operations.

Ability to communicate and engage at all levels. Seeking Leader who has own ambitions to continue to grow and develop their own career as well as their team. Must have multi-plant expertise. This role will move you out in 2-3 years to any global company location, of interest, to next steps in your career.

Responsible for a very large plant P/L.

The Amarillo plant leader has overall responsibility for all areas of operation of the largest NA manufacturing facility. Amarillo is a critical plant to the overall business model. This is an industrial manufacturing facility. This seasoned leader oversees the development and implementation of organizational strategies, standards and practices to achieve best-in-class performance in the following areas:

Safety - Our employees live injury-free lives

Talent -Our employees are engaged and empowered and own the success of the business

Manufacturing excellence - Our plants are continually improving world-class manufacturing environments leveraging TPM methodology

Quality - We produce zero defects or failures to customer requirements

Environmental - We operate with zero non-conformities and zero waste streams

Cost - We are the competitive cost leader

In addition, the plant leader collaborates closely with other plant leaders and leadership across the business to leverage One Company best practices focused on eliminating waste, serving our customers and growing and developing our people. The plant leader is also an active member of the community and represents interest in local affairs.

The plant leader owns the financial performance of the site and is responsible for plant P rewards and celebrates safe behavior and achievements; ensures accountability


Continuously build insight into the business's market, customer base and strategies

Create an environment where all employees are engaged, empowered and focused on serving our customers

Develop relationships with customers and understand what it takes to ensure the company produces products that they define as high quality and assists in developing solutions for serving our customers

Supply consistent quality products on time; raise the level of our service to provide a customer experience that fosters customer loyalty and strong relationships; operate with a zero defect mindset

Enables a customer focused environment that effectively manages new product industrialization


Leads with a clear view of where the organization needs to be in 1-3 years; communicates strategic direction to employees and how it fits with the day-to-day actions and results being driven

o Strategically embraces TPM methodology to Identify and drives continuous improvement efforts through standardized work to cut cost and improve productivity and quality.

o Drives cost leadership by engaging employees, identifying opportunities to improve and execution against the opportunities.

o Set clear and measurable performance expectations, in line with division and corporate goals; proactively analyzes and manages all relative operations performance metrics

o Oversee the development of a comprehensive annual capital budget and operations plan; initiates timely and appropriate capital requests to maintain or enhance plant performance necessary to meet customer demands

o Operate with zero environmental non-conformities to applicable company , government and regulatory policies

o Continuously improves the plant operations environmental footprint consistent with company goals and community interests


o Ensures a positive, creative, diverse and collaborative work environment where employees own the success of the business

o Selects, trains, ensures the proper tools processes and systems are in place, then empowers employees to deliver against clear expectations.

o Monitors labor activities and leverages labor relations resources as appropriate to ensure compliance with all collective bargaining agreements, company policies and/or governmental regulations

o Establishes as an employer of choice in the local market

o Builds a facility worthy of being used as marketing and communications platform, both internal and external

o Maintains effective relationships with key political and community decision makers and represents the Company in appropriate community matters


o Create an environment where talent is developed and their full potential is realized.

o Effectively build a diverse team with competent people using the appropriate mix of internal promotions and external recruitment to satisfy near-term performance, longer-term succession needs and to ensure the organization has the necessary outstanding talent.

o Invest in the growth and development of direct reports and other identified talent in their organization. Be engaged in personal development.

o Ensures alignment with functional leadership (e.g., finance, safety, human resources) on performance management and talent development


o Leverage partnership with other leaders across the integrated supply chain to maximize performance of the business, lead change, and grow talent

o Share best practices, challenge thinking and provide candid and respectful feedback; set an example for the organization of how teamwork and partnerships should work

o Be seen as a great leader across the business, driving engagement and supporting cross-functional projects and teams.



Bachelor's Degree in Engineering preferred

15+ Yrs. minimum work experience with at least 5 years in a plant leadership role

A minimum of five years' experience in manufacturing leading people in a cross- functional and complex manufacturing environment

Exposure to cross-functional team leadership or participation outside of manufacturing

A history of hiring, growing and promoting talent within the organization

Experience in dealing with both union and non-union operations and experience in contract negotiations

Six Sigma and TPM formal training and Lean manufacturing experience

Experience successfully designing and leading culture change within an organization


Computer skills- the ability to utilize company systems and the software necessary for this role

Utilizing data and data collection systems, and Six Sigma, or other problem-solving methods for decision-making to eliminate manufacturing losses and unnecessary cost

Creating and implementing strategic and operations plans

Leading and motivating peers, managers and subordinates

Effective with verbal and written communication

Business and Financial acumen

External perspective and understands that all business opportunities start with knowledge of how to create value for customer.

Strong planning, resourcing and delegation skills

Able to engage and care for others starting with safety

Able to achieve results fast both individually and through teams

Has Company Spirit


Customer orientation: Has an external perspective and understands that all business opportunities start with knowledge of how to serve our customers.

Acts as a leader amongst peers: Expected to embrace and help drive division initiatives throughout the business unit. Acts as a mentor for other plant leaders and is willing and able to take on additional division type assignments as needed.

Establishes courses of action: Accomplishes the