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Plant Manager – Chemical Process
Columbus, IN

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Plant Manager – Chemical Process 
Columbus, Indiana area 
Salary plus competitive benefits and bonus program! 
 
Do you enjoy supporting direct and indirect reports and setting them up for future success?
Do you accomplish your goals by empowering others?
Do you enjoy making improvements to the process and maximizing production capabilities?
Do you enjoy developing your staff and building rapport in the production process?
Would you like to work for a recession-proof company that can offer you opportunity for advancement?
This company is seeking their next leader, their next plant manager…it could be you! 
 
Non-automotive, non-union company is seeking a Plant Manager to lead their Columbus, Indiana area location.  As the Plant Manager, you will have direct and indirect reports in operations, maintenance, supply chain and engineering.  You will be responsible for the day-to-day functions of the site operations, including:
  • Fostering a production environment that is focused on safety and quality initiatives 
  • Developing, coaching, mentoring and leading direct and indirect reports
  • Establishing a Lean culture by identifying process improvements to decrease scrap, increase efficiencies and save the organization money
  • Fostering relationships with production staff to attain plant goals and make needed improvements 
  • Owning the P&L responsibility on a monthly, quarterly and year-end basis, including monitoring expense control 
  • Monitoring and improving plant analytics, standard operating procedures and production metrics 
  • Presenting production reports and metrics to the management team 
  • Assisting with staffing the plant and disciplinary actions 
  • Improving visual management at the plant level 
  • Improving ERP processes 
  • Other duties as directed by management 
 
The company is seeking a candidate that is willing to spend up to 30% of their day on the manufacturing floor.  Candidates should make safety and quality the primary focus, take ownership of their plant, lead by example, coach and mentor their staff and have the ability to hold others accountable.  Individuals that consider themselves to be a change agent and have the ability to drive positive change of a manufacturing site should apply.  The qualified individual will be passionate about continuous improvement, establishing consistent processes and Lean initiatives.  The company’s competitive medical benefits are available day one of employment.  
REQUIREMENTS for the Plant Manager:
1. Bachelor’s degree is required; a technical field is preferred 
2. At least three years of similar manufacturing operations management experience 
3. Experience overseeing direct and indirect reports 
4. Strong experience with root cause analysis and countermeasures 
5. General understanding of P&L
6. Experience initiating continuous improvement/Lean efforts 
7. Mechanical aptitude 
8. ERP experience 
9. Microsoft Office skills, including Word and Excel 
 
Skills preferred but NOT required:
1. MBA
2. Lean or Six Sigma certifications 
3. Batch and/or blending manufacturing processes 
4. Non-union plant supervision  
5. Strong financial analysis 
6. Experience overseeing multiple facets of manufacturing (production, maintenance, engineering, quality, etc.)

Why work for this organization:
1. Company has a diverse business mix 
2. EXCELLENT benefits, including 401K and bonus potential
3. Profitable division of the company 
4. Site is experiencing consistent growth and stability 
5. Opportunity for future growth and advancement 
 
Candidates are preferred to be local to the Columbus, IN area.  There is a relocation package available for this position.  
 
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