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Plant Manager

Company: Job Juncture
Location: Wytheville
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Manufacturing plant specializes in manufacturing rubber & thermoset components used in various rail, industrial and other transportation market applications. Our group supplies unique, high-performance rubber, fabric-reinforced, metal-bonded, molded phenolic and thermoset solutions through comprehensive manufacturing processes, capabilities and value-added services.
The facility is located 45 minutes west of Blacksburg, Virginia, 1 hour from Roanoke, VA and is a non-union plant with a stable tenured leadership team that operates 24 hours a day / 5 – 7 days a week employing a hard-working labor force. Employing -125 employees and generating - $25,000,000 in annual revenue. Stunning outdoor landscape with mountains, rivers, hills and a charming downtown.
In this role, you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of the organization, including operations, manufacturing services, engineering, sales/marketing, finance/accounting, human resources, maintenance and safety/environmental and quality control; as well as utilizing all internal and external resources to maximize revenue and sales growth, and strategic sales objectives and meeting annual revenue goals and objectives.

  • Provide strategic leadership and day to day management for the manufacturing site.

  • Anticipate future trends and consequences, forecast accordingly and adapt to changes and challenges in order to maintain business continuity.
  • Foster a team environment by participating in decision making, information sharing and identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Partner with HR to create and maintain a positive work environment and oversee all aspects of talent management.
  • Ensure that products are manufactured and delivered to the customer in a timely and cost-effective manner while maintaining the highest standard of quality. Embrace continuous improvement. Modify production and inventory control programs to enhance operating performance.
  • Promote and ensure adherence to safety protocols and standards and ensure compliance with Company policies, procedures and regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in developing the yearly budget and manage activities within the budget through the year. Establish reporting rhythm. Analyze opportunities to reduce costs and increase profitability.
  • Oversee all aspects of commercial growth and customer relationships, including:

    • Developing a deep understanding of the competitive threats to maximize the value proposition when compared to potential competitors
    • Reviewing operations of competing organizations and recommending sales/product programs to develop new markets or increase market share.
    • Developing a deep understanding of customer business model, desired outcomes, and pain points and be dedicated to meeting their expectations and mapping desired outcomes
    • Overseeing product development strategy and setting pricing on all products and maintaining market share
    • Leading the negotiations and contracting effort with the customer to ensure efficient closure of opportunities

      Required Qualifications

      • Bachelor’s in business, Marketing, Engineering or related area
      • 8 or more years of progressive leadership experience in a manufacturing work environment
      • P&L Responsibility 
      • Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing, financial planning, and business planning skills.
      • Ability to travel occasionally
      • Previous experience Leading and developing teams and individuals

        Desired Qualifications

        • Previous industrial manufacturing experience strongly desired
        • Engineering knowledge and experience strongly preferred
        • Experience successfully working in a large corporation in a matrix led organization
        • Excellent verbal and written communication/language skills required to include the ability to provide written and verbal instructions, compile and present business reports/correspondence, and present information clearly
        • Interpersonal and supervisory skills, such as emotional competency, coaching, providing feedback, and evaluating performance of subordinates.
        • Conflict resolution and negotiation skills and experience
        • Capable of planning and organizing work and processes; ability to self-direct multiple projects and meet deadlines.
        • Analytical and reasoning ability and good judgment for complex business decisions and strategic planning

Keywords: Job Juncture, Roanoke , Plant Manager, Executive , Wytheville, Virginia

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