Plant Manager

  • Company:
    DoubleStar, Inc.
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
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About AxaltaAxalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 14,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visitaxalta.comand follow us @Axalta onTwitterand onLinkedIn.See link: Axalta/Axalta Brochure 2018.pdf The Plant Manager will develop and execute the manufacturing strategy to meet Axalta’s business requirements; drive process excellence in every step of the manufacturing process; implement improvements to reduce the cost of goods sold (COGS); and, direct Plant Management, including Quality, Engineering and EH&S.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is responsible for analyzing local plant requirements and working cross-functionally within operations (internal manufacturing, external manufacturing, supply chain, procurement) as well with functions outside operations (businesses, R&D, HR, Finance, Legal). The successful candidate will leverage knowledge of industry best practices and financial analysis/modeling to recommend solutions to enhance operations performance and profitability. The position will translate Regional and Global operations strategy into local execution while developing and ensuring consistent and efficient flow of product and supply chain from supplier to customer, as well as enabling best-in-class service to internal and external customers. The position will also consider the latest developments in competitive technology, EH&S, and team development.The qualified candidate will be a high-energy self-starter with a strong work ethic who must excel at both day-to-day tactical execution as well as long-term strategic planning. This individual must be motivated by a competitive industry and be an expert at fulfilling customer requirements and maximizing profitability. Excellent communication and leadership skills, as well as deep, relevant experience across multiple functions/facets of a best-in class manufacturing organization(s), will be critical to success in this role.Additional responsibilities include:Responsible for all plant operations and facilitiesDirect line responsibility for a 100+ employee operations organization, including 3 salaried direct reportsFull accountability for all aspects of an integrated coatings facility including production, warehousing, and maintenanceFull accountability for all local site regulatory mattersInculcate a continuous improvement mindset that drives improvements in quality, cost, delivery, and inventory every dayProvide strong leadership to Manufacturing, Quality, EH&S and Engineering, and build capabilities around these areasManage operations budget through continuous productivity improvement and Quality controlLead strategic capital investment projects and deliver expected outcomesBring Operational excellence and discipline to the siteBe data driven yet able to implement solutions at an appropriately urgent pace Must have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with cross functional stakeholders and various levels of employees QUALIFICATIONS:Strong financial and analytical skills; must be able to develop and implement a strategy to maximize productivity and profitabilityStrong chemical batch processing knowledge in a lean environment with high customization amongst products, including experience applying or implementing lean manufacturing, kaizen methodology and productions systemsLarge capital project management skills a plusStrong communication and influence skills required; must be able to effectively enact change management and implement and lead new initiatives and programsDemonstrated experience in gathering and reporting business data and key performance indicators to business leadership teamsStrong bias for action and keen sense of urgency Demonstrated ability to take calculated and intelligent risks using creative/innovative thinking Flexible and adaptable to demanding and fast-paced work environmentAble to adeptly operate in a matrixed reporting structureExcellent verbal and written communication abilities EDUCATION AND /OR EXPERIENCE:Bachelor’s degree in engineering, chemistry or related field Minimum 10 years manufacturing experience, including 5 years in the chemicals or related industry (Coatings experience strongly preferred), as well as 5 years leading peopleExperience managing a unionized workforce is requiredWORK CONDITIONS:Must be able to work flexible hours and/or overtime when needed.Work requires manual dexterity, accuracy and attention to detail.Heavy visual and mental concentration and periods of prolonged sitting are required.Occasionally required to conduct production floor and warehouse visits requiring prolonged standing or walking, negotiation of obstacles, and bending or stooping.#LI-RB1