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Plant Manager

Van Grace Associates Lowell Full-Time
$125,000.00 - $140,000.00 / year
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Our client is a leading manufacturer of heat activated films, adhesives, water proofing seam tapes, and custom films and they need a Plant Manager for a critical leadership role in driving operational efficiencies and best practices within the organization, driving alignment and tactical execution of corporate growth strategy.

Responsibilities:

 Provide guidance, leadership and direction to a manufacturing team

 Oversee hiring, training and development for all US Manufacturing personnel.

 Build on a culture of safety, collaboration, accountability and continuous improvement.

 Act as a change agent driving change, delivering efficiencies while utilizing lean concepts.

 Provide technical expertise and effective problem-solving techniques resolving business and manufacturing issues.

 Plan and implement programs to maintain a safe and productive work environment and foster engagement of all employees to drive continuous improvement.

 Manage Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) setting targets and leveraging data to action approach in formulating preventative strategy, improvements, and assessing operational health.

 Collaborate cross functionally; establishing effective relationships to support the needs of the business, while providing influence to gain buy in and support relative to functional initiatives.

 Work with the Global Director of Manufacturing to establish strategy and departmental budgets

REQUIREMENTS for Plant Manager

 BS degree preferably in Plastics or Chemical Engineering required.

 5+ years of progressive manufacturing experience with at least 3 years as a line manager

 Experience coaching mentoring and developing a diversified workforce a must.

 Prior experience within the plastics industry highly desirable.

 Exemplary leadership, team building and communication skills.

 Must have a high degree of integrity with the ability to handle confidential information.

 Knowledge of operational systems, ERP systems, best practices, processes and technology.

 Understanding of operational budgets, cost analysis, and planning forecasts.

 Hands on knowledge of managerial and problem-solving skills.

 Travel as needed 10%

Skills required

Process Improvements (Business)
Quality Assurance
Manufacturing
Leadership
Financial Reports
Production Planning Process
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VAN GRACE ASSOCIATES, INC. is a professional recruiting firm specializing in the adhesives, biotechnology, chemical, coated fabrics, coating, composites, converting, film, instrumentation, medical device, nanotechnology, non-woven, pharmaceutical, plastics, polymer, rubber and textile industries Founded in 1962 we work on retained and contingency assignments at the Individual Contributor, Managerial, Director and Corporate levels for small and mid-sized firms, startups and major manufacturers.

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Steve Morris is the President of Van/Grace Associates and spent three years in industry and did a two year tour with the Marine Corps prior to joining the firm. He has over 20 years recruiting experience and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and attended Clark University’s MBA program.

Steve is a member of a variety of technical societies and trade associations, including: American Chemical Society (ACS), Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), New England Coatings Association (NESCT) Steve also belongs to NPA Worldwide (NPA), the largest international exchange network in the world, National Association of Professional Services NAPS, AOEP a statewide employment association and Massachusetts Professional Placement Consultants (MPPC), a statewide trade organization. He has served on the board of directors for NPA Worldwide and AOEP and is currently the President of MPPC.

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