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General Manager at Summit Polymers, Inc.

General Manager

Summit Polymers, Inc. Vicksburg, MI (On Site) Full-Time

Directs, administers, and coordinates all the activities of the plant operations to achieve safety, quality, cost and delivery objectives. Manages the plant staff, including department managers responsible for Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, Materials, Human Resources, Maintenance, and the plant lean manufacturing Engineer.


  • Meet manufacturing operation objectives, including key metrics related to:
  • Safety
  • Quality
  • Cost
  • Delivery
  • Financial performance
  • Ensure plant has a safe working environment through:
  • Safe work practices
  • Employee awareness
  • Proper 5S and housekeeping
  • Layered safety audits and closure of safety related issues
  • Effective Emergency Plan.
  • Projects and plans plant resources including:
  • Personnel / staffing
  • Capital equipment
  • Facilities
  • New program requirements
  • Responsible for capacity planning activities, including:
  • Assessment and update of plant Sales Forecast
  • Population of corporate molding, painting, and assembly capacity tools.
  • Ensures plant manufacturing operations closely adhere to Summit Lean Manufacturing System (SLMS) practices. Key SLMS elements include:
  • Root Cause Problem Solving (PPS)
  • Kaizen
  • Standardized Work, Continuous Flow, & Pull Systems
  • Jidoka
  • Ensure successful new product launch:
  • Engage closely in the product development process
  • Ensure plant prepares for successful launch of new products, following Knowledge Based Product Development (KBPD) and customer specific requirements.
  • Ensure plant team engages in team-work with corporate engineering, sales, and materials functions throughout the entire development and launch cycle of new products.
  • Promotes the utilization of root cause problem solving using Practical Problem Solving (PPS)
  • Manages and provides leadership to plant staff managers
    • Conducts daily staff meetings
    • Clearly assigns responsibility for issues
    • Requires departmental action plans
    • Ensures Plan-Do-Check-Act methodology is utilized
  • Ensures plant compliance to SPI systems and procedures supporting:
    • IATF 16949 Quality standard
    • ISO 14001 Environmental standard
  • Leads annual development of manufacturing plant budget
  • Ensures plant adopts and complies with corporate standardization initiatives
    • SLMS, Molding, Painting, Quality Systems, Maintenance Systems, Materials Systems, etc.
  • Leads plant Talent Development initiative to train and develop high potential employees for growth within SPI
  • Understands and represents corporate management in matters of company philosophy, quality ethics, and personnel policies.
  • Manage overall plant personnel activities, including hiring, promotion, demotion, transfers, and disciplinary actions.
  • Manage plant customer relationships, including ensuring appropriate SPI to customer contact relationships are maintained.
  • To provide necessary resources to protect and maintain the facility at all times.
  • Ensures plant compliance to all local, state and federal government regulations and reporting requirements.
  • Works with Human Resources to assure a positive, constructive working environment built on honesty, fairness, integrity, and respect. Provides a working atmosphere conducive to good industrial and community relations.
  • Lead quarterly employee shift meetings
    • Communicate plant performance and upcoming activities
    • Receive employee feedback and answer questions
  • Personally maintain plant floor focus, "go and see", engage with all shifts
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum of 5 years experience at a technical or management level. Knowledge of manufacturing processes and procedures, budgeting and costing, quality control procedures and human resource management techniques. Education - 4 year degree or 7 years progressive experience in a manufacturing environment. Possesses ability to gather and synthesize information as demonstrated by a minimum score of 28 on the Wonderlic Personnel Test. Agreement to complete all post hire required training.

Recommended Skills

  • Auditing
  • Capacity Planning
  • Continuous Quality Improvement (Cqi)
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
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