Plant Manager- Maricopa AZ
The person in this position is responsible for the accomplishment of all plant objectives including financial, safety, associate development, quality and customer service. This is accomplished through the leadership, guidance, and coaching given to 2 — 6 supervisory and managerial employees, as well as 20-60 full-time and temporary hourly associates in the production, warehousing, distribution, and/or field operations. This position has considerable impact upon the plant's contribution to the Growing Media division's overall performance and customer relations.
KEY WORK PERFORMED:
Establishes plant short and long-range strategic operating objectives. Plans, directs, manages and oversees plant operations including production, field, warehouse, shipping and receiving, maintenance and office management; ensures compliance with federal and state regulations; monitors and enforces quality control standards; forecasts and schedules production; develops and/or approves all plant operating policies.
Directs, manages and develops supervisory personnel to ensure efficient and safe operation of the plant. Ensures compliance with company policies and procedures; makes final determinations on hiring and firing decisions; establishes and maintains positive communication with employees; implements proactive measures to maintain a union-free environment.
Establishes, communicates, implements and enforces safety programs and procedures; conducts routine safety inspections; conducts safety meetings; ensures proper use and maintenance of equipment; identifies and implements safety improvements.
Establishes and monitors plant operating budget; prepares and analyzes profit and loss statements; identifies and implements improvements to positively affect profitability. Recommends purchase of all capital equipment and plant expansion. Prepares and/or maintains various reports, records and/or logs (e.g., budget, production payroll, etc.)
Identifies all possible sources of raw material while monitoring quality and cost effectiveness; negotiates supplier and vendor contracts and ensures the quality of all purchased supplies and services.
Establishes and monitors plant compensation levels to ensure internal equity and external competitiveness; reviews subordinate recommendations for salary adjustments of lower level supervisory, office and hourly personnel.
Fosters and maintains a high level of customer service through on-time deliveries, responsiveness to customer needs and ensuring that the quality of the shipped product meets all customer quality requirements. May visit customers to observe Growing Media service levels. May promote the bulk sale of products.
Communicates with other plant managers to share ideas and resources. Works with Director of Regional Operations, salespeople and corporate office personnel to ensure efficient operation of plant.
Develops and maintains positive community relations: participates on community activities and/or organizations to promote good will and a positive company image.
A.Most difficult or most complex task or project performed by the jobholder:
Lead and direct plant supervisors and hourly associates to meet the plant's objectives.
Approximate time necessary to complete this task or project from start to completion:
B. Degree to which responsibilities require original thinking (provide examples of activities):
Strategic thinking is required in developing short-term and long-term goals.
Providing guidance to direct reports.
A.Number and titles of positions directly supervised:
Office Manager: 1
B.Number and titles of positions indirectly supervised:
Hourly Production Associates: 20-60
Bachelor's degree in business administration, engineering, manufacturing management or related field.
Five to seven years overall manufacturing experience. Experience in a supervisory or lead role is highly desired, specifically in associate development and safety. Experience in the following functional areas is required: budgetary, capital planning, P & L responsibilities, associate development, and safety. Experience in the following functional areas is preferred but not required: commodity/processing plant management, inventory controls management, sales and customer service.
Working knowledge of all facets of manufacturing including continuous improvement, team building, safety, associate relations, quality, customer service, purchasing, distribution, marketing and financials.
D.Skills and Abilities:
Excellent communication and leadership skills are required. Must be able
to effectively multi-task, problem solve in a fast paced environment and
direct others to achieve required goals. Excellent computer skills are required. Must be able to read, write and speak English. Spanish fluency is preferred.
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