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Plant Manager

Location: Shelbyville, KY
Date: 2/28/2019

We are working with a US Owned, privately held $30+MM Industrial Laundry and Linen Rental company that has been in business for over 90 years. They’re family owned and family run and cover an operating area in Kentucky, Southern Indiana, Southern Ohio, West Virginia and Northern Tennessee. This growing company has low turnover, offers full benefits, competitive salary and bonus program.

We are looking for a person with 3-5 years of related production experience to fill a Plant Manager position in North Central Kentucky. Candidates must be good communicators, have good management skills, ability to train Production Supervisors, is detail oriented and has good computer skills. Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred but not required. This is a great opportunity to get really immersed in this business and to make some positive changes. Reports to Vice President, Operations

• To build a good image of the company, achieve company performance goals, work and train Production Supervisors, develop programs to keep cost in line, maintain quality of linen, control production costs, meet inventory cost initiatives, and achieve employee turnover goals

Essential Duties:
•Provide training and follow-up on department personnel to see that they are performing their jobs in accordance with their job descriptions
•Provide daily/weekly coaching to improve supervisor effectiveness
•Work with HR Department to determine hiring, training, and employee improvement needs
•Assume the responsibility for the Production Supervisors in their absence
•Establish and approve personal vacation and leave schedules for the Production Supervisors
•Support KRA goals for Supervisors in consultation with Vice President, Operations
•Insure through Supervisors that employees are properly introduced to the Company Objectives, Company Policies, Right-to-Know and Blood Borne Pathogens Standards
•Be sure each NEW employee receives the proper training
•Recommend and support employee’s incentive programs that enhance production (PPOH) and reduce productive labor percentage
•Keep professionally abreast of the industry by periodic visits to other plants, industry meetings and other pertinent exposure
•Review production and goal performance record with the Supervisors routinely throughout the week
•See that production standards are established wherever practical, for each job in the plant. Measure performance against these standards on a daily basis
•Confer with the sales, service, and office staff concerning production schedules, quality and customer concerns. Take corrective action as a result of customer surveys as necessary
•Notify and work with Maintenance Manager on needed repairs on all equipment in production and soil sort while maintaining written request and follow up for equipment repairs
•Insure that all customers “call ins” (whether for concerns or service requests) receive a prompt and satisfactory response
•Oversee the warehouse area and manage the inventory levels of all linens
•Verify quality standards are met daily
•Maintain plant organization/cleanliness through proper 5S process management
•Provide the level of accountability needed to produce good, consistent results at all levels of the organization

General Description:
•Primarily responsible for insuring that the company goals and objectives are met in a timely and accurate manner

Minimum Requirements:
•Management Skills- Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively train others
•Accountability- Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions
•Accuracy- Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly
•Communication, Oral- Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word
•Communication, Written- Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely
•Conflict Resolution- Ability to deal with others in an antagonistic situation
•Training- Ability to develop a particular skill in others to bring them up to a predetermined standard of work performance
•Must be a High School Graduate
•Must have 3-5 years of related production experience
•Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred
•Possess computer skills in Excel, Word, and Microsoft Outlook
•Review and approve and process all ADP entries

All Candidates must be able to provide work related references.

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Rush & Company is a full service Executive Search Firm that specializes in the Soft Goods industry. Included in this industry are the apparel, home furnishings and industrial markets. We work in the fiber, fabric and fashion industry with clients and candidates located all over the world

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