Plant Manager

Our client is a leading global supplier of Innovative Technical Textiles and Nonwovens for a broad range of markets and applications. This site is one of the world leaders in the production and marketing of high tenacity staple and spun Bonded Polyester Nonwovens. It is their claim to excellence with which they help their customers advance. The industrial diversity that allows for ever more new applications. The innovation strength from many years of material, system and technology competence, inspired by diverse teams. Values that have guided us for over 150 years and the determination to take  responsibility for the environment and society.

We are searching for an experienced Plant Manager to lead of team or ~70 in the manufacturing of Needled, Spunbonded and Meltblown products. You will be responsible for managing all activities related to Production, Maintenance & Engineering. Also, assuring the best efficiency in operations through optimization of all production resources in order to maximize production performance, improve competitiveness of the production lines, equipment, products and processes.

Key Responsibilities:
• Management of plant operations in a safe, effective and environmentally responsible manner. Ensuring compliance with all local regulations, and company guidelines, while enhancing the operation’s profitability and value for the customer
• Further optimization and development of the local technology, production processes and drive the required investment according to the approved plan
• Oversee the development and maintenance of process documentation for efficient manufacturing operations
• Develop, analyze, and monitor relevant KPI’s and deviation management
• Support company business objectives, goals and plans and provide leadership within scope of responsibility. and meet expectations

Professional Experience & Educational Qualifications:
• B.S in Engineering from a 4-year accredited school. Advanced Degree is Preferred
• 5+ years of prior production management and leadership experience in an industrial production environment. Carding, Needlepunch, Spunbond, Meltbown or related technology experience ideal

Specific Skills & Knowledge:
• Experience in leading teams in order to accomplish operational goals and objectives
• Experience using multiple data sources and reports to conduct analysis, resulting in implementation of action plans
• Exceptional leadership, written and verbal communication, and team-building skills with all levels of employees and management
• Strong follow up and attention to details in a fast-paced environment
• Good understanding of Health, Safety, and Environmental requirements and Lean manufacturing principles
• Must be able to demonstrate themselves and instill in others the following:
o Guiding Principles: Values for Customers, Innovation, Leadership, People, Responsibility, Long-term Orientation
o Group Performance Behaviors: Value for Customers, Innovation, Leadership, Drive & Execution, Communication, Management of Change, People & Organizational Development, and Influence

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